Foothill Theatre Arts Dept Announces
Open Auditions For Virtual Performance Readings Of
Written by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Thomas Times
Audition Dates and Times: Tuesday, January 26 at 7pm
Production Dates: February 26-28, 2021
Rehearsals begin February 3 and will have @ 10 rehearsal meetings (evening/weekend) prior to performances.
What to Prepare:
A 60 second contemporary monologue—not from the show. Selection may be read. Memorization not necessary.
Actors: 3F (African-American; 20-50) 1F (Caucasian; 25-50); 1M (African-American; 20-40; Barbados dialect); 1M (Caucasian; 20-40); Narrator. Open auditions to the community.
Non-AEA; No pay: Participation fees waived.
The Story:The time is 1905, the place New York City, where Esther, a black seamstress, whose skills and discretion are much in demand, has managed to stuff a goodly sum of money into her quilt over the years. Her plan is to find the right man and use the money she’s saved to open a beauty parlor where black women will be treated as royally as the white women she sews for. She begins a beautiful correspondence with a lonesome Caribbean man named George who is working on the Panama Canal. Being illiterate, Esther has one of her patrons respond to the letters, and over time the letters becomes increasingly intimate until George persuades her to marry, sight unseen. Meanwhile, Esther’s heart seems to lie with the Hasidic shopkeeper from whom she buys cloth, and his heart with her, but the impossibility of the match is obvious to them both, and Esther consents to marry George. When George arrives in New York, however, he turns out not to be the man his letters painted him to be.
Requirements:A computer with camera connection and reliable wi-fi or ethernet connection is required.
Audition Registration and Instructions:
To arrange an audition spot, first fill out a brief audition form by clicking here - Contact Information - Google Forms.
Then send an email requesting an audition slot to FH2020readings@mail.com with the following information before 11pm on Monday, January 25:
SUBJECT: INTIMATE APPAREL AUDITION SLOT
Hello - My name is _____________________. I verify I have completed the audition form. Please send me an audition slot for Tuesday, January 26.
**If there is a time between 7 and 10:00pm on Tuesday you are UNAVAILABLE, please indicate that in your message and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Within 24 hours you will be sent a reply email with your assigned time slot and audition log-in instructions.
Info: www.foothill.edu/theatre click the auditions link
If you have further questions, please email: FH2020readings@mail.com
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