“Silent Sky” Auditions Announced

“Silent Sky” Auditions Announced
  • Director Krystyn Wells is pleased to announce auditions for Wheaton Drama’s production of
    Lauren Gunderson’s Silent Sky.
    Auditions will be held at Wheaton Public Library, 2nd floor, Room 2B on Sunday, November 14,
    from 1:00 to 5:00pm; and Monday November 15 from 6:30-9:00pm. The Library staff at the
    desks will be available to offer assistance in finding the room.
    If necessary, callbacks will be Tuesday, November 16 from 6:30-9:00pm. Requests for
    10-minute, appointment-only audition slots can be sent to Production Manager Mike Boyna at
    wdisilentsky21@gmail.com, no later than Friday, November 12. Audition forms will be available
    shortly on the WDI website: http://www.wheatondrama.org.
    NOTE: According to the State Mandate, masks must be worn at all times in the
    Wheaton Public Library building.
    Also, all candidates must provide proof of vaccination prior to auditions; a photo
    of your vaccination card can be sent in with your audition form,
    Auditions will consist of a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue, and 8 bars of a simple tune sung a
    cappella (e.g., “Happy Birthday,” or the hymn, “For the Beauty of the Earth”)
    Henrietta Leavitt [F, 30’s]: A determined, curious, and passionate woman. Hard of hearing and
    wears a hearing aid. She radically changed humanity’s understanding of the size of the universe
    with her calculations of the stars.
    Margaret Leavitt [F, 20’s-30’s]: Henrietta’s sister, a musician in her own right. Ideally, can sing
    Williamina Fleming [F, 30’s-early 50’s]: Funny, whip-smart, and fiercely loyal. The first woman to
    hold a title at Harvard. Scottish.
    Annie Cannon [F, 30’s-40’s]: Knowledgeable, no-nonsense suffragist. Known as the “census
    taker of the sky.”
    Peter Shaw [M, 30’s-40’s]: Professor’s assistant at Harvard who is immediately intrigued by
    Henrietta. Can be sweet and awkward by turns.
    Silent Sky production dates are January 21 – Feb 6, 2022. Thursdays-Saturdays at
    7:30pm; Sundays @ 2pm

Please Download this Audition Form.