Foothill Theatre Arts
FOOTHILL THEATRE ARTS ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR
BY DW GREGORY
DIRECTED BY TOM GOUGH
Audition Dates and Times: Saturday, March 5, 10am – 2pm OR Sunday, March 6, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Foothill College Campus I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills APPRECIATION HALL (Room #1501) – Directly opposite the front entrance of Smithwick Theatre
Callbacks: Wednesday, March 9 at 7pm and Saturday, March 12 at 10am
Production Dates: May 27-June 12, 2022, Lohman Theatre
Rehearsals: begin April 4, 2022
The Story (Radium Girls):
Radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie an international celebrity, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.
Actors: 8-10F, 8-10M roles ages 18-70; all ethnicities encouraged to audition. A handful of roles pre-cast from the originally schedule 2020 production. Most are multi-character roles and ensemble roles; may include understudy assignments.
Non-AEA; No pay: Participation fees waived.
For Auditions: Audition time slots will be limited to small groups. All participants are expected to be vaccinated and will be checked upon arrival for verification (photo of card acceptable). All participants must remain masked the entirety of the time they are on campus. Potential auditioners must be free of any COVID related symptoms at the time of their scheduled audition.
For Rehearsal/Performances: All participants must be appropriately boosted per the requirements of the FHDA district at the time Spring term begins and subsequently register their status with the district. Additionally, all participants must complete a brief daily health screening to participate. In accordance with SC County guidelines and recommendations, at this time we anticipate rehearsing while masked, but performances will be unmasked.
Location and Parking at Auditions: Lot #1 provides the closest access to Appreciation Hall. Lot #5 provides no stairs access to campus and is about a 300-yard walk to Appreciation Hall. To access the upper campus from the lower campus using the elevator network visit this link. Currently, no parking permits are required, and therefore need not be purchased, to park on campus.