AUDITIONS

Wait Until Dark

October 16 - 19, 2022

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Stageworks Theatre announces auditions on October 16-October 19, 2022, for its next show of the 2022/2023 season, Wait Until Dark, by Frederick Knott, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher performing January 13 through January 29, 2023.

 

Directed by J. Eric Dunlap, Wait Until Dark is a masterfully constructed thriller that moves furiously from one scene to another building towards a suspenseful, breath-stopping final scene. A sinister con man and his underworld cohorts meet their match when an innocent blind woman plays a deadly game of cat and mouse maneuvering in the dark until the game ends.

 

Auditions are open to the community and parts may be cast with actors of any ethnicity.  All actors are required to be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions, except for the part of Gloria (age 12-15).  Roles may be cast without callbacks. 

Audition Schedule
  • Open Auditions: Sunday, October 16 6:30-8:30pm & Monday, October 17, from 7pm -8:30pm

  • Callbacks, if necessary: October 18 and/or October 19

How to Audition
  • Register to audition here.

  • Prepare up to a 2-minute monologue in the style of the show (be prepared to possible read sides from the show).

  • Unable attend auditions? We’ll accept video auditions no later than October 16.  Please register as instructed in #1 and submit a Vimeo or YouTube audition link as part of the registration (please provide password if needed). If there are extenuating circumstances and would prefer to audition in person, but can’t make it, please contact our artistic director, Michael Montgomery. 

 
Rehearsal Schedule
  • Regular rehearsals span: November 1, 2022-January 5, 2023.

  • Generally, four rehearsals per week: Monday-Thursday 7:00pm-10:00pm (Occasional Saturdays determined based on conflicts).

  • Not all actors are called to every rehearsal.  We will work around your schedule; however, this show requires strict rehearsal attendance when called.  

  • Tech week is January 7 - January 12 (no conflicts accepted).

  • Actors also must also commit to January 19 and January 26 for rehearsals or potentially added shows. 

Performance Schedule

January 13 - January 29, 2023 (9 shows: Fri/Sat 7:30pm & Sun 3pm). Additional shows are possible on evenings of January 19 and January 26 TBD.

Final Casting​ by October 20

October 20, 2022. Watch our website audition page http://www.stageworkshouston.org/auditions and Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates.   

Compensation

$350 stipend

Performances

Performing on our Garza Mainstage

  • January 13, 7:30pm

  • January 14, 7:30pm

  • January 15, 7:30pm

  • January 19, 7:30pm (possible add)

  • January 20, 7:30pm

  • January 21, 7:30pm

  • January 22, 3pm

  • January 26, 7:30pm (possible add)

  • January 27, 7:30pm

  • January 28, 7:30pm

  • January 29, 3pm

Roles
  • Susan (Female Presenting; Stage Age mid 20s-30s) Recently blinded in an auto accident. Spirited and capable woman. She is at her most vulnerable time however. 

  • Roat (Male Presenting; Stage Age: upper 20s-40s) Leader of the gang. Master of disguise. No conscience, cunning, devious and one step of ahead of the game.

  • Mike (Male Presenting; Stage Age: upper 20-40s) Ex-con with a conscience. Trustworthy and charming, but sly. 

  • Carlino (Male Presenting; Stage Age: upper 20s-40s) Brutish. Ex-con. Not the brightest bulb in the box. Follower.

  • Sam (Male Presenting; Stage Age: upper 20-30s) Married to Susan. Tough, ex-Marine suffers from PTSD. Seemingly cold with dispassionate perfectionism at his life expectations

  • Gloria (Female Presenting; Stage Age: 12-15) A bright, young girl bullied at school and struggling and miserable with home life. Bratty, but helpful at times turns hero.