PRODUCTION DATES: May 3-19
See specific show calendar at www.thedramaworkshop.com
WHO SHOULD AUDITION:
The script is written for six actors, but we are expecting to expand from that number in order to maximize the diversity of the cast. We are looking for performers of all ages, sizes, shapes, genders and ethnicities. This is not a "dancy" show - all levels of mobility are welcome and encouraged.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
ACTING: short monologue/aside that directly addresses the audience. Performing with script-in-hand is perfectly acceptable, and auditionees can feel free to use material from the show itself if they like. These four examples will be on-hand: https://goo.gl/p9BPU9 ;
SINGING: Approximately 60 seconds of a pop/broadway style song. Bring sheet music with you for the accompanist, and an extra copy for yourself if needed. Singing from the score is acceptable (it will be on-hand).
MOVEMENT: This is not a "dancy" show but there will be a quick evaluation of your ability to move in time to music and follow simple choreography, so wear good shoes for that.
CONFLICTS/RESUME/HEADSHOT: Please bring a list of conflicts/availability from February - May. Resume/headshots accepted but not required.
IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS:
Feel free to contact the director, Amy Waldfogle ([email protected]), the music director Allen Lindsey ([email protected]) or the producer ([email protected]) with any questions.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book of interviews with American workers, Working paints a vivid portrait of the men and women that the world so often takes for granted: the schoolteacher, the phone operator, the waitress, the millworker, the mason and the housewife, just to name a few. Nominated for six Tony Awards, this classic has been updated for a modern age, featuring new songs by Tony Award-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, as well as favorites by Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia and James Taylor.
This new 2012 version of Working is a musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life. While most of the professions have been updated, the strength of the show is in the core truths that transcend specific professions; the key is how people's relationships to their work ultimately reveal key aspects of their humanity, regardless of the trappings of the job itself. The show, still set in contemporary America, contains timeless truths. This new version of Working allows the audience to get a rare glimpse of the actors and technicians, working to put on a show. This raw adaptation only enhances the realistic and relatable nature of the subject matter.
|| Amy Waldfogle