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We are holding an open call for BT students ages 8-12 to fill two roles in the spring production of Gathering Grimm. Students will be asked to read a short scene and play some theatre games with cast members. We may choose one student for each role or split the part among three actors, one for each of the three performances. Each student should bring the completed audition form on Thursday, February 20. 

Available Roles:

Rudolf Wild, 10, boy - He appears in scenes 2 and 3. Rudolph also plays the King in the Frog Princess story. Rudolf is an active young boy who is excited to see the fireworks with his siblings.

Malchen Hassenpflug, 9, girl - She appears in scene 4. Malchen also plays the first spinner in the story of The 3 Spinners. Malchen is a curious young girl who is concerned about her place in the world.  

Required Time Commitment:

Performances - Thursday, April 2, 7:00 pm; Saturday, April 4, 7:00 pm; Sunday, April 5, 2:00 pm. Actors must arrive an hour before show time, and the performance is approximately 75 minutes long. 

Rehearsal Schedule - Middle and Upper School participants rehearse Monday-Friday. 

Monday, February 24, 4:15 pm - 5:45 pm, Scene 4

Tuesday, February 25, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm, Scene 2

Friday, February 28, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm, Scene 3

Friday, March 6, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Scenes 2, 3, 4

Wednesday, March 18, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Scenes 1-4

An additional rehearsal or two the week of March 23-27, TBD

Tech Saturday, March 28, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tech Rehearsals after school March 30 - April 1. Dinner options will be available for purchase. The full rehearsals last until 9:00 pm. If necessary child actors can be released by 7:00 pm.  

More Information about the Play:

Gathering Grimm by John D. Newman. 75 minutes. 2 interiors and a neutral space in one setting. Costumes of early 1800s Germany (Westphalia). A tale in itself about tale tellers has been gathered, like the original stories, from various sources. The Grimm Brothers may have written these stories down, but they did not come directly from the voices of the people of Germany. They were almost all filtered through the ‘sisters’ and the female friends of the brothers, who had heard them from various mouths throughout their childhood. The play centers on Lottie Grimm, the sister of Jakob and Wilhelm and their three younger brothers. Lottie refuses to help her brothers compile their collection until they acknowledge the source of the tales: middle class schoolgirls. The script includes dramatizations of nine of the Grimm tales: The Frog Prince, Cinderella (Cendrillon) or (Ashputtle), The Golden Bird, Brier Rose, The Three Spinners, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, The Brementown Musicians, The Golden Key, and The Six Swans. This is a play for all children and their families to enjoy together and may best be performed by teens and younger 20-somethings. The script is written in story theatre format where the tellers of the tales become the characters in it.

 

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