Alumnae Theatre Company seeks three non-union female actors for the Canadian play “The Drowning Girls” by Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, Daniela Vlaskalic which runs Nov 16 – Dec 1, 2012, directed by Taryn Jorgenson. Auditions will take place between Sept 8-11. This is a non-paying engagement.
By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson, Daniela Vlaskalic
Directed by Taryn Jorgenson
PERFORMANCE DATES: November 16 – December 1, 2012
The Drowning Girls is based on a true story about a murder case in England in the early 20th century. George Joseph Smith had three lovely brides. In each case, Smith had all of the woman’s property signed over to him, purchased life insurance on her and then drowned her in the bathtub. The play is told from the perspective of the brides – Bessie, Alice and Margaret. Their narratives are woven together with very poetic language and rhythms, each telling their story from beyond the grave – their hopes and dreams of life and marriage, their choices and their regrets.
Bessie – late 20’s/early 30’s A posh, accomplished woman, vulnerable by her youth and distance from her family.
Alice – early-mid 20’s A young, vibrant, passionate woman who abandoned her values for her criminal husband.
Margaret – mid-30’s to early 40’s. A desperate, lonely spinster who had given up on love until the wrong man came along.
Saturday, September 8th 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m.
Monday, September 10th 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 11th 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks: Wednesday, September 12th, 6:00 p.m.
Please prepare a contemporary comedic or dramatic one- to two-minute monologue and be prepared to read from the script.
Please bring photo and résumé to the audition.