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Auditions for Studs Terkel's Working
Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 4:00pm to Tuesday, December 1, 2009 - 6:00pm

WHAT: Auditions for Studs Terkel's Working, directed by Sarah Andrews-Collier. Singing and acting roles for 6-8 women & 8-10 men
Performing in the ART Morrison Stage 7:30 pm from Thursday March 4 (preview) through Sat., Mar. 13 (Sunday March 5 at 2:00 pm)

Groundbreaking historian, interviewer, and documentarian Studs Terkel based his scathing 1974 book Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do on a series of interviews with working class citizens of Chicago in the 1970s. Everything from waitressing to teaching to auto building falls under Terkel's perceptive gaze, and much of its pointed, critical portrait of modern American work experience translates to the stage with songs that organically emerge from this central theme. Adapted by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell) and originally aired on OPB's American Playhouse in 1982)

WHEN: CALL Dates: Monday, Nov. 30,  7 to 9:30 p.m. 
                   Tuesday, Dec. 1,  4 to 6 p.m. 

Auditioners should present a scene or monologue from a modern American script, not to exceed 3
minutes, and a short a-capella song. You can be off book or read from your text. Auditioners may be asked to read from The Working script. An audition sign up sheet will be placed on the Theater Arts bulletin board outside of the lounge, MCB 130V on 15 Nov. Bring a recent headshot and acting resume, including any musical background or training. Be prepared to cite any conflicts for Winter quarter.

Rehearsals will begin January 2. They will be scheduled 6 days per week, M-F evenings 7-10 and Sunday afternoon or evening. Depending on role, actors will not be generally called for six days per week excepting run throughs and tech week.

CALLBACKS: Thursday Dec. 3rd, Room 123,  6:30-10:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 5, Room 123, 1:30-5 pm
For the callbacks, actors will read and sing from sides from the musical. Sides will be made available post preliminary auditions. For questions, contact Sarah Andrews-Collier at

Auditions for PSU Dept of Theater Arts productions are open to all   
PSU students regardless of major and/or class standing.