Auditions: “A Number” by Caryl Churchill
Raleigh Little Theatre will be holding auditions for A Number by Caryl Churchill. The production will be directed by Patrick Torres. Audition video submissions are due by December 13.
Performers interested in auditioning for this production should be aware our intention is to produce this play for a live audience (number to be determined by the Department of Health and State guidelines) in the Sutton Theatre and offer a virtual option for audiences. However, we may move to online performances only as our commitment to performer, volunteer and audience safety is our first priority. As you know, things can change rapidly during this time.
Rehearsals will be a mix of online and in-person. The show will be staged with strict adherence to social distancing guidelines.
If you are interested in auditioning, but you are not comfortable with performing in person in an indoor theatre, you will have a chance to indicate that on your Audition Form.
While RLT is implementing strategies (i.e. cleaning and disinfection high touch areas, maintaining a strict policy of social distancing, requiring masks, adhering to all guidelines for gathering, etc) to combat the spread of COVID-19, the organization cannot guarantee that all exposure to the virus will be eliminated.
- December 13 – All video submissions due.
- December 16, 17 – Virtual callbacks, if needed
- January 4 – First Rehearsal. Rehearsals will largely be in the evenings and we will never rehearse more than 5 times per week.
- February 13 – Tech rehearsals begin
- February 19 – Opening night
- February 28 – Closing and strike
About the Show
Caryl Churchill’s A Number is a play that explores the issue of human cloning through the relationships between a father and his three sons. A tight two-hander taking place in a not-too-far off future, Churchill’s play is a philosophical investigation into free will and the question of nature versus nurture.
The show will be directed by Patrick Torres.
About the Roles
We encourage all actors of any ethnicity and gender identity to audition.
Salter: a man in his early sixties, he was married and had one son. His wife committed suicide by throwing herself under a train when their son was only two. He would raise their son alone, but due to his drinking and the son’s issues, he would neglect him and eventually send him away. He would then clone his son (Bernard 2) in an attempt to try again to be a better father. A pathological liar, he attempts to hide the truth of what he’s done from his sons.
Bernard (B2)*: His son, thirty-five, intended clone of his first son, made to replace his original son, Bernard 1. He is very mild-mannered and emotional.
Bernard (B1)*: His son, forty. First and original son of Salter. He was a difficult and disturbed child, who Salter sent away when he was 4. He would grow to have an explosive temper and hate Salter for what he did to him.
Michael Black*: His son, thirty-five. An unauthorized clone of Salter’s first son. He is married with three children, the oldest aged twelve, and is a mathematics teacher.
*all played by the same actor.
About the Auditions
All general auditions will be submitted via video. Record yourself performing the monologue below that represents your role preference. Submit the final recording to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 13, 2020. You are welcome to submit a resume along with your video audition.
Please complete the Audition Form when you submit your video.
Please reach out to Patrick Torres, email@example.com, with any questions.