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Theater Auditions

Auditions for all Golden West College Theater Arts Department productions are open to GWC students and the general public. All roles for all productions on our season are open. Audition appointments, advanced preparation and prior experience are not required for the audition unless specified in the posted audition information. However, it is suggested that actors familiarize themselves with the script prior to attending an audition. All actors and crew members cast in GWC productions will be required to enroll in a GWC Theater Production course. Each production will employ technical support crew. Individuals interested in backstage crew positions should attend the audition of the production they wish to join.

Please note: GWC parking regulations are in effect on all audition nights. Auditioning actors are encouraged to purchase parking permits in order to avoid parking citations. Parking for the theater complex is in the Gothard Street student parking lot.

If you have any questions about any of our auditions, please contact the appropriate production director. The contact information for our faculty directors is as follows:

Tom Amen: 714-892-7711, Ext. 55237 or tamen@gwc.cccd.edu

Martie Ramm: 714 895-8223 or mrammengle@gwc.cccd.edu

Audition Information

ATTENTION ACTORS!!! PLEASE NOTE ADJUSTMENT TO AUDITION DATES!!!

DUE TO THE SMALL-CAST SIZE OF THIS PRODUCTIONS, GENERAL AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AS SCHEDULED ON TUESDAY, MAY 26 AT 7:00 PM, WITH WEDNESDAY MAY 27 AT 7;00 BEING RESERVED FOR CALLBACKS ONLY IF NECESSARY! 

ALL ELSE REMAINS UNCHANGED!

Golden West College Theater Arts Department will hold early auditions for Martin McDonagh’s THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE. The production will be directed by GWC professor, Tom Amen.

Audition Date: May 26, 2015

Callback Date: May 27, 2015 (ONLY if necessary)

Audition Time: 7 – 10 PM

Audition Location: Mainstage Theater, Golden West College, 15744 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, CA 92647

Rehearsals Begin: August 25, 2015

Rehearsal Times: 7 – 10 PM, M – TH

Performances: October 9 -18, 2015

Roles for 2 Men and 2 Women

 

ALL ROLES OPEN!!!

 

Audition Requirements: Read the play! Irish Dialect a MUST!

 

Note: Actors cast in the production will be required to enroll in the 2 unit production course attached to this show no later than the first rehearsal on August 25, 2015.

 

Character Breakdown:

 

Mag Folan: 70ish – A passive-aggressive nag of a woman.

 

Maureen Folan: 40ish – A spinster with a quick temper and a heavy grudge against her mother.

 

Pato Dooley: 40ish – A mild-mannered, kind, and attractive local man.

 

Ray Dooley 20ish – A quick-tempered and restless young man.

 

About the Play:

 

Set in a tiny village in the lonesome west of Ireland, this wickedly dark comedy tells the tale of a virginal spinster and her manipulative elderly mother. Trapped by circumstance in a country cottage in which mutual loathing is as potent as Irish whiskey, Maureen Folan is in desperate need of a break from the daily grind of caring for Mag. But when a chance romantic encounter with a local man offers Maureen the possibility of permanent escape, Mag does everything in her power to stop her daughter dead in her tracks. What ensues is a masterfully conceived cat-and-mouse game that builds to a shocking and absolutely riveting climax! Menacing yet moving, harrowing yet hilarious, The Beauty Queen of Leenane is a superbly crafted play, exuding a bold and brutal lyricism that is nothing short of hypnotic!