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Blue Moon Theatre Audition – THe Birds
January 30 @ 7:00 pm
When: Tuesday January 30th – 7pm
Readings from the script.
*Callbacks as needed on Feb 1st
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Headshots and resumes are accepted but are not required.
Be prepared to list all conflicts during the rehearsal and performance period.
CAST: 2 Men (aged 40s/50s and 50s/60s and 2 Women (aged late 40s/50s and early 20s).
DIANE (late 40s/50s) A writer who has been separated from her husband, and we learn she is also estranged from her adult daughter. She can be very forceful at times.
NAT (40s/50s) A man that Diane meets on the road when the world changes. They take refuge together in a house when the birds begin to attack. He is also single after a recent breakup with his girlfriend who signed him into a mental hospital approximately a year ago. At the play’s start he is delirious with a fever.
JULIA (early 20s) A survivor and it seems she will do whatever it takes to get what she needs. She seems sweet one moment, then cunning and suspicious the next.
TIERNEY (50s-60s) A large, imposing man who lives on the other side of the lake. The house where the trio has taken refuge belongs to his sister. He has managed to hoard a large stash of food, drink, and medicine. This lonely man has been observing the three others for quite some time, sizing them up, and he is especially interested in Diane.
Daphne du Maurier’s short story, also the basis for Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film, is boldly adapted for the stage—a gripping, unsettling, and moving look at human relationships in the face of societal collapse. In an isolated house, strangers Nat and Diane take shelter from relentless masses of attacking birds. There’s no electricity, little food, and a nearby neighbor may still be alive and watching them. Another refugee, the young and attractive Julia, arrives with some news of the outside world, but her presence also brings discord. Their survival becomes even more doubtful when paranoia takes hold of the makeshift fortress—an internal threat to match that of the birds outside.
Rehearsals typycally will be M, W, Thus (with some Saturdays)
Performances run Friday and Saturday nights in April 2018
Small stipend involved .
**Prospective Stage Managers, and Crew members please email firstname.lastname@example.org with resume and availability.