nov. 6-8 AT 7-10PM + nov. 9 at 1-5pm
Call-backs: November 10 + 11 at 1-5pm
Roble Gym, Room 15 | Open to Stanford Students
Stanford TAPS seeks male and female performers for its upcoming Winter productions of Arthuer Miller's The Crucible and Stephen Karam's Speech & Debate. No prior performance experience required.
Auditioners should email to sign-up for a ten-minute time-slot. Be sure to include your availability (list the days and times you are available during the "initial audition" dates/times). We ask that auditioners arrive at least 10 minutes prior to their scheduled time-slot to fill out paperwork.
During their time-slot, auditioners will be asked to read from sides selected by the directors. See right column of this webpage to download these sides in advance.
Cast members will constitute a "repertory" style acting company. Some cast members will perform in both The Crucible and Speech & Debate.
Actors will be required to enroll in a Winter quarter course taught by the directors Amy Freed and Ciara Murphy (TAPS 122P, which meets Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-5:05pm and Friday 1-4:05pm; 2-9 units). There will be additional rehearsals scheduled throughout the week, mostly during evening hours.
The Crucible will perform February 28, March 1-2 and 7-9 at 8pm in Pigott Theater. Speech & Debate will perform February 14-16 in Prosser Studio Theater.
THE CRUCIBLE. Salem, Massachusetts, 1692: a small, devout town is thrown into chaos with accusations of witchcraft and spiritual possession. Arthur Miller's explosive account of the famous Salem witch trials caused a sensation with its parallels to the Communist scares of the 1950s, and remains one of his most enduring classics.
SPEECH & DEBATE. Salem, Oregon, 2012: three teenage misfits discover they are linked by a sex scandal that's rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio's connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy by up-and-coming playwright Stephen Karam.