AUDITIONS – JANUARY 16 @ 6:00 p.m. for TWO shows:
LET ME DOWN EASY – June 2020 – directed by Carol Swarbrick Dries
SHAKESPEARE BITS ON ‘SCHEMING’ for OTA’s Renaissance Faire – March 2020 – directed by Anna Andersen
Let Me Down Easy
By Anna Deavere Smith
Let Me Down Easy is a play about RESILIENCE. Merriam-Webster defines resilience as: “an ability to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change.”
Playwright Anna Deavere Smith held interviews with a number of people who faced untold odds, real-life tragedies and seemingly insurmountable challenges. Those interviews were transcribed, verbatim, and made into this play. In it, you can hear form well-knowns like Lauren Hutton, Ann Richards, and Joel Siegal. You will also hear from a rodeo bull rider, World Heavyweight boxing champion and a New Orleans doctor during Hurricane Katrina.
From the director of the play, Carol Swarbrick-Dries: “A dear relative of mine taught in an Orlando high school and started a scholarship for students who showed resilience. Some of the stories she read from her students made her wonder how anyone could come out of those circumstances with hope and even dreams. But they did!”
Be astonished, be uplifted, be crushed, and be inspired.
Let Me Down Easy will require 6 actors, 3 female and 3 male, any ethnicity, all ages. Monologues will be made available prior to January 16th. Auditions will be one-on-one with the director and possibly assistants and OTA staff from 6-9pm on January 16, 2020. Rehearsals will start around May 21st. The play runs June 19-28.
Shakespeare director Anna Andersen is looking for 8 to 10 actors to participate in a staged reading of Shakespearean scenes in which characters scheme and plot among the revelers at a renaissance faire. This is a fun-filled fund raiser for Olympic Theatre Arts with a very energetic atmosphere. Auditioners can bring in their own material, or they can read from material that will be provided. Experience in Shakespeare is not a must, be ready to loosen up and have some fun. OTA’s Shakespearean Renaissance Faire runs March 27-29
Interested in auditioning? Take a look at the Main Stage Season and Second Stage Season for performance dates and descriptions of the shows.
For more information about auditions or other upcoming events, call the OTA office at (360) 683-7326.