Auditions-100PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University Performing Arts invites area community members to audition for a part in “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead,” by Tom Stoppard and directed by Benjamin Gonzales. Performances are scheduled for April 4, 5, 11 and 12 at WSU’s Jones Theatre.

This tragicomedy is Stoppard’s fabulously inventive tale of Hamlet told from the worm’s-eye view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters in Shakespeare’s play.

Auditions will be held on campus at the Wadleigh Theatre inside Daggy Hall Jan. 27-29, with callbacks on Jan. 30.

Monday auditions, for the primary roles of Rosencrantz, Guildenstern and “The Player,” are by appointment beginning at 7 p.m. The director is requesting two short, prepared monologues – one classical and one contemporary. Email him at bgonzales@wsu.edu no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, to schedule an appointment.

Two-hour open auditions for all other roles, including consideration for primary roles, will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 5 p.m. Wednesday. No preparation is required and it is only necessary to attend one of these sessions. Callback auditions will take place at 6 p.m. Thursday.

More information and directions to Daggy Hall are available at http://www.performingarts.wsu.edu.

 

Contacts:

Gail Siegel, WSU Performing Arts, 509-335-8522, gsiegel@wsu.edu

Benjamin Gonzales, WSU Performing Arts, 509-335-2990, bgonzales@wsu.edu