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ECU/Loessin Playhouse Auditions
ARCADIA by Tom Stoppard

AUDITIONS:  January Tues/Wed 13-14, Messick 206, 7 PM  CALLBACKS:  Thurs January 15, Messick 206, 7 PM

PERFORMANCES:  February 26 through March 3, 2015

The play warps & weaves together different eras of history:  1809 and the present.  It is about time, and what is lost and found or never retrieved in its rushing currents. It takes place at the elegant estate owned by the Coverly family. The 1809 scenes reveal a household in transition.  As the Arcadian landscape is being transformed into picturesque Gothic gardens, (complete with a hermitage), 13-year old Lady Thomasina and her tutor delve into intellectual and romantic issues.  Present day scenes depict the Coverly descendants and two competing scholars researching a possible scandal at the estate in 1809 involving Lord Byron.

A signup sheet will be posted soon. A CAST BREAKDOWN is posted on the main board, 1st Floor and also below.

There are hard copy SIDES in Room 107 outside Jeff Woodruff’s office.  PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE THEM. THEY WILL NOT BE REPLACED.  There are also Monologues designated as CALLBACKS ONLY.  Please do not choose them for your initial audition.  The sides & monologues are also posted below.

ALL ROLES require a British dialect.  However, if you are uncomfortable doing one at the audition, do not worry about, if cast, you will learn it!  I do not want you “in your head” or reading in an animated, superficial manner.

I suggest you diligently work on these pieces:  Stoppard’s language is as demanding as Shakespeare’s:  vocal energy, articulation, and controlled physicalization are required in order to be seriously considered for a role. In addition, KNOW WHAT YOU ARE SAYING, which means looking up any and all words you are unsure of.

Additional postings will follow.

Cast Breakdown

Initial Audition Sides
Chater & Septimus
Valentine & Bernard
Chloe & Hannah
Septimus & Jellaby
Lady Croom & Noakes
Hannah & Bernard
Septimus & Thomasina
Augustus & Septimus
Lady Croom & Septimus

Monologues - For Callback Use Only
Lady Croom



Acting Script

Additional information to follow

Treasure Island

Auditions for Treasure Island will be held Monday, February 9th and Tuesday, February 10th from 7:00pm-10:00pm in Messick 206. 

Possible Callbacks will be held February 11th from 7:00pm-10:00pm.

Those auditioning are encouraged to read the original book, Treasure Island by Robert Lewis Stevenson.

A copy of the full script of Treasure Island is now available in the workroom, Messick 107. Please do not remove the script from the workroom.

Audition sides will be available in the workroom and online after winter break. 

Character descriptions and the audition sign up sheet will also be available on the Callboard in Messick after break.

Remember, women may also be cast as pirates.

Thank you,

Katelyn Burrell

Treasure Island Stage Manager

Summer Theatre Auditions
There are no auditions at this time.  Please check back soon.

StoryBook Theatre Auditions
There are no auditions at this time.  Please check back soon.