The Depot Theatre presents the Pulitzer Prize winning play
ALISON’S HOUSE by Susan Glaspell
What has been brought into life cannot be taken from life.
Directed by Julie Baz and Designed by David Jeffrey
Does the private life of a public figure belong to the world?
It is a question of our time, but Susan Glaspell’s play from 1930 set on New Year’s Eve 1899, starts with this very question. Inspired by the life and work of the American poet Emily Dickinson, it is 18 years since Alison Stanhope, the country’s foremost poet, died. Now the house she lived in must be sold, but it holds secrets. Did Alison sacrifice the man she loved for the sake of her family’s reputation? And whom do such sacrifices benefit?
Alison’s House was first produced at Eva Le Gallienne’s Civic Repertory Theatre on 14th Street, New York, on 1 December 1930 where it was given 25 performances in the regular repertory season when, unexpectedly, it was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1931. The win was controversial and it was the first time the prize had been awarded to a woman.
ROLES – AGE RANGE
Ann Leslie – female 20s
Jennie – female 40+
Richard Knowles – male 20s-30s
Ted Stanhope – male 20s
Louise – female 20s-30s
The Father – Already cast
Eben – male 20s-30s
Elsa – female 20s-30s
Miss Agatha – female 50+
Hodges – male 30s-40s
Mrs. Hodges – female 30s-40s
Please check your availability against ALL the dates below BEFORE applying to audition.
First auditions – Sat 20 January 2018 – by appointment – 15 min – between 10am and 8pm
Call backs – Sun 21 January 2018 – up to 1 hour – between 10am and 8pm
Note 1. We encourage actors from a diverse range of cultural and racial backgrounds to apply.
Note 2. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications, we will not be able to offer all applicants an audition.
- Read the script – to be provided as a PDF when you are offered an audition time.
- Prepare a max 3 minute monologue from a play of your choice and perform it at the audition in a standard American accent.
17 February – 3 April 2018
- Rehearsals will be scheduled according to cast and crew availability.
- All the cast will not be required at every rehearsal.
- Rehearsals will be scheduled mainly on weekend days and on Mon and Tues evenings – actors need to be reasonably available during these times.
- During a couple of weeks, rehearsals may be scheduled on additional evenings.
- ALL the cast may be required at every scheduled rehearsal from 26 March 2018 onwards, including during the Easter weekend.
4 – 21 April 2018 (Previews Wed 4 and Thurs 5 April)
8pm Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 2pm and 5pm Saturday (15 performances)
Note. Cast call time is one hour prior to each performance.
The Depot Theatre, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville
Email a maximum ONE page CV and low res headshot to Julie Baz: firstname.lastname@example.org
ABOUT THE DEPOT THEATRE
We aim to entertain, challenge and inspire audiences with performances that are accessible, affordable and – most importantly – a really fun night out. Located in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Marrickville, known for its vibrant street culture, multicultural influences, and buzzing music and arts scene, The Depot Theatre is situated within and proudly supported by the historic Addison Road Centre, Sydney’s largest and oldest community centre, and a thriving hub for culture, arts and the environment visited by over 200,000 people annually.
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