Auditions - Kid Frankenstein

Auditions Kid Frankenstein

Auditions Announced:

Kid Frankenstein directed by Renee van Nifterik
Written by Kathryn Schultz

About the Play
Frightfully funny laughs are in store in this bright new version of Mary Shelley's classic Frankenstein! Here Frankie and Irving are science nerds who have an unusual idea for the upcoming Science Fair. When Doctor Frankenstein's ancient secret book arrives from Transylvania, the friends are whisked into a sci-fi fantasy of time-warped, weirdly scary and lively adventure. When Frankie needs a brain for his new monster, Irving and Helga sneak into the science lab to grab a monkey brain. However, it gets mixed up with the brain of little Fluffy, a sweet puppy dog.  Hilarity ensues as Frankie and his crew present a surprising monster to the Science Fair! Troublemakers T-Bone and his Gang of Bonez try to ruin Frankie's plans even as the Monster terrifies the Villagers.  Science Teacher, Mrs. Newton comes to the rescue. Only she can stop the terrible brain transference!  Fearful villagers storm the kids' basement laboratory and lead the play to its warm and funny conclusion. 
 
Audition Information

We are seeking a cast of 12-15 actors and actresses for this fun play. Male or female performers can play most roles. Ages 10-17 are welcome to audition. No experience is necessary. The process will consist of reading from the script, improv activities, and theatre games. 
Auditioners should arrive at 2pm and bring a headshot and resume, if you have one. If not, a school photo will do.

Parents will be required to help in some way on the production. More details will be provided at the parent meeting.


Please bring a list of possible rehearsal conflicts. No conflicts will be accepted for tech week and performance days. 

Rehearsals will generally be Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. There will be some additional or alternate days as we get closer to performance time. A complete schedule will be available at auditions.

Production Fee: $250, if cast. There is no fee to audition.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

  • September 15, 2pm

IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Performances: November 2-4 & 9-11 
  • First Read-Through and Parent Meeting: September 19
  • Tech Week: 10/28, 10/29,10/30 (No conflicts, please)

CHARACTERS:

Frankie Stein – Kid scientist. He is smart, determined, and loves Science.

Irving –Frankie’s best friend. Good-natured, witty, and, and realistic.

Helga- Principal’s daughter. New in town and hoping to make friends. Speaks with a German accent.

Monster – few lines, but lots of physical acting required. Must have good facial expressions.

Kidz – Ensemble of school kids, storytellers, Villagers. 

Gang of Bonez – Kid troublemakers. They like to tease and pick on others at school.

            T-Bone – Leader of the Gang of Bonez

            Barbie Q – Smart girl in the Gang, but tries to appear like she’s not very smart

            Cleaver – Tough guy in the gang

            N.M. Skull – Not-so-bright guy in the gang

Mrs. Newton – Science teacher. Loves all things Science. 

Mr. Klondike – Principal. He is Helga’s father and approaches job like a military officer. e HeHe speaks with a thick German accent.

Mr. Spots – Zookeeper – He is goofy and speaks with a country accent.

Mrs. Magillacutty – Old lady who is nearly blind. A fun comedic role for an expressive actress. 

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

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, .

Audtions Dates 2018/2019 Season

  • Auditions A Midsummer Night’s Dream
    by William Shakespeare Directed by Jonathan Gonzalez
    Sunday, July 1: 7-10 pm and Monday, July 2: 7-10 pm

  • Auditions Silent Sky
    by Lauren Gunderson
    Directed by Brandie Minchew-Gonzalez
    August 5, 3pm and August 6, 7pm
  • YOUTH Auditions Kid Frankenstein
    by Kathryn Schultz
    Directed by Renee van Nifterik
    September 15 at 2 pm

  • Auditions Velveteen Rabbit
    Adapted by James Still. From the story by Margery Williams.
    Directed by Katie Harrison
    October 7 - 8 at 7pm

  • Auditions Blues for an Alabama Sky
    by Pearl Cleage
    Directed by Renee van Nifterik
    November 18, 3pm and November 19, 7pm

  • Auditions Double Wide, Texas
    by Jones, Hope & Wooten
    Directed by Curtis Barber
    January 13, 2019 3pm and January 14, 2019 7pm

  • YOUTH Auditions 5 More Minutes, A Sleeping Beauty Story
    Written and Directed by Katie Harrison
    March 2, 2019 at 2pm

  • Auditions The Wiz
    Book by William F. Frown, Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls, From the Story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
    Directed by Alric Davis
    March 31, 2019 3pm and April 1, 2019 at 7pm

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