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Auditions

Once more, with enthusiasm …

TKD seeks to create an environment where everyone in the community feels welcome to participate and contribute.

We encourage everyone to audition for roles in our productions, regardless of your level of experience on stage. Our casts frequently include a wide diversity of ages, ethnicities, talents and skills.

The only thing we really demand is enthusiasm!

 

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AUDITIONS

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

By Edward Albee

Director: Candace Moore

AUDITION TIMES

  • Saturday, November 26th at 2:00pm at Theatre Knoxville Downtown
  • Sunday, November 27th at 6:00pm at Theatre Knoxville Downton

REHEARSAL START DATE: TBA 

 Performance dates are January 6-22, 2023

SUMMARY

George, a professor at a small college, and his wife, Martha, have just returned home, drunk from a Saturday night party. Martha announces, amidst general profanity, that she has invited a young couple—an opportunistic new professor at the college and his shatteringly naïve new bride—to stop by for a nightcap. When they arrive the charade begins. The drinks flow and suddenly inhibitions melt. It becomes clear that Martha is determined to seduce the young professor, and George couldn’t care less. But underneath the edgy banter, which is crossfired between both couples, lurks an undercurrent of tragedy and despair. George and Martha’s inhuman bitterness toward one another is provoked by the enormous personal sadness that they have pledged to keep to themselves: a secret that has seemingly been the foundation for their relationship. In the end, the mystery in which the distressed George and Martha have taken refuge is exposed, once and for all revealing the degrading mess they have made of their lives.
 
Available Roles:

MARTHA: (Age Range- 50s)
Provocative, frustrated, alcoholic, loving wife of George, playful and dangerous in her volatility and biting
tongue. She hides her self-contempt behind her gin and fantasy as she teases her young guests. Daughter
of the college president. Depending upon the light, looks younger than her age. Tries to act it, too.

GEORGE: (Age Range- 40s-50s)
Once brimming with potential, now a failure of a college history professor. Beaten down, yet devoted and
enabling husband to Martha. Tired, with a bit of paunch. Haunted still by incidents from long ago. Seems
passive and complacent, yet he proves he gives as good as he gets.

NICK: (Age Range- Late 20s)
Ambitious, bright, former athlete, clean-cut Midwestern blond assistant professor, new to campus. Married
Honey because she said she was pregnant. Too accommodating to Martha’s flirting.
HONEY: (Age Range Mid 20s)
Naive, frail, submissive wife of young professor Nick. “Slim-hipped” and a dim bulb with a weak stomach.
Escapes into a bottle of brandy to survive the night’s gauntlet.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

No monologue is necessary. The audition will consist of cold readings from the script.

A headshot and resume are recommended but not required.

Please bring a detailed list of conflicts for the next 3 months.

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