Auditions for BECKY’S NEW CAR
by Steven Dietz
directed by Virginia (Ginny) Reed
Will be held on March 19 & 20, at 7:00 pm.
Please sign up in advance, for ONE evening, HERE.
Auditions will follow this schedule:
6:30-7:00 pm… Lobby open for sign-in * / and perusal of Becky sides
7:00 pm…GROUP exercise for ALL auditioning, led by director
7:45 pm…individual monologues (*see below), followed by Becky monologues (your choice).
Call backs: Saturday March 24 10 AM-Noon, or, by appointment
Will read scenes from Becky’s New Car; sides will be made available in advance.
*Audition Monologues–please follow this guideline:
Actor’s Choice: any genre or era; excerpted from a published play (full length or one-act), which you have read in full.
Introduce: your name; name of play and the playwright; name of the character.
Perform: 1 minute – up to 2 minutes.
You may be invited to briefly discuss the character and the play, or to repeat the monologue with a suggested adjustment.
Not applicable: “monologues” from internet sites (ie: not from a play); poems; songs; essays; fiction; original, or other unpublished material.
Not helpful: a monologue from a role which you have already performed in a full production.
OK: a role played by another actor in a production you were involved in – do it your way.
Open to: Character can be a cross-gender choice, any ethnicity, or any age. Enjoy !
Memorization is Preferred – OR: you may hold and “refer to” your script if you wish – it’s about your acting, more than memorization.
Don’t worry about perfection – you can always start again.
Great discoveries are born through experimentation, exploration and surprises !
Becky Foster – a woman in her late 40’s to late 50’s
Joe Foster – Becky’s husband, also late 40’s to late 50’s
Chris Foster – their son, a graduate student, mid 20’s to early 30’s
Walter Flood – an older, widowed businessman, 60’s
Kenni Flood – Walter’s daughter, 20’s
Steve – Becky’s co-worker, a car salesman, widowed, in his late 40’s to mid 50’s
Ginger – Walter’s neighbor, single, mid 50’s
Perusal scripts are available in the box office.