All of our auditions are open to the public. You do not need to be affiliated with UAF to take part in our productions!
Theatre & Film UAF is pleased to announce open auditions for its Spring Mainstage production, Pride and Prejudice, by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Rebecca George.
THE STORY: This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love? - Summary provided by Dramatists Play Service
AUDITIONS: Initial auditions are by appointment on Saturday, December 7th 12 – 2:30 pm. Sign up for a five-minute slot on the Theatre & Film Callboard in the UAF Theatre & Film Department or, if unable to get to campus, contact the Department Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 474-6590 to sign up. Fairbanks Community members and UAF students are encouraged to audition.
For auditions, actors will read scenes (audition sides) from the play. It is recommended that actors read the full script and audition sides available through the Theatre & Film Department Office prior to their audition. If you would like digital copies of audition materials, please contact Mandy Casterline at email@example.com or 474-6590.
Callbacks will happen the same day 3-6pm. All actors who audition are expected to be available for callbacks that afternoon.
REHEARSALS: January 15 – March 26, 2019 Wednesday-Friday 6-9 PM, some weekend afternoons, and some weekday afternoons. Tech week is all week Monday-Sunday March 16-26.
PERFORMANCES: Friday March 27-Sunday April 5, 2019 (Friday-Sunday).
Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition. Unless stated in the description, ALL roles non-gender specific.
JANE: Late 20’s – Early 30s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing.
LIZZY: Female. A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgement. Not especially beautiful. Very very scared of marriage, after absorbing the lessons of her parents’ marriage.
LYDIA: 14. The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping.
MARY: The third Bennet girl. Violent and dark undertones; prone to pedanticism and sulking. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world. Coughs to get attention, or to make a point; may fancy that she is dying.
MR. BENNET: The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Can be somewhat apathetic; probably a bit depressed, under everything. Enjoys antagonizing. Disappointed in marriage.
MRS. BENNET: The Matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper. Hypochondriac; when she’s upset, she fancies that she’s dying. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. She traumatizes her family with some regularity.
MR. DARCY: Male. Late 30s-40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgement.
MISS BINGLEY: A very rich, very beautiful young woman. Fancies herself witty.
MR. BINGLEY: Late 30s-40s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy’s particular friend. Almost literally a dog.
CHARLOTTE LUCAS: Same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor.
LADY CATHERINE: Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant.
MISS DE BOUGH: Lady Catherine’s daughter; a gremlin. Probably allergic to sun. Underneath all her veils, she may be covered in scales.
MR. COLLINS: A pedantic, obtuse man. The original mansplainer. Rector to Lady Catherine.
WICKHAM: An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Probably a sociopath. Raised with Darcy.
If you would like digital copies of audition materials
please contact Mandy Casterline at firstname.lastname@example.org
Theatre and Film Callboard
The callboard is located in the Theatre wing of the Fine Arts building on UAF's main campus. From the Great Hall, face the Salisbury Theatre. To your left is a hallway (between the Salisbury and the Concert Hall). Go down the stairs. The callboard will be at the bottom of the stairs on your right.