We invite you to sign up for a 15 minute audition spot for Avail Academy HS's first ever One Act Play. This year's One Act Play will be Radium Girls. See below for a synopsis. Please prepare a one minute MEMORIZED monologue for this audition. Monologues should be in the theatrical category of "comedic" or "dramatic."
- Auditions will take place on Thursday, January 14th on campus in the Upper Room.
- Cast list will be posted at 10:00am on Saturday, January 16th.
- Full read through will be held on Monday, January 18th from 6:30-8:00pm in the Upper Room.
- Performances will be held on February 4, 5 and 6 on campus. More details to come.
Please abide by all COVID Safety Protocols for auditions and rehearsals at this time. This includes wearing a mask that covers your mouth and nose, remaining 6 feet apart from one another, sanitizing your hands frequently, and staying home when you are sick. If any COVID Safety Protocols change during this rehearsal season, you will be informed. Thank you for your cooperation.
If you have any questions about auditions or rehearsal process, please contact the director, Ms. Thoreen at [email protected]. If you would like to read more about the play, please contact Ms. Thoreen for a copy of the script.
If you are unable to attend all rehearsals, we understand. We encourage you to audition even if you cannot attend all potential rehearsal dates. The One Act Play will be a 35 minute performance following the State High School One Act Play Guidelines. Avail Academy High School will not be competing in 2020. Depending on interest and success, in future years Avail Academy HS may be competing in the MN State High School competition for One Act Plays.
**Radium Girls Synposis**
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 also 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. 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.
6:00pm - 9:00pm CST
|| Sarah Byrdziak