Tuesday, Dec. 12, 3:30-6 pm
The Academy of The Company Theatre (A.C.T.) Teen Conservatory announces auditions for teen actors, plus one adult role, for their production of the original play The Werewolves, written by A.C.T. student and Scituate playwright Alex Moon, on Tuesday, December 12, 3:30 to 6 pm at The Company Theatre Center for the Arts, 30 Accord Park Drive, Norwell. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, December 14, 3:30 to 6 pm. The production is directed by Kevin Mark Kline.
The Werewolves is an original, riveting one-act play about a skilled company of Hitler youth cadets. During the waning months of World War II, in an effort to conserve their remaining armies, the officers of the Third Reich put their Hitlerjugend to the test. After the boys undergo a grim transformation into a squadron of SS guerrilla operatives to be sent behind enemy lines, they are left on their own. As their situation deteriorates and tensions flare, they discover the harsh reality of their Nazi idealism. The Werewolves premiered at Repertory Theatre in New York City this past summer. Contains adult content.
Audition candidates have should arrive prepared to read from the script, available on site, and bring a headshot. A resume is helpful but not required. A $10 non-refundable audition fee is due upon arrival.
Participating in this program is an excellent opportunity for teen actors to work on an original work by a local peer playwright. Tuition for The Werewolves classes and production is $395 per student, some financial assistance is available. Tuition is due after casting is announced. A completed emergency form must accompany audition candidates, available at www.companytheatre.com/emergencyform.pdf.
Rehearsals begin the week of March 19, details to be announced in February. Additional rehearsal commitment is required during production week. Attendance at auditions does not ensure casting, tuition is due after casting is announced.
Performances of The Werewolves are held on May 18 and 19, 2018, 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at www.companytheatre.com.
*Casting Note – If necessary, women can be made to play the parts of The Werewolves, with the exception of Wulf, Orlov and Gary. All adult roles should be played by the same actor.
Hans Wulf: Age 16. Hitler Youth extraordinaire. Son of a captured Nazi Stalingrad veteran. Loyal, charismatic, and fully devoted to his country and the Führer. Longtime friend of Friedrich Gary.
Peter Orlov: Age 16. Ukrainian nationalist. Orphaned child of Kulak farmers and companion of Rose Kovalenko. Anti-Soviet leader of Ukrainian rebels.
Friedrich Gary: Age 16. Loyal second in command to Wulf.
Rose Kovalenko: Age 16. Ukrainian nationalist. Kulak orphan driven out of Ukraine by Soviet forces.
Kasper Kiefer: Age 14. Anxious and apprehensive Hitler Youth cadet.
Albert Maynard: Age 16. Hitler Youth cadet. Fully indoctrinated and committed to the cause.
Yohann Jarvis: Age 16. Hitler Youth cadet. Strong-willed and level-headed.
Oskar Berg: Age 15. Hitler Youth cadet. A young idealist. His penchant is not for violence.
Rudolf Warner: Age 15. Hitler Youth cadet. Insubordinate and forward.
Edmund Goddard: Age 15. Hitler Youth Cadet. Sensitive, civil.
The Bishop: Leopold Reinhardt. Age 47. Seasoned SS officer, former man of God. Cruel and vindictive.
SS Soldiers, Russian Soldier, Farmer, US Officer and a US Soldier will also be cast.
For more information about auditions, please call the box office at 781-871-2787 or email ACT@companytheatre.com. For more information about ACT or The Company Theatre, please visit www.companytheatre.com, or follow The Company Theatre Center for the Arts on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.