Calling all directors, actors, and theatrical designers! This spring, rather than just one theatrical offering, LTCC's Duke Theatre will instead be home to three one-act plays. The selected directors will get the chance to choose their sets, lighting, and costumes, and will be given full reign and expert support to create a brilliant theatrical event! The final result will be a two-week run of performances in LTCC’s Duke Theatre with all three one-act plays featured each night.
Acting auditions will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 7pm in LTCC’s Duke Theatre. They will consist of readings from the three play scripts, which are available on reserve in the Roberta Mason Library on LTCC’s campus.
For the dark comedy The Father Clock, written by Walter Wykes and directed by Kelly Cassidy, three actors are needed: a woman in her 20’s or 30’s to be the stage manager character; a man in his 20’s or 30’s to play Snub Drub; and a man in his 40’s or 50’s to play Snub’s father, Flub Drub. In this play, two actors and a stage manager attempt to pull off a show together after their director disappears.
For the comedy Compromising Positions, written by Michelle Benson and directed by Jeff Witt, four actors are needed: a man in his 50’s or 60’s to play Harold, a slightly overweight but handsome father and husband; a woman in her 50’s or 60’s to play Alice, a beautiful woman married to Harold; a woman in her 20’s or 30’s to play Johanna, the daughter who still lives at home; and a man in his late teens or early 20’s to play Jake, the son. The play tells the story of Harold and Alice, an aging couple who decide to get frisky one evening in the living room and end up stuck on the recliner. Teenage son Jake and grown daughter Alice must come to the rescue.
For the comedy Squirrels, written by Peter J. Stavros and directed by Brandon McCarthy, eight actors are needed. Four of the parts in this play are squirrels, and they can be played by actors of any gender or age. The other parts can be played by actors between the age of 25 and 45. They are: Jim, an office worker who is looking for a way out; Ted, Jim’s high-strung, ill-tempered co-worker; Veronica, Jim’s supportive wife; and Roderick, a mild-mannered Human Resources representative. The play focuses on Jim, who has been working for the same company for so long, he’s actually lost track of the years. With the threat of layoffs coming, Jim’s safe job might be coming to an end.
Actors are encouraged to audition for as many parts as they would like. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For more information about these plays and available parts for actors, contact LTCC Theatre Department instructor David Hamilton at email@example.com.
For those interested in set, lighting or costume design, please submit your name and a description of your experience or a resumé to Kurt Munger at firstname.lastname@example.org. You do not need to have significant design experience to be considered, but you should have a good working knowledge of your chosen field.