reasons to be pretty by Neil LaBute (an OLT popUP Production)
AUDITIONS: Monday & Tuesday, December 9th & 10th 7pm
Directed by: Terence Artz
Roles: 2 Males, 2 Females (age range for all roles is 25-40)
Steph is the central character of the play. Throughout the story, she is furious. She feels emotionally wounded by her boyfriend -- who believes that her face is "regular" (which she views as a way of saying that she is not beautiful).
Greg, the protagonist, spends most of his life trying to explain his misunderstood intentions to others. Like other leading men in Neil LaBute plays, he is far more affable than the male supporting characters (who are always foul-mouthed jerks). In spite of his low-key, eager-to-remain-calm personality, Greg somehow evokes anger from the rest of the characters.
Kent is the obnoxious jerk character we were just talking about. He is crude, down-to-earth, and believes that his life is better than perfect. He not only has a good-looking wife, but he's also tangled in a work-related affair.
Carly is the wife of Kent and the best friend of Stephanie. She sets the conflict in motion, spreading gossip about Greg's supposedly true feelings.
Production runs January 11 & 12, 2014
Boeing, Boeing by Marc Camoletti
AUDITIONS: January 13-14, 2014 (Monday & Tuesday), 7pm
ROLES: 2 Males, 4 Females
Directed by: Kathryn Beall
Bernard has the “ideal life” in Paris. He has a lovely apartment and three beautiful fiancées -- all flight attendants with different schedules. Bernard’s carefully constructed life runs like clockwork until that one day when unexpected schedule changes bring all three women to his apartment at the same time…
Production runs March 21 – April 13, 2014
Exit, Pursued by a Bear by Lauren Gunderson
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AUDITIONS: February 24-25, 2014 (Monday & Tuesday), 7pm
ROLES: 2 Males, 2 Females
Directed by: Toni Holm
Nan Carter has had enough! Her abusive, deer-poaching husband awakens from his latest binge to find himself duct taped to a recliner, covered in honey, awaiting judgment by Nan and her two best friends, Simon & Sweetheart. Will he be able to charm her into returning to him or will she leave him to be eaten by the bears? The play is set in rural Georgia and is full of humor and language.
Production runs May2 – 18, 2014
The Tempest by William Shakespeare
AUDITIONS: May 5-6, 2014 (Monday & Tuesday), 7pm
ROLES: 6-10 Males, 1-3 Females
Directed by: Terence Artz
On a deserted island, a powerful magician rules over an assortment of spirits, sprites, and monsters while his daughter grows up under his watchful eyes. When the ship carrying the brother who exiled him is wrecked upon his shores, Prospero must choose between forgiveness and revenge – and his daughter discovers the magical power of love.
Production runs July 11 – 27, 2014
General info about OLT auditions
Our audition procedures are generally as follows, but may vary at the discretion of the Director:
Auditions are typically held on a Monday and a Tuesday evening, starting at 7:00 p.m. You do not have to attend both nights of auditions, but you are welcome to read both nights of auditions if you'd like. If callbacks are necessary, the director will schedule the date and time.
Audition appointments are not necessary unless you are unable to attend auditions on the regularly scheduled days and times. In that case, the Director may agree to schedule a separate audition appointment for you. This choice is entirely up to the Director.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. You do not need to have prepared monologues. Copies of the scripts for the current season's plays are available at the Downtown, Lacey, and Tumwater branches of the Timberland Library. You may ask for a copy of the script at the information desk. Scripts are only available for use at the library and may not be checked out.
Headshots and resumes are welcome at auditions, but are not necessary.
Rehearsals are typically Monday through Thursday. Additional rehearsals and/or the rehearsal schedule are at the Director's discretion. Performances are typically Thursday through Sunday; Sunday is the only matinee. Special performances are typically on the Tuesday evening after the second weekend of performances.
Olympia Little Theatre is a community theater and you need not have any previous experience, just passion and commitment!