Auditions for A Doll's House Part 2 and Treasure Island

Backstage Arts Warehouse 720 E. Vine Drive, Fort Collins

Open Auditions: Saturday, 11/5
Company Auditions/Callbacks - A Doll's House Part 2, Treasure Island: Saturday, 11/12  
Final Callbacks - A Doll's House Part 2, Treasure Island: Sunday, 11/13

 

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A Doll's House Part 2

by Lucas Hnath

Directed by David Austin-Groen

Performs February 23 - March 11 (including preview)
Rehearsals will begin in January, 2022.
Actors are paid a $150 stipend.

etcetera Season
Venue: TBA

Notes from the Director...

This will be a movement-focused piece. While acting will be based in naturalism, we will draw from Viewpoints, Michael Chekhov Technique, and the Frantic Method in order to build performance movement choreography.

Plot Summary –

Fifteen years ago, Nora left her husband, Torvald. In the years since, the two have had no contact. Nora has become a successful feminist writer, while Torvald continued to work at the bank and raised their children on his own. Now, Nora has learned that, contrary to what she believed, she and Torvald were never actually divorced. She returns to her old home to request Torvald finally grant her a divorce. But after all that’s happened, will Torvald be willing to give her what she wants?

Character Descriptions –

 

PRECASTING NOTE: The role of Nora will be played by Kate Austin-Groen

Nora: PRECAST

Anne Marie: (50s - 70s, female presenting)  The nanny of the Helmer household. Bighearted, candid, and quick to make every sacrifice for those around her.

Torvald: (40s - mid 60s, male presenting) Nora's estranged husband. On the surface, he is measured and reserved. He feels quite deeply, but is unsure of how to express it.

Emmy: (20s, female presenting) Nora and Torvald's daughter. Young, but not to be underestimated. Cunning and wise, self-aware, and in some ways, a traditional romantic.

 

 

Treasure Island

by Robert Louis Stevenson       Adapted by Bryony Lavery

Directed by Kate Austin-Groen

Performs June 1 -July 1 (including preview)
Rehearsals begin April 2023.
Actors are paid a $300 stipend.
Essential Season (Outdoor production)
Venue: Park at Columbine Health Systems, Fort Collins
Notes from the Director...

This will be a physical show and involve climbing, fighting, etc. Most people are likely to be onstage most of the time, but we are making actor comfort a priority. Numerous roles will be double cast. We will be using some concepts from 18th century mechanical theatre and manipulating the set to change locales throughout the show.

Plot Summary:

It's a dark and stormy night. The stars are out. Jim, the innkeeper's granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor's feet sits a huge sea-chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in...and her dangerous voyage begins.

Character Descriptions –

 

ADMIRAL BENBOW INN

Jim Hawkins Junior: (18+, female presenting, must appear to be younger than 18 yrs old) a teenage girl dressed like a boy. Looking for adventure.

Grandma Hawkins: A landlady

Doctor Livesey: A doctor and a thinker

Squire Trelawney: A squire with a big mouth

Mrs. Crossley: A drinker and churchgoer

Red Ruth: Future crew member

Job Anderson: Future crew member

Lucky Micky: Future crew member

VISITORS

Bill Bones: Haunted Villain

Black Dog: Eight-fingered villain

Blind Pew: Blind villain

CREW OF THE HISPANIOLA

 

Captain Smollet: Captain

Long John Silver: One-legged cook, charmer, and villain

Joan the Goat: Headbutter

Israel Hands: (Spanish) Very physical, adept at pratfalls. Must speak Spanish.

Dick the Dandy: A very fashionable Pirate

Killigrew the Kind: Gentle killer

George Badger: Malcontent

Grey: A grey, forgettable character

Captain Flint: A parrot

ISLAND INHABITANTS

Benn Gunn: Marooned cabin boy