Kaleidoscope Audition Notices For 2002
We are looking for actors ages 10 to 19
for our Summer 2002 Teen One-Act Festival.
We will present the six one-act plays listed below.
There are a total of 25 characters, but we expect to double some of the roles,
depending on the actors.
To learn more about our directors and designers,
see our staff bios.
by Brad Slaight
Jarred and Julie have been friends for many years, but the pressure of social
acceptance has created a canyon in their relationship. Julie must decide how
important her friendship with Jarred is, and what she'd be willing to
sacrifice for the status of popularity. Jarred complicates her decision by
insisting alien beings will arrive at any moment to carry him, and a person
of his choice, off to the planet Zun.
||Likable, odd and waiting for aliens. Age 14-18.|
||Jarred's best friend for many years. Age 14-18.|
||Julie's date for the high school prom. A self-important
attractive young man. Nice building, no elevator. Age 16-19.|
|The Actor's Nightmare,
by Christopher Durang
Having casually wandered on stage, George is informed that one of the actors,
Eddie, has been in an accident and must be replaced immediately. Apparently,
no one is sure what play is being performed but George stumbles through
several shows, playing a variety of roles, before meeting the executioner.
||A conservative young man (age 13-19)|
||The Stage Manager (age 10-12)|
||An Actress (age 13-19)|
||Another Actress (age 13-19)|
||An Actor (age 13-19)|
||An Executioner (age 10-12)|
by Brad Slaight
A chance meeting with two girls on a Southern California beach helps two
young men sort out their feelings about the death of their best friend.
||A California surfer who is suffering from the death
of his best friend. Age 15-18.|
||Another surfer, who looks up to Brian. Age 14-17.|
||A tourist from Ohio who is looking for a tan and a man. Age 14-17.|
||Another tourist from Ohio. She is Lisa's friend. Age 15-18.|
||A California Lifeguard. Age 18-19.|
by Marcia Dixon
Three girls, each struggling with a different type of eating disorder, tell
their stories in the hopes to raise social consciousness regarding young
girls negative perception of their own bodies within the American culture.
||An anorexic (age 14-17)|
||A bulimic (age 10-13)|
||An All-American girl (age 17-19)|
|How to Write a Play,
by Peter Terson
In this British comedy two boys, Colin and Ian, hope to get in a
relaxing day of fishing. Instead they learn that "all the world's a stage" -
including a quiet riverbank.
||Young British potential playwright. Age 10-15.|
||Ian's friend and fishing companion. Age 12-16.|
||The mysterious girl from the council estate. Age 13-19.|
||The local London punk. Age 13-19.|
|The Shallow End,
by Wendy MacLeod
At a suburban public swimming pool, the popular girls of the shallow
end and the loner of the deep end come face to face in this witty
off beat comedy.
||The ringleader (age 13-14)|
||The follower (age 13-14)|
||The brain (age 13-14)|
||The oddball (age 13-14)|