IT’S TIME TO AUDITION FOR OUR CHRISTMAS SHOW!!!
Our big production for Christmas time this year will be…THE MYSTERY PLAYS. These are where theatre in Britain really begins! Dating from the 14th Century onwards and written in middle English verse they primarily focus on the dramatization of bible stories making them vivid and accessible for ordinary people. They weren’t performed by professional actors but by working people, overseen by the medieval guilds; for example the Ship Builders Guild would stage Noah’s ark, The Goldsmiths would be in charge of the story of the Three Kings giving them an opportunity to show off their skills with gold!
These plays still crackle with life; poetry, high drama, low slapstick, the domestic and the divine. This will be a spectacular, exciting, unusual and very challenging project for YATI as we will present the plays promenade style and have to find theatrical ways of presenting the creation of the world to doomsday with everything in between!
Auditions for this large cast production are open to ALL YATI members. There are lots of roles for all ages. There will be a band and singing but great voices are not needed.
You will need to prepare a short monologue of your choice and, whilst this isn’t a full-on musical production, a verse and chorus of any song would be good to hear (which you will need to sing unaccompanied). If you don’t have a monologue up your sleeve you can prepare a short piece from a book you are currently reading, or a poem – and you can even get away with singing happy birthday. The audition will be friendly and relaxed and informal.
Please be aware that it will not be possible to offer every person that auditions a part and you may be disappointed. But it is always a good idea to put yourself through the process of auditioning as it is good experience and helps you gain confidence and important life skills!
If successful, it will be quite a big commitment and availability on Saturdays 12:30 – 16:30 is essential and during half term is preferred. The first all cast rehearsal is Saturday 6th October. The performance dates will be 15th – 20th December.
We are also looking for a production team – so if you are 16 and over and would like to be part of the backstage team, please book a slot and come along and have a chat with us!
Wednesday 26th September – Tuesday 2nd October after school weekdays and all day Saturday 29th September. Contact Kate to book an audition slot. firstname.lastname@example.org or 0207 278 2101 (option 1)