Wiesbaden English Language Theater holding auditions
WPAC/WELT February 13, 2024
This Saturday, February 17, 2024, Wiesbaden English Language Theater at the Wiesbaden Performing Arts Center will hold auditions for “Permanent Collection,” a play written by Thomas GIbbons from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up for your audition time slot here: https://www.wiesbaden-performing-arts-center.org/our-productions/auditions-permanent-collection/.
Those interested in auditioning will read directly from the script; there is no need to prepare a monologue. Callbacks (by invitation only) will be held Sunday Feb. 18, 2024.
Prepared monologues are not required. Potential cast members will read scenes from the script.
Please bring your calendar and be prepared to list all your time conflicts.
Permanent Collection opens 18 April 2024 and closes 05 May 2024. Nine of the ten performances will take place on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM. The production will premiere on a Thursday at 7:30PM.
Rehearsals will start with the first read-thru on Monday, 19 February 2024 and will take place every weekday evening from 18:30h to 21:00h depending upon the cast members’ schedules. Some weekend rehearsals may take place if necessary.
Not all cast and crew members will be needed for every rehearsal, except the full week leading up to final tech and dress rehearsals. Everyone should, however, be available for the entire rehearsal timeframe, in case of changes and adjustments.
ABOUT THE PLAY
Permanent Collection is a drama written by Thomas Gibbons and will be directed by Keith D Greenleaf.
Soon after African-American businessman Sterling North becomes the new director of the Morris Foundation, he discovers that this world-famous art collection includes several significant African sculptures tucked away in storage. His proposal to add them to the public galleries is opposed by the foundation’s long-time education director, who is loyal to the idiosyncratic wishes of the late Dr. Morris.
Spurred on by a zealous local journalist, this clash quickly escalates to public accusations of racism and a bitter struggle for control of the collection. Permanent Collection is a searing examination of racial politics that ultimately asks how much space -- literally and figuratively -- the white world gives to African-Americans. What is the cost of failing to view the world through another’s eyes?
All roles receive a small expense allowance. “Acting Age” is more important than the actor’s actual age.
Sterling North, African American, mid-40s
Ella Franklin, African American, 60s
Paul Barrow, white, mid-40s
Alfred Morris, white, 50s
Kanika Weaver, African American, late 20s
Gillian Crane, white, mid-40s