Those who audition are encouraged to prepare a 1-minute comic or dramatic monologue. Those who would also like to be considered for roles that sing on stage, can prepare an acapella 30-second sung audition piece. We will also do cold readings from the script as part of the audition process.
Questions Please contact Dr. Michael Solomonson at (928) 536-6217. | email
Synopsis: In the masterpiece completed just before his untimely death at age 39, poet Dylan Thomas gave the fullest expression to his sense of the magnificent flavor and variety of life. A moving and hilarious account of a spring day in a small Welsh coast town, Under Milk Wood begins with dreams and ghosts before dawn, moves through the brilliant, noisy day of the townspeople and closes as the “rain of dusk brings on the bawdy night.” As Randall Jarrell wrote: “It would be hard for any work of art to communicate more directly and funnily and lovingly what it is like to be alive.” Dylan Thomas called it “a play for voices,” and although it was commissioned for radio by the British Broadcasting Corporation it had its first performances in New York, a series of try-outs in “concert” form, with Thomas directing and reading several parts. NPC’s production will be a theatrical one with actors portraying the various townspeople, as well as serving as narrators of the events and people we meet during the course of the day. The cast will also be involved as old-time radio Foley artists, creating live sound effects to punctuate the stage action. There also are some opportunities for singing, as there are a few songs either sung in a group or solo situation. Our presentational approach will be accentuated by the evocative lighting of Emmy-award winning lighting designer Patrick Day.
17 men, 17 women (doubling, flexible casting possible, with roles available for a variety of ages 14-85).