Auditions: Saturday September 6th from 1pm – 5pm.
Callbacks: Saturday September 13th starting at 1pm
Location for Auditions and Callbacks will be on the grounds of Colorado Heights University (formerly Loretto Heights College) at address 3001 S Federal Boulevard Denver, CO 80236, in room 101 of the Administration Building just left of the Chapel.
(Go down one level using stairs once entering the building, veer left, and go to the end of the hall, just before the little theatre, to the right)
Performances will be in the 100 year old Chapel on the grounds of CHU.
Rehearsal location is TBD/TBA.
First Rehearsal is Monday September 15 . Last Rehearsal is October 15.
*Tech Rehearsal is Crucial* -Tentative Tech Schedule for Wednesday afternoon & evening October 15 in the Chapel
The production opens October 17. Additional performance dates are October 18, 24 & 25 and a matinee scheduled for October 19. A champagne preview performance will be Thursday October 16th along with a Table Reading sometime in the run of rehearsals *Interested Patrons will have a sit in on the rehearsal and blocking process on an evening*
With an original story, concept and script, The Baptism includes themes and conventions of Medieval Theatre, when the Church reigned supremacy. The Baptism is a prime example of a classical morality play.
The Baptism is something of a gothic tale of a small town run amok. Religious intolerance is the order of the day, leaving truly innocent victims in its wake. The play strives to draw the audience into the show as participants rather than spectators. The plot of The Baptism renders its staging in an actual church, the perfect setting for this truly unique, haunting and memorable production which makes it world premiere in the 100 year old historic chapel on the grounds of CHU. The Baptism represents a truly unique opportunity for actors.
“The town gathers on a stormy night for the baptism of May Proctor’s baby son. The audience become congregants and participate in an event they will not soon forget.”
*Roles are written for specific age groups and ethnicities such as Lurlene (the Maid), but we are open to all types of seasoned actors to brand-new. We look forward to seeing your auditions.
ROLES to Be Cast:
Margaret “Midge” Harper – a high school age girl (can be played by an older, younger looking actor), who lives on a farm with her parents.
Dillon Harper – the somewhat younger brother of Midge (who can be played by an older and yet younger looking actor), who lives on the farm with his family.
Henry Harper – the father of Midge and Dillon, a farmer in his 30s or early 40s.
Dorothy Harper – Henry’s wife and the Mother of Midge and Dillon, a woman in her 30s or early 40s.
Miss Lady Symington – a wealthy widow in her 70s.
Faye Lane – Miss Lady’s neighbor, a woman of about the same age.
Myra Place – another of Miss Lady’s neighbors, a woman of about the same age.
Lurlene – Miss Lady’s maid, an ethnic actor of any age can be cast in this role.
May Proctor – a new mother in her late teens or early 20s.
*The mother and her child is subjected to the town’s unique baptismal ritual*
Della Proctor – May’s mother, a woman of about 40.
Eldon Blaine Brandt – a pastor, in his 50s or 60s. Something dark burns in the heart of Pastor Brandt (think of Fred Phelps/Westboro Baptist Church)
Zelma Lou Brandt – the pastor’s wife.
Esther Brandt – the pastor’s adult daughter.
Ruth Brandt – another of the pastor’s adult daughter.
**The pastor and his family only appear in Act III.**
Actors should come prepared with a 2-3 minute dramatic monologue (classical or contemporary)
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