2023 SPRING Audition Criteria - Gloria

"Spring 23 show Gloria"
By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Directed by Leslie McCauley

 

About the Auditions

Preliminary auditions will consist of performing a short (up to 90 seconds) prepared (memorized) monologue.

Callbacks will consist of reading from the script and possible improvisation work.

 

Show Description

This funny, whip-smart and powerfully surprising play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story become higher than ever. By one of America’s leading Queer Black playwrights and author of the critically-acclaimed An Octoroon.

The play made its debut Off-Broadway at the Vineyard Theatre in May 2015, after being developed by the same theatre. It was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Jacobs-Jenkins was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2016.

Gloria is available to read at the SRJC Doyle Library Reserve Desk (second floor circulation desk) on 2-hour loan. If you are not able to read the play, please read about it online and watch previews/clips on You Tube.

Roles and Casting Opportunities

Cast size:  3 women. 3 men. Most actors play more than one role:

  • 1 black male (20ish) to play Miles/Shawn/Rashaad
  • 1 white female (early 20s) to play Ani/Sasha/Callie
  • 1 white male (“extra-late 20s”) to play Dean/Devin
  • 1 Asian female (mid to late 20s) to play Kendra/Jenna
  • 1 female “anything really, extra-late 30s” (the playwright’s words) to play Gloria/Nan
  • 1 male “unclear” (the playwright’s words, Ani describes him as “maybe part Mexican or Jewish”, late 30s) to play Lorin

 

Production Schedule

Rehearsals start: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 *

* We will rehearse Tuesday-Friday nights and Sunday evenings, with two Saturday night rehearsals close to opening night.

Performances: 9 performances over two weekends, March 3-12, 2023, to be performed in the Burbank Studio Theatre.

 

What to Prepare

Preliminary auditions will consist of performing a short (up to 90 seconds) prepared (memorized) monologue.

Also, be prepared to talk briefly with the director and/or the assistant director after presenting your material.

What's a monologue? What if I don't have a prepared monologue?

Scroll to the bottom of the main audition page to find the answers to these good questions. If you have never auditioned for us before, please use the monologues at the bottom of that page. These include a monologue in Spanish.

Gloria is available to read at the SRJC Doyle Library Reserve Desk (second floor circulation desk) on 2-hour loan. If you are not able to read the play, please read about it online and watch previews/clips on You Tube.

More Information

The script contains strong language and adult content. Please note that not all actors may be comfortable with the content of the show. We ask that you do not reveal aspects of the play to the public.

Want to audition for Gloria but your schedule conflicts with the Jan 20 and 21 auditions? Or if you have a show-specific question…

Only students with a legitimate reason for not attending auditions in-person will be allowed to submit a recorded audition. These will be decided on a case-by-case basis. Students wishing to use this method should contact director Leslie McCauley at lmccauley@santarosa.edu and follow this link:

How to submit a Pre-Recorded Audition

How to Audition and General Information

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