PERFORM at Anchorage Community Theatre
ACT typically has five shows in a mainstage season, which starts in the fall and ends in the spring. We need community members like you to make our shows happen! To be cast in a play, actors must first attend an audition.
At ACT we have an open audition policy — that means anyone can audition for any show. As a community theatre, we want to work with actors who are interested in learning and improving. If you have never auditioned for a play before, or if you acted in a past life, you are in the right place. Join our email list to stay up-to-date on auditions!
Our next auditions are for the world premiere of Rand Higbee’s The Feral Child, directed by Carl Bright!
Abandoned at an early age, Mary was raised in the jungle by a family of tigers. When she is finally rescued at the age of 13, Mary believes she is a cat. Dr. James Hauser, a well-known child psychologist, and his wife, Irene, contrive to win custody of Mary so they can attempt to turn her from a wild creature into a proper human being. Mary, however, may prefer the life of a cat to the life of a human. ACT is proud to present the world premiere of The Feral Child, marking the second time a comedy by playwright Rand Higbee will debut on our stage!
Roles are available for teenagers and adults of all experience levels. (See below for list of characters.) ACT welcomes actors of all abilities to audition.
Saturday, February 2 at 12pm OR Monday, February 4 at 6pm
(No need to attend both days -- just choose one!)
1133 E. 70th Ave.
Rehearsals will begin in mid-February. The show runs March 22-April 7.
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
James Hauser - a child psychologist
Edith Butler - foster mother to Mary
Irene Hauser - wife of James and adoptive mother to Mary
Mary Kittinger - a girl who believes she is a tiger (seeking two actresses to play Mary, one when she is 13 and one when she is 17)
Victor Cargol - a young, aspiring psychologist
What’s an audition at ACT like?
At ACT we do what is called a cold read. That means no memorization is required! You'll be given a small section of the script (a side) and the director will ask you to read for a character by yourself or with another actor who is auditioning. Every director is different — some will give you instruction in the audition to see how you respond to direction, and some will just want to see your first instincts. The director will contact you soon after an audition if they want to offer you a role.
Can I read the script before auditions?
Reading a play before you audition for it is always a good idea — you want to make sure you like the play, and it will help you feel prepared in the audition. If you’d like to read the script ahead of time, you can check one out from the ACT office. A $20 deposit is required and will be returned to you when you bring back the script.
Will I get cast?
Maybe! If you don't get cast after your first audition, don't worry! Feel free to give us a call, and the director may be able to provide feedback to help improve your next audition. If you want to learn more, keep an eye out for upcoming classes.
When are auditions helD?
Generally, auditions happen 6 to 8 weeks before a show opens, allowing for at least 5 weeks of rehearsals.