Auditions for 2017 Collection of One Acts
Eden Prairie Players will be holding auditions for our 2017 Collection of One Acts, featuring a new selection of six original plays, on July 17 and 18. We have 26 roles to fill. Details of the plays are below.
To ensure the smooth running of the auditions, we ask you to please fill out and submit our online audition form, and schedule your audition appointment, at least three hours prior to the start of auditions. You will be asked to upload a photo of yourself (portrait-style preferred, but a formal headshot is not required) and a theatrical résumé if you have one, and to mark your conflicts during the rehearsal period.
July 17 and 18, 6:30 PM.
Auditions are by appointment. Choose a time block in the audition form.
Scripts will be available to read starting at 6:00 PM.
Callbacks, if required, July 20, 7:00 PM.
Riley-Jacques Barn (Map)
9100 Riley Lake Road, Eden Prairie
Please prepare one or more monologues for the audition. You will be allowed up to three minutes total. You may wish to showcase both dramatic and comedic skills. Memorization is recommended but not required.
We recognize that you may not wish to be considered for every play in the collection. We will have copies of all of the plays available to read starting at 6:00 PM Monday and Tuesday nights. If there are any plays you would prefer not to be considered for, please inform the desk volunteer.
Rehearsals will be scheduled for each play, around the availability of the actors and directors, from early August to tech week.
Tech and Dress Rehearsals
Monday, September 11 through Thursday, September 14
September 15 and 16 at 7:30 pm
September 17 at 2:00 pm
September 21 - 23 at 7:30
September 24 at 2:00 pm
Plays and Roles
Taking Things in Hand
by Marj O’Neill-Butler
directed by Lori Alsdurf
May, an older woman, thinks her friend Dorothy is lonely and wants to set her up. Dorothy resists when May suggests dating, but May has already set up her profile on media websites. After one failed “meet” May is about to give up, but Dorothy wants to get involved and learn about using the internet for dating.
Dorothy Downs: A pretty senior looking for love and affection; 65+
May Newell: Dorothy's up-to-date good friend; 60's
Paul: Short, chubby, Dorky Senior who's looking for sex; 65+
A Place that Looks Like Davenport
by Paul Lewis
directed by Matthew Kraft
A middle-aged couple in Davenport, Iowa, are grieving the loss of their only son, who was struck by a foul-ball line drive at a minor league baseball park. One night they have an unexpected visitor: the rookie shortstop who hit the ball into the stands.
Hal: early to mid 40s, a manager at John Deere.
Elaine: late 30s to early 40s, married to Hal. She would describe herself as a housewife.
Bobby: around 20, rookie shortstop for the Burlington Bees, a class-A minor league team
Don't Bleed On Me (or Clothes Minded)
by Andy Rassler
directed by Liz Michaelson
A white load of laundry is thrown into a panic when a colored sock is mistakenly thrown into the load.
Athletic Child 1
Athletic Child 2
From Sex to Oatmeal
by Richard Karulf
directed by Deb Karulf
The play follows Annie, an idealistic college woman who walks a tightrope as a peacemaker and mediator between Lilly, her career-oriented mother, and Henry, her quick-tempered grandfather, after the death of her grandmother. Her goal is to reunite the family, but this proves challenging.
Henry: An 80ish Male in a nursing home
Bill: An 80ish Male, Henry's friend
Annie: Henry's 19 year old granddaughter
Lilly: Henry's 40ish daughter
Pat: A Female nurse
Romeo and Juliet: Epilogue
by William Sikorski
directed by David Durkee
The criminal investigation subsequent to the events of the Shakespeare play. Detectives Davis and Stanley interrogate Friar Lawrence at the Verona 41st Precinct Police Station.
Detective (Sam) Davis (could be male or female)
Detective (William) Stanley
by Martin Blank
directed by Chad Giefer
A politically opposite married couple tries to survive going green and a morning commute without killing each other.
Dale, a man or woman, could be any age
Sign Up To Audition: Please fill out and submit our online audition form on TheaterForms and make an appointment for your audition. Have your calendar handy and be prepared to enter rehearsal conflicts. You will be asked to upload a headshot (a JPEG file) and a theatrical résumé (a PDF file) if you have one. If you don’t have either of these files you can still submit the form.
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