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Keyano Theatre Co. Auditions

Misery Auditions

Auditions are being held for Keyano Theatre Company's production of Misery by Stephen King, adapted for the stage by William Goldman.

Auditions are open for any interested adult actors (25+) who wish to participate. Actors of all genders, ethnicities, and physical abilities are encouraged to audition.


PLAY SUMMARY

Based on Stephen King's book of the same name, Misery follows successful romance novelist Paul Sheldon, who is rescued from a car crash by his "number one fan" Annie Wilkes, and wakes up captive in her secluded home. WHile Paul is convalescing, Annie reads his latest book and becomes enraged when she discovers the author has killed off her favourite character, Misery Chastain. Annie forces Paul to write a new Misery novel, and he quickly realizes Annie has no intention of letting him go anywhere. The irate Annie has Paul writing as if his life depends on it, and it does.

Please note that this production depicts some extreme physical violence. Please read our Statement on Moments of Violence for more information.


COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

At this time, masks are not required by Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre, however we are mask-friendly, should you be more comfortable rehearsing in a mask. Unless otherwise mandated, actors will be performing without a mask when the show goes live on stage.

Keyano Theatre Company will be taking lessons learne dover the past several years to reduce the transmissions of any illness through our cast. This will include additional hand and respiratory hygiene, cleaning and careful handling of props and costumes. Occasional mask use may be requested in extended instances of very close contact between actors or any time a potential "bug" is passing through a family. We want to eliminate the typical "cast cold" that used to move regularly through a rehearsal process.

Keyano Theatre Comany will require that everyone involved with the production comply with all current (and future) mandated health requirement.


DATES AND DEADLINES (2022)

Video audition submission deadline - August 3 at 4PM

In-person auditions - August 5 (6-10PM), August 6 (10AM-5PM)

Call-back Auditions - August 7 (1-4PM)

 

Rehearsals (Aug 21 - Sep 25)

Sundays 12PM-5PM

Mondays 6PM-10PM

Thursdays 6PM-10PM

Fridays 6PM-10PM

 

Tech Week

September 26 6PM-11PM

September 29 6PM-11PM

September 30 6PM-11PM

October 1 9:30AM-6PM

October 2 12PM-6PM

October 3 6PM-11PM

October 5 6PM-11PM

 

Show Schedule (Call time 6PM, Show Time 7:30PM)

October 6 - Preview

October 7 - Opening Night

October 8 - Performance 3

October 13 - Performance 4

October 14 - Peformance 5

October 15 - Performance 6


CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

PAUL SHELDON (Male-identifying; 45-65) - author, held captive by ANNIE after a car crash. Mostly bedridden, this role does require some physical versatility (crawling/falling out of bed, etc.)

ANNIE WILKES (Femail-identifying, 50s-60s) - obsessed wil PAUL, her favourite author, and willing to go to any length to have him resurrect her favourite character. She is a psychopath and capable of extreme violence.

BUSTER (Male-identifying, 40s-60s) - the local sheriff, who come slooking for Sheldon after finding his car near Annie's house.


AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

To be considered for a part in Misery, candidates are asked to audition in-person or by video submission. Actors must prepare to read from the provided sides. All required audition materials reference below are available here. Memorization is not necessary, as we will have copies of these available for you to hold on to during your audition. You may hold onto these sides for your video submissions as well.

IN-PERSON AUDITION (PRIVATE, 10 MINUTE)

- Arrive 10-15 minutes early for your audition time

- Please fill out a copy of our Audition Form

- Please fill out a copy of our Photo Permission Form

- Read through the Audition Handbook and keep a copy of the rehearsal schedule for yourself

- Have a picture taken

- Begin your private audition with:

For the part of ANNIE - Please come prepared to read TWO (2) of the provided monologues.

For the part of PAUL and/or BUSTER - Please come prepared to read the ONE (1) provided PAUL monologue, as well as to perform the provided Physicality Excerpt

 

VIDEO SUBMISSION

Should you elect to submit your auditon by video, please submit the following in one video (max 5 minutes in length):

1. State your name and the role(s) for which you are auditioning (i.e. "My name is ____ and I'm auditioning for the role of ____.")

2. For the part of ANNIE - Please read TWO (2) of the provided monologues

    For the parts of PAUL and/or BUSTER - Please read the ONE (1) provided PAUL monologue and perform the provided pgysicality excerpt. Make sure we can see all of your physicality.

3. Fill out a copy of the Audition Form

4. Email your video submission and audition form to [email protected] no later than 4PM on August 3, 2022

Regardless of whether you audition in person or via video, all prospective actors will need to be available to attend call-back auditions on August 7, 2022. Please be prepared to stay 1PM-4PM.

If you are require for call-backs, this request will be made by phone on the evening of Saturday, August 6, 2022.


QUESTIONS/QUERIES

All audition materials (monologues, physicality excerpts, Photo permisison, etc.) are available here. Please read through the documents and familiarize yourself with the provided script materials. If you would like to read a copy of the script it can be signed out through the Keyano Box Office.

If you have any questions about the production or the audition process, please reach out to [email protected]

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