Whitney Center for the Arts Announces Auditions for “Orion” and “DREAM/AWAKE”

The Whitney Center for the Arts announces auditions for roles in “Orion” and “DREAM/AWAKE”. The audition will be held at the Whitney Center for the Arts at 42 Wendell Avenue in Downtown Pittsfield on Monday evening, June 24th at 7pm. You are welcome, but not required, to bring a short monologue. Sides will be provided. Please be prepared to be asked to move. If you are unable to attend, please email monica@thewhit.org to schedule an audition by appointment.

“Orion”, a play by Matthew McLachlan, directed by Jackie DeGiorgis, is a story of lost love that never really leaves you. The character breakdown is as follows:

Sam: Male, early 20s, incredibly intelligent, approaches everything logically, and says what he thinks.

Gwen: Female, early 20s, sensitive and caring. The emotional half of her and Sam

Scott: Male, early 20s, the comedic life of the party in a lovable way

Abby: Female, mid-20s, tough exterior but very loving once passed her walls

There will be six performances of “Orion” over two weekends at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Downtown Pittsfield, September 13th through September 22nd. This play will rehearse evenings. A small stipend will be paid to the actors. Please direct questions to director, Jackie DeGiorgis by email at jdegiorgis@napsk12.org.

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“DREAM/AWAKE”, a new play by J. Peter Bergman, directed by Monica Bliss with J. Peter Bergman is a story of a plausible take on life. The character breakdown is as follows:

Gwynned Vaughan (45-50) – a man in his late forties. He is a man of facts and figures, an investment broker, a partner in a company that works directly with clients to grow their money; he is good at it and can work from home if he prefers. He suffers from lingering dreams.

Constance Vaughan (40-55) – his wife, mid-forties, pretty, alert, not submissive to his whims. She has a great sense of loyalty and strength, as her name infers, and she resents being taken for granted.

Dr. Daniel Dravis (38 to 52) – a psychiatrist. Fifty years old, single, handsome and personable.

Faith (40-55) – a different version of Constance, played by the same actress

Miranda (35-55) – a woman in Gwynned’s dreams.

Cherí (25-30) – a woman who dances in Gwynned’s dreams. She is young, pretty, lithe.

Boy (17-30) – a younger man who dances with Cherí. He might be a young version of Gwynned.

There will be six performances of “DREAM/AWAKE” over two weekends at the Whitney Center for the Arts in Downtown Pittsfield, November 8th through November 17th. This play will rehearse daytime hours. A small stipend will be paid to the actors. Please direct questions to director, Monica Bliss by email at monica@thewhit.org.

Located at 42 Wendell Avenue in Downtown Pittsfield, the Whitney Center for the Arts, a presenting and producing arts center, has two world-class art galleries and presents Comedies, Dramas, Musicals, Concerts, Opera Nights, Cabarets plus events for teens and children in an intimate performance venue.

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