William & Mary Theatre is holding open auditions for Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour, directed by Prof. Artisia Green. Our production will take place October 4-7, 2018 at the Kimball Theatre (in Merchant's Square - TSD's new performance venue for the next few years while we undergo renovations of PBK).
Auditions will take place April 9th and 10th in PBK's Dodge Room, from 5-8pm. Actors should sign up for an audition slot in the side lobby of PBK and prepare a 90-second contemporary, dramatic, monologue.
Callbacks will be held on April 11 from 5-8pm.
Director's Casting Statement:
It is in honor of the 100th year of co-education at William & Mary and the COLL 300 theme of "Bodies that Matter" that William & Mary Theatre produces Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour. With attention to both the 1934 and 1952 versions of the play as well as the true account upon which Hellman's work was based, I wish to build an inclusive ensemble with intentional regard for challenging perceptions around ability, color, gender expression, physical type, and sexual orientation. Further, I seek to explore how the consideration of these signifiers in casting work together to create a nuanced, three-dimensional production, and inform public understanding of this classic text.
The characters of Lillian Hellman's The Children's Hour includes:
9 women, pre-teens
3 women, middle-aged
2 women, late 20s
1 male, pre-teen
1 male, mid-30s
Rehearsals begin September 3rd. Actors will be expected to be off-book at the start of the fall semester.