Join us for the 2017-2018 season!
Everyone welcome to audition. Tons of casting opportunity! Give It a Shot! Cast members will be required to sign up for THEA 47 (3units)
Students interested are strongly encouraged to enroll in THEA 25 Fundamentals of Stage Speech. This course will instruct students in the fundamentals of dialect work for the British, Irish, and New York dialect.
August 28 & 29 7-9PM
August 31 7-10PM
Please prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue, preferably memorized, from a contemporary playwright. Monologues in a British or Irish Dialect encouraged, though NOT required.
Students are encouraged, though not required, to audition for both shows on the same night!
About the Shows
The Water Engine.... By David Mamet
Director: Wendy Wisely
Rehearses: Sept. 5-October 19
Performs: October 20-29
**Live recorded Radio Show**
As the audience watches, actors, an announcer and a sound effects man present a radio play during the 1930s with unerring authenticity. The "play within the play" reveals the story of a young inventor who's found a way to run an engine on distilled water. At first ridiculed, he is courted by crooked lawyers attempting to buy the invention from him on behalf of 'certain business interests'. Refusing, he is threatened and when he attempts to give his story to the newspapers, is murdered along with his sister. The engine is destroyed, but the inventor has mailed the blueprint to a young student scientist who will configure and reveal his invention to the world.
Dancing at Lughnasa....By Brian Freil
Director: Ken Ross
Rehearses: October October 2-November 30
Performs: December 1-10
**Irish Dialect REQUIRED
This extraordinary play is the story of five unmarried sisters eking out their lives in a small village in Ireland in l936. We meet them at the time of the festival of Lughnasa, which celebrates the pagan god of the harvest with drunken revelry and dancing. Their spare existence is interrupted by brief, colorful bursts of music from the radio, their only link to the romance and hope of the world at large. The action of the play is told through the memory of the illegitimate son of one of the sisters as he remembers the five women who raised him, his mother and four maiden aunts. He is only seven in 1936, the year his elderly uncle, a priest, returns after serving for twenty-five years as a missionary in a Ugandan leper colony. For the young boy, two other disturbances occur that summer. The sisters acquire their first radio, whose music transforms them from correct Catholic women to shrieking, stomping banshees in their own kitchen. And he meets his father for the first time, a charming Welsh drifter who strolls up the lane and sweeps his mother away in an elegant dance across the fields. From these small events spring the cracks that destroy the foundation of the family forever. Widely regarded as Brian Friel's masterpiece, this haunting play is Friel's tribute to the spirit and valor of the past.