"The Secret Garden" Needs Actresses
Location: Pasadena, CA
$489 per week
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
"The Secret Garden" Auditions
CONTRACT: TYA; TYA Minimum - $489/wk.
Sign-up begins at 11:30AM.
First Rehearsal: January 3, 2017
First Performance: January 23, 2017
Opening Night: January 28, 2017
Show closes: February 12, 2017
All performances are matinees (weekday mornings for school groups, weekends for families). Local hires preferred. Modest travel stipend is available for cast members who live between 50-65 miles from the theater.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Equity's contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
This adaptation stays true to the classic book about orphaned Mary Lennox who is taken away from her home in Colonial India to live with her reclusive uncle in the Yorkshire Moors. In keeping with the location and period of the story, all actors will need to speak in dialect. Script has elements of story theater, where cast members play narrators in addition to their main roles. AEA Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
MARY LENNOX [Female] Adult, to play 10 years old. Mary starts as a willful, headstrong child who is secretly starve for affection, as no one has ever really loved her or bothered to spend time with her. A sour, disagreeable child, a truth-teller who hides passion under a veneer of not caring. Finding a garden to tend and people she likes and who like her, opens her heart, and then she is young, eager, and in love with life. She blossoms during the course of the story and changes not only her life, but that of everyone around her.
MARTHA SOWERBY [Female], to play 20 years old. The youngest housemaid at Misslewaithe Manor. Martha comes from a large family of urchins who are materially poor, but rich in love and affection. She's a warm, earthy young woman, who tells it like it is, and is full of good cheer. If Misslewaithe was run like a normal house, Martha would be too rustic to be allowed upstairs, but she's a hard worker and compassionate pragmatist. She really becomes Mary's first friend.
WHAT TO PREPARE:
Please prepare a 1 minute monologue, and be ready with a contrasting piece in case we'd like to see more. If you have a British accent, and even better, a Yorkshire accent, we'd love to hear it!