College sets open auditions for acclaimed dark drama ‘Pillowman’
Rob Vanya, August 16, 2012
PASADENA, Texas — The San Jacinto College Central theatre and film department will hold open public auditions for its production of the award-winning show “The Pillowman,” an adults-only play written by Irish playwright Martin McDonagh.
Auditions will be held on Aug. 29 and 30 at 6 p.m. in the Powell Arena Theatre on the San Jacinto College Central Campus, located at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. The auditions are open for anyone in the community and enrollment at the College is not required. Materials do not to be prepared in advance, and anyone auditioning should dress to move.
Roles to be cast in the play include seven adult males, and two adult females. Other roles to be cast include two children (no younger than 10) – one boy and one girl.
“Pillowman” won a Tony Award, a New York Drama Critics Award, and the 2004 Olivier Award in London for Best New Play. The story revolves around a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The play is billed as “an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art.”
Rehearsals for the show begin on Sept. 10 and run from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday. The performance opens on Oct. 11 and runs through Oct. 14. The show is rated “R” and includes adult language, violence, and graphic scenes.
For more information about fine arts programs at San Jacinto College, visit arts.sanjac.edu.
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