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AUDITION

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can audition? 2018-01-03T23:00:47+00:00

Anyone can audition for a show at Spokane Civic Theatre! We try to provide adequate character information for each production so everyone can decide which role is best for them to audition for.

What should I wear to auditions? 2017-12-20T00:22:27+00:00

We recommend that your outfit be more business casual, but something that you are comfortable in and can move in. If a director requires dance clothes or specific shoes, that information will be listed with the other details about that specific audition.

Can I read the script before my audition? 2017-12-20T00:14:04+00:00

Yes, Spokane Civic Theatre keeps copies of all scripts for the season in the Box Office that are available to be read either during Box Office hours or can be checked out for a $20 deposit (your deposit is returned if you bring the script back before the auditions).

If you are looking to check out a script, please call the Box Office at 509-325-2507 at least one hour before you would like to pick it up.

For musical auditions, can I bring my own track music? 2017-12-20T00:10:41+00:00

For all of our musical auditions Spokane Civic Theatre will provide an accompanist for your audition. Please bring piano sheet music for them to play while you perform.

Can I perform a monologue or a song from the show I am auditioning for? 2017-12-20T00:07:55+00:00

In order for our production teams to get an impression of you as a performer, we like to see you audition with content not from the show you are auditioning for.

Are there auditions for the Academy? 2017-12-20T00:26:20+00:00

The academy classes that are offered each quarter are not audition based and anyone in the age range of the class may sign up to participate.

The intensives and other special performance camps may require an audition, so please check our audition page for any Academy shows that are coming up for auditions.

2019-2020 Remaining Audition Dates

The Humans: January 13-15, 2020

Exile: March 2-4, 2020

Funny Girl: March 16-18, 2020

2020 Playwrights’ Forum Festival: April 20-22, 2020

The Humans

(Main Stage Play)

Dates:

Monday, January 13 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, January 14 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, January 15 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 N. Howard St.

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com

Production Details:

Production run: March 27 – April 19, 2020

Margot and Robert Ogden Main Stage

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake has brought his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. As darkness falls outside the ramshackle pre-war duplex, eerie things start to go bump in the night and the heart and horrors of the Blake clan are exposed.

In 2016, the year that the show opened on Broadway, The Humans was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and won the Tony Award for Best Play.

Written by STEPHEN KARAM

Directed by DAWN TAYLOR REINHARDT

Preparation:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script.

Preview the script here

Roles:

Fiona “Momo”

  • Female, Late 70s
  • Erik’s mother, grandmother to Brigid and Aimee. Is living with dementia. For the most part, she remains passive and disconnected but has episodes where she becomes manic and aggressive.

Deirdre

  • Female, To appear 60
  • Loyal wife, devoted mother to her daughters. She has a silent strength, she clings to traditions, familial duty, and her Catholic faith. The institution of marriage is sacred to her; she very much wishes her family shared the same.

Aimee

  • Female, 20s – 30s
  • The eldest daughter. Both self-conscious and self-deprecating, her career as a lawyer once held great promise. Now, her physical and emotional health both suffer. She is deeply, quietly sad and in intense pain following a breakup from her long-term girlfriend.

Brigid

  • Female, 20s – 30s
  • The younger daughter. She is well-meaning but often impractical and dreamy. She has recently moved in with Richard and turned her back on Catholicism to the dismay of her parents. She is half-heartedly pursuing a career in music and attempting to live out her idea of a sophisticated adult lifestyle.

Erik

  • Male, To appear 60
  • A middle-class Irish Catholic, (no accent) He is practical to a fault and very set in his ways. He has sacrificed a great deal in order to provide a good life for his family, but his recent confession has upset the comfortable world he knows. He is desperately trying to reconnect with his wife and clings to his increasingly distant daughters.

Richard

  • Male, To appear mid – late 30s
  • A worldly-wise college graduate. Richard comes from a wealthy family and has never wanted for anything. Despite their age difference, he truly loves Brigid and yearns to be accepted by her family.

Exile

(Studio Theatre Play)

Dates:

Monday, March 2 – 6:30PM

Tuesday, March 3 – 6:30PM

Wednesday, March 4 – 6:30PM (Callbacks)

Location:

Spokane Civic Theatre, Studio Theatre

1020 N. Howard St.

Spokane, WA 99201

Questions:

Please email Creative Director, Jake Schaefer, at jake@spokanecivictheatre.com

Production Details:

Production run: April 17 – May 10, 2020

Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

For the first time in 40 years, Augie, now retired military, returns to his hometown for his high school reunion, having been driven from the family home shortly after graduation by intolerable conditions. At the reunion, egged on by his childhood friend Frankie, a drunken Augie hatches a plan to break into his old home in the dead of night to retrieve a long forgotten, but now valuable, baseball card he secreted there as a child. In the turmoil that follows, Augie stirs the ashes of his troubled childhood in search of meaning, if not peace.

By BRYAN HARNETIAUX, Spokane Civic Theatre’s Resident Playwright

Directed by JERRY SCIARRIO

Preparation:

Please be prepared for cold readings from the script.

Read the script digitally here.

From the director and playwright: “Mounting a new play is a truly unique experience in theatre, and getting it up on its feet for the first time requires collaboration at the highest level. We’ve already assembled a wonderful production team, and now only await the actors! We hope you will take a look and see if there is something that compels you to join us at auditions.”

Roles:

AUGIE – late 50s, April’s brother; military, retired on disability.

APRIL – mid-50s, Augie’s sister; agoraphobic.

FRANKIE/YOUNG FRANKIE – Augie’s childhood friend; a minister of sorts; late-
50s/18-year old.

RUTH and JAKE HARPER – late 30s; Augie’s and April’s parents (non-speaking
parts).

Place:

The set is more impressionistic than real. That said, there’s a kitchen with a sink
and cupboard beneath, and a table with 4 chairs, with perhaps an entrance off the
kitchen. There’s a living room with a couch and front door frame. There’s some
books and magazines on the table. There’s also a visible hallway U.C. that dissolves
into darkness.

The silhouette of a treehouse with two children huddled together may loom upstage,
dissolving before the play begins, with the treehouse returning only at the end of
the play, as described, post.