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Open Auditions for Two Fall Theatre Productions Aug. 24

Published on Monday, August 12, 2019

Open Auditions for Two Fall Theatre Productions Aug. 24

Auditions for "Elephant’s Graveyard" and "Peter and the Starcatcher"

Parkland Theatre will hold auditions for the first two shows of its fall season Saturday, Aug. 24 at the theatre.

Auditions for Elephant’s Graveyard and Peter and the Starcatcher

will take place 9 a.m.–noon. Auditionees are asked to register for an audition slot at parkland.edu/auditions. Callbacks, if needed, will be Saturday, Aug. 24 at 3 p.m. (Peter and the Starcatcher) and 4 p.m. (Elephant’s Graveyard).

Elephant’s Graveyard director Latrelle Bright is casting 17 actors ages 13 and over of any gender and ethnicity. Auditionees will be asked to prepare a 1- to 1 ½-minute story in the first person. This should be a personal story or a brief section from a piece of literature; no poetry, please.

Peter and the Starcatcher director Mathew Green is casting 12 actors ages 18 and over of any gender and ethnicity. Actors will read from sides which can be found at parkland.edu/auditions. *Please note: This show is a very physical production, with lots of movement and fast transitions. Actors will be expected to move scenery, handle props, and perhaps even lift/carry other actors.

Performances for Elephant’s Graveyard  will run in Parkland Theatre’s Second Stage Oct. 3–13. Performances for Peter and the Starcatcher  will be held in the Harold and Jean Miner Theatre Nov. 14–24.

All members of the community as well as Parkland and U of I students are invited to audition; Parkland Theatre encourages diversity. Those with additional questions should email hlayman@parkland.edu.

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