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Theatre Northwest presented "Alice in Wonderland" last spring. The organization is auditioning for its fall productions this week.

Theatre Northwest presented "Alice in Wonderland" last spring. The organization is auditioning for its fall productions this week. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Aug. 28, 2016

Theatre Northwest announces auditions for fall productions

Northwest Missouri State University students of all majors are invited to audition for Mainstage and student-directed Lab Series productions for Theatre Northwest’s fall season. 

Information about each production and auditions is provided below. All auditions will take place in the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts. Students may sign up for audition times on the callboard behind the Mary Linn Auditorium in the Houston Center.

Students interested in technical and crew positions should contact Pat Immel, associate professor of theatre, at pimmel@nwmissouri.edu.  

 

Mainstage productions

“Hello/Goodbye” (Theatre Northwest’s annual Freshman/Transfer Showcase)

Featuring six 10-minute plays from the celebrated Actors Theatre of Louisville. Auditions are open to any freshman or transfer student interested in becoming involved in theater at Northwest. No prepared monologues are required; readings will be provided. Performance dates are Sept. 29 through Oct. 2 in the Studio Theatre at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts.

Auditions are 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, and callbacks are Wednesday, Sept. 1. For more information, contact Dr. Theo Ross, professor of theatre, at ross@nwmissouri.edu.

 

Theatre Northwest Mainstage Repertory

Theatre Northwest is pleased to present two Mainstage productions in repertory this fall.

“Defying Gravity” by Jane Anderson: Centered around the 1986 Challenger disaster, we meet the teacher who died with six others as they hurtled into space at the center of an exploration of our need to reach beyond ourselves and dare the universe. “Defying Gravity” artfully interweaves the past with the present by presenting a fictional look at the lives of the participants and bystander of the tragic event.

Auditions, which are open to all students, are 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, and callbacks are Wednesday, Sept. 1. Students should prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, two minutes maximum. Readings will also be provided for non-majors. Performance dates are Nov. 10, 12, 18 and 20.

For more information, contact Katheryn Bilbo, assistant professor of theatre, at kbilbo@nwmissouri.edu.

 

“A Piece of My Heart” by Shirley Lauro: Recently called “the most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Vets Association, this powerful, true drama portrays six women before, during and after their tour in the war-torn nation – five nurses and a country-western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. Their moving struggle to make sense of a war that irrevocably changes them and the nation that shuns them is compelling and heartfelt.

Auditions are open to all Northwest students. Prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues, two minutes maximum. Readings will be provided for non-majors. Auditions are 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, and callbacks are 5 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2. Performance dates are Nov. 11, 13, 17 and 19.

For more information, contact Katheryn Bilbo at kbilbo@nwmissouri.edu.

 

Student-directed Lab Series

“An Evening With Ives”: Three one-act comedies by David Ives will be presented: “Sure Thing,” “The Universal Language” and “The Philadelphia.” Auditions are open to all Northwest students. Prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues. Readings will be provided for non-majors. 

Auditions are at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, and callbacks are 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2. Performance dates are September 16 and 17 in the Black Box Theater at the Houston Center.

For more information, contact Katheryn Bilbo at kbilbo@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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