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Open Call for Auditions: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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Jan 28–29, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Rocklin Campus T (Dietrich Theatre)
5100 Sierra College Blvd., Rocklin, CA 95677
It doesn't cost anything to audition!
Scott adams, sadams14@sierracollege.edu

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Sierra College Theatre Arts Department Announces Auditions for Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray

Audition Information
Tuesday, Jan. 28 and Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. in the ­­­Dietrich Theatre on the campus of Sierra College, 5100 Sierra College Blvd, Rocklin, CA 95677.

  • Auditions are held on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • 23 characters available for 9-10 actors (doubling).
  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 
  • Auditioners are encouraged to prepare a one-minute, dramatic monologue from any published play. Monologues should best portray actor's strength and must be memorized.
  • It is requested that auditioners bring an 8x10 color photo-headshot and resume of acting experience, if available, but this is not required.
  • If interested in checking out scripts prior to auditions, please email sadams14@sierracollege.edu for an appointment.  

Callbacks (by invitation only): Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 3:30pm.  Auditioners who are called back will be asked to audition by way of cold readings from the script. Most actors who are cast will be portraying multiple characters, there will be a heavy emphasis on the ability and technique used to change voice, movement, energy, pacing, age and style. Actors who are cast as Dorian, Basil and Lord Henry will not be playing multiple roles. 

Rehearsal Dates: February 3 through Monday, March 19, 2020, Mondays through Fridays at 3:30pm. There will be one pick-up rehearsal on Wednesday, March 25. 

Performance Dates: March 20 through April 4, 2020, Thursdays at 7:00 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Saturday, April 4 will be at 2:00 p.m. There will be an additional performance for schools on Friday, April 3 at 10:00 am. 

Story: Set in the decadent world of Victorian London, a beautiful young man called Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by the exquisite portrait that Basil Hallward has painted of him. He makes a Faustian pact that he will remain forever young while the picture grows old.

Oscar Wilde’s only novel caused an immediate scandal when it was first published in 1890 and its themes of youth and decay, innocence and corruption, art and reality are even more relevant to us in the 21st century than in the 19th.

Adapted by Wilde’s grandson Merlin Holland and John O’Connor, this delightfully witty version of Wilde’s story incorporates material suppressed from the original manuscript.

Sponsored by: Theatre Arts Department