The 1938 Radio Script by Harold E. Koch based on the novel by HG Wells
AUDITION DATES | TIMES:
All auditions will be held at the NCRD Performing Arts Center (room provided when you enter at the Welcome Desk off 9th Street).
All roles are still to be cast. Cold readings from the script. Group and solo readings. No preparation required but we encourage those auditioning to review the original 1936 Broadcast YouTube video online to get a flavor for the characters and reading style.
Please arrive on time at the open audition with theater resume (if available) and a list of any key dates you are not available to rehearse between mid-May-June 28. Beginners and theater novices are welcome and encouraged.
ABOUT THIS HISTORIC RADIO PLAY:
Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, based on the novel by H. G. Wells, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover is now available to bring to life onstage to thrill and chill audiences.
Both Males and Females are encouraged to audition. The gender of the parts will be altered depending on turnout and casting. There are a total of 22 parts so cast members will be reading just one or several depending on the size of the role. Please bring any character voices you have. This is a radio play, so what you look like does not make any difference. We are interested in the voice. If you can do a good "Orson Welles" - bring it. All parts are available.
This is a readers’theater production which means all parts are read live on stage (no memorization is required). Cast will need to be available for all scheduled tech week and performance dates. The rehearsal schedule will be finalized based upon cast availability. Anticipate 2 nights per week until tech week starting 6/24. Note: fewer rehearsals are required for readers theater productions.
The performance dates for this production are July 5-6, 12-13 at 7PM and July 8, 14 at 2pm.
Auditions and all performances take place at the North Country Recreation District (NCRD) Performing Arts Center, 36155 9th Street, Nehalem, OR 97131.
ABOUT RIVERBEND PLAYERS:
Riverbend Players purpose is to create vibrant community theater for the public as well as an artistic outlet for participants of all ages with a variety of theatrical productions and educational opportunities involving theater and the theater arts. Riverbend Players is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All members, cast and crew, are volunteer and unpaid.
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