WHERE/WHEN: February 4th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m in PED 205.
**PLEASE NOTE THAT CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. THE SAME DAY. Sign up in the Drama Center
PREPARE: For auditions, please prepare a 2-3 minute contemporary monologue (either comedic or dramatic). Also, please be prepared to sing a short a-capella section of a pop song that shows off your fierce forward-placed Broadway belt. You may be asked to dance to a late 80′s pop song (and by “may”, we mean “probably will”).
SPEECH AND DEBATE by Stephen Karam, a wickedly dark comedy with an edge, tackles the age-old issues surrounding the difficult transition a teen entering into adulthood.
*Please note: The roles of Solomon and Diwata have been cast.
HOWIE, 18 – an out-of-place hipster from Portland who dreams of getting out of Salem. His online relationships (as BlBoi) unearth some rather interesting points about the adults in his town who may, or may not, be what they say they are.
TEACHER/REPORTER, 40s (Female) – Solomon’s teacher who prohibits him from writing about anything salacious or subversive while dealing with his interrogation; Jan Clark, a reporter from The Oregonian who comes to observe the team’s rehearsal at a most inopportune time.
There are several voice-overs in the production so we are also looking for people to record Solomon’s father, Diwata’s mother, radio announcer, and Howie’s father.
*The role of the teacher/reporter is traditionally played by one actress, but the role may be split between two actors.
Directed by Zach Kaufer
Stage Managed by Kathryn Lochert
Costume Design by Sarah Bedo
Scenic Design by Victoria Tam
Lighting Design by Ariana Burrell
Sound Design by Kelsi Halverson
Casting by Kylie Sparks
PERFORMANCES:Village Gate Theatre (tentative times)
April 25th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
April 26th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.
April 27th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
*Article originally posted here