Auditions: The Velocity of Autumn
Raleigh Little Theatre is seeking performers for its upcoming production of The Velocity of Autumn by Eric Coble. This show will be directed by Patrick Torres and presented in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre.
Please note: This show will be performed indoors. Audiences will be required to wear masks for the duration of the show. While RLT is implementing strategies (i.e. requiring masks, selling a limited amount of seats, etc.) to combat the spread of COVID-19, the organization cannot guarantee that all exposure to the virus will be eliminated. All safety procedures and requirements are subject to change.
Auditions: Monday, July 26 and Tuesday, July 27 at 7:00 PM. Registration from 6:30 PM in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre Lobby.
Callbacks: Thursday, July 29 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre at 7:00 PM
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will begin Monday, August 2
Tech rehearsals: September 11 – 15
Preview Performance: September 16
Performances: Opens September 17 and runs through October 3
About the Show
The Velocity of Autumn swirls around Alexandra, an 80-year-old artist in a showdown with her family over where she’ll spend her remaining years. In Alexandra’s corner are her wit, her volcanic passion, and the fact that she’s barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the block. But her children have their own secret weapon: estranged son Chris, who returns after 20 years, crawls through Alexandra’s second-floor window and becomes the family’s unlikely mediator.
About the Roles
Raleigh Little Theatre encourages actors of any ethnicity, identity, ability, etc. to audition for any role. If the script requires strict adherence to any characteristic(s), those will be listed in the character description. For this production, performers must be 18+. The characters’ ages listed in the description do not require the actors to be in that exact age range.
If you need any specific accommodations to audition, please contact Artistic Director, Patrick Torres, to make your request. Examples of accommodations made in the past are: wheelchair accessible audition space, large print materials, prompters in the audition room, volunteers to help fill out forms, and auditions by appointment.
ALEXANDRA, 79. An artistic and vital life force, she is combating the inevitability of aging and is desperately trying to maintain her independence and dignity despite the decline of her mental and physical capacities. She still sees herself as the twenty-something freewheeling bohemian she was and is still sharp, guarded and ready for a fight. Warm, sensitive, intelligent and funny underneath a cantankerous hard outer shell; she has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone to take a stand.
CHRIS, late 40s-50s. Alexandra’s son. A lost soul still looking to find meaning and purpose in his life. A New Age drifter; a desert rat who has been estranged from the family and living in New Mexico. Very much his mother’s son, he is artistic, funny, highly sensitive and caring. Just as combative as Alexandra, he is good with words and not one to easily back down. He has always seen himself as the outcast black sheep and is looking to finally do something impactful in his life.
About the Production Team
Director: Patrick Torres
Stage Manager: TBD
Costume Designer: Jenny Mitchell
Set Design: Jeanine Borzello
Lighting Design: TBD
About the Auditions
Prepare the monologue that represents the character you wish to be considered for in this production:
If you would prefer to submit a video audition for this production, please email Patrick Torres for those instructions.
Perusal copies of the working script will be available for a 48 hour checkout from the RLT business office. The office is located in the rear of our facility and is open from 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday thru Friday. Please call the RLT office at 919-821-4579 to check on availability.
Interested in auditioning? Here are some forms to fill out and bring with you to auditions:
- RLT audition form
- Conflict calendar – please list every weeknight or weekend day that you have a conflict.
The entrance to the main parking lot is on Pogue Street near the intersection of Pogue and Clark. Handicap accessible parking for the Gaddy-Goodwin Teaching Theatre is located next to the Lobby entrance at the Scene Shop Loading dock. Street parking along Pogue Street is also available.