The College of the Canyons theatre department will be hosting open audition dates for students and community members interested in roles for the college’s upcoming fall semester productions.
The COC theatre department’s fall productions include “The Real Thing” by Tom Stoppard and William Shakespeare’s tragicomedy “The Winter’s Tale.”
Auditions, which are open to the public, will take place at 6:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22 and Tuesday, Aug. 23 in the Santa Clarita Performing Arts Center (PAC) Black Box Theatre.
Callbacks will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Thursday, Aug. 25 by invitation only.
Auditioning actors should prepare a one-minute monologue. Actors cast for roles in these productions will be required to enroll in a fall semester theatre production class at the college.
“The Real Thing” is a play that examines the nature of honesty, love, and marriage. A play within a play, the play explores appearances verses reality through the relationship between Annie, an activist and actress, and Henry, a playwright.
Directed by Randee Trabitz, the play will run October 7-16 in the Black Box Theatre.
Among the last plays written by the Bard, “The Winter’s Tale” focuses on irrational jealousy, redemption, and love. When Leontes, King of Sicilia suspects that his pregnant wife, Queen Hermione, has committed adultery with Polixenes, King of Bohemia, he sends her to prison. The five-act play will be directed by Stephen Whelan.
Performances will take place November 11-20 and 29 in the Black Box Theatre.