Are you an adult interested in theatre who is available during the day? Hendersonville Theatre has created Act2 Players just for you. HT’s Act2 Players is dedicated to producing short works in a reader’s theatre setting.
Auditions for Act2 Player’s next production, The Mercury Theatre of the Air’s Dracula, will be held on August 30th from 10 am to noon and from 1 pm to 3 pm. You can sign up for a time slot at:…/30E0E48A4AA2DA3FB6… or just drop in. (Drop ins will be worked in, so be prepared to wait.) No experience is necessary. Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.
Director, Eric Young, is looking for the following roles and accents:
Dracula – Romanian accent
Harker – Sophisticated English
Van Helsing – German
Lucy – young English girl
Mina – young English girl
Seward – English, does not have to be sophisticated
Captain – Eastern European
Mates and hands – Eastern European
Newsboy – Cockney or similar
Coach Driver – Eastern European
Hildesheim -Dutch or German
Dracula is an adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic horror novel, recounted by various characters in the first person, and was written by 23-year old Orson Welles with producer John Houseman. Dracula became the premiere episode of The Mercury Theatre of the Air and is considered one of the most horrific and transcendent presentations of radio. It was originally broadcast on CBS Radio in 1938.
Reader’s theatre is a legitimate form of drama with actors using their voices and upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. It differs from a play in that parts or roles are read rather than memorized. Actors usually stand or sit behind lecterns or music stands and use techniques such as vocal and facial expressions, as well as hand and arm movements. Small hand props may be used as well.