Auditions

2017-18 MainStage Auditions
'A Wrinkle in Time'
Flint Youth Theatre
Playwright: Tracy Young
Based on the book by Madeleine L’Engle
Director/Producing Artistic Director: Michael Lluberes
 
AEA TYA & Non Union
Rehearsals: September 5 – October 6, 2017 (Mondays-Fridays 6:00-10:00pm, Saturdays 2:00-6:00pm) Performances: October 7-October 22, 2017
 
Call 810.237.1530 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a ten minute audition appointment and to receive audition material. Actors will be asked to prepare sides from the script for specific roles.
 
STUDENT AUDITIONS (Under 18):
Tuesday August 22 6:00pm -9:30pm
Wednesday August 23 6:00pm-9:30pm
 
ADULT AUDITIONS (18 and up)
Friday August 25 6:00pm -9:30pm
Saturday August 26 12:00pm -6:00pm
 
Location:
Studio 1
Flint Youth Theatre
1220 East Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503
 
Seeking diverse company of 9-13 actors to play the ENSEMBLE of “Readers”, each plays multiple roles except MEG.
 
Synopsis:
After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend on a journey through time and space in order to find him. FYT presents a thrilling new adaptation of this mind-expanding science fiction story that’s still a favorite with the young and young at heart.
 
STUDENT ROLES:
[Margaret "Meg" Murry] Female, 10-18 years of age, to play age 13. The outcast of the family and also the oldest child of scientists Alex and Kate Murry, mathematically brilliant but less than adept at other subjects in school, "awkward", wears braces, unpopular, and defensive around authority figures well as her peers. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[Charles Wallace Murry]: Male, 6-14 years of age, to play age 5. Physically small. Extremely intelligent and very articulate, like a well-read college professor trapped in the body of a five-year-old child; despite his youth, Charles Wallace has a strong, old soul.
He did not talk at all until he was nearly four years old, at which time he began to speak in complete sentences. Now five years old, he seldom speaks to anyone but his family, but an empathically or telepathically "reads" certain people's thoughts and feelings, and has an extraordinary vocabulary. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[Calvin O'Keefe and Others]: Male, 12-18 years of age, to play age 14. The third oldest of the O'Keefe's eleven children, a tall, thin, 14-year-old high school junior who is not the best in math but has to study to play on the school basketball team, and is one of the popular boys in high school. He also likes Meg Murry, shows some signs of being able to communicate telepathically, the same power Charles Wallace seems to have. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[ENSEMBLE] All ages, genders, shapes and sizes. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
ADULT ROLES:
[Mrs. Whatsit and Others]: Female, 40’s-70’s. Eccentric and funny magical figure. First described as very beautiful woman wrapped in layers of clothes and first appears in chapter one. Charles Wallace, a five year old boy in the book, found her in haunted house in the woods, where she has been living with her two friends Mrs and Mrs Which.. Mrs. Whatsit is the youngest of the Mrs. Ws (despite being over 2 billion years old), and the best of the three at interacting with the children. Transforms into a huge magical horse like creature. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[Mrs. Who and Others]: Female, 40’s-70’s. Otherworldly figure. Quotes Shakespeare and the Bible repeatedly, finds it "difficult to verbalize" in her own words. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[Mrs. Which and Others]: Female, 20’s-70’s Physical appearance is not set; appears as a shimmering light most of the time. However, she does once take on the appearance of a traditional witch, complete with black hat and broom. She does not stay long in this form, as corporeal appearance is quite difficult for her to maintain. She is the one who usually provides the group, most especially Meg, with the clues the children need to solve the problems encountered during their travels. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[Father and Others] Male, 30’s-40’s. Dr. Alex Murry, Meg's father is a physicist, researching the mysteries of the space/time continuum, specifically five-dimensional means of travel between planets, also the father of Meg, Sandy, Dennys and Charles Wallace, has been missing for some time. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[Mother and Others]: Female, 30’s-40’s. Dr. Kate Murry, Meg's Mother is a microbiologist, wife of Dr. Alexander Murry, and mother of the four Murry children, considered beautiful by the Murry children and others. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[Man with The Red Eyes, Fortinbras and Others]: Male, 30’s-40’s. MAN WITH THE RED EYES - A being whom Meg, Charles Wallace, and Calvin encounter on their quest to rescue Meg and Charles Wallace's father on the planet Camazotz. He is the Prime Coordinator on Camazotz. Although he appears human, IT actually talks through him, like a robot or demented puppet. FORTINBRAS -The Murry family dog, both playful and protective; this role requires an actor with great capacity for physical clowning. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[The Happy Medium and Others] Female, 30’s-70’s. Human in appearance, she lives in a cavern on a planet in Orion's Belt. Uses a crystal ball to look at distant places and people. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
 
[ENSEMBLE] All ages, genders, shapes and sizes. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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