COMBINED AUDITIONS FOR 'EDUCATING RITA' AND 'LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE'
Dubai Drama Group will be auditioning for six roles in two of its upcoming productions, Educating Rita (one role) and Love, Loss and What I Wore (five roles). The roles are all for women. The auditions will be held:
At ENOC Room, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates
On Wednesday 14 June 2017 at 8pm
A short prepared piece is preferred, but needn’t be learnt off by heart. You will be asked to read from a script of the plays.
For further information or to confirm your attendence, please email email@example.com.
Performance dates: the weekends of 19-21 and 26-28 October 2017
Rehearsal schedule: rehearsals will begin in August 2017 on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings. In the weeks leading up to the production dates more rehearsals may be scheduled.
Educating Rita will be co-directed by Jane Kilalea and Penny Mackenzie. The play is an amusing and moving two-hander revolving around working-class hairdresser Rita, who enrols in adult education to change her life, and her jaded, heavy-drinking tutor, Frank, a failed poet who questions his own ability to teach her. The role of Frank has already been cast.
Rita: lively, funny, uninhibited and brash, she should have a playing age of 23-40.
As a two-hander, there’s no room to take a breather. Frank and Rita are in every scene, so it’s a great acting challenge. The play is very funny, but the comedy will only work if the characters are fully rounded and totally believable.
Love, Loss and What I Wore:
Performance dates: the weekend of 7-9 September 2017
Rehearsal schedule: rehearsals start almost immediately in June, on Monday and Wednesday evenings and Friday mornings; from August they will change to Sunday and Tuesday evenings and Friday mornings. In the weeks leading up to the production dates more rehearsals may be scheduled.
Love, Loss and What I Wore will be directed by Penny Mackenzie. The play, an imaginative, witty and poignant series of monologues and ensemble pieces about women, is based on the bestselling book of the same name by Irene Beckerman and covers all the important topics: mothers, prom dresses, mothers, buying bras, mothers, hating purses and why we only wear black.
The show is written for five adult actresses of any age, shape and size. Rehearsals will involve detailed characterisation work and intense study of timing and delivery. You do not leave the stage
and you are for the most part seated so use of your upper body and facial expression needs to be nuanced and evocative.