Auditions for Collection of One Acts

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Eden Prairie Players is holding auditions for our 2022 Collection of One Acts, featuring a new selection of seven original plays. Details of the plays are below.

To ensure the smooth running of the auditions, we ask you to please fill out and submit our online audition form, and schedule your audition appointment, at least two hours prior to the start of auditions. You will be asked to upload a recent photo of yourself (portrait-style preferred, but a formal headshot is not required) and a theatrical résumé if you have one, and to mark your conflicts during the rehearsal period.

Eden Prairie Players is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people with disabilities and members of the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities to audition.

If cast, proof of Covid-19 vaccination will be required. Masks are required while waiting at the audition. We will use distancing instead of masks during the readings. If changing conditions cause us to change these policies, we will notify you.

When

Tuesday and Wednesday, June 28 and 29, starting at 6:30 PM. Callbacks, if needed, with be on June 30.

Auditions are by appointment. Choose a time slot in the audition form. Scripts will be available to read starting at 6:00 PM.

If you are unable to attend in-person auditions, we allow you to create an audition video and link to it in your audition form. Please submit video auditions by June 22. If you aren't familiar with posting videos online, TheaterForms has a page explaining different ways to put a video online and get a link to it to paste into the form, including using YouTube, Google Drive, or Dropbox. Click here for these instructions. Make sure the video is set to be visible to anyone with the link.

Where

Eden Prairie City Center (Map)
8080 Mitchell Road, Eden Prairie
Garden Conference Room on the lower level. Sign in in the Garden Room.

Preparation

Auditioners may choose to read a side from one of the plays or prepare one or two monologues, up to two minutes. We will provide sides from each play. You may choose one side and role to read from for your audition. You will still be considered for any of the plays. Other auditioners will be asked to read other roles in your chosen side, and you may be asked to read other parts in other people's auditions. You can ask to read with someone you know if they are there at the same time.

We have sides available to download. Choosing a particular side doesn't limit you to being considered for just that play.

Go to folder to download sides.

We recognize that you may not wish to be considered for every play in the collection. You can get a feel for all the plays by reading the sides ahead of time. We will have full copies of all of the plays available to read starting at 6:00 PM on both audition nights. If there are any plays you would prefer not to be considered for, please inform the desk volunteer.

Fill out an audition form to reserve a time slot

Production Schedule

Rehearsals will be scheduled for each play, around the availability of the actors and directors, from early August to tech week. Typical one acts may rehearse about twice a week, and we are flexible enough to work around summer vacations. Load in is August 27 at 10 am.

Tech and Dress Rehearsals

Monday, September 12 through Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 pm

Performances

Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17, 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 18, 2:00 pm
Thursday through Saturday, September 22 to 24, 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 25, 2:00 PM

Plays and Roles

Fourth Wall
by Terry Riley
directed by Liz Michaelson

In this comedy, a misunderstanding of theatrical terms leads a carpenter to install a “Fourth Wall” at the Riley Jacques Barn.

LARRY (adult): A solid, regular-Joe carpenter.
MARGARET (adult): Stilted and pretentious.

Tiny, Secret Notes
by Marj O'Neill-Butler
directed by Stephen Houtz

Is there solace in holding onto grief? After her father's death, Diane visits her mother to
comfort her, by taking over her father's loving ritual.

DIANE Unmarried daughter early 40’s F
MOM (FAYE) Mother of Diane, grieving widow 68 F

Shakespeare and Juliet
by Andrea Aptecker
directed by Lori Alsdurf

William Shakespeare, an undiscovered playwright, visits the Stratford-Upon-Avon Bank to request a loan. But what happens if the bank official, Juliet, who has aspirations of her own to become a playwright, denies his request? Will he go to debtors’ prison and never write the plays he was destined to write? What happens to the world if Shakespeare never exists?

Stage Sword Fight experience helpful.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: (Male) An aspiring playwright, age 20s-40s. Any race/ethnicity. A charming rogue.
JULIET: (Female) A bank employee, age 20s-40s. Any race/ethnicity. A bit of a hothead.

Who Didn't Dunnit?
by Thomas Misuraca
directed by Daniel Stephans II

Three strangers meet in a luxurious mansion where they discover a person named Parker plans to blackmail them. Much to Parker's surprise, his intended victims not only don't care about their secrets being revealed, they also won't murder them. Instead, they offer to help a poor person who is down on their luck.

Actors specifically looking to audition for this play should try to attend on Tuesday or after 8 pm on Wednesday.

NIGEL - A middle aged man, works as a home renovator.
CHRISTINE - A middle aged woman, works as a financial planner.
RUTH - And older woman, very happy and ditzy.
PARKER - Their mysterious host, can be any age or gender.

Family Justice
by James McLindon
directed by Laura Baker

At the intersection of criminal procedural and family sit-com, a six-year-old stands accused of taking her little brother’s treat and a Mom must solve her most difficult case ... despite Dad’s help.

REPORTER ONE: Adult, any gender, race or age
REPORTER TWO: Adult, any gender, race or age
MOM: Any gender. Late twenties to early forties, any race
DAD:  Any gender. About the same age as Mom, any race
LEXI: Female, six (should be played by an adult), any race

A Benevolent Alliance of Mourners
by Ken Preuss
directed by Megan Gooden

Content Warning: A Benevolent Alliance of Mourners uses themes of grief and suicide. Resources will be provided to actors and audience members alike accompanying this performance process.

A student home from college for the funeral of a friend, and singer hired to perform at the service, meet by chance outside the church, conversing, confessing, and connecting in unexpected ways.

ELLIE: Female. Around 20 years old. Disaffected a bit by years of singing at funerals, and perhaps wise beyond her age. Sarcastic but sincere.
ALEX: Male or Female. Around 20 years old. Out of sorts by the loss of a friend. Uses humor to hide the pain, avoiding the reality as much as possible.

An Awkward Conversation in the Shadow of Mount Moriah
by John Bavoso
directed by Steve Ramirez

After luring Isaac to the top of Mount Moriah under false pretenses, binding him, and nearly sacrificing him, Abraham is faced with an even more arduous task... attempting to make small talk with his son during their walk home.

BIPOC performers are strongly encouraged to audition.  A DIVERSE CAST IS DESIRED!

ABRAHAM: A father.  He/they.  Mid 50s to early 70s.
ISAAC: A son. He/they.  Mid 20s to early 30s.  

 

Fill out an audition form to reserve a time slot

For more information visit EdenPrairiePlayers.com.

Contact information

Eden Prairie Players
Liz Michaelson
Email/contact
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Wednesday, June 29
Posted June 4