THE NICETIES- Auditions at Lakeshore Players Theatre

Rate of Pay: 
$450.00

Lakeshore Players Theatre is thrilled to announce auditions for non-union actors for:

The Niceties

By Eleanor Burgess

Directed by Vanessa Brooke Agnes

SYNOPSIS

Zoe, a Black student at a liberal arts college, is called into her white professor’s office to discuss her paper about slavery’s effect on the American Revolution. What begins as a polite clash in perspectives explodes into an urgent debate about race, history, and power.

 

CONTENT DISCLOSURE

This play deals with topics of slavery, racial prejudice, white fragility, explorations of sexuality, and harsh political landscapes. 

If you’d like to read a copy of the script, you may stop by Lakeshore Players Theatre Monday-Fridays between 11AM-4PM. 

DATES

Rehearsals will take place on evenings and weekends from Nov. 28th-Jan. 5th (with time off for Christmas and New Year’s) at Lakeshore Players Theatre.

You must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and have proof of vaccination in order to participate. A booster is encouraged but not required to participate.

You must be available for all performances to be considered. 

Performance dates: 

Fri. Jan. 6th- 7:30PM

Sat. Jan. 7th- 7:30PM 

Sun. Jan. 8th- 2:00PM

Fri. Jan. 13th- 7:30PM

Sat. Jan. 14th- 7:30PM

Sun. Jan. 15th 2:00PM

All performances will take place in the Hanifl Performing Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre.

IN-PERSON AUDITIONS

In person auditions will take place on Monday, September 26th and Tuesday, September 27th at:

The Hanifl Performing Arts Center

4941 Long Ave.

White Bear Lake MN 55110

VIDEO SUBMISSION

We are also accepting video submissions until Tuesday, September 27th at 11:00AM. You will be contacted if we’d like to see you for callbacks.

Video submissions may be sent to: [email protected]

CALLBACKS

If needed, callbacks will be held on Wednesday, September 28th from 6-8:30pm at the Hanifl Performing Arts Center.

HOW TO SIGN UP

You may schedule an audition time HERE.

Please submit your headshot, resume & contacts by uploading them on THIS FORM. 

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue of your choice. 

ROLES AVAILABLE

Janine Bosko- Female*, white, early 60s. A college professor.

Zoe Reed- Female*, Black, early 20s. A college student.

*Although these characters are listed as female, we encourage actors of all gender expressions to audition

COMPENSATION

$450 stipend.

COVID PROTOCOLS

We ask that all actors be masked for the majority of rehearsals, removing masks only during tech week and for performances onstage. All creative team members will be masked for rehearsals.

Masks are encouraged but not required for audience members at this time.

These protocols are subject to change with CDC recommendations & COVID rates & transmission.

LAKESHORE PLAYERS’ INCLUSIVITY & DIVERSITY STATEMENT

At Lakeshore Players Theatre, we recognize the systemic change that needs to be made in the theater industry to promote diversity and equity and to celebrate inclusion. 

We strongly encourage actors of all races, abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and backgrounds to audition for this production.  We are actively investing in creating an environment that is safe, accessible and welcoming for all.

Contact information

Lakeshore Players Theatre
Web site

Respond by
Tuesday, September 27
Posted September 15