GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING
Brown Paper Box Co.
Playwright: L M Feldman
Director: Erin Shea Brady
Faced with a painful chapter in her life and fighting the inertia of depression, Emm decides to enter the world of competitive rock-climbing. Her quest through the rugged and humorous terrain of physical training and personal relationships, GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING charts the journey of a young woman suspended between muscularity and vulnerability, falling and climbing, parents and children, and the ardor and grace of being human.
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019: 10am - 4pm
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019: 10am - 4pm
Monday, March 4th, 2019: 7pm - 9pm
*Callbacks will include movement work. Please dress accordingly.
SPECIAL NOTE ON CASTING: GRACE will be comprised of a company of performers of varying generations, gender- and ethnic -identities, and abilities. The character breakdown below is a suggestion from the playwright, however BPBCo. welcomes actors of all genders to audition. We have been in conversation with the playwright and they have enthusiastically encouraged open casting.
SPECIAL NOTE ON MOVEMENT: GRACE will involve significant movement work, choreography, and physical activity. Please make the auditioners aware of any physical strengths and limitations. All actors may be involved in climbing scenes. Previous climbing experience is not necessary, however if you are familiar, please let us know.
Rehearsals: Tuesday - Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons starting the week of April 22nd
Tech and moving into the theatre starts the week of May 27th, 2019.
Previews: June 6 - June 8, 2019
Opening: June 9, 2019
Regular Run: June 10 - July 7th, 2019. Thursday - Sundays, with 2 Monday performances, June 10 and 17.
MATERIAL TO PREPARE
Sides will be provided with your audition slot
HOW TO REQUEST AN AUDITION SLOT
Please email your head shot, resume, and availability across our 2 audition days to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your role in Little Women? I understudy the role of Jo March!
Which March sister do you most identify with? Definitely Jo.
Little Women was written in the 19th century, but continues to be a beloved story. What do you think makes it so appealing?
There is something really sweet and pure about the March sisters. They're just so endearing and you're rooting for them as they go through very human things. No matter how old the story is, that's something any reader can relate to.
Do you have a favorite story from childhood or a great book that you've read recently?
I was (and still am) a big fan of the Wizard of Oz!
Jo's sanctuary is her attic. Tell us about a place where you find sanctuary.
I've recently found the yoga studio to be a great place of sanctuary for me! It's really helpful for me to get out of my apartment to reset my mind and body a few times a week.
Some things are meant to be.... revealed! What's a secret you've been keeping? I actually knew very little about Little Women before this! I hadn't read the book or seen any of the movie versions. I feel like it's just one of those stories everyone seems to already know, so I don't know how I had no exposure to it previously other than the songs I had heard from the musical and that one episode of Friends where Rachel makes Joey read it. I'm glad this show gave me a reason to read the book, though! I tend to read only contemporary novels, so it's been a breath of fresh air to dive into the world of the March sisters.
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