Midcoast Actors’ Studio’s Artistic Director Jason Bannister is pleased to announce open auditions for MAS’s 2017 season. Auditions will be held Saturday, November 19, at 1:00 p.m. at Troy Howard Middle School, 173 Lincolnville Ave. in Belfast. Anyone interested should email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule. If you are new to MAS, please come with a monologue (or two contrasting). Returning MAS performers can bring a monologue as well, or email which role(s) they are interested in. Additional rounds of auditions for specific shows may occur throughout the year. The MAS 2017 season will be: Shooting Star by Steven Dietz in February/March, directed by Greg Marsanskis, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley in October, directed by Erik Perkins, and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis in December, directed by Leah Bannister. Constellations by Nick Payne, in May/June and directed by Jason Bannister, has already been cast.
Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative. As the night gives way to laughter, banter, remembrance and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined—and a present that neither of them could have predicted. Filled with laughter and ache, SHOOTING STAR is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there.
Elena – 50’s
Reed – 50’s
Directed by Jason Bannister
This spellbinding, romantic journey begins with a simple encounter between a man and a woman. But what happens next defies the boundaries of the world we think we know—delving into the infinite possibilities of their relationship and raising questions about the difference between choice and destiny.
This production has already been cast.
Directed by Erik Perkins
Set in the icy polar regions where scientist Victor Frankenstein has chased the creature he brought to life, this highly theatrical and emotional play traces Frankenstein’s path to the final confrontation with his intelligent, articulate, sensitive, and powerfully violent child.
Henry Clerval – Lifetime Friend of Victor’s
Elizabeth Lavenza – Victor’s wife to be
Young Victor/William Frankenstein – Age 10
Man #1: Alphonse Frankenstein (Victor’s Father), Prof. M. Waldman, DeLacey (A Blind Man) Woman #1: Caroline Beaufort Frankenstein (Mother), Prof. M. Schiller, Beggar Woman,
Man #2: Captain Robert Walton, Prof. M. Krempe, A Hessian Guard, Magistrate. Man #3: The Boatswain, Gentleman, Felix (Agatha’s husband), Servant, Priest Man #4: Sailor #1, Gentleman, Guard
Woman #2: Sailor #2, Young Woman, A Midwife, Agatha(DeLacey’s daughter), Woman #3: Sailor #4, Justine Moritz (The Frankenstein’s Nanny)
Man #5: Sailor #3, Clerk,
Young Girl: Young Elizabeth, Evi (Agatha’s daughter)
Young Boy: Young Henry, Philip (Agatha’s son)
Adoscent Boy #1: Adolescent Victor (Age 12), William’s Playmate
Adolescent Boy #2: Adolescent Henry (Age 12). Beggar Boy,
Adolescent Girl: Adolescent Elizabeth (Age 12), Daughter
Directed by Leah Bannister
This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully recreates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia.
- Aslan – A great lion ruler (British accent preferred)
- Peter – Oldest boy, a leader, removed from his home due to war (British accent preferred)
- Edmund – Youngest boy, misses home and angry, removed from his home due to war (British accent preferred)
- Mr. Beaver – A good, hard-working soul
- Tumnus – A forest faun, nervous and unsure – has noble intentions but scared of the Witch
- Father Christmas – An omen of change, and is the actual Santa Claus
- White Witch – An evil dictator and military leader
- Lucy – Youngest child, curious and friendly, removed from her home due to war (British accent preferred)
- Susan – Oldest girl, strong and nurturing, removed from her home due to war (British accent preferred)
- Mrs. Beaver – A good, nurturing soul
Male or Female Roles
- Fenris Ulf – A wolf, head of the Witch’s secret police
- Dwarf – Servant and lackey to the Witch
- Elf – Father Christmas’ helperWhite Stag – An omen of good fortune – needs to be able to move well (Dancing required)
- Unicorn – A loud, plain-speaking soul
- Centaur – A rough, larger than life character
Male and Female Parts Available
Some doubling may occur with these roles:
- Aslan’s Followers – Forest animals who are part of the allied forces
- Witch’s Army – Evil villains
- Wood Nymphs – Helpers of the forest
Tickets for all shows are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/students. For more information about Midcoast Actors’ Studio, the 2016 season and tickets, as well as how you can become a supporter, call the box office at 207-370-7592, email email@example.com, visit midcoastactors.org or on Facebook.