Okay, go ahead and CTRL-F your name. When you’re done, come back up here and read me.
Did you get cast? Let me be the first to offer a sincere, hearty congratulations! Stay tuned, as your directing team will contact you shortly to set up a first meeting.
If you did not get cast – I know it sucks. It’s happened to me. It happens to everyone at some point in their lives. Nothing I can say is going to make it better in this moment. But know this – just because you weren’t cast, it doesn’t mean you aren’t a good actor, and it doesn’t mean we didn’t want you. This was literally our most competitive season in the better part of a decade, due to both a lower show count and an unprecedented turnout of auditioning talent, new and old. Know that even if you weren’t cast, we appreciate and love you, and we want you to stick around. I’ve talked to so many folks who auditioned for Troupe their first semester, didn’t get cast, and never came back — not because they lost interest, but because they assumed we didn’t want them, or that they lacked in ability! This couldn’t be further from the truth. Inevitably, extremely talented people aren’t going to make the cast list due to sheer differences in supply and demand. But we have way more opportunities available to you this semester – come have fun and make theater with us. I promise, you won’t regret it.
Acting, writing and teching opportunities are available with no auditions or experience required October 3rd-4th for our 24 hour theater COMBAT event. If you’re interested — email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, I’ll add you to the list, and you’ll be contacted as it gets closer. One Acts & Monologues Festival is also approaching, and with it, a plethora of new acting opportunities — if you’re on the email list, you’ll receive more information in the coming weeks.
Finally, our TECH MEETING is September 14th (this Sunday) at 2 PM in “The Space” (check the “Facilities” tab for directions). I know, I know – I can sense that hesitation and insistence through the computer – “I’m an actor, not a techie.” Stage Troupe’s motto is “learning by doing” – if you’ve never tried tech before, there literally isn’t a better time to start. I was exclusively an actor when I came to BU, and now I’m proficient in stage management, sound design, and producing — not a bad thing to add to your résumé or portfolio. We’ll teach you every element of whatever department interests you — lighting, sound, set design, stage management, producing and more — and help you grow as a techie, an artist, and a leader. We also love our techies – they actually make up at least half of our group and become absolutely integral to the show production process. I’m assuming some of you might be reading this, crestfallen, but on the fence. To someone who’s been there – do it. Come check out the tech meeting. You’ll be glad you did. And guess what? Once you’re part of our family (and yes, Troupe is a family), it’ll be time for spring auditions before you know it — and then you’ve got another shot at getting that part. Life’s too short to give up after one try.
I know this has been a trying week for all of us — auditions are always stressful, no matter the result. Everyone be safe and enjoy your weekend.
Into the Woods
Narrator/Mysterious Man- Victor Kholod
Baker- Andy Moeller
Baker’s Wife- Kelly Duffy
The Witch- Abi Oshins
Cinderella- Ali Edwards
Cinderella’s Prince/ Wolf- Elliot Hanson
Little Red Riding Hood- Cameron Barney
Jack- Nathan Wilgeroth
Jack’s Mother- Brittany Martin
Rapunzel’s Prince- Matt Melleby
Rapunzel- Zoe Enscoe
Cinderella’s Stepmother-Ara Butler
Lucinda -Danielle Diamond
Florinda/Granny- Brittany Kamson
Cinderella’s Father- Joe Gambino
Steward- Mikey Giordano
Milky White- Claire Buesser
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
Martha- Emily Prescott
George- Kyle Mitchell
Nick- Kyle Tague
Honey- Isabella Walpole
Marquis de Sade – Eli Brenna
Jean – Paul Marat – Jeremy Oshins
Charlotte Corday – Daniella Seidl
Herald – Paulina Ke
Coulmier – Sydney Charvat
Simonne Evrard – Melany Vázquez Heredia
Duperret – Michael Gobiel
Jacques Roux – Zack Kennedy
Rossignol- Hanna Eichen
Polpoch- Evan Creedon
Cucurucu- Abigail Kass
Kokol- Cory Azmon
Patient- Kaitlyn Jones
Patient- Kiko Macan
Patient- Rachel Smith
Patient- Zach King
Nurse- Alicia Winton
Nurse- Lucy Gamades
Guard- Ryan Kelly
Guard- Scott Backman