FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2005
Theatre Call for Auditions
The College of the Canyons Theatre Department is looking for actors to participate in two upcoming theatre productions, How I Learned to Drive and The Little Prince, to be performed in the Black Box theatre at the Vital Express Center for the Performing Arts. Auditions will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Monday, September 12 and 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, September 14 in the Black Box Theatre at the Vital Express Center.
How I Learned To Drive is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Paula Vogel. It takes the audience on a journey down the roads of rural America as it explores the troubling relationship between an young girl and her abusive uncle. The play deals with mature subject matter and it is advisable to read the play before auditioning.
Available parts for How I Learned To Drive are:
- Lil Bit: A woman who ages through time from 11 years to 30-something
- Peck: An attractive man in his 30s to 40s
- Male Chorus: Play a variety of roles -- Grandfather, Waiter, High School boys 18 to 30s
- Female Chorus: Plays Mother, Aunt Mary, High School girls in their 20s to 30s
- Teenage Chorus: Has nothing to do with teenage, except designation. Plays voice of 11-year-old Lil Bit, Grandmother, High School girls 20s.
The Little Prince, based on the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, is the charming tale of a world-weary aviator whose plane crashes in the Sahara desert and there meets a mysterious boy. Through the conversations he has with the young boy, the aviator learns transforming wisdom about friendship, love and, most importantly, how to be a child again.
Available parts for The Little Prince are:
- Aviator: Male 30s and up
- Little Prince: Male or female to play ageless child 8 - 11 years
- Fox & chorus: Male or female actor/dancer
- Actors/dancers/gymnasts for 10 roles: Multiple roles including Rose, King, conceited man, businessman, lamplighter, geographer, 2-headed snake, desert flower.
The chorus will also portray the spirit of the desert, international forms of dance from the near and far east will be used. The chorus plays a major role in this production and will have a lot of stage time. Please dress for movement.
Anyone who auditions and is given a role in either of the two plays is expected to enroll in the colleges Theater Production 190 class.
No audition appointments are necessary. Simply show up prepared to perform.