Auditions

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Lamplighters Theatre is holding auditions for Lauren Gunderson's "Silent Sky."  

DIRECTOR:  Mary L. Smith

PRODUCERS:  Heather Kenney and Pamela Stompoly

 

AUDITIONS:  Monday, July 11 & Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

 

 

 

***AUDITIONS Will  BE HELD IN THE THEATRE***

 

CALLBACKS:  Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  Those actors called back will be notified the morning following the audition.

 

SHOW RUN:  August 26 – September 18, 2022. (Please reserve July 23-25 for a possible extension.)

 

PERFORMANCES:  Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: The first table read will be Thursday, July 14 in the lobby of the Lamplighters Theatre.  Rehearsals will start on July 18.

Please come with all potential conflict dates.

 

AUDITION INFORMATION:  Please prepare a 2-3 minute monologue that is YOUR FAVORITE monologue. The director wants to see you at your most comfortable.   Sides will be provided to everyone called back. 

Please bring your most current headshot and resume.

All roles are open for inclusivity and diversity.  Lamplighters is an all-volunteer organization.

 

SYNOPSIS

The true story of Henrietta Leavitt, who, in the early 1900s, begins to work at the Harvard Observatory, joining a group of women “computers” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories.  In her free time, Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars while she must also take measures of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.  Henrietta and her colleagues, in a time when women’s ideas were dismissed, change the way we understand both the heavens and earth.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:  Below are character descriptions with the 20-year span the play covers

 

HENRIETTA LEAVITT (30 - 50):  Brilliant, determined, a dreamer, hard of hearing (wears a period hearing aid), and has never cared for the “status quo”.

 

MARGARET LEAVITT (30 - 50):  A homebody, genuine, sweet-natured, realist.  (Ability to sing and play the piano is a must)    ******PRE-CAST******

 

PETER SHAW (30 – 50):  The head astronomer’s apprentice, reserved, his views have never really been challenged prior to the events of the play.  He is in love with Henrietta, as she is with Peter.

 

ANNIE CANNON (30 - 50):  A leader, tough, sure, grows into a firebrand for the suffrage movement.

 

WILLIAMINA FLEMING (30 - 50):  Scottish, intelligent, witty, warm and outgoing, the first of her kind, smart as a whip, and fun (Role requires a Scottish accent)