Theatre Tuscaloosa To Hold Auditions for Upcoming Play "God of Carnage"

Theatre Tuscaloosa will hold open auditions for God of Carnage Monday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. and Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall, located off the lobby of the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College (9500 Old Greensboro Rd.).

In this 2009 Tony-award winner, a playground altercation between eleven-year-old boys brings together two sets of Brooklyn parents for a meeting to resolve the matter. At first, diplomatic niceties are observed.  However, tensions emerge as the meeting progresses, and the gloves come off, leaving the couples with little more than just their dedicated principles in tatters.

God of Carnage has two male and two female roles (ages thirty-five to fifty-five) available. Those who audition should be prepared to participate in cold readings from the script and some improvisational games. All who audition must bring their calendars and list all conflicts regarding the rehearsal schedule on their audition sheets.

Scripts of God of Carnage are available to read in the Theatre Tuscaloosa Ticket Office in advance (recommended); however, scripts may not leave the premises. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Thursday9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon. Audition cuttings will be available at the audition site at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the audition. 

Rehearsals will begin Monday, September 17, 2018. Rehearsals will be held Sunday through Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. There will not be rehearsals on Fridays and Saturdays. The final rehearsal schedule will be published after casting.

God of Carnage will be presented October 19-28, 2018, in the Bean-Brown Theatre on the Martin Campus of Shelton State Community College. Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday, October 20. Matinee performances will be at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays; Wednesday, October 24; and Saturday, October 27. A pay-what-you-can final dress rehearsal will be presented on Thursday, October 18 at 7:30 p.m., a portion of proceeds of which will benefit the Charlie Dennis Memorial Scholarship Fund. 

Also, God of Carnage will be Theatre Tuscaloosa’s entry for the Alabama Conference of Theatre festival to be held November 2-4.  If the show wins the competition, it will advance to the Southeastern Theatre Conference regional festival held February 27 through March 2 in Knoxville, Tennessee.  If the show advances at the regional level, it will compete at the national festival in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, June 18-23.  Travel costs will be covered by the theatre, but actors must be available to attend all the festivals.  More details are available at www.theatretusc.com or at 205.391.2277.

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