Board and Production Team
CASTING is open to all performers ages 14-18.
Please sign up for an audition time slot for The Realm written by Sarah Myers, directed by Aidan Svensk, and produced by teens of the BackStory Youth Leadership Program.
AUDITIONS, FIRST REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE @ BROOMFIELD AUDITORIUM (3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020)
ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS @ BACKSTORY THEATRE (555 Burbank St, Unit Q, Broomfield, CO 80020)
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS TO THE AUDITION PANEL AND SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT WITHIN 10 MINUTES OF ANOTHER SIGNED PERFORMER WHEN AT ALL POSSIBLE (NOT LEAVING GAPS OF 30 MINUTES FOR THE PANEL TO WAIT THROUGH).
Performers aged 14-18 are encouraged to audition for this dramatic exploration of the power of language. Auditions are held January 15 & 16 with casting announced by January 17. First rehearsal is Saturday, January 19 from 9am-1pm. Additional rehearsals to meet a minimum of two weekday evenings per week and some weekends as needed per majority schedule availability. Performances held April 12 & 13 @ 7pm at the Broomfield Auditorium (3 Community Park Rd, Broomfield, CO 80020). An additional show at 10am on April 12 may be added depending on cast availability. Adult mentorship is provided but all production needs, direction, and stage management are conducted by the creative team of BYLP members and additional cast as appropriate.
Please prepare a 30-60 second dramatic monologue highlighting your vocal projection, character development, and ability to move naturally on stage.
MUST provide a full list of conflict dates with resume and headshot at auditions.
$25 fee to participate due by first rehearsal. Fee offsets script and royalty costs for this otherwise free educational performance experience. Parents of cast and crew are encouraged to volunteer with box office/front of house needs on performance dates.
by Sarah Myers
- 60 - 75 minutes
- 4 f, 2 m, 4 either (6-20 actors possible: 4-10 f, 2-10 m)
- Set: Minimal -- suggestive set pieces to reflect various settings, both above and below ground.
Two teenagers, Kansas and James, must rely on each other as they attempt to escape from a not-so-future world that rations everything from water to children to the length of a human life -- a plastic-coated, slogan-filled society where citizens are expected to lose even language itself by a certain age. Alternating between their journey and the memories of a woman who lives outside of society with only scraps of words as her weapons, The Realm is a chilling exploration of the power of language, for better or worse, to make new worlds.
Broomfield Auditorium: 3 Community Park Rd
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