39 STEPS AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT
By Patrick Barlow
Direction - John Maio
Lighting & Sound – Michael O’Brien
Stage Manager - Vicki Kagawan
Altarena Artistic Director – Katina Letheule
Cold read from script. No monologue required. Comedic Stage British, Cockney, Scottish and German accents are required and outlined in the sides that will be provided after sign up. Be prepared to attempt all dialects pertinent to the character.
Non-AEA / Stipend. Altarena Playhouse does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. We are seeking a diverse list of artists for every role and encouraging all to submit.
Please familiarize yourself with the script and the character(s). Please be on time. Please bring your headshot, resume and your calendar. Please complete the audition form and conflict calendar that will be forwarded to you after sign up and bring them with you to the auditions.
Questions? Feel free to contact the Director at [email protected] Scripts can easily be found at any public library, Amazon.com, SamuelFrench.com or email the director!
Audition Dates & Sign Up Link
July11th Sunday by appointment
July12th Monday by appointment
Audition sign up below.
Auditions are in person in small groups. Whatever COVID requirements in effect at the time of the auditions will be followed. AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Callbacks (by invitation only)
July 18th Sunday 7pm
Altarena Playhouse 1409 High Street, Alameda, Ca 94501
Rehearsal & Performance Information
Rehearsals: Tentatively begin (depending on cast conflicts) on Aug 23rd.
Rehearsals are generally Sundays - Thursday nights from 7pm -10pm
Performances: Friday, Saturday evenings 8pm and Sunday Matinees 2pm from Oct 15th - Nov 21st
Audition sides, Audition form and conflict calendar will be sent via email after your completed sign up.
Character Summary (4 Actors)
RICHARD HANNAY: (Age range early 30’s to late 50’s, male - identifying) “Pencil moustache.” “An attractive man, not too young and not too old…relatively ordinary… thinks of himself as commonplace…is drawn in against his better judgment into a mystery he vaguely understands…”
Dialects: A Canadian with precise diction, not necessarily an English accent. The role requires stamina, physical comedy skills and excellent comic timing.
ANNABELLE, MARGARET, PAMELA: (Age Range 25 to 40’s, female - Identifying) All roles played by one woman: a ”beautiful…nervous…seductive” German spy; a Scottish farmer’s wife; and a “beautiful”. British woman. The role requires versatility, stamina, excellent comic timing, and the romantic style of a Hitchcock leading lady.
Dialects: A wide variety including English, German and Scottish
CLOWN 1 & CLOWN 2: (Age Range: 20's and up, male or female - Identifying) DON’T BE MISSLEAD BY THE NAMES OF THESE CHARACTERS. THEY ARE THE HEART OF THIS SHOW. The 2 CLOWNS, in the English Music Hall tradition, play over 30 characters between them; changing characters frequently, sometimes within seconds, using costumes and props from the simple to more detailed. The roles require versatility; stamina to perform fast- paced verbal and physical comedy; excellent comic timing and extreme focus.
Dialects: A wide variety of English, German, Scottish
DEMONSTRATION OF CHARACTER DIALECTS WILL BE REQUIRED AT AUDITIONS