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Auditions For The 2018-2019 Season

Please access the EHS Onstage Portal and go to Calendar to look at the rehearsal schedules for the shows that you are auditioning for in order to know if you have any conflicts with the rehearsal.

The EHS Onstage Portal also contains information under the Resources tab (Scripts, Unit Breakdowns, Parent Info) that would be good to review before the audition.


Show Audition Dates and Requirements


Othello by William ShakespeareDirected by Mr. Brock

Considered one of Shakespeare's most important tragedies, Othello traces the story of the Moorish General Othello's "ensign" Iago and the hatred he bears the famed Moor of Venice and the diabolical plan Iago hatches to "make the net that shall enmesh them all".

Rehearsals: September 4th, 2018 - October 27th, 2018

Tech/Dress Rehearsals:October 29 - November 1, 2018

Production Dates: November 2nd - November 4th, 2018

12 Angry Jurors by Reginald RoseDirected by: Mr. Revaz

Set in a jury room during deliberations of a criminal trial this classic morality play keeps the audience on the edge of their seats as the 12 jurors face their own prejudices and preconceived notions while determining the fate of a young minority boy charged with murdering his father.

Rehearsals:October 16 - December 21, 2018

(There is no rehearsal the week of Thanksgiving)

Tech/Dress Rehearsals:January 14 - 16, 2019

Production Dates:January 17 - 19, 2019

PLEASE NOTE: This is our touring show and the current plan is to leave on tour January 4th, 2019 and return January 12th, 2019. If cast in the production, students would need to be available to return to school January 4th, 2019 in order to be a part of the tour.Students are required to sign up for Theatre Tour as one of their Interim Term Elective Classes.

The audition will consist of warms-ups/games and cold readings (reading from the plays themselves selected by the Directors).

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

Our typical rehearsal schedule is as follows:

Monday – Friday4:00pm – 6:30pm

SaturdaysNoon – 4:00pm

If there is a long weekend we will rehearse Noon – 4:00pm on the days without classes.For example – Columbus Day weekend we rehearsal that Monday from Noon – 4:00pm.We rehearse that Tuesday from 4:00pm – 6:30pm as Faculty is participating in training during the day.

We do not require students to be at every rehearsal.We schedule specific sections of the script on a weekly basis and post those on the online rehearsal calendar on Sunday evenings.We ask that all students be available at all times during the tech/dress rehearsal weeks and be available for all performances.

CONFLICTS

We ask that students bring a list of their known conflicts to audition so that we can take those into account.If you have a family trip planned or a standing appointment on Tuesday at 3:30pm these are good things to put down on the list.

Athletic conflicts are usually very easy to work around but we need to know about them.List any sport that you are either playing or interested in playing that would be practicing/playing during the rehearsals/performances.If cast – the director and the coach will meet and work out a schedule for the student who is participating in both activities so that the student does not feel “caught in the middle” of the two activities.The only exceptions are Varsity Football and the Fall Play (we both play on Friday night so that’s just not possible) and any Varsity athlete must receive permission from Coach Grove and Dean Berkley before auditioning for the show.

CASTING MEETINGS

On Tuesday May 15th beginning at 3:30pm (by appointment) there will be one-on-one casting meetings with the students to let them know what plays and roles they were cast in. Incoming Freshman – if you are unable to make an appointment that day, we will call you at home (by appointment) and discuss your casting at that time.

If a student is not cast in these two shows the students will receive a lot of pastoral support and be given different options for participation as well as encouraged to continue auditioning as the year unfolds. They will also be given advice as to how to improve their audition skills going forward.

If a student is not cast in the first two shows not to worry, there are two other shows in the season that will audition later in the year:

The Spring Musical - Fiddler on the Roof

Student Directed One Acts - Titles to be determined

QUESTIONS???

If you have any questions or would like copies of either or both of the scripts, please email Mr. Brock at gbrock@ehshouston.org or call 713.512.3464