Edmonds Driftwood Players
About the project and the company
By W.L. Newkirk
Director: Joe Goins
Edmonds Driftwood Players is seeking actors for their upcoming production of [MISS], part of our Theatre of Intriguing Possibilities series.
ABOUT THE SHOW
Based on true events, this play tells the story of Dr. Frances Kelsey’s battle with a powerful drug company to prevent thalidomide from being approved for release in the United States. Concerned about the drug’s potential effect on pregnant women, she resists the drug company’s attacks to force her to back down. [MISS] is about the challenges women face in science and the ability of one uncompromising woman to change history and save lives.
November 16, 2019 – January 15, 2020.
Rehearsal schedule will be finalized after casting and are generally held on Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Occasional weekend rehearsals will be held to offset weekdays lost due to holiday breaks during this time period. Actors cast in the show may not be called to every rehearsal.
This production plays at The Wade James Theatre, home of Edmonds Driftwood Players, 950 Main Street, Edmonds, WA on Thursday through Sunday (5 performances total) from January 16 – 19, 2019. Performances are Thursday/Friday/Saturday at 8:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday at 2:00 pm. Performances and strike (immediately following closing performance) are mandatory.
Location of Audition
Edmonds Driftwood Players Administrative Office, 306 Main Street, Edmonds, WA (Lower level of the Bank of America).
WHAT TO PREPARE: Headshot and resume required, and a monologue of one to two minutes’ length.
Character breakdown / Project needs
DR. FRANCES OLDHAM KELSEY
DR. RAYMOND STEHLE
DR. JOSEPH MURRAY
DR. RAYMOND POGGE
DR. RAY NULSEN
Preferred method of submission
Sunday, November 10, 2019 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm and Monday, November 11, 2019 from 7:00 to 9:30 pm.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
By Invitation Only: Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 7:00 pm (location TBD).
Arrive for audition. Visit https://edmondsdriftwoodplayers.org/participate/auditions/ and follow the two links at the bottom of the page.
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