Open Auditions for the upcoming Guilford Center Stage play, Love Lost Diaries, will take place in two sessions: Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Feb 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. upstairs at the Broad Brook Community Center in Guilford. The facility is fully accessible, with an elevator to the theater space upstairs.
Love Lost Diaries is the work of Hardwick playwright Marc Considine. It will be directed by Julie Holland, of Guilford, with performances in early May.
Considine teaches at Hazen Union High School in Hardwick and coaches the school's Drama Club, a very ambitious program. He wrote this play for his students, and they performed it at a regional drama festival in 2012.
Love Lost Diaries is Guilford Center Stage's 12th production. Director Holland has appeared as an actor in nine of the previous shows and stage-managed another. She describes this play, whose main characters are three high school students, as "a bittersweet story of a lifelong marriage that could have been so much more loving than it was, if only the couple had communicated their feelings to each other."
Holland said this production calls for "actors who can pass for young and then transform into old. Also a possibility is casting a mother/daughter or granddaughter duo and a Father/son or grandson duo, so bring the whole family." Three male roles are available, age range from 20 to 60+; three teenage female roles, age range from 14 to 25; and two additional female roles, age range 25 to 60+.
Those who may be interested in working on the production in capacities other than acting may also attend auditions or be in touch.
Scripts will be provided for the audition, but those trying out should feel free and welcome to prepare a one-minute monologue to show off their acting skills. Those who can't make either of the audition times, or would like more info should contact Holland at [email protected].
Once chosen, the cast will meet in early March, with rehearsals beginning the third week of the month through the show dates: Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 5, at 2 p.m. The 2024 season will conclude with another work by a Vermont playwright in late October.
Broad Brook Community Center, the former Grange hall, is at 3940 Guilford Center Rd., four miles west of the Guilford Country Store. Find out more at facebook.com/GuilfordCenterStage.
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