News | posted February 23, 2014
ABET is offering a table reading of one of next season’s shows as a way for the director and interested actors to hear the script prior to auditions.
Date: SATURDAY, MARCH 15 at 2:00pm
Play: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS
Director JASON WOODS will be leading a table reading of the smash hit from the UK, based on The Servant of Two Masters
NOTE: This is a table read of the play only. Auditions for the October production will be held at a later time. Actors interested in participating in the reading should message Jason via facebook to find out more and be assigned a role. Please include your name, contact information and any roles that interest you.
CAST OF CHARACTERS
The show is Commedia dell’arte. Character types are in parenthesis
CHARLIE ‘CHARLIE THE DUCK’ CLENCH: 50s, Brighton based but originally London (Pantalone)
PAULINE CLENCH: his daughter, Brighton (Clarice)
HARRY DANGLE: 60s, crooked attorney, Rottingdean / tries to be posh Brighton (Lombardi). Partner in Dangle, Berry and Bush attorneys.
ALAN: the son of Dangle (Silvio)
DOLLY: 30s, an employee of Clench, Brighton (Smeraldina)
LLOYD BOATENG: 50s, a friend to Clench, Ex London/Jamaican (Brighella)
FRANCIS: Essex Boy (Truffaldino)
RACHEL CRABBE: mid-20s, London (Beatrice Rasponi; 1st Master)
STANLEY STUBBERS: mid-20s, Home counties, privately educated (Florindo Aretusi; 2nd Master)
Auditions | posted January 23, 2014
BAY AT THE MOON
written and directed by IAN MAIRS
AUDITIONS: Saturday, Feb 15 at 2pm
Performance Dates: May 9 – 25
Rehearsals begin in early April
BAY AT THE MOON is a down-home comedy that explores the ties that bind siblings and the boundaries they set to maintain some semblance of sanity.
A significant portion of the script is available for perusal HERE (pdf file)
The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.
2 female / 4 males
Characters may be any ethnicity. Southern accent required.
DADDY: M (60s-70s) cantankerous, fussy, fragile
AVA: F (mid 30s-early 40s) acerbic, stubborn and tender
DELMARIE: F (late 30s-early 40s) controlling, high energy and pushy
LONNIE: M (late 30s-early 40s) odd, goofy and kind
ED: M (late 30s-early 40s) easy going, down-to-earth, a referee between the two sisters
LAMAR: M (40s-50s) sideburns and swagger, lonely
News | posted December 23, 2013
Improvisation for Adults
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 2-5pm
In this three hour course, we will cover the basic components of improvisation: Becoming an ensemble, saying “Yes AND…”, staying in the moment and telling a story. Jump into this fun, exciting and supportive art form! Great for actors and non-actors alike. Actors can use this workshop to exercise their acting tools to create living, real and believable characters. If you have never acted before, take advantage of this course to strengthen your communication skills by being part of a team and helping one another create interactive, new worlds where anything can happen.
Facilitated by local actor Gary Baker, who has studied at The Second City Training Center and iO in Chicago, this is sure to be one of the most fun Saturday afternoons you’ve had while learning a very useful skill.