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Auditions for Theatre Arts West’s Readers Theatre Series at Oceanside Civic Library

Oceanside CA— Theatre Arts West is holding AUDITIONS for the first three productions of its Readers Theatre Series which will be produced in partnership with the Oceanside Civic Center Library.

This is a brilliant way for us to get to know you and your talents as we are making our theatre home in Oceanside.

This Readers Theatre Series will take place the First Saturday following the First Friday: Oceanside Art Walk (FF:OAW) Event each month in an effort to strengthen the celebration of all of our Oceanside Arts Community as we grow both the Oceanside Theatre and Arts District and literary education and opportunities.

The plays have been selected to reflect the library’s monthly themes and will include engaging audience talk-backs after each free-to-the-public, dramatic, staged reading/performance.

E-Mail headshot and resume to auditions@theatreartswest.org with the roles and plays you wish to audition for in the subject line.

Date: Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Library Community Rooms, 330 N. Coast Hwy, Oceanside, 92054

The Productions:
Saturday, March 7th – 5:00 p.m. performance – Honoring Women’s History Month
Third – Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Wendy Wasserstein’s final play before her death, Third takes on issues of plagiarism, identity politics, stereotyping, and where women who fought for equal rights in the ‘60s, ‘70’s, and ‘80s find themselves today.
Laurie Jameson: lead, ‘50’s, tenured literary professor at a private liberal arts college
Woodson Bull, III (Third): lead, early 20’s, student in Laurie’s class
Emily Imbrie: supporting, 18 – early 20’s, Laurie’s daughter
Jack Jameson: supporting, 70’s – 80’s, Laurie’s father
Nancy Gordon: supporting, ‘50’s, colleague of Laurie

Saturday, April 4th – 5:00 p.m
. performance – Honoring Mark Twain
is-he-deadIs He Dead? – Originally written by Mark Twain in 1898, this hilarious, fast-past farce was adapted by David Ives and explores fame, greed, and the value of art ( a Theatre Arts West’s favorite theme).
Agamemnon Buckner (Chicago): 20’s – 30’s, a young artist
Hans VonBismark (Dutchy): A pupil of Millet
Marie Leroux: 20’s – 30’s, Millet’s sweetheart
Cecile Leroux: 20’s – 30’s, sister of Marie
Papa Leroux: Father of Marie and Cecile
Jean-Francois Millet: 20’s – 30’s
Widow Daisy Tillou: played by the same actor playing Jean-Fracois Millet
Bastien Andre: picture dealer and usurer
Madame Bathilde: 40’s – 60’s
Madame Caron: 40’s – 60’s
Phelim O’Shaugnessy: a pupil of Millet
Basil Thorpe: a rich English merchant
Claude Riviere: a reporter from “Le Figaro”
Charlie: a gorgeous flunky
The King of France
The Sultan of Turkey
The Emperor of Russia

Brittany Smith

Brittany Smith

Saturday, May 2nd – 5:00 p.m. performance – Honoring Lewis Carroll & Alice in Wonderland

Rabbit Hole: David Lindsay-Abaire was the recipient of a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for this play originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory. Rabbit Hole weaves comedy and drama into a powerful exploration of how we handle loss.
Becca: late 20’s/early 30’s (cast)
Izzy: Becca’s sister, early 20’s
Howie: Becca’s husband, late 20’s/early 30’s
Nat: Becca’s mother, late 40’s +
Jason: a 17 year old boy