Auditions

The Lathe of Heaven

Adapted from Ursula K. Le Guin
By Natsu Onoda Power
Directed by Isaiah M. Wooden


After careful consideration, we have decided to produce The Lathe of Heaven in a digital format for Spring of 2021. All rehearsals and performances will be virtual.

We stand in solidarity with the struggle for racial justice. Our season reflects our goals to challenge discrimination and raise up marginalized voices. We intend to offer shows that challenge, uplift, and move our students and audiences. Please click here to view our solidarity statement. This production seeks a truly diverse and inclusive ensemble of performers who will each play a wide range of different roles, and will be cast in a way that celebrates individual identity and is intentional and respectful regarding race, ethnicity, and gender identity.

Auditions for all department-sponsored productions are open to all Brandeis students, regardless of racial, cultural, and individual identities. We value diversity in casting. No experience required.

THE LATHE OF HEAVEN

Based on the 1971 award-winning science fiction novel by Ursula K. Le Guin. In a future world racked by violence and environmental catastrophes, George Orr wakes up one day to discover that his dreams have the ability to alter reality. He seeks help from Dr. William Haber, a psychiatrist who immediately grasps the power George wields. Soon George must preserve reality itself as Dr. Haber becomes adept at manipulating George’s dreams for his own purposes.

Audition Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2:00-5:00pm (EST)
Tentative Callbacks: Sunday, February 7 th , 2:00-5:00pm (EST)
(Actors must be available for the entirety of callbacks.)

Location: Virtual session through Zoom: If you have a time zone issue, please contact adhyland@brandeis.edu

Content Warning: The show contains strong language and depictions of drug use.
Audition Requirements: Auditioners should prepare a 90 second monologue (comedic or dramatic) and come ready to tell a fantastical story. You may prepare one of the attached sample monologues or one of your choosing. The choice is yours; we just want to get to know you and see what makes you unique!

Casting:
We will be assembling a cast of 7-8 performers to cover the following roles:
George Orr, Heather LeLache, Dr. William Haber, Narrators/Assistants/Law Clerks/Aliens

Please direct questions to Alicia Hyland, adhyland@brandeis.edu

LINK TO AUDITION SIGN UP:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MvDM9G8cWq4r4c9_mg4eWabzbmcftVWJMERNE_d68O0/edit?usp=sharing
PLEASE SEND AUDITION FORM TO ADHYLAND@BRANDEIS.EDU BY FEBRUARY 3RD .