Auditions:

Auditions will be Monday January 11 at 7:30pm. The Zoom waiting room will open at 7:00pm.

Call backs, if necessary will be Tuesday evening, January 12.

Auditions will be conducted on Zoom. All people auditioning will be held in the Zoom waiting room until brought into the meeting to audition.
Please fill out the audition form and return it to vtcshows@yahoo.com along with a headshot. The headshot is particularly important if you have not auditioned or worked with VTC in the past. And please be complete indicating your conflicts. When your audition form and headshot is received, you will be given the link for the Zoom audition. The side is available here.
Click here to download an audition form.

Synopsis:

Drawn from the famed correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell – two of the twentieth century’s most brilliant poets – Dear Elizabeth tells a tale of unconventional friendship and intimacy that spanned thirty years and more than 400 letters, with postmarks from Maine to Key West, from London to South America. Time period is from the late 1940’s to 1970.

Cast:

Elizabeth Bishop – female between the ages of 40-60
Robert Lowell – male between the ages of 40-60
Stage hand – any age, any gender, no lines. Appears on stage to move, provide and strike props the actors use. VERY important element of the play. Those interested in the Stage Hand role do not have to audition but MUST send in a resume and headshot. 
Ethnicity will not be a factor in the casting process. 

Rehearsal and performance:

Rehearsals will be held on Zoom. They will begin the week of January 18. Rehearsals through January and much of February will be 2-3 times per week – specific days and times to be determined when actors’ conflicts are known. Toward the end of February and until March 12, rehearsals will increase to 3-4 times per week if needed. Again, specific days and times to be determined when actors’ conflicts are known. The week-end of March 13, rehearsals will move into the theatre at the Vienna Community Center. The show will be recorded at the Vienna Community Center the week-end of March 20. It will be aired online as follows:
Friday and Saturday – March 26 and 27, April 2 and 3 evenings at 7:30
Sunday matinee – March 28 at 2:00
Saturday matinee – April 3 at 2:00
The Vienna Theatre Company will follow all COVID guidelines established by the Town of Vienna and the Commonwealth of Virginia that are in force at the time that rehearsals move into the Community Center.

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