Silent Sky

Production Company
United Players of Vancouver
Casting Director(s): 
Laura McLean
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

None

Audition Date(s)
Dec. 5th, 2020
Audition Location
Zoom
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
Mar 26 - Apr 18 (thurs - sat @8pm, sun @2pm)
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Jericho Arts Centre
Submission Deadline
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Submission Instructions

Applicants are asked to submit a self-tape, with headshot and résumé, by SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 to producer Fran Burnside at [email protected]. Sides and more information about auditions can be found on the audition page of the United Players website at http://unitedplayers.com/get-involved/. If you have any questions, please contact Fran.

Project Synopsis
SILENT SKY by Lauren Gunderson Henrietta Leavitt worked for the Harvard Observatory as a human computer in the early 1900s, in the course of which she discovered how to measure the distance between stars. Silent Sky explores the sacrifice and passion she brought to our understanding of the universe. 
Additional Comments & Safety Protocol: 

Callbacks: Friday/Saturday, December 11/12 by Zoom.
Rehearsals: Start mid-January. Some on Zoom and some in person, with all COVID-19 safety protocols strictly observed.
For more information see the United Players safety plan at www.unitedplayers.com.
Actors are encouraged to audition for more than one role.
NOTE: Actors in the same household or bubble are encouraged to audition. Please note in your cover letter anyone you are connected to who is also auditioning.
Applications from IBPOC performers are encouraged.

Character 1
Henrietta Leavitt
Age
30’s
Gender
Female
Description
brilliant, meticulous, excited
Character 2
Margaret Leavitt
Age
30’s
Gender
Female
Description
30s, homebody, creative, sweet, sister.
Character 3
Peter Shaw
Age
30’s
Gender
Male
Description
the head astronomer’s apprentice … and the man.
Character 4
Annie Cannon
Age
40’s
Gender
Female
Description
the leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand.
Character 5
Williamina Fleming
Age
50’s
Gender
Female
Description
smart as a whip and fun, Scottish.