“Distracted” auditions are scheduled for Monday, February 27, at 3:30 in the black box. Callbacks, if needed, will be Tuesday, February 28, in the black box.
Auditions will be a bit different this time around – rather than downloading (and perhaps memorizing) a monologue, and auditioning solo, you will be reading scenes with other actors. We’ll match up people to read together during the audition. (Sort of like how Callbacks usually work.) The structure of this play is one that is quick-paced, with many actors entering/exiting scenes, sometimes with only a line here or there.
Performances are April 26, 27, and 28 in the Black Box Studio Theatre. Rehearsals will be after school, 3:30 to 6 PM, with maybe a couple of exceptions. (No rehearsal during Thespian State Conference, or during Spring Break, but there IS rehearsal on the Friday before Spring Break.) Make sure you put ALL your potential conflicts down on your audition form!
“Distracted” is about a young couples’ son who has difficulty at school, and some suggest it might be ADD/ADHD. The play is a comedy, but is about the family’s challenge in helping Jesse (the boy) feel “normal” in a “normal” world, but at what cost? Are prescribed drugs the right direction? Is it allergies? Or is Jesse just a normal, energetic boy, growing up in an energetic world, filled with distractions?
If you are interested in reading the script, connect up with Rheid Heska-McJannet to check out a script overnight. To read character descriptions (written by the author), click Distracted character descriptions .
Please download and print out the Audition Form, and bring it to auditions on Monday.
Here are scenes we will be reading at auditions:
*If you would like to read the role of Mama, make sure you check out her brief monologue.
mama-dr zavala-mrs holly
mama-dr waller-dr zavala
If you have any questions, please contact Jon Ares.