Upcoming Auditions

ZombieCast

From Such Great Heights

Written by Tyler Dean

Directed by Elisabeth Frankel

Performances:

November 29th – December 1st, 2012

Auditions:

Friday, October 19th, 2012

in the Walgreen Small Classroom

3:00 – 7:00 PM

Sign up for a slot here (walk-ins are also welcome):

http://www.doodle.com/q5r62sx2ticgk8t2

If you are not available during this audition, we can schedule an alternate time for you.

Rehearsals begin around October 22nd (TBD)

Prepare for the Audition:

  • -Please bring in a one-minute contemporary monologue… any style is fine, as long as it showcases who you are as an actor.
  • -OR if you would like a side from the play, please email me and I will send it to you.
  • -Be ready to present something of importance to you related to the concept of God… whether it is a song lyric, a joke, a quote, a story, etc… it can be ironic, beautiful, cynical, funny, whatever. We just want to see how you condense this large topic into something simple and personally relevant.

Show Description:

Jamie is just trying to be a normal teenager. The only thing holding him back is that he is a god living in human form, and he doesn’t know how to control his powers. Everything changes when Jamie falls in love with Kymmie, a street performer… and if he didn’t have enough problems already, Kymmie is an atheist.

From Such Great Heights WILL NOT conflict with:

  • Almost, Maine
  • Sunday in the Park with George
  • Proof
  • God of Carnage
  • Measure for Measure (we can work around schedules)
  • Tragedy: A Tragedy (we can work around schedules)

From Such Great Heights WILL conflict with:

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream
  • Batboy
  • Anna in the Tropics
  • Hairspray
  • Wisbom
  • [title of show]
  • The Kerrytown Concert

Character Breakdown

Jamie: God. An awkward, introverted teenager who is very self-conscious about his divinity, particularly because he doesn’t know what to do with it.

Kymmie: A classmate of Jamie. Spends her free time as a street performer outside buildings, dressed as a Greco-Roman statue. Wishes she was a manic pixie dream girl, but it’s not quite there.

Miranda: Jamie’s mother. She has raised her two sons by herself, and hides how intimidated she is by raising a god. Actress must be very comfortable moving on stage (but a dance background is not required).

Daniel: Jamie’s estranged father. He left their family when he discovered what Jamie was, despite having the answers that Jamie might be looking for as an adult. Actor must be very comfortable moving on stage (but a dance background is not required).

Fitz: Jamie’s uncle and psychiatrist. A theology professor at Jamie’s college, Fitz is the father figure Jamie has always needed. He loves Jamie for the child he is, not the idol that the rest of the world wants him to be.

Travis:  Jamie’s older brother. Inevitably jealous of Jamie, overcompensates by never cutting Jamie a break. Sick of being the sidekick.

Ensemble. They serve as various characters throughout the play, particularly people praying to Jamie; they represent the larger picture of how Jamie has affected the world.


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