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The scripts for The Watsons Go to Birmingham and The Laramie Project can be found on GauchoSpace. Please note that the scripts cannot be downloaded nor printed.  Please do not share these script with anyone. 
 

The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963

PERFORMANCES:          February 15th - 24th

                                         Including two Friday matinees

                                         Studio Theater (TD-W 1101)

 

GENERAL                        Sunday, November 18, 2018

AUDITIONS:                    5pm-10pm

                                        Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)

 

CALLBACKS:                  Monday, November 19, 2018

                                        6pm – 11pm

                                        Studio Theater (TD-E 1101)

 

1ST REHEARSAL:         Monday, January 7,2019          

REHEARSALS: 
Typically 20-25 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-11 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and occasional Saturdays.  There are additional hours for techs and dress rehearsals leading to performances including two Friday mornings and weekends. 
 
CREDIT: 
3 units of THTR 49 and/or 149 will be given to cast members.
 
SCRIPTS:
The current draft of the script is now available on GauchoSpace
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.  The audition sign-up list will be posted in the Production Office (TD-W 1600) starting on November 1st. 
 
AUDITION PREPARATION:
The script is currently available to read on Gaucho Space.
 
Please read the script carefully so you can use it to:
 
Pick a short scene or speech from the play to perform. You do not need to memorize this scene, but it should be prepared well.
 
If you choose a scene, you should also choose a partner and prepare together. It is possible to have a partner who is not auditioning for the role that they read in the scene. For example:  if you want to do a Kenny scene, the actor reading the other role may not be auditioning for that role.
 
Selections should be no more than 2-3 minutes. Time your scene please.
Please specify which role you are reading for on the sign-up sheet. 
 
If you have questions or need more information contact 
Risa Brainin at rbrainin@ucsb.edu.
 
THE PLAY and PROJECT:
 
LAUNCH PAD in a co-commission with Seattle Children’s Theatre and Chicago Children's Theatre presents a new adaptation of acclaimed author Christopher Paul Curtis’ groundbreaking, timeless work, The Watsons Go To Birmingham- 1963. The play centers on a buoyant, loving Michigan family of five travelling south to Alabama during the turbulent summer of 1963, a time of racially motivated upheaval and civil unrest. Ten-year-old Kenny is conflicted about this family vacation, but as his world expands, Kenny learns he’s more courageous than he ever thought himself capable. This is geared to young audiences and will have two student matinees during the run.
 
THE PLAYWRIGHT:
 
Cheryl L. West’s plays have been seen in England, off-Broadway, on Broadway (Play On!) and in numerous regional theaters around the country. Her plays include Shout Sister Shout, Akeelah and the Bee, Pullman Porter Blues, and Jar the Floor. She has written TV and film projects at Disney, Paramount, MTV Films, Showtime, TNT, HBO, CBS and is the Webby-nominated writer for the original web series Diary of a Single Mom. Ms. West is currently working on commissions for Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Chicago Children’s Theater, Minneapolis Children’s theater, and Seattle Children’s Theater.
 
ROLES (all roles available to UCSB students):
 
Kenny , 10, African-American
Byron, 13, African-American 
Daddy, 35,  African-American
Mama, 35,  African-American
Joey, 6,  African-American
Grandma Sands, 60’s, African-American
Buphead, 12, any ethnicity 
Alabama racist, Caucasian, 25-30
Wool Pooh, any ethnicity (must move well)
 
 

The Laramie Project

PERFORMANCES:          March 1 - 9th

                                         Including a Friday Matinee

                                         Hatlen Theater

 

GENERAL                        Sunday, November 18, 2018

AUDITIONS:                    5pm-10pm

                                        TD-W 1507

 

CALLBACKS:                  Monday, November 19, 2018

                                        6pm – 11pm

                                        TD-W 1507

 

1ST REHEARSAL:         Monday, January 7,2019

REHEARSALS:
Typically 20-25 hours per week until tech rehearsals begin.  This play will rehearse Monday – Friday between the hours of 6-11 until tech week. There will be some Friday afternoon rehearsals and occasional Saturdays.  There are additional hours for techs and dress rehearsals leading to performances including Friday matinees and Saturdays. 
 
CREDIT: 
3 units of THTR 49 and/or 149 will be given to cast members.
 
SCRIPTS:
An edition of the script is available on GauchoSpace
 
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Any full time UCSB student is welcome and encouraged to audition.  The audition sign-up list will be posted in the Production Office (TD-W 1600) starting on November 1st. 
 
AUDITION PREPARATION:
General Audition
Sign-up for a 4-minute slot and prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue (1-2 minutes).  
 
Please arrive in advance of your audition slot with sufficient time to fill out an audition information sheet.  Bring along a copy of your actor resume (if you have one).  All rehearsal schedule conflicts must be specified at the time of the general audition.
 
CALLBACKS
Specific selections from the play will be requested.  Act/Moment/Character/Speech will be posted along with callback postings.
The script is currently available to read on Gauchospace.
If you have questions or need more information, contact Eric Jorgensen at emjorgensen@ucsb.edu
 
THE PLAY:
In October 1998, a hateful act took the life of Matthew Shepard.  As the nation struggled to explain threads of intolerance woven into the fabric of American communities, Moisés Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project visited Laramie, Wyoming to listen to the people of the community where the crime took place.  Through a text taken verbatim from hundreds of interviews, The Laramie Project reveals a complex truth of the depths of intolerance and the heights of human empathy.
 
THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Moisés Kaufman is the founder of Tectonic Theater Project, an award-winning company committed to transforming theatrical expression by changing the way theater is made.  Through their system known as “Moment Work” the company explores non-linear storytelling, documentary, and narrative reconstruction.  Their plays include: Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, The Laramie Project, I Am My Own Wife, 33 Variations, and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.  
 
THE PRODUCTION:
This production of The Laramie Project is a part of UCSB’s Acting-up-Front initiative.  The production will be based almost entirely on the actor, the words, and the moments created between them.  There is limited design involvement.  Actors will be expected to provide a base costume of contemporary dress to be supplemented by elements depending upon the character.  
 
ROLES:
The play’s moments include dialogue spoken by more than sixty characters.  This production will have a cast of eleven actors.  Each actor-track will include several characters and narration.  Portions of the tracks will be set following auditions.  Much will be set during the first weeks of rehearsal.  
 
 
 
 
 

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Run/Wardrobe Crew (THTR 29D/49/149)

 

Thank you to everyone who applied for this quarter's productions. Information on Winter Quarter will be posted in January.

 

POSITIONS AVAILABLE (DEPENDS ON THE PRODUCTION)

  • Light Board Operator
  • Sound Board Operator
  • Fly Crew
  • Deck/Props Crew
  • Followspot Operator
  • Wardrobe/Makeup Crew

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  2. Take the application quiz for that production (via Gauchospace).
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IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • All crew positions are first-come, first-served. We will respond to applications in the order they are completed.
  • All events listed on the calendars are required. It is not possible to partially participate in a production.
  • There are no opportunities to make up for an unexcused absence or lateness.

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

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CONTACTS:

 

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