directed by Jennie Ward
The safety of TRP artists, staff, volunteers, and patrons is of the utmost importance to us. Rehearsals and performance will be in-person, indoors. All cast members must be fully vaccinated. During rehearsals, all who are not actively rehearsing will be masked. During performances, any support crew will be masked. TRP will continue to monitor vaccination rates and positivity rates in the metro area and will proceed with this project informed by guidance from Federal, State, CDC and industry guidelines to ensure a safe environment for all.
Weekends October 1 thru October 24, 2021 (12 performances)
A prepared 2-minute contemporary monologue. Please email a digital headshot/resume when reserving your slot.
Wednesday August 11, 2021 7:00pm to 9:00pm (at TRP.) (Please note: you must sign up for an audition slot. Email info@TheatreintheRound.org with the subject line “Audition request” for a time assignment. Assigned time and arrival instructions will be emailed to you. Auditions will be held in cohorts with 6 slots in each half-hour. Please plan to arrive no more than 5 minutes before your half-hour slot, and leave as soon as you have completed your audition. Each cohort will wait in a separate location in the building. We ask you to observe social distancing while in the building, and remain masked until you begin your audition. Director, stage manager, and audition monitors will all be masked.)
Thursday August 12, 2021, at TRP. Time TBA
“CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION” BY ANNIE BAKER
At the community center in a Vermont state-college town, four strangers enroll in a six-week drama class. As they cautiously/skeptically/enthusiastically experiment with “acting games,” hearts are quietly torn open, tiny wars of epic proportions are waged, and each person is surprised by their own truth.
Except as noted, roles are open to actors of all identities – racial, ethnic, sexual, gender – and no roles assume the presence or absence of disability.
Marty (female-identifying, mid-50s, New-England artsy-crafty new-ager. An earnest dabbler; settled, not restless. James’ wife.)
James (male-identifying, 60ish, New England hippie, via late 1960s California. Economics professor at the state college in town. Surprised to discover that he wants something new. Marty’s husband – his second marriage.)
Schultz (male-identifying, late 40s, professional custom wood-worker. Awkwardly newly-divorced. Looking for ways to avoid changing himself. Still thinks he can change other people’s minds.)
Theresa (female-identifying, mid-30s, a little careless in her fearlessness, on her way somewhere else, owns (and uses) a hula hoop. Recently moved from NYC, where she was trying to be a professional actor. Currently studying for a Rolfing certification.)
Lauren (female-identifying, 16, half Lebanese. High school theater kid. Driven by equal parts shame and the certain hope of teenagers. Biding her time until she can leave home and her life can begin.)