Acting Out! Theater Company
Thank you for your interest in 26 Pebbles. This is a wonderful opportunity to "gift your gifts" to a good cause. Auditions will be held on Sunday, February 23 from 6-8 PM and Monday, February 24 from 7-9 PM at 56 Island Street in Lawrence, MA.
The audition will begin with a group exercise, so please sign up for a specific slot and plan on arriving a few minutes before it begins. You will only need to stay for your slot. Please bring your calendar so you can inform us of your conflicts through the production dates. Either prepare a monologue (roughly a minute), or plan to tell a short story about an incident that had great personal significance to you. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the script.
Note on Characters
The original cast was comprised of six actors playing a multitude of characters. There are nineteen characters altogether, and they will be distributed according to our unique ensemble.
The original breakdown and description of characters was as follows:
Actor 1 (female)
Jenn - Sandy Hook mother to a six-year old son and wife to Michael.
Carla - Married mother of two, retired airline pilot who lives on a farm and enjoys the simple life.
Actor 2 (male)
Michael - Sandy Hook father to a six-year old son and husband to Jenn.
Darren - Father of two boys and married to Georgia. Suffers from PTSD.
Bill - Married to Carole and father to Sally. Retired blue-collar worker with a salt of the earth mentality. Carole's rock.
Father Weiss - Monsignor of the Catholic Church and Christian spiritual leader to the community. A bit worn out and weary by the responsibilities thrust into his life.
Actor 3 (male)
Joe - Former art teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Chris - Works in City Hall and oversees the collection of gifts after 12/14. Straight-talking, "no-nonsense."
Rabbi Shaul Praver - Passionate Rabbi and Jewish spiritual leader of the community.
Mike - Blue-collar construction worker and contractor born and raised in Sandy Hook.
Actor 4 (female)
Yolie - Artistic-minded, divorced mother of one who is passionate about her community and positive change.
Jeriann - Spiritual healer who is new to the community. Opened a healing and angel reading shop with Starr
Sally - Hometown girl who loves her community. Daughter of Carole and Bill.
Actor 5 (female)
Georgia - Australian-born mother of two boys and married to Darren. Newtown is the first home she's made in the U.S. with her family.
Kat - Former factory worker now turned volunteer of incoming gifts to the town. Gravely voiced and tough on the outside but a heart of gold, hug-loving person on the inside.
Carrie - Married mother of two girls. Lives in Sandy Hook.
Actor 6 (female)
Julie - Married mother of two. Lives in Sandy Hook.
Starr - Angel reader who is born and bred in the community, and a bit quirky. She opened a healing and angel reading shop with Jeriann.
Carole - Tough, salt of the earth human resources director of Newtown. She is "no-nonsense" and has a tremendous love of her town and its constituents. She is married to Bill and mother to Sally.
Rehearsal and Production Dates
The first rehearsal and read-through will be Tuesday, March 3. There will be two rehearsals a week, likely Tuesday evenings and another time determined after reviewing actors’ conflicts. The rehearsal schedule will be set and given to you in advance of the read-through. There will be no rehearsals the week of April 18- 26. Tech week begins Monday, May 4, and the production dates are Friday, May 8 – Sunday, May 10. Please note this is Mother’s Day weekend.
Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the director, Heather Butler, at [email protected]
Review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. We can't wait to see you at auditions!
|| Heather Butler