COMING SOON: AUDITIONS: BLACK COMEDY
BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer
Presented by Torrance Theatre Company
1316 Cabrillo Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Directed by: Jim Hormel
Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindsley Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next-door, hoping to impress his fiancé’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer. The fussy neighbor returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords, and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.
“[One of] the funniest and most brilliant short plays in the language.” -London Sunday Times
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN: Coming soon!
Please email Casting@TorranceTheatreCompany.com with the role(s) you are interested in. You will be sent an appointment time.
PLEASE CHECK YOUR SPAM FOR OUR RESPONSE, AS WE HAVE LEARNED SOME ACTORS HAVE NOT BEEN RECEIVING REPLY EMAILS FROM CASTING.
NON-UNION. NO PAY/NO DUES.
PREPARE AND BRING:
Current resume and headshot.
1 minute comedic monologue
AUDITIONS: Date TBA
1316 Cabrillo Ave.
REHEARSAL DATES AND TIMES: TBA
January 18th - February 9th, 2020
Thursdays at 7 pm (followed by Q & A)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 2 pm
Saturday January 25th at 2pm
Saturday, February 8th at 2pm
No Performance January 26th
Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com
Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar.
If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.
The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions.
Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.
No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning.
For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.
Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)
sign-up for the casting email blast:
By submitting your email, you will put you on our new casting email blast list. You will receive info on all six auditions for our season, and any special events that we are auditioning for.
For more info:
If you have questions, please contact us at CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com