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Combined Auditions: 3 Fall Productions (Auditions)
April 6-7, 2019

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Combined Auditions: 3 Fall Productions
Audition times:
Saturday, April 6, 2019 9am-12 noon and 1:00-5:00pm
Sunday, April 7, 2019 9am-noon
Synopsis:
Combined auditions for 3 productions: Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, A Doll's House, and A Doll's House, Part 2. Auditionees may try out for 1, 2 or all 3 productions.

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme
By Frank McGuinness
Directed by Marty Epstein
Performance dates: August 30th through September 22nd
Rehearsals to begin mid-July.

This is a play about a Northern Irish Regiment preparing for and during the Battle of the Somme, one of the most famous and bloodiest battles of World War One. It takes place both in France during the battle and in various locations in Northern Ireland. It is a poignant piece dealing with each character’s fears, loves and events in their lives that brought them to this time seen through the eyes of the surviving member.

A Doll's House
By Henrik Ibsen
Adpated and Directed by David Richard Jones
Performance dates: Playing in revolving repertory with A Doll's House, Part 2 from October 4 through November 17, 2019
Rehearsals to begin around August 25.

Written in 1879, A Doll's House became a foundational work of modern feminism when Nora Helmer slammed the door on her husband and children in order to find herself. The story of a happy bourgeois marriage that comes apart when its truths are revealed, the play is also among the earliest realistic masterpieces of the modern theatre. This production will be set in America during the early 1920s.

A Doll's House, Part 2
By Lucas Hnath
Directed by Susan Erickson
Performance dates: Playing in revolving repertory with A Doll's House from October 4 through November 17, 2019
Rehearsals to begin around August 25.

Fifteen years ago, 27-year-old Nora Helmer left her husband, her children, and her home. What becomes of her? According to A Doll's House, Part 2, for a long time she lives in an abandoned shack. She doesn't speak for two years, vowing to stay silent until her voice is no longer that of her husband's . . . or her father's. She then finds her true self. Her voice tells her that:

"Marriage is cruel,
and it destroys women’s lives"

She writes, under a pseudonym, a novel about a woman feeling oppressed, controlled, and betrayed in her marriage. She becomes a sensation, writing more books telling women to leave abusive marriages. But she is now in severe legal trouble. A judge has discovered her true identity. Unbeknownst to her, she is still married to Torvald.

It is now 15 years later; there's a knock at the door. Nora returns. She needs Torvald to file for divorce. This sequel, full of twists and turns, is powerful and highly entertaining. It is bathed in ache and humor, so comic timing chops will be valued.

Looking for:

Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme

Needed are 8 men, ages mid 20's to mid 40's. Auditions will consist of monologues and readings from the script. Ability to do Northern Irish dialect helpful but those actors cast will undergo dialect coaching.

See below for downloadable monologues and scenes.

For further information, contact the director at martyepstein618@icloud.com


A Doll's House

2 women: Nora Helmer & Christine Lind (25-35)
1 woman: Anne Marie (40-55)
3 men: Torvald Helmer & Nils Krogstad (30-45), Doctor Rank (35-50)
3 children: two boys & one girl (ages 6-12)

For further information, or to obtain a copy of the adapted script, contact the director at djones@unm.edu


A Doll's House, Part 2

All principle roles:
NORA: Mid-40's. She has changed, and is on a mission. She is a fiercely outspoken, confident, successful writer championing women. But going home will not be easy.

ANN MARIE: Mid-to-late 60's. Bright, aware, no pushover. She has given up her whole life, and her own child, for the Helmer family. When Nora left, she stayed and took care of Torvald and raised the three children. Resentful? Nora needs her.

TORVALD: 50'S-60'S. A little worse for wear. When Nora left, he refused to eat, was depressed, and full of shame. He never remarried. He stripped the home of everything Nora, and eventually told everyone she had died. Now, completely blind-sighted by Nora's return, he just wants to present his side, to show that he's not a monster, that their bad marriage behavior was a two-way street.

EMMY: Late teen, early 20-ish. She is eloquent, strong, and independent. She tells Nora she doesn't remember her, doesn't like books, is engaged, and believes in women getting married. She proposes an illegal scheme to save this whole situation.

For further information, contact the director at serickson@cnm.edu.

Location:
The Vortex Theatre, 2900 Carlisle Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Format: Please make an appointment by clicking an audition slot on the schedule below.
Callbacks:
TBA
Rehearsals start: Please see the "Show Synopsis" section.
Contact for further information: See the "Show Synopsis" section.
Downloadable audition info:
No. Title Character list Need password
1 Doll's House 2 Side #1 Anne Marie No
2 Doll's House 2 Side #2 Emmy No
3 Doll's House 2 Side #3 Nora No
4 Doll's House 2 Side #4 Torvald No
5 Sons of Ulster Side #1 Anderson No
6 Sons of Ulster Side #2 Craig No
7 Sons of Ulster Side #3 Crawford No
8 Sons of Ulster Side #4 McIlwaine No
9 Sons of Ulster Side #5 McIlwaine No
10 Sons of Ulster Side #6 Pyper No
11 Sons of Ulster Side #7 Pyper No
12 Sons of Ulster Side #8 Pyper No
13 Sons of Ulster Side #9 Roulston No
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