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Auditions: To Kill A Mockingbird
July 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm
The EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens will be holding auditions for our fall indoor show, To Kill A Mockingbird, on Wednesday July 29th. Please email email@example.com to set up an audition appointment. The performance dates are Oct 30 – Nov 22, 2015
Fri & Sat 7:30pm; Sun 2pm
Sat, Oct 31, 2:00pm
Auditioners must prepare a one minute monologue of their choice. The director, Jeremy Torres (Stage Director/Teacher, Head of the BFA Performance Program) will also have actors doing cold reads from the script that evening, as well.
Show and director information below.
The role of Scout is cast. All other roles are open.
It’s 1935, and racial tensions are high in Maycomb, Alabama. Nonetheless, young Scout manages to live a rather carefree, privileged existence, insulated from issues of race. All that changes when Scout watches her father, Atticus Finch defend an innocent man, Tom Robinson, against a potential death sentence, which looms threateningly against him because of prejudice due to race. Scout begins to realize that just because society portrays something as being true doesn’t mean that it actually is fact. With the the help of Atticus, and her older brother Jem, Scout learns that “growing up” often means doing what is right, even when it comes at great cost. To Kill A Mockingbird is now considered an American masterpiece about the power of childhood innocence, morality, and love. However, it is important to note that the author, Harper Lee always defined it as a simple love story.
Directed by Jeremy Torres (head of the BFA Performance program and director at TxState University) and featuring Hallie Strange as Scout.