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General Audition Announcement for Benchmark Theatre’s 2018 Season

 

General auditions for Benchmark Theatre's final productions of their 2nd season, UNCANNY VALLEY by Thomas Gibbons, THE 2ND ANNUAL FEVER DREAM FESTIVAL and WHAT YOU WILL by Jeffrey Neuman will be held on Sunday, April 15 from 10am to 1pm with invited callbacks to follow. Auditions will take place at The Bench at 40 West, 1560 Teller St, Lakewood CO.

UNCANNY VALLEY (regional premiere) is a semi-futuristic tale of what it means to be human, how we perceive ourselves and the cost of immortality.

THE 2ND ANNUAL FEVER DREAM FESTIVAL is a staged reading new work festival highlighting plays focusing on sci-fi, horror and fantasy genres.

WHAT YOU WILL (world premiere) is a clever and tender exploration of love and relationship in a world where marriage may have very clear boundaries but it doesn’t have very clear rules.

Roles to be Cast:

UNCANNY VALLEY
CLAIRE: Female, 70, any ethnicity, neuroscientist on the verge of retiring
JULIAN: Male, 30’s-40’s, any ethnicity, protoype android

THE 2ND ANNUAL FEVER DREAM FESTIVAL
Ensemble of artists of all types, ages, gender identities, physical abilities and ethnicities.

WHAT YOU WILL**
ADAM: Male, 40’s-50’s, owns a local stationery shop
GREG: Male, early 40’s-50’s. Adam’s husband, a professional actor of Shakespeare
NICK: Male, 30’s-40’s, unfailingly charming
CELIA: Female. On the cusp of 40; she is highly likeable.

All roles are paid. **AEA special appearance contract consideration for What You Will.**

Audition Information:

To set up an audition appointment, please email your availability on April 15th from 10am - 1pm to info@benchmarktheatre.com with the subject: Benchmark Theatre Audition Request.

Please prepare up to a 2 minute contemporary monologue and provide a headshot and resume.

Benchmark Theatre is dedicated to exploring the universal human experience and is committed to equitable hiring practices. All artists, including those of any ethnicity and gender identity, as well as those with disabilities, are sought to both attend their auditions and apply for artistic and technical positions.

Production Schedule:
UNCANNY VALLEY rehearsals will begin on Sunday, August 5th, rehearsing on weekday evenings and weekend mornings. The production opens on Saturday, September 15th and runs through Saturday, October 13th at at The Bench at 40 West. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 6:00pm with one Monday Industry Performance at 8:00pm. It is directed by Rachel Rogers.

THE 2ND ANNUAL FEVER DREAM FESTIVAL rehearsals will begin in September with tech week beginning on Sunday, October 14th. FDF runs October 19th - 21st and 26th - 28th.

WHAT YOU WILL rehearsals will begin on Sunday, October 28th, rehearsing 6 days a week. The production opens on Friday, November 30, 2018 and runs through Saturday, December 22nd at The Bench at 40 West. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 6:00pm with one Monday Industry Performance at 8:00pm. It is directed by Kate Folkins

To grasp the full significance of life is the actor’s duty; to interpret it his problem; and to express it his dedication.
— James Dean