Still Small's auditions are open to all experience levels. You do not need to be a Christian in order to participate, but you should be comfortable with our mission (see our About page) and with the fact that prayer and other spiritual exercises are built into our rehearsal time.
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Today, In This Town
Auditions: Sunday, October 16
Still Small Theatre is excited to bring back our traveling Christmas show, Today In This Town, for the 2022 holiday season! Drawing inspiration from the traditions of medieval theatre, Today In This Town reimagines the story of the birth of Jesus in 21st-century New England. Angels, pigeons, college professors, and an unspecified number of cats come together in this quirky, heart-warming, 30-minute show that is fun for the whole family!
Today In This Town will be available for venues to book performances from December 1st–18th. The performance schedule and locations will depend on the hosting venues. In past years, the show has been performed in churches, nursing homes, and even prisons. Performance schedule will be finalized by November 20th. Each role will be learned by at least two actors, so not every actor will have to be available for every show. Casts for each performance will be determined by actor availability. $50 stipend per performance, with travel compensation available for long-distance drivers.
Auditions are open to teens and adults. Seeking to cast flexible, versatile actors for the following role tracks: ACTOR 1: Father, *Joseph, Nurse, Philosophy Professor ACTOR 2: Son, Pigeon, Adult Child, History Professor ACTOR 3: Holy Spirit, *Mary ACTOR 4: Gabriel, Pigeon, Cat Lady, Astronomy Professor ACTOR 5: Angel (solo singing role), Cat *All roles, with the exception of Mary and Joseph, may be played by actors of any gender. The role of Mary will be cast as female, and the role of Joseph will be cast as male. **All roles require a cappella singing. The show involves both original music and traditional Christmas carols. Actors playing the Angel must be comfortable singing solo a cappella. Brief solo a cappella singing is also a possibility for Mary, but is not required.
Auditions will consist of improv exercises and readings from the script (provided in advance; do not need to be memorized). If interested in a solo singing role, please prepare a 1-minute song selection that demonstrates your vocal range, to sing a cappella.
Auditions and rehearsals will be held at Pilgrim Church in Beverly. Rehearsal Schedule: Thursday October 20th, 7-10 pm Thursday October 27th, 7-10 pm Thursday November 3rd, 7-10 pm Week of Nov. 6th–12th off Tuesday November 15th, 7-10 pm Tuesday November 22nd, 7-10 pm Tech week November 28th–December 2nd (exact schedule for this week is TBD) Please use the link below to sign up for a 30-minute audition slot. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!