Auditions for How I Learned to Drive on June 30th & July 1st at Johnson City Community Theatre at 7pm.
How I Learned to Drive Audition
Information 5 characters (3 females, 2 male)
Lil’ Bit – Female (30’s); ages from 11 years old to 40-something throughout the play. Driven to get a good education, with an interest in Shakespeare, is consistently destabilized by what happens with her uncle, Peck. Actress must be able to switch emotions quickly.
Peck - Male (40’s); Attractive, affectionate, wise, intelligent, and considerate alcoholic from the lowcountry of South Carolina. Peck is married to Lil’ Bit’s Aunt Mary. Actor must do a southern accent, preferably a classical southern accent.
Male Chorus - Male (30’s-40’s) Plays Lil’ Bit’s grandfather (Big Papa), the waiter, and high school boys.
Teenage Chorus - Female (20’s) Plays Lil’ Bits grandmother, high school girls, and the voice of 11-year old Lil’ Bit. Demonstrative of the cyclical nature of abuse.
Female Chorus - Female (30’s – 50’s) Plays Lil’ Bit’s mother, Aunt Mary, and high school girls.
DISCLAIMER: Due to the graphic nature of How I Learned to Drive, all who wish to audition must be 16 or older. Those under the age of 18 must have written permission signed by a parent or legal guardian before auditioning.
If you wish to prepare a monologue, please prepare 1 one-minute contemporary dramatic monologue. This is not a requirement.
- Music Auditions: Please prepare 16-32 bars of an UPBEAT 70s or 80s rock song. This should be no longer than one minute. An accompanist will not be provided. Please bring a track either on CD, phone or other Bluetooth capable device. A speaker will be provided. No acapella auditions, please! There may be additional sight reading if needed. In order to make efficient use of your time and ours, please have music cued and ready during auditions.
- Dance Auditions: Please come prepared to dance with appropriate clothes and shoes. Everyone will be expected to participate in the dance audition. A combination will be taught at the audition. No need to a combination. If interested in the role of COLUMBIA, please be prepared for a tap combination, even if you do not have tap experience. Do not let the tap portion deter you from auditioning for the role! “Don’t dream it. Be it!”
- Cold Reading: This will more than likely occur at callbacks, but do prepare for cold readings from the script.
USHERETTE/MAGENTA: Female, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, Bb3-Eb5)
One of Frank’s servants.
BRAD: Male, 26-35 (Range: Bari Tenor, Bb2-G4)
Quirky, but very much in love with his fiancé, Janet. Overly optimistic at times.
JANET: Female, 26-35 (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, A3-Eb5)
Good girl who is madly in love with Brad. Always seems to be frightened of something. Keeps losing more of her clothes throughout the story. Emotionally weak and caves into pressure easily.
NARRATORS: (2) Male and Female, Age Flexible (Range: Non-Singing Role)
Follows our two hero’s through the story by narrating directly to the audience. FBI agents studying a X-Files.
RIFF RAFF: Male/Female, 25-40 (Range: High Rock Tenor, D3-B4)
Creepy man resembling more of a zombie. Often makes harmless conversation seem awkward and foreboding. One of Frank’s servants.
COLUMBIA: Female/Male, Age Flexible (Range: Mezzo Soprano Belt, E4-E5)
One of Frank’s servants.
FRANK ‘N’ FURTER: Male Transvestite, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, D3-G4)
Master of the castle. Welcomes Janet and Brad with open arms. Obsessed with creating a man to be part of his sexual entourage. Master of seduction.
ROCKY: Male 18-30 (Range: Tenor, A3-G4)
Frank’s magnificent creation. Sexually appealing with prominent muscles.
EDDIE/DR. SCOTT: Male/Female, 28-40 (Range: Baritone, E3-F#4)
Eddie, delivery man, “went to pieces.” Misses the rock and role of life. Comes back to life only to die after his solo. Scott is Eddie’s Uncle.
4 PHANTOMS – TRANSYLVANIANS (SATB)