Auditions for "The Shape of Things" by Neil LaBute, Directed by Rachel Blackwell
AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS: Actors are asked to sign up (sign-up sheet on the Department callboard, by 223 Fine
Arts Complex) for a private monologue 5-minute slot 1-2:30 p.m. Auditioners will then
be called in a group to read with other actors from 2:30-5 p.m. Please bring a completed
copy of the Theatre and Film UAF Audition Form to your monologue appointment. Blank
forms will be available at the auditions.
Fairbanks community members and UAF students are encouraged to audition. You don't
need to be a UAF student to participate in UAF productions.
Actors should read the audition sides which are available in digital form only via
REHEARSALS: will depend on the availability of cast members, but Rachel would initially like
to have rehearsals on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday evenings beginning
Jan. 18, with a few table readings in late November/early December. Times are flexible,
and not all of the cast members will have to be at every rehearsal. Rehearsals will
become more rigorous, complex, and demanding of time as opening night approaches.
PERFORMANCES: Friday, Feb. 24 and March 3; Saturday, Feb. 25 and March 4; and Sunday, March 5.
THE ROLES: Four total (two female, two male) - Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities
are encouraged to audition.
- Adam is a nerdy, awkward English major working part-time in a museum as a security
guard. Adam is shy, intellectual, indecisive, decisive, amiable and a nerd; a man
wanting to change and develop his life. He is in his early twenties.
- Evelyn, an art student working on her thesis project. Evelyn is attractive, arty,
sophisticated, charismatic, cruel and caustic. She preys emotionally and sexually
on Adam. She doesn't like art that isn't "true." She is in her early twenties.
- Phillip, Adam’s boorish friend. Phillip is supercilious, aggressive, amiable and
quick witted. He is a good friend to Adam. He is in his early twenties.
- Jenny is Phillip's fiancée, who years before had an unrequited crush on clueless
Adam. Jenny is a conventional small town girl who is happy, vulnerable and confused;
she is out of her depth when she meets Evelyn. She is in her early twenties.