Apr 18, 2012
From staff reports
Ohio Valley Summer Theater, now in its 62nd year of Community Theater, will be holding auditions for "The Cherry Orchard" and technical interviews for the summer season on April 21-22 from 1-6 pm in Glidden Hall, rooms 476 and 480.
Here is the schedule:
April 21 -- initial auditions 2-6 p.m. and interviews 1-5 p.m.
April 22 -- callbacks 2 p.m. and interviews 1-3 p.m.
"The Cherry Orchard," Anton Chekhov's classic comedy about an aristocratic Russian family in dire financial straits facing the loss of their estate at a time of social upheaval, has been newly translated by Lyrr Descy, who will also direct the play.
Performances will be on June 21-24 and June 28-July 1 in The Forum Theater in the RTV Building. Copies of the script will be available at the reserve desk in Alden Library and The Athens Public Library for short-term loan and via the OVST website. Auditioners are urged to read this translation rather than a different one which would give you a different impression of the play.
Technical staff will be filled through a combination of volunteer, scholarship and paid contracts. Acting positions are all volunteer and/or scholarship-based. Ohio University students who wish to be considered for practicum credit and/ or scholarship will need to apply. Forms will be provided upon request. Bring copies of resume and/or headshot, if possible.
Actors: Please prepare a one monologue (or two contrasting if you wish) or a one- or two-minute poem. Polished readings are an acceptable substitute if time is short to learn something new. Accommodations can be made for scheduling.
Visit www.ovst.org for list of available roles and character descriptions.
Questions, concerns and specific requests should be directed to:
Marlo Tinkham, managing director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 740-593-0070.