These Shining Lives
Location: Raleigh, North Carolina
Women’s Theatre Festival is holding auditions for our upcoming production of “These Shining Lives” by Melanie Marnich!
Raleigh Audition: Saturday, April 21, 1:30-5pm at Cameron Village Regional Library
Carborro Audition: Tuesday, April 24, 7-9pm at ArtsCenter
Callbacks (if necessary): Monday, April 30th, 6:30-8:30pm at Cameron Village Regional Library
About The Play:
It’s the 1920’s, and Catherine and her friends work for the Radium Dial Company of Ottawa, IL as radium dial painters—making watches glow in the dark by painting the numbers with radium-based paint. The girls think they’ve got it made with their high-paying, glamorous jobs. But when the company’s female workforce starts getting sick and dying from a mysterious illness, Catherine leads her friends in suing the company for lying to them about the risks of working with “the wonder element.” Part play, part newsreel, and part poetry, These Shining Lives is based on the true story of the “Radium Girls.” Their fight for justice was a landmark legal case for workers rights and occupational diseases.
About The Roles:
4 women–appear mid-to-late 20’s
1 man–appears mid-to-late 20’s
1 man–appears mid-30’s or older
Most actors will play multiple roles.
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition; WTF aims to cast 50% women of color
Sides will be available on site, no monologues necessary.
Sign up for an audition time here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080949afad29a1f85-these
Please fill out audition form before your audition date. Please note that no conflicts will be accepted after load-in on 7/22: https://goo.gl/forms/Xklq72RUbNSM6LGm1
Rehearsals: Mid-May through late-July
Load In: 7/22
Performance Dates: 7/27-29, 8/3-5
Rehearsals will be in North Raleigh. From Load In onwards, tech rehearsals and performances will be at ArtsCenter in Carrboro.
Payment: Small stipend
City or Location of call: Raleigh, North Carolina
This casting notice was posted by: Women’s Theatre Festival