Theatre Northwest at the IU Northwest School of the Arts
WHO CAN AUDITION:
ANYONE! Auditions for Theatre Northwest productions are open to IU Northwest students, regardless of academic major. In addition, auditions are open to Ivy Tech students and community performers from around Northwest Indiana.
Auditions, rehearsals and performances will follow guidelines provided by Indiana University to promote the safety of the performers and audience members. These guidelines are constantly evolving based on public health data.
CLIMATE SEASON OVERVIEW:
The 21/22 Theatre Northwest CLIMATE SEASON will feature theatre productions, campus activities and community events to explore the topic of climate change and highlight local climate action and sustainability initiatives.
Kaminski’s Lot is an original work commissioned by Theatre Northwest and written by playwright and historian Jeff Biggers. Set in present day Gary, Kaminski’s Lot tells the story of a group of IU Northwest students who become stranded during a severe thunderstorm and seek shelter in a makeshift greenhouse.
ROLES (5F, 2M):
Earl (black male, 50s) An urban farmer and retired teacher who is happy to be alone among his beloved plants, happily keeping the world's dramas at an arm's distance. He has a larger than life personality combined with an artistic approach to gardening.
Simone (black female, teen) Earl’s niece, A precocious chatterbox and a constant purveyor of ideas, questions, news flashes, and new information from social media. Irritates Earl, but he loves her for it.
Professor Alex (white male, 30s or older) An IUN professor in the sciences, West Coast transplant. Has an encyclopedic knowledge of everything that he's always anxious to share.
Eva (white female, 22) IUN student in Education from Hammond. Her grandfathers and father worked in steel mills. Sweet, bubbly, and prone to putting her foot in her mouth.
Reyna (Latinx female, 20) IUN student in Nursing from Mexican American family in Portage. Her grandfather worked in the steel mills.
Stacey (white female, 20)-- IUN student in Environmental Science and a climate activist. Lives in Calumet City and serves as caretaker for her ailing grandmother.
Joyce (black female, 43) Nontraditional IUN Business student from Gary. A mother of two kids looking to start her own business.
August 23 and 24, 6-9 pm
Actors need only attend one audition date
Indiana University Northwest
Arts and Sciences Building, 2nd Floor
SCHEDULING YOUR AUDITION:
Please fill out this REGISTRATION FORM
Parking at IU Northwest is FREE on evenings and weekends. We recommend parking in the small lot at 35th and Broadway.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Wear comfortable clothes (soft clothing, athletic shoes) and be prepared to move and read from the script.
WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU:
You will be asked to provide a summary of your acting experience. If you have a resume available, that would be welcome. You will also be asked to provide details of your rehearsal availability.
Standard rehearsal times are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9 pm.
Stage 1 of rehearsal will be between August 26 and September 11.
Stage 2 of rehearsal will be from October 11 to November 3.
A detailed rehearsal schedule will be created that respects the time of all team members. Additional weekend rehearsal times may be added as opening approaches based on the availability of the actors. Those auditioning must be available for a majority of the rehearsals and must declare rehearsal conflicts before being cast.
November 4,5,6,11,12, and 13. Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm, Saturday at 3pm.
Additional performances may be scheduled based on availability.
There are always opportunities to be involved backstage at Theatre Northwest. We are looking for those with interest and/or experience with stage management, costumes, properties, lighting, set construction and painting. Contact Tim O’Donnell, Technical Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can receive academic credit for your involvement with this show by registering for 1 credit of T168 THEATRE PRACTICUM. Contact Kathy Arfken, Assoc. Professor of Theatre, email@example.com
ALL OTHER QUESTIONS:
Contact Mark Baer, Assoc. Professor of Theatre, firstname.lastname@example.org
About Theatre Northwest: https://www.iun.edu/performing-arts/
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Theatre Northwest Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iunperformingarts/
View Jeff Bigger’s website here: https://www.jeffrbiggers.com/