Teen auditions for Our Town will be held on May 4, 2019, from 1:30-3:30pm in Christ Church United Church of Christ (4870 Kutztown Road, Temple Pa).
Those teens interested in auditioning for Our Town should have a legal guardian submit an email with interest, previous theater experience, and a current photo to Christopher David Roché, managing director, at firstname.lastname@example.org with their full name and “Our Town Teen Auditions” in the subject. Auditions will also include script readings from Our Town and some singing. Teen actors of all ethnicities, races, genders, orientations, and experience levels are encouraged to apply.
Designers, directors, playwrights, stage managers, and others interested in participating during the 2019 season should submit their information and resumes to Christopher David Roché with their full names and fields in the subject.
Thornton Wilder's iconic play "Our Town," which celebrates the universality of the human condition, is set in a New Hampshire village. But the story could take place anywhere, including Reading, Pa. Director George Hatza's concept is to make that connection, and to assist in that vision the production will assume an immersive approach. Welcoming a Berks County audience into the homes, streets, churches and finally the cemetery of Grover's Corners seeks to unite the play's characters intimately with its audience. Separated by a century, those observing the stories of the citizens of a New England hamlet at the dawn of the 20th century will see themselves -- along with those who lived before and those who are yet to be born -- as one and the same.
Hatza, who also serves as Literary Director for Reading Theater Project, is a writer and critic. He holds a master of fine arts degree in theater directing from Boston University.