Auditions: Theatre Pro Rata’s Isaac’s Eye

Announcing auditions for Theatre Pro Rata’s production Isaac’s Eye, by Lucas Hnath, directed by Carin Bratlie Wethern.

About Isaac’s Eye:
Isaac Newton is one of the towering geniuses of western science: apples falling from trees, the laws of motion, the calculus. He was also a bit on the eccentric side: he stuck a needle into his tear duct to try to determine how the eye sees light, for example. Playwright Lucas Hnath takes this fact and runs with it, creating a play in which the ambitious young Newton seeks a mentor in Robert Hooke of the Royal Society. Hnath plays somewhat fast and loose with history (and lets us know he’s doing so from the outset), but still raises important questions about the search for knowledge. The story is historical, the language is contemporary, and the play should both delight audiences and give them a lot to think about.

Performance Dates:
Saturday, February 2-Sunday, February 17, 2019
Performing at the Gremlin Theater
550 Vandalia Street
St. Paul, MN 55114

Rehearsal Dates:
December 18, 2018-February 1, 2019. Nights and weekends, 6 days a week.
There will be a week off for Christmas and New Year’s.

Isaac Newton - in his 20s
Robert Hooke - in his 40s
Catherine - in her 30s
Actor/Dying Man Named Sam - any age (older than Isaac)

Stipend paid.

Audition Dates:
Preliminary Auditions – Saturday, August 18, 1-5 pm
Callbacks – Sunday, August 19, 12-5 pm

Audition Location:
Calvary Lutheran Church
3901 Chicago Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Please enter the church through the back door.

Please prepare a 60-90 second contemporary monologue and bring a headshot/resume. Theatre Pro Rata is implementing Green Casting. If you need to print a headshot for us, please do so on plain printer paper rather than non-recyclable photostock.

Visit to schedule an audition slot.

We will e-mail you within 24 hours with an audition appointment.

Questions can be directed to [email protected].

Contact information

Theatre Pro Rata

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