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Auditions for CREEP

WHAT:    Creep…The Very, Very Sad and Unfortunately True and Completely
               Fabricated Tale of Jack the Ripper

               
Book, Music & Lyrics by Donald Fowler
               
WaterTower Theatre (EQUITY)


WHO:      Directed by Kate Galvin; Music Directed by Kevin Gunter
 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

A young girl in Victorian London travels the unraveling lies of the people around her and unwittingly discovers the true identity of Jack-the-Ripper, the infamous Victorian serial killer.   Creep explores many of the dark truths surrounding the fabled Ripper and perhaps, more importantly, metaphorically examines how the individual, when dehumanized, will adapt, use, or hide from the truth in order to survive.

A world premiere production, Creep takes place in 1880’s London. All actors must have a facility with dialects as the show weaves between the upper class and lower class worlds. The score is musically challenging and requires adept singers with an ability to read music in all roles.
 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Mary –  Soprano, reads 19-20 years old. Ingenue, pretty and youthful. She has grown up under sheltered circumstances thanks to her overbearing mother. She longs to break free, fall in love, and live a normal life. Seeking a fearless actress with versatility.

Mother – Mezzo/Belter, plays mid-20’s to late-30’s/early-40’s. A woman who has lived a rough life, but aspires to class and wealth. She tries a little too hard to hide her poverty-stricken past. She’s a control freak and tries to keep her daughter away from the world. Seeking a charismatic actress with a great voice and a dry sense of humor.

Anne – Soprano, reads 15-16 years old. A strong young woman who has never had a break. She lives in poverty and does what she can to take care of her unstable mother. Mary’s best friend, who envies the good fortune that has come her way. Seeking a youthful actress with both vulnerability and strength.

Christian – Tenor, reads early 20’s. A handsome but quirky young piano instructor with a secret. He’s a gay man in a time when revealing your sexual orientation could land you in jail. A charming and polite man who has a well of rage inside him. Seeking a versatile actor with a great voice. Piano skills are a plus, but not a requirement.

Jackson – Tenor, reads early to mid-40’s. A handsome and wealthy doctor. He is smooth and authoritative, but deeply disturbed and weak beneath his slick veneer.  Seeking a charismatic leading man who isn’t afraid to show his darker side.

Young Mary – Speaking role, reads 8-9 years old. An innocent girl who undergoes an awful tragedy. This young actress will have to handle some very mature material and should be comfortable performing in a very dark show. May also do ensemble work.

Ensemble – Excellent singers with strong acting chops. The ensemble members will step into multiple roles. Choral skills and music reading skills are critical. This is not a heavy dance show, but we need ensemble members who are comfortable with movement and dance. Seeking a diverse group of interesting types and a variety of ages.

Rehearsals begin September 8, 2015. Performances run October 2-25, 2015.

Actors should prepare two traditional musical theatre songs (16-32 bar cuts).
Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key. NO ACAPELLA.
Audition appointment, headshot and resume are required.
Equity and Non-Equity roles are available.
Scripts are available for perusal at WTT Box Office (open Tues-Fri 12-6) and S.T.A.G.E.
These roles are local hire only.  No housing or travel can be provided.

WHEN:      Sunday, May 3 (10am-10pm; Break from 3pm-5pm)
                 Callbacks: Monday, May 4 (7pm-11pm)
 

WHERE:    Addison Theatre Centre
                 15650 Addison Road
                 Addison, TX 75001
 

TO BOOK AN AUDITION APPOINTMENT: Currently, all audition slots have been filled. To be put on a waiting list, please call Kelsey Leigh Ervi at 972.450.6277.

Now Seeking Full-Time Technical Director

WaterTower Theatre seeks a full-time, year-round Technical Director. The TD will lead the scenery build for each production (6 Main Stage, 3 Studio per year) and oversee the progress and cooperation of all technical departments. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a positive collaborative spirit, effective communication skills, management of a small to medium-sized crew, working within budgetary constraints and delivering on schedule. A variety of scenic, lighting and sound experience is required, including computer aided drafting skills, basic rigging and basic automation. Personnel overseen by the TD will be 2 Carpenters, Scenic Artists, Sound Engineer and full-time Master Electrician. The position requires a licensed driver who is able to safely lift 50 pounds and manually operate a variety of tools and equipment. Salary is competitive with full health and dental insurance provided plus two weeks of paid vacation per year.

To apply, please send a cover letter & resume to: Mr. Terry Martin, Producing Artistic Director, info@watertowertheatre.org. In the subject line put: TD Search.

WaterTower Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged and welcome to apply. No phone calls please.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Cost analysis from Scene Designer’s draftings and renderings
  • Purchase or facilitate purchase of all production materials
  • Work with designers, directors and staff to deliver each show on time for the first paying audience
  • Work with staff to facilitate productions in 3 venues during 10-day Out of the Loop Fringe Festival each year
  • Provide technical support for Education programs such as the After School Drama Program and Summer Performing Arts Conservatory
  • Provide technical support for annual Spotlight Gala and Community Cast Party
  • Delegate construction tasks and participate by leading the build for each show
  • Monitor progress and offer support for Master Electrician and Sound Engineer
  • Help hire all overhire technicians
  • Oversee and participate in strike and facility restoration after each show closes
  • Disassemble, move and reassemble seating risers and seats several times each year, with crew
  • Track expenses against production budget in conjunction with Production Stage Manager
  • Monitor and ensure shop and theatre safety as well as proper tool usage
  • Mentor and train the summer production intern
  • Manage maintenance and upkeep of company box truck
  • Other duties as assigned
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