The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
by Paul Zindel
Directed by Sarah Meade
When: Tuesday, Jan. 21 and Wed., Jan. 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Hawes Studio Theatre, Porterfield Hall
What: Please prepare a one to two-minute monologue, serious or comedic, that clearly points to the character for which you are auditioning. The characters in this play are complex and display a wide range of emotions, sometimes in big ways, and at other times, in subtle ways.
Sought are actresses able to connect with others emotionally onstage and make bold character choices. Those who display a deep understanding of the characters and can convey their subtext will receive top consideration. Prior knowledge of the play is strongly suggested.
Seeking: Four to Five Women
Beatrice – the mother, sharp-tongued and selfish, clings to her glory days.
Tillie – the younger daughter, painfully shy, excels in science, hopes to make her family proud.
Ruth – Tillie’s older sister, pretty but strange, looks at life with a dark sense of humor.
Nanny* – a decrepit old woman being cared for by Beatrice.
Janice Vickery* – a nerdy little girl, classmate and rival of Tillie.
* It is possible that the same actor cast to play Nanny will also play Janice Vickery.
Please Note: Readings will likely be held after the first night of auditions, with additional callbacks taking place after auditions on Wednesday, Jan. 22. Therefore, it is in your best interest to audition on the first night if possible. It is also a good idea to read the play beforehand; it is available online at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Dramatists Play Service.
If you have any questions, please contact Sarah Meade at firstname.lastname@example.org.