Auditions Planned for WSU Summer Palace Company

PULLMAN, Wash. — Auditions for Washington State University’s company of full-time performers and technicians for the 2001 Summer Palace season is planned for March 8-9.

Stipend for the season is $1,000, and the work period runs June 4-Aug. 4. Undergraduate credit is available.

Auditions are set for 5-7 p.m. March 8 and 7-9 p.m. March 9, both in Daggy Hall’s R.R. Jones Theatre on the Pullman campus. Only full-time company members will be selected during the March auditions; roles will not be cast at this time.

The audition should include a monologue, serious or comic, and a song not to exceed 10 minutes. Bring sheet music for the accompanist or taped accompaniment. A cappella auditions are strongly discouraged, said George Caldwell, the company’s managing director. A short interview will follow the audition.

To reserve a time, call Roseanne Chandler, 509/335-3898.

The summer season includes “Driving Miss Daisy” set for the stage July 5-7 and 12-14; the musical version of “Winnie the Pooh” on July 19-22; and Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” due on stage July 26-28 and Aug. 2-4.

According to Caldwell, the purpose of the summer company is to achieve a fully integrated theatrical experience. The company will be composed of 15 actors and technicians.

Company members will be expected to participate in the productions in more than one capacity. The primary assignment will be based on the company member’s area of emphasis: acting, technical or administration. A secondary assignment will be made according to the member’s interest and experience.

Typically, rehearsal/work sessions run from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 1:30-4:30 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Questions can be directed to Caldwell, 509/335-5682.