Mon-Tues, July 16 & 17 at 6:30pm
The chosen OPF XIX scripts are below. Perusal copies are available at the theatre and online below. Auditions are Mon-Tues, July 16 & 17 at 6:30pm
APAC SEEKS VOLUNTEER ACTOR/READERS FOR 19TH ANNUAL ORIGINAL PLAY FESTIVAL
Aloha Performing Arts Company will hold open auditions for volunteer actor/readers for its 19th annual Original Play Festival on Monday and Tuesday, July 16 and 17, at 6:30 p.m. at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. Six directors will be casting over 40 roles in the six plays chosen for the festival, and first time actors are heartily encouraged to audition. "OPF XIX" performance week is scheduled for Wednesday through Saturday, August 22nd through 25th. Each play of the festival will have five rehearsals, generally on the same night of the week as the performance. Rehearsals will begin July 18th. APAC's OPF has traditionally served as a proving ground for new theater participants. The festival features new, unpublished scripts presented in staged reading format, so line memorization is not required.
The festival opens on Wednesday with "The Death of Roland Baker," by Peter Van Dyke of Honaunau, directed by Robin O'Hara. This show is a comic drama about a Hollywood film crew's encounters with a Hawaiian family in South Kona. The crew sets up in the family's yard and what starts as an exciting interaction between two cultures soon becomes more like annoying relatives who overstay their welcome. The Hawaiian family consists of the grandparents, a tutu lady and old-school kanaka maoli who both speak pidgin, two men and one woman in their forties, one woman in her early twenties, and a 19 year old man. The Hollywood crew consists of a narrator who is a mature man with the look and sound of an old time Hollywood insider; a movie star in his sixties; a sound man in his thirties; and an assistant producer in his twenties.
Thursday features a triple bill. First up is "The Line Up" by Jerry-Mac Johnston of Springfield, Missouri, directed by Miguel Montez. This show is a one-act comedy about life, death, old friends, the vagaries of memory, and the Great American Pastime. It features three men: two who can play elderly characters and one in his twenties. "I Can Hear You," by Captain Cook playwright John Holliday is up next, directed by Karen Barry. Two older women share a hospital room in a rehab facility. One is sullen and sarcastic, the other is perky and slightly strange. The cast also includes two younger women, who are nurses at the facility. The third play of the evening will be "Rest in Peace, Woody Block," by Ocean View's Dick Hershberger, directed by Sue Boyum. Comedy ensues as mourners gather to pay their final respects to the title character. The cast consists of seven women ages 20-60+ and seven men ages 20-60+.
Friday's offering is "Fat Man," a tragi-comedy exploring the dynamics of intimate heterosexual relationships and the merits of frying chicken in lard. The play, which contains adult themes and language, was written by Suzanne Bailie of Seattle, and will be directed by Sara Hagen. Five actors are needed, three females and two males. Each character is broken in some major way. Hank is obese and sedentary, which may be achieved by costuming magic. Mother is deliciously and inappropriately raunchy. Janice is a kind-hearted pushover. Elliot is a sweet stalker with a secret. Mary Catherine is religious and judgmental. All characters are somewhere between 30 and 50.
The festival's final play is "Dream Date" by Dan Borengasser of Springdale, Arkansas, directed by Felicity Johnson. In this mysterious comedy, a man and a woman meet for the first time in a dream and are so taken with each other that they are eager to reconnect in future dreams. They do, but they also discover they have real lives which they hate, and they become obsessed with separating the two forms of existence. Wayne and Brenda are in their 20's or 30's, and the cast also includes a 30-50 year old waiter who also plays Death, and an older African American man, Charles, who is in his 40's or 50's.
All festival scripts are available for perusal by arrangement with the APAC office, or online at AlohaTheatre.com. Those auditioning are asked to arrive on time and be prepared to stay at least 90 minutes. Attendance on both nights is ideal, but not required. Auditions will consist of readings from the scripts in turns. No experience is necessary, and newcomers are welcome. The time commitment for each staged reading will consist of five rehearsals plus the performance, with no memorization required. Crew positions are also available. APAC's Original Play Festival is a unique opportunity for aspiring technicians and stage crew as well as actors. For more information, call 322-9924.
Chosen Scripts are:
Wednesday August 22:
"The Death of Roland Baker" by Peter Van Dyke, directed by Robin O'Hara
Thursday, August 23, Triple Bill:
"The Line-Up" by Jerry-Mac Johnston
"I Can Hear You!" by John Holliday, directed by Karen Barry
"Rest in Peace, Woody Block" by Dick Hershberger, directed by Sue Boyum
Friday, August 24:
"Fat Man" by Suzanne Bailie directed by Sara Hagen
Saturday, August 25:
"Dream Date" by Dan Borengasser, directed by Felicity Johnson
|3THE LINEUP.pdf||39.12 KB|
|7 I Can Hear You.pdf||58.49 KB|
|8 FAT MAN.pdf||501.7 KB|
|14 Roland Baker.pdf||219.27 KB|
|14Addendum - Ho'onani I Ka Makua Mau (Doxology).mp3||1.34 MB|
|14 Addendum - Hawai'i Aloha.mp3||3.34 MB|
|18 RIP, Woody Block.pdf||95.29 KB|