The Northeast State Department of Theater announces open auditions next week for the fall productions of She Kills Monsters and No Exit. The new season promises an exciting collection of plays from the College’s award-winning Theatre Department.
Actors are invited to auditions for both plays on Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Wellmont Regional Center for the Performing Arts (WRCPA) on the Blountville campus next to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.
The No Exit production seeks to cast 2 males and 2 females. She Kills Monsters looks to cast 3 males, 6 females, and a large chorus. Auditions are open to all students, faculty, and community members ages 18 and up.
Performers are asked to gather in the lobby of the WRCPA. You will audition for both productions at the same time. Ideally, you will have both a contemporary comedic (She Kills Monsters) and a contemporary dramatic (No Exit) 1-minute monologue for these auditions. Northeast State Theatre is an educational theatre department and welcomes any performer to the auditions. Actors can audition with one monologue or read from provided sides from each play.
A list of those who are invited to callbacks will be posted on the Northeast State Theatre Facebook page on Aug. 31 by 11:00 p.m. Callbacks will be done Sept. 1 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Acclaimed new playwright Qui Nguyen delivers a wonderful comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly’s refuge.
In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. She Kills Monsters is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The play’s performance dates are Nov. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 13 and 20 at 2:00 p.m. in the WRCPA Theater.
Written by Jean Paul Sartre adapted from the French version by Paul Bowles, No Exit tells the tale of two women and one man locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. Here the soul is shorn of secrecy, and even the blackest deeds are mercilessly exposed to the fierce light of hell. No Exit is produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The play’s production dates are Oct. 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Auditorium (A202) of the Blountville campus.