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Auditions for The Chameleon Theatre Circle

The Chameleon Theatre Circle announces auditions for Turn of the Screw, an adaptaion of the classic Henry James horror story by Jeffrey Hatcher!

Auditions will take place on Sunday, August 16 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Monday, August 17 from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville MN 55337. Callbacks will take place on Saturday, August 22 in the same location.

Auditions are by appointment only. To register, email Andrew Troth, specifying your preferred day and any time restrictions, and you will be assigned an audition time. Please include a phone number in your email.

Actors should prepare a contemporary monologue of two minutes or less. All roles are available. Actors of all varieties are welcome and encouraged to audition.

$50 stipend paid.

All performances will take place at the Ames Center, 12600 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337.

About the show:

Turn of the Screw
by Jeffrey Hatcher
Directed by Benjamin Kutschied

A young woman journeys to a remote English manor to take up her new position as governess to the family's two young children. But what happened to the previous governess? Layers of secrets are peeled away and tension mounts as the governess starts to question what – and who – is (or is not) real. Struggling to be the person she aspires to be, she strives to protect the children from the threats she perceives. Henry James' famous tale of suspense, horror, and repressed sexuality is brought to the stage in a gripping adaptation by one of Minnesota's finest playwrights.

Roles:
The Governess – (20's - 30's) She starts out innocent and eager, but her mounting hysteria fuels the action of the play. After encountering the ghosts she grows increasingly frightened and neurotic before becoming violently resolute. The audience is left to wonder whether the apparitions were real or a figment of her imagination. A British dialect is required.

The Man – (30's - 50's) He narrates briefly and plays the children’s Uncle, Mrs. Grose, and Miles. The Uncle is a mysterious and seductive man who convinces the Governess to agree to strange working conditions. Mrs. Grose is the sympathetic housekeeper who knows more than she is letting on. Miles is a 10-year-old boy with a troubled past who gives off a hint of what may be evil. A British dialect is required.

Rehearsal Schedule: Up to 5 times a week starting in early October.

Performances: December 4-20, 2015 (Fri-Mon, Thu-Sun, Thu-Sun; 12 total)

Questions? Contact Andrew at andrew@chameleontheatre.org!