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LowellArts Theatre Auditions

Mayhem at Camp Marigold

Upcoming Auditions

Mayhem at Camp Marigold

By Deanna Strasse

Director: Laurel Conrad

Performance Dates:

April 12 & 13

April 15 (School Day Performances)

Audition Dates & Location:

February 14 at 6:30pm or

February 15 at 6:30pm

 

LowellArts Gallery

223 W Main St, Lowell

What to Prepare:

No preparation necessary. Actors will cold-read scenes from the script.

About the Play:

Kat was led to believe that she was on her way to space camp, and nothing could have been cooler. But when a snafu with registration occurs, Kat is instead headed to arts and crafts camp... and nothing could be lamer. Between the boring pottery classes, confusing crochet lessons, and overly perky counselors, Kat is sure that this is going to be the worst week ever. Until someone goes missing! A storm blows in and before they know it, Kat and the rest of her campers will have to utilize every crafty tool they’ve got in order to survive the night.

Roles:

This show has roles for both kids and adults. Children ages 8-18 are encouraged to audition. Children or teens interested in backstage work are encouraged to come to auditions as well to fill out a form.

 

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.

KAT: F, 10-14 (age is flexible). Can never seem to finish anything she starts.
EMILY: F, Adult, any age
. Kat’s mom.
MARIGOLD: F, Adult, any age. The director of Camp Marigold, likes things just so.
PETER: M, Teen or Adult, 14+. A counselor at Camp Marigold.
VIOLA: F, Teen or A
dult, 14+. A counselor at Camp Marigold.
JENNY: F,
Kid, any age. A camper who befriends Kat, kind of awkward.
TUCKER: M, Kid, 10-14 (age is flexible). Snobby camper and national crochet champion from Florida.
DALIA: F, Kid, 8-
12 (age is flexible). Camper and Tucker’s little sister, always by his side.
MIKE: M, Kid, any age. Camper.
AVA: F, Kid, any age. Camper, kind of a leader of the girls clique, not very nice to Kat.
LUIS: M, Kid, any age. Camper, quiet but has a nasty temper sometimes.
HANNAH: F, Kid, any age. Camper, genuinely likes crafts.
YARA: F, Kid, any age. Camper, one of Ava’s followers, takes over as the “detective.”
ZOE: F, Kid, any age. Camper, one of Ava’s followers.

If accommodations are needed in order to have a successful and comfortable audition, please contact info@lowellartsmi.org in advance to discuss.

Tentative Schedule

 

Rehearsals​ are currently planned for 4 days per week, tentatively on weekday evenings and Saturday afternoons, beginning  the week of February 19.

Audition FAQS

LowellArts Current COVID-19 Policy

(Updated 2-1-2023): 

For actors cast in a LowellArts production: If you are scheduled to rehearse or perform and you begin to feel symptoms of illness, contact the director right away. It is up to the director's discretion if you will be allowed to rehearse with the cast. If you are experiencing symptoms, wearing a mask while rehearsing will be required. Masks are available at LowellArts.

 

If you have symptoms of illness near the day of a public performance, you will be required to show a negative COVID-19 test (within 72 hours for PCR or within 24 hours for antigen) before you will be allowed to perform. This policy is subject to change, dependent on current Covid cases in Kent County and Grand Rapids.

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

Are there backstage opportunities?

Most often, yes! If you'd like to get involved backstage, please contact LowellArts (info@lowellartsmi.org).

Audition Tips
 

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!

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

Be on time. 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.

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

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