Audition: Radium Girls
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, and luminous watches the latest rage—until the girls who painted them began to fall ill.
- Tuesday, December 10, 2019 (from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
- Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
- Callbacks, if needed, will be held on Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 p.m.
Auditions are scheduled in advance by appointment.
Audition appointments are available each night in 30-minute slots.
About the Show
In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage — until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. Her chief adversary is her former employer, Arthur Roeder, an idealistic man who cannot bring himself to believe that the same element that shrinks tumors could have anything to do with the terrifying rash of illnesses among his employees. As the case goes on, however, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire. Written with warmth and humor, Radium Girls is a fast-moving, highly theatrical ensemble piece for nine to 10 actors, who play more than 30 parts — friends, co-workers, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad interested bystanders. Called a "powerful" and "engrossing" drama by critics, Radium Girls offers a wry, unflinching look at the peculiarly American obsessions with health, wealth, and the commercialization of science.
- Written by D.W. Gregory
- Directed by Robert Ellis
We are seeking an ensemble cast of 10 - 16 actors, any gender, ages 12 - 100.
A breakdown of the show's characters is on the audition SignUp page.
What to Prepare
Please bring a headshot and/or resume, if you have either.
Those auditioning do NOT need to prepare anything in advance, but they should be familiar with the script. A link to the script is posted on the audition SignUp page.
Those auditioning will be asked to do "cold readings" from the script.
Please bring your calendar with you to your audition in order to declare any scheduling conflicts between January 1 and March 21, 2020.
Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to your scheduled audition time to complete audition forms.
A complete rehearsal schedule will be provided at the auditions.
Technical rehearsals begin Sunday, March 22, 2020 and continue each night thereafter through the final dress rehearsal on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Attendance at all technical rehearsals is mandatory.
Radium Girls will play for nine performances in Weathervane's Founders Theater between Thursday, March 26 and Sunday, April 5, 2020 – including THREE weekday-morning "school matinees."
Performances days and times:
- Tuesday, March 31 at 10 a.m.
- Thursdays, March 26 and April 2 at 10 a.m.
- Fridays, March 27 and April 3 at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 28 and April 4 at 7:30 p.m.
- Sundays, March 29 and April 5 at 2:30 p.m.