Audition: The Woman in Black

The Woman in Black
adapted by Stephen Mallatrat, from the book by Susan Hill
Directed by Michael Harrison

Auditions: Sunday August 17 from 6 – 9PM.
Callbacks: Monday August 18 at 6pm.

Non-Union. Non Paying.

Please prepare a 1 – 2 minute dramatic monologue for this audition. You might also be asked to do cold readings from the script. British accents will be used in the show. Please do not feel you need to do a monologue with an accent though. Please bring a headshot and resume if available. Appointments only. To sign up for an audition appointment or if you have any other questions about the auditions, please email Rehearsals begin the week of September 8th. A tentative rehearsal schedule will be available at the audition.

Performances are October 17 – 19 & 24 – 26.
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.

Auditions as well as all rehearsals and performances will be held at The Dancing Goat Theatre, 10700 State Bridge Road, Suite 6, Alpharetta, GA 30022.

Synopsis of Play:
The play is based on the book of the same name, which was written in 1983 by Susan Hill. It is notable for only having two actors perform the whole play. The plot remains faithful to Hill’s book, but adds an extra dimension of a play within a play. The book follows the story of Arthur Kipps, a junior solicitor, as he journeys to the small market town of Crythin Gifford to attend the funeral of a client, Mrs Alice Drablow. At the funeral, he sees a young woman with a wasted face, dressed all in black, standing in the churchyard. Bemused by the villagers’ reluctance to speak of the woman in black, Arthur goes to Eel Marsh House, Mrs. Drablow’s former abode, an old building in the middle of a marsh cut off at high tide. Sorting through Mrs Drablow’s papers, he finds a box of letters, and ultimately discovers the dreadful secret of the Woman in Black – to his own terrible cost.

Kipps – late 20’s/early 30’s man
Actor – 40’s-50’s man