Educational Theatre

Audition for Radium Girls

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development's Program in Educational Theatre is proud to announce the Spring main stage: Radium Girls written by D.W. Gregory and directed by David Montgomery. 

"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. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for 9 to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts—friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science."

 

Our production seeks an ensemble of 9-12 people of diverse backgrounds, ages, genders, races, ethnicities, and abilities to perform various roles in the ensemble. Almost all performers will play multiple characters. Roles include:

Grace Fryer- A top-notch dial painter, 15 at the start of the play, 26 at its end

Kathryn Schaub- Grace's friend, another dial painter, also 15 at the start of the play

Irene Rudolph- Kathryn's cousin, 17 at the start of the play

Mrs. Alma Macneil- Their supervisor

Arthur Roeder- President of the U.S. Radium Corp., 34 at the start of the play

Edward Markley- Counsel for the company

C.B. "Charlie" Lee- Vice President, later President of company

Dr. Von Sochocky- Founder of U.S. Radium Corp., inventor of the 

Tom Kreider- Grace's boyfriend, several years older than she

Diane Roeder- Married to Arthur Roeder

Harriet Roeder- their daughter, 9 at the start of the play, later in her 30s

Anna Fryer- Grace's mother

Katherine Wiley- Executive Director of New Jersey Consumer's League

Ray Mondberry- An attorney for the dial painters

Dr. Cecil Drinker- A Harvard industrial hygienist

Dr. Harrison Martland- The county medical examiner

Dr. Joseph Knef- a dentist

Dr. Marie Curie- Discovered radium

Frederich Flinn, PhD- Columbia University industrial hygienist 

Jack Youngwood- A reporter, Newark Ledger

Nancy Jane Harlan- Sob sister, a tabloid reporter, New York Graphic

William J.A. Bailey- An entrepreneur, manufacturer of Radithor

Mrs. Michaels- a consumer of Radithor

Society Woman- Mrs. James Middleton, a well-bred woman

Clerk- An overworked public employee

 

We ask interested folks to sign up for one of the following ten minute audition slots on Saturday, 1/26 or Monday, 1/28 and prepare two sides from two different characters (two sides total, ex: 1 side from Grace, the other from Sob Sister.) The sides can be found here. The full script can be found here. Callbacks will be Tuesday, 1/29 7:00-10:00pm at the Provincetown Playhouse (133 MacDougal St). If you have a conflict, please let us know, and we will do our best to work something out. Sides can be viewed in the Educational Theatre office (Pless rm. 223) beginning January 20th. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach our the Cassie Holzum (Production Stage Manager) at [email protected] Hope to see you there!

Created by:   Cassie Holzum
 
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Audition Slot

01/26/2019 (Sat)
1:00pm - 1:10pm   
Liv Rocklin
1:10pm - 1:20pm   
Lucy Medeiros
1:20pm - 1:30pm   
1:30pm - 1:40pm   
Barrett Impala
1:40pm - 1:50pm   
1:50pm - 2:00pm   
2:00pm - 2:10pm   
Asha John
2:10pm - 2:20pm   
Angelica Xie
2:20pm - 2:30pm   
2:40pm - 2:50pm   
2:50pm - 3:00pm   
3:00pm - 3:10pm   
Kenny Andrew
3:10pm - 3:20pm   
Sariah Turner
3:20pm - 3:30pm   
Nora Gentile
3:30pm - 3:40pm   
Eve Price
3:40pm - 3:50pm   
Ally Goodkind
3:50pm - 4:00pm   
Lindsay Corona
01/28/2019 (Mon)
7:00pm - 7:10pm   
Hannah Dorph
7:10pm - 7:20pm   
Deanna Ibrahim
7:20pm - 7:30pm   
Irene Guo
7:30pm - 7:40pm   
7:40pm - 7:50pm   
7:50pm - 8:00pm   
8:00pm - 8:10pm   
SherillMarie Henriquez
8:10pm - 8:20pm   
8:20pm - 8:30pm   
8:40pm - 8:50pm   
Savanah Knechel
8:50pm - 9:00pm   
Kate McCreary
9:00pm - 9:10pm   
9:10pm - 9:20pm   
9:20pm - 9:30pm   
9:40pm - 9:50pm   
9:50pm - 10:00pm   
Evan Oslund
I can come earlier if need be! I won't keep you there til 10 if you can get out earlier!


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