NEWPORT, R.I. – The Theatre Arts program at Salve Regina University is holding auditions for its fall shows on Thursday, Sept.15 from 6-9 p.m. at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.
Diverse actors of all ages are welcome to audition for roles in the “Reality Shows” season. A one-minute monologue should be prepared and suggested audition pieces are available on the SalveTheatre Facebook page.
The first show of the season is ‘columbinus’ by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. This documentary piece focuses on the killings at Columbine High School and will be directed by Salve Regina University Assistant Professor of Theatre Suzanne Delle. She has a MFA in directing and has run the Theatre Arts program at Salve Regina since January 2010.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Sept. 19 and will be held Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m., and Sunday afternoons from noon-6 p.m. The production calls for three female and five male actors that can play the role of high school students. Due to the nature of the play, there is adult language.
The show runs Thursday through Saturday, Oct. 20-22, at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 3 p.m. A 10 a.m. school matinee will be presented on Friday, Oct. 21.
The second show of the semester will be “The Miracle Worker,” which tells the story about Helen Keller and her teacher Annie Sullivan. Written by William Gibson, the production will be directed by Ricardo Pitts-Wiley, founder of Pawtucket-based Mixed Magic Theatre. Pitts-Wiley is the writer and director of such shows as “Waiting for Bessie Smith” and “When Mahalia Sings.”
“The Miracle Worker” is looking to cast six principal women and five principal men’s roles. There are numerous roles for African-American actors and actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
The show will run from Thursday through Saturday, Dec. 1-3, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m.
Rehearsals will begin on Monday, Oct. 24 and will be held Monday-Thursday evenings from 6-10 p.m. and Saturday afternoons from noon-6 p.m.
More information and suggested audition monologues can be found on the SalveTheatre Facebook page or by calling 401-341-2250.