2018-19 Season Auditions
The Drawer Boy
By Michael Healy
Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for The Drawer Boy by Michael Healy. Auditions will be on Sunday February 10 and Tuesday, February 12 from 7 - 9 pm at Newnan Theatre Company, 24 First Ave, Newnan, GA. . Rehearsals will begin Thursday, March 21. The show will open on April 11th and will run through April 21st. The show will be directed by Paul Glodfelter.
The Drawer Boy replays the adventures of a young actor from a Toronto theatre group who visits the rural Ontario home of two elderly bachelor farmers to "research" farm life for a new play. In doing so, he demonstrates the way in which a collective creation appropriated the lives of its subjects and changed their own interpretation of it. The two farmers, Morgan and Angus, have achieved a precarious balance in their lives together. Morgan, a tough-minded, stubborn man, cares for Angus, who has had brain damage and lost his memory during the bombing of London in the Second World War. Angus is initially identified as "the drawer boy" because he used to design buildings, and has the talents of an architect. Morgan calms and reassures Angus by retelling their story - of the two tall women whom they loved, and who came to live with them in Canada. The young actor, Miles, learns, however, that this story is a fiction, and that the truth is much sadder. It would, in fact, destroy their friendship. In the process of telling their story as play, however, he reawakens Angus's memory. Art becomes life. Miles is in effect the "drawer boy," delineating and creating an alternative reality. As he tells Morgan, "We're here to get your history and give it back to you." The Drawer Boy is fundamentally about the power of storytelling in creating and interpreting reality, and how it can transform lives.
Audition: Have 1-minute contemporary, dramatic monologue prepared.
Casting three male roles:
Morgan – 40s - 60s
Angus – 40s - 60s
Miles – 18 - 30.
Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions.
All roles are non-equity/non-paying.
If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at firstname.lastname@example.org.