Auditions ~ Silent Sky

Auditions Silent Sky

Auditions Announced:

Silent Sky
by Lauren Gunderson

In Lauren Gunderson’s witty, fictionalized portrayal of her life, Henrietta Swan Leavitt receives the opportunity of a lifetime when she is called to join Harvard’s corps of “computers”. With her compatriots, Annie Jump Cannon and Wilhelmina Flemming, Leavitt searches photographs of the night sky, mapping the stars in order to determine our place in the galaxy. Family and romance vie for her attention as she catalogues the stars, and she is torn between a life of love, of duty, and of devotion to her science.

Leavitt’s struggle as a woman in a male-dominated scientific field remains relevant today. Though many barriers to entry in physics and astronomy have been overcome, women still face being paid less than men across the board, and women of color particularly face unique challenges in science academia and industry. The Pearl’s production of Silent Sky seeks to explore through Leavitt’s story a common root in the challenges faced by Leavitt and her contemporaries and by broad range of women of color in science today.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

  • August 5, 3pm
  • August 6, 7pm

Women of color are particularly encouraged to audition.  Please bring headshot or current photo and updated resume'.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • October 5 - 21,  2018

CHARACTERS:

  • Wilhelmina Flemming: ~40s-50s, A fellow computer, older than Cannon or Leavitt.
  • Annie Jump Cannon: ~30s-40s, Head of the women computers, a serious, focused woman.
  • Margaret Leavitt: ~30s, Musician and composer, sister to Henrietta, devoted to family.
  • Peter Shaw: ~30s-50s, astronomer, assistant to Harvard Observatory Director Edward Pickering. In love with Leavitt.

 For more information on auditions, please feel free to contact us, .

Auditions ~ A Midsummer Night's Dream

Auditions Announced:

A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare
Adapted and directed by Jonathan Gonzalez

The classic tale of love, madness, magic, and transformation comes to the Pearl! For this production, we will focus on a psuedo-victorian world that encounters a rip in space time where our fateful lovers are transported to a groovy swinging magic forest! Actors are encouraged to make large choices, and while no Shakespeare experience is required, we will be looking to more seasoned actors in the larger roles. No accents please. Please be familiar with the script before auditioning. All auditioners will be assigned a side to read by the director, but will also get an opportunity to pick one character they wish to read for. (Possibly more, time permitting.) Since this is Shakespeare, actors will be expected to do work outside of rehearsal on character, research, scansion, etc. With that in mind, please read the play beforehand, familiarize yourself with the characters before auditioning.
A link to the characters is here -https://www.shmoop.com/midsummer-nights-dream/characters.html
(Although they left out one: EGEUS-Angry, crotchety stuck up father to Hermia. He wants her to marry Demetrius and begs the Duke to carry out a sentence of death on her if she doesent.)
Here is a copy of the entire play online: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/midsummer/full.html

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:

Preview: Aug. 23, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Performances: August 24-Sept. 9, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays @ 3:00pm
Thursday, August 30 @ 7:30pm

REHEARSALS:

Generally, rehearsals will be Mondays-Thursdays from 6:30- 10:00pm and Selected weekends 1-4. . Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal. Some conflicts will be accepted.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

• Sunday, July 1: 7-10 pm
• Monday, July 2: 7-10 pm
• All ages accepted, but please note all principal roles will be 18+ Children will be considered for one line or nonspeaking fairy roles.

For more information on auditions, please feel free to contact us, .

Youth Auditions ~ Once on this Island, Jr.

Once on this Island, Jr

The Pearl Theater is holding auditions for children ages 5 - 18 for Once on this Island, Jr.

With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island JR. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical by the legendary writing team, Ahrens, and Flaherty.
Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. When Daniel is returned to his people, the fantastical gods who rule the island guide Ti Moune on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred and even death.

  • What to Prepare:
Please prepare an uptempo song from a musical that showcases your range. There will not be an accompanist at the audition so please bring a backing track with out vocals. Accapella is permitted though not preferred. Please have a printed copy of your headshot and resume as well. There may be a callback on Wednesday the 28th at 6:30 if needed. Materials for this will be sent out via email.
  • Where?
Pearl Theater
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston, TX 77047
  • When?
Sunday, March 25th from 4 - 6pm and Monday, March 26th from 6:30 - 8:30pm
**Possible Call backs Wednesday March 28 at 6:30pm if needed.
  • Sign up to Audition:
Please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an audition time. Walk-ins are welcome though a reservation is preferred.
There is no fee to audition. Production fee is $250 if cast.
  • Who?
Children and teens ages 5-18. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! There are roles for all types of performers.
  • Performance Dates:
May 18 at 7:30, 19 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm, 20 at 3:00pm and May 25 at 7:30pm, May 26 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm, and May 27 at 3:00pm at the Pearl Theater

Read more: Youth Auditions ~ Once on this Island, Jr.

Auditions ~ To Kill a Mockingbird

Audtions To Kill a Mockingbird

Auditions Announced:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Christopher Sergel
Based upon the novel by Harper Lee
Directed by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Based on the Pulitzer prize-winning masterwork and one of the best-loved stories of all time, To
Kill a Mockingbird is a gripping and heart- wrenching tale of coming-of-age in the South. Set in a town poisoned by prejudice, the play portrays a world of great beauty and savage inequities through the eyes of a young girl, Scout, as her father—a crusading local lawyer—risks everything to defend a black man unjustly accused of a terrible crime.

PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES:

Preview: June 21, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Performances: June 22-July 8
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00pm
Sundays @ 3:00pm
Thursday, June 28 @ 7:30pm
Tuesday, July 3 @ 7:30pm

REHEARSALS:

Generally, rehearsals will be Sundays 3-6pm and Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:30-9:30pm. Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal. Some conflicts will be accepted.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

  • Sunday, April 15: Children from 6:30-8pm; Adults 8-10pm
  • Monday, April 16: Children from 6:30-8pm; Adults 8-10pm
  • Possible callbacks by invitation only, April 23 from 7-9:30pm

LOCATION:

Pearl Theater
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston, TX 77047

THE PROCESS:

Please bring a headshot and resume along with a list of conflicts to auditions. Auditions will consist of storytelling, prepared monologues (ATTICUS AND JEAN LOUISE ONLY) and cold readings. Auditioners are strongly encouraged to read the script in advance if possible.

• Children should prepare a short story to tell – less than 3 minutes. They may be asked to participate in some theatre games and/or read from the script as well.
• Adults will be asked to read from the script.
• Those auditioning for ATTICUS and JEAN LOUISE (adult SCOUT) will be asked to present a prepared monologue in addition to cold reading from the script.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

Click Here for Character Breakdown -Auditions ~ To Kill a Mockingbird

Auditions ~ Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Audtions Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

Auditions Announced:

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
by Christopher Durang

Gas Stipend is available for those who qualify.
Where
Pearl Theater
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston TX 77047

When
February 11, 2018 @ 3pm
February 12, 2018 @ 7 pm

About the play:
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, PA, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy toy, Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy housekeeper Cassandra, who can predict the future, and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha.
Please bring a headshot, and resume, along with known conflicts.
Auditions will consist of cold reading from provided sides. All parts are open, but age appropriate actors will be considered first.

Performances
The show will run from Friday April 6 to Sunday April 22, 2018, along with one Tuesday, and one Thursday night performance.

Characters:

Read more: Auditions ~ Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

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