Circle Theatre announces auditions for Office Hour - the second show of their 2019 Season!
by Julia Cho
Directed by Jenny Ledel
First Rehearsal: March 25, 2019
ABOUT THE PLAY: Gina was warned that one of her students would be a problem. Eighteen years old and strikingly odd, Dennis writes violently obscene work clearly intended to unsettle those around him. Determined to know whether he’s a real threat, Gina compels Dennis to attend her office hours. But as the clock ticks down, Gina realizes that “good” versus “bad” is nothing more than a convenient illusion, and that the isolated young student in her office has learned one thing above all else: For the powerless, the ability to terrify others is powerful indeed
Performance Dates: April 14 - May 11, 2019
(Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays)
AUDITION APPOINTMENT TIMES: Sunday, September 9 2018 beginning at 10:00am
CALLBACKS (if warranted): Tuesday, September 11 beginning at 7:00pm
Gina: 30s. Korean-American; a creative writing professor, who uses teaching as an outlet for her own creativity, Gina finds herself ambivalent about her own writing/process; when faced with Dennis, a troubled/troubling and potentially dangerous student, Gina, unlike her colleagues, does not reject him; determined and dedicated, Gina approaches Dennis with rigorous empathy and encourages him to open up.
Dennis: Korean-American; actors 18+ to play a college freshman; an awkward outsider who is ostracized by his peers and most teachers; vulnerable and odd, Dennis has discovered the power of silence and relishes how unsettling it is to others, yet he doesn’t fully understand how unsettling/threatening he is to them: When he finally engages with Gina, he is surprisingly empathetic; seeking a physically adept actor who is expressive and compelling even when not speaking.
David: 30s. Hipster screenwriting/playwriting professor used to affection and attention from his students; as soon as he sells his first pilot David plans to bid academia adieu; he is angry that Dennis has disrupted his usually chill class and dismisses Dennis’ poor and offensive writing without wanting to understand Dennis’ behavior; not without compassion, David sees a kid who is troubled, not a troubled kid.
Genevieve: 30's. Compassionate and well-meaning poetry teacher who initially endeavors to strategize how best to address a student as disturbing/disruptive as Dennis, but ultimately does not succeed; frustrated, angry and spent after having Dennis as a student Genevieve welcomes the fact that Dennis is now Gina’s problem
Equity and Non-Equity Members encouraged to audition - Equity Contracts Available. Circle Theatre is a member of the Equity Membership Candidacy program. Housing and transportation are not provided for out of town hires.
AUDITION MATERIALS: Auditions will consist of a monologue from the show. (link found in confirmation email).
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Circle Theatre embraces non-traditional casting and encourages the casting of ethnic minority actors, female actors, and physically challenged actors where possible. Individual show directors, together with the artistic director and the acting faculty, make all casting decisions.
Perusal copies are available at Circle Theatre and at S.T.A.G.E. (for members only).
We always encourage you to attend the actual auditions, but if you are unavailable on September 9 and would like to submit a video audition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further instruction.
Auditions will be held at:
230 W. 4th St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
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You may also call Circle Theatre's office to schedule your appointment.
Office Hours: 12pm - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday - 817.877.3040