Audition Information

UNC CHARLOTTE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT


The Servant of Two Masters

(Il Servitore di Due Padroni)
by Carlo Goldoni
Show runs February 20 - 24, 2019
Belk Theater | Robinson Hall
 
Directed by CarlosAlexis Cruz
 
 “There's luck! There are many that look in vain for a master, and I have found two.” This classic Italian comedy in the Commedia dell'Arte tradition, retells the story of the quick-witted and ever-hungry Truffaldino as he tries to keep two jobs afloat, serving two different masters without either of them finding out.
We will be looking to cast about 13-15 actors, any of which might be cast in any role, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.

When:  Wednesday, November 14, 6 - 9 PM, and Thursday, November 15, 6 - 9 PM

Callbacks: Friday November 16, 6 - 9 PM

Where: Rowe 163

How to Sign Up:

  • Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Robinson Call Board (Robinson Hall, 1st floor, opposite Room 128)

How to prepare: 

  • Our audition process will be a two-fold one: a text-based portion and a physical theatre/Commedia workshop focused on the Commedia stock characters and the play of the mask. It will be important to be on time and prepared to be there for the full 2-3 hour period. This is technically a workshop audition.
  • For the text segment, please select one monologue from our play. Ideally you will have this text memorized, but you may carry a printed-out version of the script with you during your audition and use it as needed. You can have immediate access to this text utilizing one of the links provided below.

Text web link: https://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/goldonident-twomasters/goldonident-twomasters-00-h.html

  • For the physical segment of the audition, be prepared to move as it relates to Commedia characters work. This is the workshop portion of our process. If you have any acrobatic/circus skills, be prepared to share a pre-choreographed sequence if/when prompted. Only ground disciplines for the audition.
  • Important! If you have any special skills, i.e. magic, musical instruments, spoon bending... please bring it forward. Something that you know how to do, that could be performed on stage and is unique to you I am beyond interested.

If you have questions about the process, the production or the play, don't hesitate to email professor Cruz at carloscruz@uncc.edu


Blues For An Alabama Sky

by Pearl Cleage
Show runs April 24-28, 2019
Black Box Theater | Robinson Hall
 
Directed by Kaja Dunn

“Sometimes you meet yourself on the road before you have a chance to learn the appropriate greeting. Faced with your own possibilities, the hard part is knowing a speech is not required. All you have to say is yes.” - Pearl Cleage

Blues for an Alabama Sky chronicles the aspirations and tribulations of five characters whose lives intersect in an apartment building in Harlem over an eight week period during the summer of 1930. As the playwright Pearl Cleage notes in setting the action, “The creative euphoria of the Harlem Renaissance has given way to the harsher realities of the Great Depression.” The characters battle economic hardship and the challenges of finding success in a society where racism, sexism, and homophobia challenge them at every turn. The lives of the onstage characters are set against a panoramic view of the vibrant African American culture of the period, as they interact with key historical figures, move among iconic community landmarks, and play roles in evolving social movements.


AUDITION INFORMATION

We will be casting 5 African American or Black Diaspora actors.

When: Wednesday, November 14, 6 - 9 PM, and Thursday, November 15, 6 - 9 PM

Callbacks: Friday November 16, 6 - 9 PM

Where: Rowe Arts 163

How to Sign Up:

  • Sign-up sheets will be posted on the Robinson Call Board (Robinson Hall, 1st floor, opposite Room 128) at the end of October.

Character Breakdown:

DELIA PATTERSON: A twenty-five year-old black woman. Social worker on staff at The Margaret Sanger family planning clinic. Is caring and quick to sympathize, and is more modest and more of a homebody than her friends. 

ANGEL ALLEN: A thirty-four year-old black woman who looks five years younger; former back-up singer at The Cotton Club. As Guy notes, ''Angel likes to know she’s on your mind.'' She cares about her friends.

GUY JACOBS: A thirtyish black man; costume designer at The Cotton Club.

 SAM THOMAS: A forty-year-old doctor at Harlem Hospital.

LELAND CUNNINGHAM: A twenty-eight-year-old black man from Alabama; a six-week resident of Harlem.

How to prepare: 

  • Please read the play. Sides and Scripts will be available in the Theatre Office by October 15.  Select one monologue from our play. Ideally you will have this text memorized, but you may carry a printed-out version of the script with you during your audition and use it as needed. You will also be asked to read from the sides.

If you have questions about the process, the production or the play, don't hesitate to email Professor Dunn at kdunn32@uncc.edu