AUDITION NOTICE-WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Audition date: September 4, 2022 at the Stables Theatre, Hastings. Auditions will start at 10am.
The running of the day will be as follows: 10am till 1pm – first auditions
2pm onwards – call backs for chemistry testing
Performance dates: Oct 28, 2022 to Nov 05, 2022. Open Auditions (all are welcome to attend)
Rehearsal dates: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7pm to 9.30pm. They would start immediately after the audition date. A third date will likely be added as we head towards production week.
Production week – due to the complexities of this play – call time will be at 6pm on performance days (1pm for the matinee performance). There will be a company warm up which is compulsory, and we will strictly adhere to ‘the half’. Please bear this in mind when you audition.
History professor George and his boozy wife, Martha return late one Saturday night from a cocktail party at the home of the college president, Martha’s father. Martha announces that she invited another couple, newly appointed lecturer Nick and his timid wife, Honey, over for a nightcap. When the younger couple arrive, the night erupts into a no-holds-barred torrent of marital angst and verbal tirades.
Due to the nature of this play – we will ensure the cast is looked after at all times.
A large, boisterous woman, late 40s-early 50s, looking somewhat younger.
Her husband, early to mid 40s.
Mid 20s, a petite girl, rather plain
Late 20s, her husband. Well put together good looking
Please note: US accent coaching will be provided.
For the audition you will be asked to read one of the following:
Martha: Violet’s monologue from August Osage County George: Max’s monologue from Network
Honey: Harper’s monologue from Angels in America Nick: Jim’s monologue from The Glass Menagerie
Please contact Hugo on firstname.lastname@example.org for a pdf copy of the exact monologue. Copies will also be available from The Stables Theatre and on the day.
Please do not audition with any scenes from the play.
If you would like to discuss anything – please don’t hesitate to contact Hugo on the above email address.