The more immediate information about the production of "Tribes" here in Portland, OR, is that the central character, Billy, is Deaf and A.R.T. is holding open auditions next Tuesday 6/17 and Thursday 6/19 for their 2014-15 season. There will be an interpreter available at the auditions.
AUDITION INFORMATION *check the website for other important information*:
Auditions: June 17, 2014, 9am – 5pm
Auditions: June 19, 10am – 4pm
Please prepare two contrasting monologues. One contemporary and one classical, preferably in rhyming verse, not exceeding 5 min total.
Bring two copies of your headshot and resume.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 10 minute audition slot. Note any conflicts you may have with the audition times.
Open call. Audition slots with be assigned on a first come, first serve basis on the day of auditions.
Tribes is "A contemporary drama that centers on Billy, the only deaf member of a competitively comedic and intellectual family. Unsupported by his parents and siblings, he reaches out to the deaf community and learns sign language, creating funny but fierce tensions at home. Billy finally confronts his childhood resentments, while he and his family struggle with the intricacies of language and the human need to belong to a tribe." The play will run February 3 - March 8, 2015 at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Oregon.