Northland Pioneer College’s (NPC) Performing Arts Department is conducting online auditions for the college’s virtual spring theatre festival series on Tuesday, January 11, and Thursday, January 13, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. using Zoom.
This spring, NPC will be soliciting new plays written by contemporary playwrights and producing an exciting, emotionally-varied series of one-act plays that will be presented online for all to enjoy.
Those interested in auditioning should prepare a one-minute comic or dramatic monologue and contact Patrick Day, the series director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 928-536-6217 for information on connecting to the Zoom audition.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, many theaters have reopened, only to close again as COVID cases and hospitalizations spike. As a means of providing entertainment and intellectual stimulation to their respective communities, many theatres have used virtual tools like Zoom or YouTube to present recorded or live performances of theatrical works.
NPC followed this model this past November with a very successful Fall Online Play Festival that featured four new plays. The series garnered more views than any of their previous seasons. The Performing Arts Department will build on this experience by featuring another round of new plays, which will be launched April 16-May 1. Those who audition and are cast will need a reliable internet connection capable of supporting online technology like Zoom, as rehearsals will be held virtually on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as part of the department’s spring play production classes.
Questions about auditions or the spring play series can be directed to Performing Arts Department Chair Patrick Day at 928-536-6217 or email email@example.com.