AUDITIONS

YOUTH AUDITION CALL

Alice@Wonderland

Sunday, March 8 and Monday, March 9 at 6:30pm at 810 Caroline Street, 3rd Floor, Fxbg

Must be between 8 and 18 years of age to audition.

Directed by Katyana Shoffner

Rehearsal times: Tuesdays and Fridays 5-8:30pm until April 1 and then Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 6-8:30pm for April/May. Actors may not be called for every rehearsal. Rehearsals will be held at 810 Caroline Street.

Week of May 11-15 is tech week; please be prepared to rehearse every day from 6-9pm.

Production Dates: May 15-17 at 810 Caroline Street.

What to prepare: Bring your headshot and resume (if you have one). Prepare for cold readings from the script.

The story:

What would happen if a 21st century Alice collided with Lewis Carroll’s legendary Wonderland? This modern retelling of the classic children’s story has all of the characters you know and love, including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts. The story is laid out in traditional style, except that Alice is distinctly contemporary, complete with cell phone in hand. Full of references to text messaging and social media, the play imagines a present-day Alice encountering the Wonderland so many of us treasure. A sharply told, crisply paced ride, this quality adaptation has been praised for its humor, modern style and appeal to both children and adults. Character Descriptions: Alice: Alice is a spunky and charming girl who enjoys adventures and is on a journey of self discovery. During this journey she will learn to focus on the world around her instead of being so focused on her phone.

The characters:

White Rabbit: White Rabbit is an anxious, energetic character that hardly ever stops moving. He is always worried about something and isn’t very good at slowing down.

Queen of Hearts: The Queen of Hearts is the villain of this story. She is loud, commanding, and a bit scary, but also a little bit funny.

Caterpillar: This character is part sensei, part diva. Caterpillar is very chill, but doesn’t particularly like Alice.

Frog-Newsie & Fish-Newsie: These two have all the hottest stories from Wonderland. They work for rival newspapers and will do whatever it takes to convince their customers to purchase their paper over the others.

Cheshire Cat: The Cheshire Cat is played by two actors. Cheshire helps Alice find her way and speaks very slowly and clearly. He moves about confusing Alice as to where he will appear next.

Mad Hatter: The Mad Hatter is the life of the party! He is larger than life, and quite silly. The Mad Hatter, March Hare, and Dormouse are good friends.

March Hare: The March Hare is a little bit less mad than the Mad Hatter, but just as fun! He loves a party and is happy most of the time. The March Hare, Mad Hatter, and Dormouse are good friends.

Dormouse: The Dormouse is the sidekick to Mad Hatter and March Hare. He is very sleepy and has a hard time paying attention because of that. He also enjoys telling stories. The Dormouse, Mad Hatter, and March Hare are good friends.

Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum: These two are a pair of goofballs. They enjoy singing and dancing, and they are the best of friends (and also twins)!

Humpty-Dumpty: Humpty-Dumpty is the egg from the nursery rhyme. He enjoys words and knows all there is to know about words. That is, until Alice mentions the internet. Then Humpty is stumped.

King of Hearts: The King of Hearts is the often forgotten ruler of Wonderland. He tends to spend more time making sure the Queen has her way than ruling anything.

Chorus: The Chorus will include many members and will be onstage during a lot of the show. They enjoy dancing, and will help set the different scenes and engage the audience. There are some named roles for the chorus (Door #1, #2, #3, Tiny Door, Chorus Member #1, #2, #3, #4, Lily, Rose, Daisy, Violet, and the Queen’s Guards #1 & #2), and several ensemble moments. This group will react to the things that are happening on stage, and take on many different characters throughout the show.


2020 STAGE DOOR ONE ACT FESTIVAL AUDITIONS

CASTING CALL

Sunday March 22 and Monday March 23 at 7pm

810 Caroline Street, 3rd Floor

Casting for several fifteen-minute plays:

10 Males between ages 20 and 70.

10 Females between ages 20 and 60.

Any Ethnicity or Race.

Doubling May Be Requested.

Video monologue submissions accepted.

Read from provided sides or present a prepared monologue.

If sending video submissions, please provide a short 1 minute monologue and send to Bill@stagedoorproductions.org

Directors are Ray Manfredi, Amy Beach, Debbie Harris, Brandon Carr, Stephen Brown, and David Schubert

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE DATES:

April 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30pm

April 19 & 26

Play Descriptions:

Alter Ego (Author: Tom Moran / Directed by David Schubert)

Bride-to-be arrives at the altar and avoids being boom-weaseled by reversing the tables and playing match maker by proxy.

Closing Doors (Author: John Minigan / Directed by Debbie Harris)

A fourth-grade teacher is called on the carpet by an administrator and friend for not following protocol during an active shooter drill, endangering the lives and feelings of others, and placing a strain on a friendship.

Fictionistas (Author: Mark Saunders / Directed by Amy Beach)

Two high school classmates meet-up accidentally many years later, and an old hidden spark might be ignited while a dream is imagined.

Riding Lessons (Author: Brett Hursey / Directed by Brandon Carr)

Troubled strangers meet and share their life-long secret imaginary friends, that ironically only the two can see.

The Next Ivan Sharansky (Author: Jim Geoghan / Directed by Stephen Brown)

Two middle aged actors meet for lunch each week to discuss industry gossip and lost roles. A witty conversation about the trials and celebrations of show biz.

Dinner Theater (Author: Alex Goldberg / Directed by Ray Manfredi)

A long running married couple mutually agree to non-monogamous terms to add some spark to their lives, but quickly determine the odds are not evenly stacked. The fourth wall is broken throughout this play which has two endings, alternating based on audience participation.