Please take time and read through your scripts this weekend. Our auditions are Thursday evening, December 17th, beginning at 7:15 p.m. I will need to know what scenes you will be reading by Monday.
I encourage you to seek out other actors to work on your scenes. Please prepare two (2) scenes for the auditions. You do NOT have to memorize your parts, but you do have to come prepared with a background of your character (see new page-to your right) that you will be asked to share.
Thank you for supporting the Theater Arts Program. I am looking forward to working you.
"For every show I direct, each student is asked to go through a detailed character analysis process. I’ve spent the past ten years putting together this comprehensive packet. In my experience, a detailed character study is important in both musicals and non-musicals. It seems obvious to theatre educators to delve into character analysis for straight plays. I have also found that it can truly change a musical, especially when the ensemble takes time to truly develop their characters. The ensemble is easily forgotten after they have been taught their songs and dances, but they create the world of the play. The more the ensemble understands about their characters and relationships, the more invested they will be in making them come to life. Feel free to use all or parts of this for your future productions. I hope you find it useful."