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AUDITIONS FOR UPCOMING PRODUCTIONS ON JULY 12 and 13, 2019

PYGmalion Theater Company will be conducting auditions for three upcoming productions on Friday July 12 from 6 to 9 pm and July 13 from 10 am to 6 pm at the Rose Wagner Center for the Performing Arts – 138 West 300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah.

For script, sides and audition slots please contact pygtheater@gmail.com.
Alternative slots may be available for actors unable to make this call, however these times are preferred. Please bring a resume and headshot to auditions.

Two Headed by Julie Jensen, directed by Fran Pruyn, runs November 7- November 23, 2019.

TWO HEADED CAST – two women who play ages 10 through 50,LAVINIAis cast and will be played by Brenda Hattingh. The role of Hettie is open. Actors are required to read the script in advance and prepare a 2 – 3 minute section of their own choosing. Actors will read with Brenda.

TWO HEADED DESCRIPTION: The play begins in Utah in 1857-the year more than 100 California-bound immigrants traveling from Missouri and Arkansas were killed in what became known as the Mountain Meadows Massacre. Hettie and Lavinia, 10-year-old friends at the time, know about the nearby massacre, an event that will haunt them for the rest of their lives. We follow their friendship through 40 years (set at 10-year intervals) as they each find their place in an intolerant, patriarchal Mormon society and the polygamy it espouses. The relationship between the women is tested when Hettie marries Lavinia’s father, a breach of trust that Lavinia condemns. Lavinia’s lifelong hatred of her father becomes clear when Hettie learns that her friend was an eyewitness to the Mountain Meadows Massacre-carried out by Mormons and planned by Lavinia’s father.

Flying by Sheila Cowley, directed by Teresa Sanderson, runs February 6 – February 22, 2020.

FLYING CAST: 3 women, 2 men
Susan McCallan – 30’s, pilot
Rory Fisher – 30’s – 40’s – WWII veteran
Lucy – 20’s – 30’s – pilot
Laura Lorenzo – 40’s – 60’s -aviatrix
Doc – 50’s – 60’s – Susan’s father
Actors will be asked to read from sides provided by PYGmalion.

FLYING DESCRIPTION: Susan flew military planes in WWII, so men could go and fight. Now she’s been sent home to get back to normal, while the town waits for her local hero husband to come home. Flying looks at life propelled by stories, as the town tells glory tales of Bob and Susan tries to put away her memories of flying. Susan uses Bob’s legend to keep his family airfield going, so when his wounded gunner shows up looking for a job, she’s forced to hire him. Fisher struggles with an artificial leg and an airfield run by women, as the stories of the town reveal Susan through what they leave out.

Body Awareness by Annie Baker, directed by Morag Shepherd, runs May 1 – May 16, 2020.

BODY AWARENESS CAST: 2 women, 2 men
Joyce, 50 – 60’s
Jared, her son, early twenties
Phyllis, Joyce’s girlfriend, 40 – 50’s
Frank Bonitatibus, 50-60’s
Actors will be asked to read from sides provided by PYGmalion

BODY AWARENESS DESCRIPTION: It’s Body Awareness Week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home: Frank, a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in the home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. Phyllis is furious at his depictions, but Joyce is actually rather intrigued by the whole thing, even going so far as to contemplate posing for him. As Joyce and Phyllis bicker, Joyce’s adult son, who may or may not have Asperger syndrome, struggles to express himself physically – with heartbreaking results.