Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Auditions for Upon A Midnight Dreary (Two by Edgar Allan Poe), The Last Act Theatre Company, April 30

Received directly:

The Last Act Theatre Company will be holding

auditions for our next production Edgar Allan Poe (via

Upon a Midnight Dreary, a night of Edgar Allan Poe

on April 30 at the Dougherty Arts Center, 1110 Barton Springs Road (click for map).

We are looking to cast 5 men, 1 female and 2-3 female walk-on roles to participate in our adaptations of The Cask of Amontillado (Act 1) and The Tell-Tale Heart (Act II). Note: We are also looking for a sound board operator for the run of the show (dates below).

Character Breakdown:

Bernie- boisterous, offensive, sleazy business man, prideful, possibly alcoholic

Jack- seemingly a docile push-over, but is actually calculating, patient and vibrant in times of vengeful thought

Bartender- attractive woman who works in an upscale country club bar; feisty and curt

Mary- pre-cast

Doctor- pre-cast

John- married to Mary, shot in the stomach during a mugging and currently trying to keep his wife at bay while she is dealing with her unique injury

Officer #1- investigates scream in the middle of the night

Officer #2- investigates scream in the middle of the night

Walk-ons (3)- attractive females for country club party and street scenes; will wear designer dresses

We are open to all ages and ethnicities. The audition will be comprised of cold readings. Please bring a headshot and resume as well as email to RSVP an audition spot. Auditions will be held Sat, April 30th from noon until 4pm at the Dougherty Art Center. If this date/time does not work for you, please let me know and we can arrange something else. Also feel free to forward this audition notice to anyone you think will be interested.

The timeline for this production is as follows:

Rehearsals: starting late May; 3-4 times/wk from 7-10pm

Tech: July 12-13th at La Pena Art Gallery (3rd and Congress); 6pm-?

Run: July 14-16th and July 21-23rd at La Pena Art Gallery; call 6:30pm, curtain at 8pm

Also, be aware that this will be an unpaid gig and that we may ask the men to supply their own costume (based on what you already own of course). Most likely this would be a suit and/or business attire comprised of dark colors.

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