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Auditions (Cochrane): SCREWBALL COMEDY – Take A Bow Community Theatre

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Auditions (Cochrane): SCREWBALL COMEDY – Take A Bow Community Theatre

AUDITION NOTICE

Take a Bow Community Theatre Society
Proudly presents
SCREWBALL COMEDY By Norm Foster
Directed By Cherie Dianne Caslyn

Performance Dates:
April 14, 15, 16, 2023
April 21, 22, 23, 2023

Location:
Cochrane Ranchehouse, 101 Ranchehouse RD, Cochrane , AB

Audition Date:
Sunday, December 11, 2022 12:00 – 5:00 PM

Call Backs:
Monday, December 12, 2022 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Location:
11 West Side Drive, Cochrane, AB (Super 8 – Conference Room)

To Book an Audition:
Actor will email – caslynhill@gmail.com
Subject line SCREWBALL COMEDY AUDITION
Actor will attach a headshot and resume
Please indicate which role you are interested in
To book a 20 minute appointment – Provide a two hour availability between 12 – 5, Dec. 11, 2022
Director will respond with a specific 20 minute window for Actors’ Audition time

Audition Format:
Actor will present a 3 – 5 minute Comedic Monologue
Director will offer directorial suggestions about the presentation to see how the Actor can adapt and alter performance based off of suggestions.

Call Back Format:
All Actors, who have been requested to attend the call back, will be required to be at the call backs from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Actors will be paired with other Actors to read selected scenes from the play

Play Synopsis:
The year is 1938 and newly laid-off perfumier Mary Hayes is trying to break into the male dominated world of newspaper journalism. Editor-in-Chief Bosco Godfrey sets a competition between his egotistical star reporter Jeff Kincaid and plucky Mary, assigning them to cover a society wedding. The best storywriter gets the job.

Roles to Cast:
Two Females & Two Males

  • Female #1
    Mary Hayes – mid 20s, “Plucky”, smart, determined

 

  • Female #2
    Someone who can play 30 – 50 years old
    Will be playing 3 different roles
    Jonesy – wise-cracking Secretary
    Delores – Newspaper Owner
    Gloria – The Seductress

 

  • Male #1
    Jeff KIncaid – late 20s to mid 30s – egotistical, self assured

 

  • Male #2
    Someone who can play mid 20s – mid 50s
    Will be playing 4 different roles
    Bosco – Gruff Newspaper Editor
    Peter – The Bon Vivant Fiance
    Chauncey – The Dim-witted Son
    Reginald – The Acerbic Butler

Rehearsal Schedule:
Note: Most rehearsals at Cochrane Ranchehouse Theatre – Some rehearsals will be at another location in Cochrane.

First Read / Meeting
Sunday 2 – 5PM, December 18, 2022
OR
Monday 6 – 9PM, December 19, 2022
(Whichever date / time works best for the cast)

First Rehearsal
Friday, Jan. 6, 2023 6:00 – 9:30 PM

Regular Rehearsals:
Monday Nights 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Friday Nights 6:00 – 9:30 PM
Sunday Afternoons 12 – 5:00 PM

Feel free to email caslynhill@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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