Department of THEATRE and DANCE
Los Angeles Valley College 5800 Fulton Ave. Valley Glen, CA 91401
by Will Eno
for the Department of Theatre & Dance's Spring production of MIDDLETOWN by Will Eno.
All LAVC students are encouraged to audition!
Preliminary auditions will be held in
March 13, 3pm-6pm
March 14, 3pm-6pm
Sign up for an appointment or walk-up.
If you cannot attend auditions,
email director Matthew McCray firstname.lastname@example.org.
CALLBACKS (by email invitation only, will be held
March 16 from 3PM-6PM.
Actors of all genders, races and ages. This play calls for performers with comedic timing and the handling of complex contemporary language.
Attend one day of Preliminary Auditions and perform a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue of your choosing. If you do not have a monologue, you can read a monologue from the play that we provide. However, memorized material is much preferred.
You will also be asked to share your full schedule of availability on your audition form, provided at the door.
If you are interested in participating in the production as a member of the crew, contact Jennifer Read at email@example.com.
If you are cast or offered a crew position for MIDDLETOWN, you must register for a Spring semester production class before rehearsals begin.
Artwork by Thomas Juul Krahn
ABOUT THE PLAY
Middletown is a deeply moving and funny play that explores the universe of a small American town. As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and compelling ways. The work of playwright Will Eno has won the Obie Award, the Lortel Award for Outstanding Play, and the Drama Desk Award. Eno is also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. His play, Middletown, is a powerful and poignant meditation on birth, death and points between.
“Delicate, moving, piercing, tart, funny, gorgeous. Mr. Eno’s gift may be unmatched among writers of his generation. Glimmers from start to finish.”
— New York Times.
IMPORTANT PRODUCTION DATES
Beginning March 27, rehearsals are 3pm-6pm Monday-Thursday & 6pm-10pm Friday. Starting May 1, all rehearsal times move to evenings 6pm-10pm. Additional time will be required during technical rehearsals which begin May 4. We will have one weekend tech rehearsal Saturday May 6 all day and night. Full cast and crew must help strike on May 15 (strike is required to pass).
PERFORMANCES of MIDDLETOWN will be Wednesday-Saturday, May 10-13 at 8pm.