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Open public auditions for Theatre Northwest’s spring production of ‘Wiley and the Hairy Man’ on Feb. 1, 2

Children’s production seeks actors of all skill levels


Theater Northwest, the performance company of the Indiana University Northwest Department of Performing Arts, has announced open auditions for the spring production “Wiley and the Hairy Man.”

IU Northwest students, faculty, staff, and the greater Northwest Indiana community are encouraged to audition from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 1 and Thursday, Feb. Those auditioning are invited to come for one or both nights and are advised to come dressed comfortably as all actors will play games as well as read from the script.

The auditions will take place at Theatre Northwest at Arts on Grant, located just west of the IU Northwest campus in the Village Shopping Center at 37th Avenue and Grant Street.

The casting call is open to actors and actresses of all levels, including those with no experience. The cast will consist of Wiley, his Mother, his Dog, and The Hairy Man. These roles require bold characterizations and strong vocal projection. The cast will also include a chorus and a group of four to six actors representing “the magic of the swamp.”  These roles require strong physical skills and creative imagination. All roles may be played by any actor regardless of age, gender or race.

The spring production “Wiley and the Hairy Man” by Suzan Zedar tells the story of a little boy with big potential. Join him, his magical Mother and his dutiful Dog as they journey deep into the Alabama swamp on a quest to trick the Hairy Man and become “the best conjurer in the whole southwest county.”

Rehearsals are scheduled for Monday through Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m., February 6 through April 6. There will be no rehearsal from March 11 through 17 due to the campus’s Spring Break. Rehearsal times may be flexible depending on your casting.

Watch for details about the performances, which will take place between April 7 and 20. There will be 17 total performances, at 9:30 a.m. and 12 p.m., for area school children.

For information, contact the Department of Performing Arts at (219) 980-6810.

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