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Local Auditions for Role of Elizabeth in "In the Next Room"

Posted by Administrator (ncsc) on Feb 15 2012 at 10:26 PM
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North Carolina Stage Company is holding auditions for the role of Elizabeth in their upcoming production:

IN THE NEXT ROOM (or THE VIBRATOR PLAY) by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Angie Flynn-McIver
Rehearsal begins April 16, 2012, opens May 9, closes June 10, 2012.

At the dawn of the use of electricity, the 1800s, near New York. A man, Dr. Givings, treats women (and sometimes men) for “hysteria” with an electric vibrating machine. This machine is housed in a room, just off the parlor from the rest of his home, where his wife, a new mother, is dealing with hysteria of her own.

Elizabeth. African-American woman, 25 - 40. Elizabeth is hired by the Givings family as a wet nurse for their new baby. She lost her own baby, Henry, not long before. She develops a real fondness for the Givings baby, though that feeling is complicated by class and race, as well as grief for her own son. Elizabeth is smart, wise, and reserved. She has two living children.

Auditions are Friday, February 24th from 12pm to 3pm.  
NC Stage is looking for a non-union actor who has housing in the Asheville area.
If you do not fit these criteria, we welcome your headshot and resume, but please do not call for an appointment.
Sides and appointments are available by calling 828-239-0263 between the hours of 10am and 5pm Monday through Friday or by emailing heather@ncstage.org.

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