2019-2020 Season Auditions

 

The Haunting of Hill House

adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by Shirley Jackson

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for The Haunting of Hill House, adapted for the stage by F. Andrew Leslie from the novel by Shirley Jackson. Auditions will be Sunday and Monday, July 21 and 22, from 7 to 9 pm. The performance dates are September 19-22 and 26-29. The show will be directed by Joseph Moore.

The play is a psychological gothic horror revolving around Dr. Montague and his guests at the titular Hill House. The doctor has always had a fascination with the supernatural and invites a group of people to stay for a week at the haunted abode, taking notes as to what they see and experience. The guests who respond include Eleanor Vance, a young spinster who has been taking care of her invalid mother for years and has a past with the paranormal, and Theodora, a famous clairvoyant largely known for her fame in ESP. Tagging along is Luke Sanderson, the cocky heir to Hill House. What horrors await our motley crew upon their arrival?

Audition: will consist of cold readings from the script.

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Available roles are:
Eleanor Vance
– late 20s/early 30s. Repressed/borderline spinster who is living with her sister. She sees the invite to Hill House as a means of escape.

Theodora – early to mid 30s. Famous clairvoyant who has a cool demeanor. For one who isn’t shy she seems to be keeping secrets of her own.

Dr. Montague – late 40s/early 50s. Professor who, for reasons he himself cannot explain, has always had an interest in the paranormal.

Luke Sanderson – late 20s/early 30s. Heir to the Hill House estate. His cocky and arrogant façade slowly melts away.

Mrs. Dudley – late 40s/early 50s. Current caretaker to Hill House. Very prompt and understated. Her deadpan brings an air of levity to the group.

Mrs. Montague – late 40s/early 50s. Haughty wife to the Dr who joins later in the play. Disapproves of her husband’s methods and has her own thoughts on how the experiment should go.

Arthur Parker – late 30s/early 40s. Headmaster of an all boys’ school and associate to Mrs. Montaguey.

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Auditions will be held at Newnan Theatre Company, located at 24 First Avenue, Newnan, Georgia at 7 pm both nights, with possible callbacks to be announced.

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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.
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If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.