Audition Information for Rabbit Hole
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Michael Thompson
Audition Dates: Monday, December 30th; Tuesday, December 31st
and Wednesday, January 1st
Audition Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm (all three nights)
Audition Location: GracePoint Wesleyan Church
1420 Orchard Drive
Brookings, SD 57006
Please use north entrance doors and turn left
Performance Dates: March 12 - 15, 2020
General Information for Auditions:
PLEASE COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. WE WILL BE SEEING MANY ACTORS SO IN THE EFFORT OF TIME, WE ASK THAT YOU COME ONLY ONE NIGHT. THERE IS NO ADVANTAGE TO COMING ALL NIGHTS
Please print and fill out the audition form below and bring with you to auditions. This form will also be available at the door.
We are auditioning actors: age 16+.
AUDITIONS WILL CONSIST OF:
– Reading from the script
– Director may lead improv exercises
– A movement audition may be asked for. We will put you through you a small section of a exercises in small groups. You will then be asked to perform it in front of the production team as a group. Please remember to wear clothing that you can move in and appropriate shoes (i.e NO sandals, flip-flops, etc..)
Becca and Howie Corbett have a picture perfect family life in the suburbs of New York until a random, tragic accident takes the life of their four-year old son.
Soon after, Becca’s younger, irresponsible sister, Izzy, announces that she is pregnant: there will now be a new child in the family. As Becca and Howie grow apart, Becca’s mother, Nat, badgers Becca about her grieving process, and Jason, the young driver who killed their son, continually shows up to ask forgiveness, the group is on a bumpy road to healing with no road map in sight.
Rabbit Hole delves into the complexity of a family navigating deep grief, and learning what it means to live a fruitful life when things fall apart.
Note from the Director:
“Thank you for your interest in auditioning for this production. This play is an emotionally charged production with serious moments, but also funny and touching ones as well. I have included a link to the script (which is not the exact copy that we will use for the play) for you to familiarize yourself with the content. I would rather you be familiar with the play and not know what exact sides you will be reading from so I can gauge your emotional depth during the audition. I look forward to seeing you at auditions. And please, only come to one night of auditions.
Michael Thompson, Director
Looking for 3 Women and 2 Men:
BECCA (Female)—Howie's wife in her late 30s. She is usually a very responsible and sensible person but makes some rash decisions throughout the play because of grief.
HOWIE (Male) —Becca's husband in his late 30s. He is very caring but has a hard time dealing with Danny's death, which causes him to be angry and depressed, though he hides it as much as possible.
IZZY (Female) —Becca's irresponsible but well-wishing sister. She is unwed but in a relationship with Auggie. She is pregnant throughout the play. Tension is created as Becca's mourning for her lost child lingers, and she is suspicious of Izzy's ability to raise her own.
NAT (Female) —Izzy and Becca's mother. She is the voice of reason for her daughters. She helps Howie and Becca in the moving process and provides motherly experience to Becca.
JASON WILLETTE (Male) —17-year-old boy who accidentally hit Danny with his car, leading to Danny's death. He lives with his mom; his father's whereabouts are never revealed, but the script suggests he's dead