NEWS: EGTG audition call for Glen Mhor’s The Ram in the Thicket and Caryl Churchill’s A Number
EGTG will be holding auditions for Glen Mhor’s The Ram in the Thicket and Caryl Churchill’s A Number on Wednesday 8th November 19:00, and Sunday 12th November 12:00. For performance at the SCDA One-Act Festival (15-17 February) 2018 with possible additional performance Mid-March at the Church Hill Theatre in Morningside, Edinburgh.
The Ram in the Thicket
By Glen Mhor
“We have the fire and the wood” the boy said, “but where is the lamb?”
Hugh McGill is gravely ill.
Time is running out as his doctors desperately search for a medical answer, while his parents place their faith in God.
In a battle between church and state, science and faith, The Ram in the Thicket begs the question; in an increasingly faithless world, where should we place our credence and trust?
Overall breakdown: 5 women and 4 men.
By Caryl Churchill
A Number has an additional performance on 26 th May as part of the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival at the The Birchvale Theatre in Dalbeattie.
There was a son. There was another son. There was a number. Any number.
Salter, a single father, is confronted by his sons, and in doing so, must finally face the devastating consequences of his actions. There is no hiding from the truth any more, but is there such a thing as a second chance? If so, how many? A number? Any number?
Overall breakdown: 2 men
A note on ages: The ages listed are a guide, and are flexible so long as a believable father/son age-gap is retained, and that Michael might feasibly have a 12-year-old child.
Salter’s sons, B1, B2, and Michael Black, will all be played by one actor.
Auditions will be held on Wednesday, November 8th from 19:00 until 22:00 and again on Sunday, November 12th from 12:00 until 17:00. Auditions and rehearsals will be held at 18 Buccleuch Place, 1st floor in the Graduate Association offices. You only need to attend one audition session.
There is no need to prepare anything for the audition. Audition sides are available for perusal, as is a copy of the script. If you would like a copy of the script or audition sides, please contact EGTG through social media.
Rehearsals will be held at 18 Buccleuch Place, 1st floor in the Graduate Association offices.
Rehearsals will begin 7th December and will be held 3 times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights (with a break for Christmas & New Year). Rehearsals will begin at 7:30pm each night ending at 10:30pm. The rehearsal schedule will be developed to accommodate any unavailability listed on the audition forms.
Between the SCDA One-Act Festival in February, and the Dumfries and Galloway Arts Festival in May, rehearsals for A Number will likely drop to once or twice a week until the fortnight immediately preceding the D&G performance, when they will revert to three times per week or as needed.
All cast members are required to be members of EGTG for insurance purposes. Membership fees are £25 and cover the first show in which the member takes part.