“The Birds” Auditions

directed by Seth Kaltwasser

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AUDITION INFORMATION

DATES AND TIMES
Auditions on Monday, June 3 & Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at the theatre. Doors open at 6:00 pm and auditions begin at 7:00, and continue until everyone is seen. No appointments; people are seen in the order they arrive. The show performs September 6 through 29, 2019 (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm).

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AUDITIONS
Please come prepared with a dramatic monologue (about one minute in length). You may also be asked to read a monologue from the script (see sides below). The director is seeking actors of all ages, ethnicities, and abilities. No accents requested.

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CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
Diane (late thirties – fifties):  Intellectual. Sensible. Can be cold. A writer and mother in her past life.
Nat (late thirties – fifties):  Tender-hearted. Cautiously optimistic.
Julia (twenties):  Youthful and naïve, with an emotional and unpredictable energy.
Tierney (thirties or older):  Mysterious neighbor to the main trio. A farmer.

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MONOLOGUES FOR ALL ROLES
Diane, Nat, Julia, and Tierney

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SHOW DESCRIPTION
Before the drama begins, birds have gone crazy, attacking humans and causing the end of civilization as we know it. Two flinty New Englanders are holed up in a remote cabin, an awkward but survivable existence that’s threatened with the arrival of an volatile young woman. Both Hitchcock and McPherson were inspired by the 1952 Daphne du Maurier novelette but, instead of the film’s frenzied flocks, famed playwright McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) concentrates on the human drama inside the cabin – a gripping and unsettling look at human relations in the face of pressure, uncertainty, and survival.