Auditions for Tech Theatre’s first fall production, Black Comedy, is set for September 4 and 5, at 7:00 pm, in McArdle Theatre. In this hilarious fast-paced comedy, lovesick and desperate sculptor, Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and object d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next-door, hoping to impress his fiancée’s pompous father and wealthy art dealer. Everything goes wrong when a fuse is blown leaving the apartment in total darkness. Only we, the audience, are privy to the riotous antics that happen when the lights go out.
The play calls for 3 women and 5 men.
Here is a link to the script: Black Comedy
The play is set in 1960s London England and we will be going for British accents. The director is looking for potential for acquisition of the accent, so please bring an open mind and willingness to try! To assist in preparation, here is a link to a tutorial on a Standard British Dialect.
The production opens earlier this year than in past years, so the rehearsal schedule may be more demanding for a shorter rehearsal period.
The performances will be: October 11-12, and October 17-19.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and comedic physical improvisation. (It’s a farce, after all!)
Hope to see you Wednesday or Thursday!