Valley Shakespeare Festival
Our Town - Shelton CT EPA by Appt.
Call Type: EPA
Tier II; $285/week
Tom Simonetti, Director (expected at the EPA)
Thornton Wilder, Author
Rehearsal: Monday, June 25th through Saturday, June 7th 9am-5pm
Tech Rehearsal: Tues. July 9th through Wednesday, July 11th
Outdoor Performances Thurs. July 12th through Sunday, July 15th at 7:30pm (4 performances)
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
A diverse cast for an outdoor free production to the community of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN in Connecticut. Actors should have a great grasp of text, and excellent movement skills. We are also seeking a diverse cast, as we try to represent the CT Lower Naugatuck Valley community. Please note that the role of the Stage Manager has been CAST.
Female. We follow her from a precocious young girl through her wedding to George Gibbs and her early death.
Mrs. Myrtle Webb
Female, Emily’s mother
Mr. Charles Webb
Male, Emily's father, editor of the "Grover's Corners Sentinel."
Si Crowell/Joe Crowell/Wally Webb
Young male. Si & Joe are the local paperboys. Joe’s intelligence earns him a full scholarship to MIT where he graduates at the top of his class. His promise will be cut short on the fields of France during World War I, according to the Stage Manager. Both he and his brother Si hold marriage in high disdain. Wally Webb is younger brother to Emily, dies on a boy scout trip.
Male, the boy next door, a kind but irresponsible teenager who matures over time and becomes a responsible husband, father, and farmer.
Dr. Frank Gibbs
Male, George's father, the town doctor.
Mrs. Julia Gibbs
Female, George's mother, she dreams of going to Paris but doesn't get there. Dies later while visiting her daughter in Ohio, she saved $350 for the trip from the sale of an antique furniture piece but ultimately willed it to George and Emily.
Female, George’s younger sister. Knows everything.
Male, The choir director and church organist. We never learn the specific cause of his alcholism and suicide, although Dr. Gibbs observes that “He’s seen a pick of troubles”. He remains bitter and cynical even beyond the grave.
Joe Stoddard/Constable Warren/Ensemble
Male, Joe is the undertaker and Constable Warren is the policeman.
Howie Newsome/Sam Craig/Ensemble
Male, Howie is the milkman and a fixture of Grovers Covners. Sam is a nephew of Mrs. Gibbs who left town to seek his fortune. He came back after 12 years in Buffalo for Emily’s funeral.
Mrs. Soames/Professor Willard/Ensemble
Female, Mrs. Soames is a gossipy townswoman and member of the choir. Professor Willard is a long- winded lecturer.
Male. Will play several different roles throughout the show.
Appointments may be made at 203.513.9446 Mon-Fri 9am-4pm or
by e-mailing email@example.com with the subject: AEA - March 2nd appointment.
AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.
Shelton Community Center
41 Church Street
Shelton, CT 06484
Second floor of Community Center.
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Lunch 12 to 12:30pm
Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue that shows great command of language, or a classical piece in prose. You may be asked to stay and read from the script after you have auditioned. Please be familiar with shows you are auditioning for. Bring picture and resume.