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LowellArts Theatre Auditions

For Playbytes By Playwrights, August 30 & 31

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Upcoming Auditions

Playbytes By Playwrights

Things That Go Bump In the Night

Co-Directors: Mary Beth Quillin &

Laurel Conrad

Performance Dates:

October 21, 22, 23 & 28, 29, 30

A great opportunity for both beginning and experienced actors! 10-minute plays offer shorter rehearsal times and less line memorization for those who want to try something new or those seeking more acting experience.

 

LowellArts’ biennial Playbytes by Playwrights is a 10-minute play festival featuring original works that have been juried and selected to be performed. Plays that have been submitted are the playwright's interpretation of this year's theme: Things That Go Bump in the Night.

Audition Dates / Times:

Tuesday, August 30 at 6:30pm or

Wednesday, August 31 at 6:30pm

Audition Location:

LowellArts Gallery

223 W Main St, Lowell, MI 49331

What to Prepare:

No preparation needed. Actors will cold read short scenes from the play, provided at the auditions.

Casting:

Actors with diverse backgrounds, abilities, and identities are welcome to audition. LowellArts Theatre is accepting of all people, and strives to create a positive and welcoming environment for everyone.

 

Please contact info@lowellartsmi.org if you have questions or concerns. 

Midnight Miscreants

by Shanna Allman (Seattle, WA)

  • Detective Bea Big: any gender, 20-70

  • Detective Anne Strong: any gender, 20-70

  • Jamie: any gender, 7-11

Barrage from the Garage

by Dan Bossengasser (Springdale, AR)

  • Wandell Sampson: male, 25-40

  • Marcia Sampson: female, 25-40

  • Ogre: male (voice only), any age

 

Leftovers by Sue Stephenson-Bradford (Grand Rapids, MI)

  • Father: male, 35-60

  • Mother: female, 35-60

  • Daughter: female, 13-20

Buttdial

by Ron Capps (Edgecomb, ME)

  • Annie: female, 20-40

  • God: any gender, 20-35

CONFRONTATION

by Ada Cheng (Chicago, IL)

  • Eileen: female, 30-50

  • Joe: male, 30-50

  • Nancy: female, 30-50

  • Louisa: female, 10-15

The Intrusion

by Liz Coley (Cincinnati, OH)

  • James: male, 35-60

  • The Intruder: male, any age

The Satin Worshippers

by Peter Dakutis (Tucker, GA)

  • Dave: male, 18-30

  • Buster: male, 18-30

  • Lurleen: female, 35-80

Soulmate

by Deirdre Girard (Newbury, MA)

  • Lorna: female, 20-40

  • Jerry: male, 30-50

The Wayland Quartet

by Donald Loftus (New York City, NY)

  • Ronny Crews: male, 25-40

  • Johnny Crews: male, 25-40

  • Jimmy McIntyre: male, 25-40

  • Donny May: male, 25-40

LIGHT MY FIRE

by Rich Rubin (Portland, OR)

  • George: male, 60-85

  • Ethel: female, 60-85

Audition FAQS

LowellArts Current Mask Policy

(Updated 4-1-2022): 
Masks are not required inside LowellArts, though strongly encouraged, especially for events where social distancing is not possible. Masks are available at LowellArts. This policy is subject to change, dependent on current Covid cases in Kent County and Grand Rapids.

Actor Covid Precautions:
If cast, actors will be required to show proof of vaccination (or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours for PCR or within 24 hours for antigen, if unvaccinated) before they can perform unmasked. Audiences will be encouraged to wear masks during the performances, though currently still optional.

What should I wear to the audition?
Wear something presentable and comfortable. You should be able to move comfortably in your clothes, but athletic wear is not necessary. Show us your sense of style but be sure to look neat and clean.

How do I pick a monologue/song for the audition (if preparation is required)?
Pick something within the same genre and era of the play. Your monologue or song should reflect some of the same themes of the show you are auditioning for. For example, if you are auditioning for Romeo and Juliet, it would be wise to pick a monologue about being in love from another Shakespearean play. When in doubt, choose a monologue or a song from the play you are auditioning for!

 

Audition Tips
 

Research. Find out what you can about the play and the characters. Read a summary of the play before the audition.

Be on time. Of course, life happens occasionally, but we want to know that you’re punctual and reliable. A good rule to live by: if you’re 5 minutes early, you’re on time. If you’re “on time,” you’re late.

Be kind to everyone and smile. Remember that your audition is like an interview, and it begins the moment you walk in the door.

It’s okay to be nervous! Just about everyone is nervous. Do your best to smile and have a good time. Take a deep breath and slow yourself down - trying to rush through the words will often lead to mistakes!

Be prepared. If you are asked to present a song or monologue, prepare your piece well. Memorize your selection and practice it many times.