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Our 2018-2019 Season
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The Dining Room

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Audition Dates:

Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday, July 9, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Show Synopsis

Set in a single dining room, six actors perform 18 overlapping scenes from different households. Each scene focuses around a different family during different time periods. At its heart, it tells the story of the dying culture of upper-middle class Americans who over time have focused less on tradition and more on family progress.

Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

CALLBACKS

Tuesday, July 10th at 7:00pm (by invitation only)

CAST REQUIREMENTS

3 Males, 3 Females, All ethnicities encouraged to audition

The actors must be able to portray a wide variety of characters, from little boys to stern grandfathers, and from giggling teenage girls to Irish housemaids. Scenes run the gamut from a father lecturing his son on grammar and politics; a boy returning from boarding school to discover his mother's infidelity; a senile grandmother doesn't recognize her own sons at Thanksgiving dinner; a daughter, her marriage a shambles, pleads futilely to return home, and other subjects.

Sides from the script will be made available at the audition. All roles available. Casting is open to all adults of any age. Ethnicities, races, and newcomers are especially welcomed.

Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. 

SOME NOTES FROM THE DIRECTOR

  1. Do you need to be a legal adult? (i.e. 21 or over) No. But you should older enough to appear as though you could be attending college on stage. 
  2. Singing: while the show does requiring some "singing" , you need not be a Kelli Clarkson or that Dr Pepper guy. If you can carry the tune of Elvis Presley's "Love Me Tender" that is fine
  3. Rehearsals: To be determined by cast availability so please be upfront about any possible outdates.
  4. Race, Age, physical types are open and all actors will be playing a variety of characters in various scenes.
  5. Other Positions: Anyone interesting in serving as an Assistant Director for this production, or any other specific questions, please email thediningroom@barntheatre.org

Thanks

Performance Dates

Friday, September 7, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 2pm
Sunday, September 9, 2018 at 2pm
Friday, September 14, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2pm
Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, September 21, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 8pm
Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2pm
Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 8pm (Potential Benefit Performance)
Friday, September 28, 2018 at 8pm
Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 8pm

Administrivia

Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact info@barntheatre.org

The Barn does not charge a participation fee.

***IMPORTANT: You will be asked to list ALL potential conflict dates AT THE TIME of your audition, (NOT after casting). Please be prepared with your calendar and out-dates, as a rehearsal schedule will be generated based upon availability of staff and cast.

The Barn is an all-volunteer organization, we are unable to provide housing or offer remuneration.