The show, as you may have guessed, will be running in October, so for all of you Dracula-philes out there, this might seem a little premature. (It's not you. This happens to a lot of bloggers.)
No, this entry is directed specifically at my little acting cherubs out there. The auditions are Monday night, July 27th, and here are a few reasons why I think you should be there:
1) Roger is a very smart and creative director. He will make you look good, and you will learn a great deal by working with him.
2) Horror is a genre that generally only makes it to the stage around Halloween in these parts, and it isn't always done particularly well. I think it is the most fun genre to play as an actor, and, again, Roger will do it right.
3) Dracula tends to draw audiences to the theatre that aren't normally theatre-goers. They may have never been to a live show before at all. These are exciting audiences to play to, and they are very appreciative of the live experience. You may have a hand in converting some folks into regular appreciators of the stage.
There is a Facebook page with all of the info, but I will also cut and paste it below. Make sure you call or e-mail for an appointment to get priority.
Auditions for Steven Dietz's DraculaWaaay cooler than Twilight
Monday, July 27, 2009
7:00pm - 10:00pm
The West Colfax Event Center
9797 W Colfax Ave (next to Disguises Costume Shop)
Auditions for Dracula at The E Project
The E Project announces the upcoming auditions for their production of Dracula by Steven Dietz. Based on the gothic novel by Bram Stoker The production will be directed by Roger Winn.
Auditions are Monday July 27th from7:30-10pm, with callbacks Thursday, July 30th from 7:30-10pm, all at The E Project, 9797 W Colfax Ave in Lakewood. Needed are 5 men and 4 women of various ages and types. Actors are asked to come prepared with a one-minute monologue and be ready to read from the script.
Rehearsals will begin mid-August and performances are Friday and Saturdays, October 16th – October 31st, with additional performances the week of Halloween. To set up an audition time, please contact Roger Winn at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Synopsis: The original Victorian vampire story comes to life in Steven Dietz’s true-to-the-original adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula. When the young Lucy falls deathly ill, no one can understand why. The truth lies shrouded in religious myth and secrecy. A madman in the asylum may know more than anyone, and Van Helsing and Dr. Steward must work quickly before Dracula or his vixens strike again. Sexually charged and unsettlingly real, this production is not to be missed! Oh, and yes, there will be blood.