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Upstage Theater

Radium Girls Auditions

In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court.

Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your audition slot to allow time to fill out an information form and conflict calendar.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • 1-minute monologue (memorized and ready to perform)
  • Headshot
  • Acting Resume (if you have one)

 

LOCATION:

251 City Park Way, San Bruno, 94066

 

CALLBACKS:

Will take place at the same location on Sunday, September 8th from 2:00-3:00

 

THE CHARACTERS:

Women in the Factory

Grace Fryer: Our central character. Dialpainter. 15 at the start of the play, 26 at its close.

Katheryn Schaub: Grace’s friend. Dialpainter. 15 at the start of the play.

Irene Rudolph: Katheryn’s cousin, 17 at the start of the play. Later in her 20s.

Mrs. Alma Macneil: Their supervisor.

The Company Men

Arthur Roeder: President of the U.S. Radium Corp., 34 at the start of the play, 65 at its close.

Edward Markley: Counsel for the company.

C.B. “Charlie” Lee: Vice president.

Dr. Von Sochocky: Founder of U.S. Radium Corp., inventor of the luminous paint.

Their Family and Friends

Tom Kreider: Grace’s boyfriend, a mailman.

Diane Roeder: Married to Arthur Roeder.

Harriet Roeder: Arthur and Diane’s daughter.

Anna Fryer: Grace’s mother.

The Advocates

Katherine Wiley: Executive director of the New Jersey Consumer’s League.

Raymond Berry: Attorney for they dial painters.

The Scientists

Dr. Cecil Drinker: A Harvard industrial hygienist.

Dr. Harrison Martland: The county medical examiner,

Dr. Joseph Knef: A dentist.

Dr. Marie Curie: Discovered radium.

Frederick Flinn, Ph.D.: Columbia University industrial hygienist.

The Press

Reporter (Jack Youngwood): A reporter for the Newark Ledger.

Sob Sister (Nancy Jane Harlan): A tabloid reporter for the New York Graphic.

The Witnesses

Willian J.A. Bailey: An entrepreneur manufacturer of Radithor.

Mrs. Michaels: A consumer of Radithor.

Society Woman: Mrs. James (Cora) Middleton, a well-bred woman.

Clerk: An overworked public employee.

OTHER MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO TAKE AN INTEREST IN THE CASE.

 

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE ONLY LOOKING FOR PERFORMERS OF HIGH SCHOOL AGE. THANK YOU.

Created by:   Julie Garber
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (PDT) Available Slot
09/07/2019 (Sat.) 11:10am - 11:20am  

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Chloe Burcell
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Derron Mendel
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Roni Gal-Oz
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Jamie Penilla
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09/08/2019 (Sun.) 1:10pm - 1:20pm  

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