Hedda Gabler Auditions
October 2—October 3, 2016 6:00 pm-10:30 pm
Fine Arts Center
UMass Amherst Campus
ADVISORY: HEDDA GABLER AUDITION DATE CHANGE!
Written by Henrik Ibsen
Director Christina Pellegrini
running Feb. 22 - March 4
Oct. 2 and 3, 6-10:30pm
Fine Arts Center 204
Callbacks Oct. 4 and 5
to theater majors and community members of all ages, race, ethnic origin, ability, sexual orientation and gender identification
Please prepare a short (approximately a minute-long) monologue from any play written between the 1860s and the 1950s. Those auditioning are also highly encouraged to read the full play (any adaptation or translation).
Groundbreaking at the time of its premiere, yet condemned for its portrayal of a “vicious, heartless, cowardly, unmoral, mischief-making vixen,” Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler has since come to be regarded as one of the most dimensional character portraits in theatrical history. Set within the 24 hours after Hedda and her husband return from their honeymoon, the play’s desperate, thrilling momentum puts us face-to-face with Hedda the woman: in all her biting wit, ironic humor, violent desperation and simmering rage.
Sign up sheets for auditions are posted on the Department of Theater Call Board outside Fine Arts Center Room 112 about a week before auditions. Scripts, where available, can be accessed as read-only documents at the links provided below. Call (413) 545-3490 if you have further questions.