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Auditions (Edmonton): BLT 1 – University of Alberta

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Auditions (Edmonton): BLT 1 – University of Alberta

Audition Notice – BLT 1 at the University of Alberta
Witch by Jen Silverman
Directed by Alissa Watson – MFA Directing Candidate

Auditions:
Thursday, April 11, 6:00-9:00 | Saturday, April 13, 1:00-5:00

Fine Arts Building – University of Alberta (room TBD)

This is a volunteer production – interested CAEA members must have an affiliation/history with the University of Alberta’s Drama Department.
Rehearsals M-F evenings (approx. 6:00-10:30) and Saturdays (approx. 10-6) *No Rehearsal September 30 and October 14

Approximate dates:
First Rehearsal: September 9, 2024
Performance Dates: October 17-19, 2024

*Please indicate if you have any immovable commitments during September and October in your submission.

Casting:
*Note: The pronouns listed represent those of the characters, not necessarily of the actors cast to play them.

ELIZABETH SAWYER – (she/her) Late thirties-sixties.
· A woman who lives as an outcast on the edge of the village. Labeled the town witch. Intelligent and powerful. Not easily manipulated.

SCRATCH – (he/him) Late twenties-thirties.
· The devil but a less experienced, middle management type. Charming. Not used to taking no for an answer. Fascinated by Elizabeth. Young for a demon but has lived for hundreds of years.

SIR ARTHUR BANKS – (he/him) Late thirties-sixties.
· A wealthy king of the area. Has difficulties connecting with his son Cuddy and puts his efforts into his relationship with Frank instead. Still mourning the death of his wife.

CUDDY BANKS – (he/him) Twenties-early thirties.
· Sir Arthur’s son, painfully shy. A Morris dancer. Secretly in love (and also in hate) with Frank. *Movement experience an asset but not required.

FRANK THORNEY – (he/him) Twenties-early thirties.
· A confident and successful young man, charming and ruthless. A social climber of sorts, determined to change his circumstances. His ambition knows no bounds.

Please submit your headshot and resume to:
arwatson@ualberta.ca with “BLT 1 Auditions” in the Subject Line and the role(s) you wish to be considered for. Those selected to audition will be contacted with an audition time and further details.

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