2019 Anonymous Theatre Audition Information
SHOW: THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Conceived by Rebecca Feldman
Additional Material by Jay Reiss
REHEARSAL PERIOD: Limited one-on-one rehearsals will be scheduled based on actor availability. All conflicts are acceptable as long as you can attend the performance!
PERFORMANCE DATE: Monday, August 12 on Portland Center Stage's main stage
Director: Darius Pierce
Music Director: Darcy White
Choreographer: Elizabeth Young
Stage Manager: Carol Ann Wohlmut*
Assistant Stage Manager: Beth Summers
*Member of Actors Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the US
ABOUT ANONYMOUS THEATRE
Actors cast in Anonymous Theatre do not learn the identity of their castmates until they are onstage in front of the audience, and keep their participation in the event a secret. Actors rehearse one-on-one with the director, but do much of the preparation work on their own.
ABOUT THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake.
Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! At least the losers get a juice box.
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
Saturday, May 18, 12pm - 4pm at Triangle Productions’ Sanctuary Space (Address)
To schedule an audition please sign up here:
WILL NEED SIGNUP GENIUS LINK HERE
All roles will be cast after the first round of auditions. There will not be callback auditions.
Audition sides can be found by clicking here. NEED SIDES AND MUSIC In place of a side, you are welcome to prepare any monologue from the show. No need to fully memorize. Please do not limit yourself! Read the side that you like. Read for the part that you like, even if you feel you would not be "traditionally" considered. Auditioners will be called in for five-minute slots. Please prepare one side of your choice. Please do read through all of the sides to get a passing familiarity in case, time permitting, we want to read additional sides.
We strive to represent diversity in our productions. All roles are open to any age, gender, race, or ethnicity. Interested actors with disabilities are encouraged to reach out to discuss how we might facilitate your participation. Equity and non-equity encouraged are to audition. Click here for a full list of characters.
All roles are offered an honorarium ranging from $150 to $250 depending on size of role.
THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.