Auditions-at-a-glance:101 Dalmatians--February 7-11; The Philadelphia Story--March 8-11; Rent--March 21-23; Women & Wallace--May 16 & 17
Upcoming Studio Series Auditions
Civic Improv Ensemble is a unique opportunity for actors to get in on the ground floor of a brand new A2CT program. The Ensemble consists of two improv troupes: one focused on short-form improv and one focused on long-form. Those who have never tried improv before are encouraged to audition for the short-form troupe, and experienced improv actors should audition for the long-form troupe. Anyone who auditions will also be considered for both. Each troupe will receive weekly coaching throughout the year from trained improvisers with years of experience acting and directing with A2CT and other Michigan theatre companies. Once the ensemble is ready to take the stage, there will be a variety of exciting performance opportunities throughout the season, including after A2CT Studio Series one-acts. Participation in the Civic Improv Ensemble does not preclude participation in other A2CT productions.
Auditions consist of short improv games and some basic two-person scene work. Those auditioning need to be 18 or older, should demonstrate energy, a willingness to take chances, and the ability to listen closely on stage and react honestly. Auditioners should wear comfortable clothes and be prepared to move.Those auditioning need attend only one of the audition sessions. No pre-registration or preparation is required.
In this fresh and funny comedy, a young man recounts his past struggles with the opposite sex. As Wallace encounters an array of women--from a sandwich-stealing first grader to the most important woman in his life, his mother--he invites the audience along for a wild, unforgettable ride.
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Those auditioning will only need to come to one of the audition dates and should be available for potential callbacks.
Please read character descriptions. Although some characters are younger in age, young children will not be cast in those roles. Actors must be 14 or older to audition.
Ages listed are those of the characters, not necessarily the actors who will play them.
Actors being considered for all roles should be able to capture the essence of that age through their performance.
Wallace Kirkman – (plays ages 8-early/mid 20’s) - To be played by ONE actor portraying Wallace at all ages. Experiences a traumatic event in his youth that affects his relationships with all the women in his life going forward. Has a sense of humor and sarcasm about his “issues”, should be likeable.
Nina – (18-22) – Wallace’s eventual girlfriend, younger sister to Lili. Genuine and loving.
Mother – (late 20’s to mid 40’s) – Seemingly loving on the outside. Has very troubling internal issues.
Grandmother – (late 40’s-70’s) – Doting and loving of Wallace. Quirky and easily distracted.
Victoria- (plays ages 8 - 13) – young girl on the playground. Wallace’s first “like”.
Psychiatrist – (Early 30’s – 50’s) – Straightforward. Wallace is forced to go to her.
Sarah – (Mid-late teens) – Wallace’s first love.
Wendy (Early 20’s) – College co-ed; has drunken one night fling with Wallace.