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Nagoya Players is very happy to announce auditions for our upcoming production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town.

This production was originally scheduled for July 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19 we decided to reschedule the show to a later date. The new dates for Our Town are June 12-13, 2021.

The 2021 production of Our Town will be directed by local playwright and performer Joe Sichi.

ABOUT THE SHOW

Our Town by Thornton Wilder is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that has become one of America’s best known and most beloved shows. The story centers on the residents in the small town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire. It’s a story of the ‘every-town’, a place we are all familiar with. Grover’s Corners represents the values shared by communities and cultures all across the world.

The show is performed in three Acts, with each act embracing the themes of Life, Love and Death.

Wilder’s writing has been praised for his beautiful delivery of universal truths. He speaks clearly and openly about what it means to be human. Our Town is a wonderful combination of humor, wisdom and sincerity. It is a fantastic show to experience live and a story that will stay with you forever.

AVAILABLE ROLES

Many of the original Cast & Crew will be returning, however, there are a few roles we are looking to fill:

CHARACTERROLELOOKGENDERSIZE
STAGE MANAGERNarrator30s+NeutralLead
MRS WEBBHomemaker30s+FemaleLarge
MRS SOAMESTown Gossip30s+FemaleSmall
HOWIE NEWSOMEMilkman30s+NeutralSmall
SIMON STIMSONTown Drunk30s+MaleSmall
CONSTABLE WARRENCountry Police30s+MaleSmall
SAM CRAIGCousin20s+NeutralSmall

AUDITIONS

Sunday, Aug 16 & Aug 23
Auditions will be held online via ZOOM and take approximately 15 minutes.

Actors will be asked to perform a short scene from the play. Audition materials will be provided beforehand.

This is an Open Call. We are looking for performers of all levels. Beginners are welcomed. Our shows are designed to give opportunities to first-timers. Training and skill development is offered throughout the course of the production.

Space is limited so please RSVP by filling out the form below. Scheduling will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. We will also be taking sign-ups for cast, crew and volunteers.


If you’re unable to attend auditions on these dates, please email us to schedule another time. Info@NagoyaPlayers.org

REHEARSALS

The projected rehearsal schedule will be on Sundays from Nov 2020 – Jun 2021. Rehearsals are typically 3~5 hour sessions and can increase to 6~8 hours for full run-throughs leading up to the show.

SHOW

Our Town will be performed June 12-13, 2021 at Chikusa Playhouse. The show will be approximately 120 minutes in length. Tech and Dress Rehearsal is June 11, performers will also need to be available on this date.

COVID-19

A Nagoya Players show typically takes 1 year to create. In order to prepare the show in time, we need to start our planning and pre-production now. NP will do its best to follow all recommended guidelines for social distancing and virus protection. For the time being, we will conduct as many activities as possible online.

There are still many concerns about COVID-19 but we are hopeful the risks will be considerably fewer by Summer 2021. It is a very uncertain and unstable time for performers and live entertainment. We will be monitoring the situation daily. Plans, schedules, and activities may change due to virus concerns.

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