The Peterborough Players will hold auditions and interviews for the 2009 season from 6-10PM, Monday, March 2 (please call for a slot). Artistic Director Gus Kaikkonen will see auditions from members of Actors’ Equity, non-Equity local actors, and from those interested in joining the Players’ Second Company as an intern or apprentice. In addition to these sessions for the regular season, the Players will also see any high-school aged students interested in participating in its highly successful Ascending Stars collaborative project.
Equity members should prepare two contrasting monologues. The audition will be a general one for the entire season, not necessarily for specific roles. Non-Equity actors who are not interested in a season-long internship or apprenticeship will audition for possible supporting roles in the Players’ production of Shaw’s Heartbreak House. Rehearsals for this show start August 4 and performances run August 19-30.
Non-Equity actors should have at least one monologue prepared (memorized is preferred but not necessary) and be ready to read from the script.
The Second Company is comprised of interns and apprentices who make a minimum 13-week commitment to the Players’ season. Intern actors will perform in the two Second Company plays, and most will play a supporting role in at least one of the subscription series plays. In addition, Second Company members work in the various technical shops and offices, and serve on run crews. Work begins for the Second Company on June 4, 2009. Those interested in the Second Company should prepare two contrasting monologues and be prepared to sing something a cappella. In addition to auditions for Second Company actors, interviews will be held for those interested in technical or administrative internships or apprenticeships.
The 2009 subscription season consists of Bad Dates; The Breath of Life; I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change; Little Shop of Horrors; Heartbreak House; Copenhagen; and The Santaland Diaries. Second Company family productions are The Just So Stories and Anne of Green Gables.
The Ascending Stars collaborative project with local high school students has not yet been chosen. The production will feature the best in local high school talent, working alongside professional actors, directors, designers, and technicians in a roughly two-week rehearsal schedule similar to that used in the Players’ regular summer season. Any area high-school student (or high-school aged home-schooled student) who can get to Peterborough for rehearsals and performances is eligible to audition. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin May 18, with performances scheduled from June 4 through June 7. Students interested in auditioning should prepare at least one monologue (memorized is preferred but not necessary) and be ready to read from a script.
Scripts are available for perusal at the Players office. All are welcome to audition, but you must call to schedule an audition slot for March 2. To schedule a time or to obtain further information, call 603-924-9344.