Auditions for comedy Good Morning, Bill outdoors in South King County parks
Burien Actors Theatre
About the project and the company
Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) is looking for 6 actors ranging in age from 18 to 70-plus for a multi-racial production of the comedy Good Morning, Bill, adapted by P.G. Wodehouse and further adapted by Rachel Rene.
BAT is seeking actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities for all roles to create a multi-racial cast.
ABOUT THE SHOW
This will be a 90-minute one-act version of the play to be performed outdoors in BAT’s fourth summer in the parks. There will be 4 to 6 performances between July 14 and August 20, 2023. All performances will be in south King County parks and will be weekend matinees or evenings. The parks range from concrete to grass, so the ability to maneuver over uneven ground will be important.
Synopsis: Bill is on vacation, where he has met the attractive Lottie. Sensing Bill’s interest fading, Lottie has a fit of hysterics, and Dr. Sally Smith is called in. Bill instantly falls for Sally, who remains aloof. After Bill returns home, he continues to pine for Sally. Bill’s uncle believes Bill is missing Lottie, and hatches a plan to bring Lottie and Bill together again. Complications ensue.
Auditions will last 20-30 minutes and will consist of cold readings from the script with the director or other actors. Sides will be sent via email.
Auditions are online via Zoom Monday, April 10 from 6 to 10 p.m., and Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12 from 7 to 10 p.m.
To audition, please make an appointment, and send a resume and headshot (or a list of theater experience and a recent photo of you) at email@example.com, or call 206-242-5180 and leave a message.
If you have a conflict with audition dates but would like to audition, let us know. We may be able to work something out. If you have access needs, please let us know. If there is anything that will help make you comfortable in our auditions, please ask.
Callbacks will be Monday, April 24 from 6 to 10 p.m., and will be held in person in Burien. Actors will only be called as needed, and not for entire time frames listed.
Rehearsals: Begin in early June on weeknights, with some weekend days or evenings (exact times to be determined). Rehearsals will begin via the Zoom online platform and will move to in-person rehearsals in Burien. Exact schedule TBD based on actor availability, 3 to 5 days per week. Actors will receive general schedule by start of process. Exact calls will be sent out by start of each week.
Performances in south King County parks are in process of being scheduled from July 14 through August 20.
BAT has established protocols to minimize losing rehearsals or canceling performances due to Covid. All members of the team must be fully vaccinated and have received at least one booster by the start of the rehearsal process. While not required, we strongly recommend receiving the bi-valent booster prior to the rehearsal process beginning.
All members of the team will be required to test regularly and report any possible Covid exposures.
Everyone will be masked during in-person auditions and in-person rehearsals until we reach tech. Actors will be unmasked for performances.
BAT will provide masks and tests. Masking and other Covid protocols will adjust as needed to meet government requirements and/or enhance safety.
There is free parking onsite and nearby for callbacks and rehearsal location in Burien, plus it is about 6 blocks from Burien Transit Center.
$350 stipend provided.
Directed by Rachel Rene.
Location of Audition
Auditions are online via Zoom. Links will be sent when appointment is made. Callbacks are in-person in Burien.
Auditions are online via Zoom. Appointments will last 20-30 minutes and will consist of cold readings from the script with the director or other actors. Sides will be sent via email. If you have access needs, please let us know. If there is anything that will help make you comfortable in our auditions, please ask.
Character breakdown / Project needs
LORD TIDMOUTH, Squiffy
SALLY SMITH, M.D.
SIR HUGO DRAKE or LADY DRAKE, Bill’s Uncle or Aunt
Preferred method of submission
Monday, April 10 from 6-10 pm. Tuesday, April 11 and Wednesday, April 12 from 7-10 pm. If you have a conflict with audition dates but would like to audition, let us know. We may be able to work something out.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Monday, April 24 from 6-10 pm in-person in Burien. Actors will only be called as needed, and not for entire time frames listed.
To make an appointment, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 206-242-5180 and leave a message. Please send a resume and headshot (or a list of theater experience and a recent photo of you).