Casting Call for The Highwood Theatre’s Student Production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

The Highwood Theatre invites female student actors (grades 8th-12th) to audition for their Directing Fellowship production of The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds - directed by Meg Miller

The 1971 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Paul Zindel follows Tillie, a student growing marigolds from radioactive seeds for her school’s science fair. Her efforts are complicated by her mother and manipulative sister, who constantly undermine her attempts to succeed.  This year’s Student Directing Fellow Meg Miller directs this powerful story of the struggle to find a better life against all odds. 
Auditions: Wednesday, November 1 from 7-9:30 PM & Saturday, November 4. 

First Required Rehearsal
Monday, December 11 from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Tech Rehearsals
Monday, January 29 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Wednesday, January 31 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM
Thursday, February 1 from 6:00 - 10:00 PM

Friday, February 2 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 3 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 4 at 2:00 PM
Friday, February 9 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, February 10 at 8:00 PM
Sunday, February 11 at 2:00 PM

Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue for auditions, and be prepared to cold-read selections from the script. Please plan on staying for the entire audition period. 

Contact with your preferred audition date to reserve a spot. 

** Please note: This is a tuition-based program that provides exceptional training and experience for actors, singers, and students interested in theatre!  Actors accepted into the program will need to pay the full free ($525 + $25 registration fee) or apply for Financial Aid. 

Rehearsals will be in the evenings and weekends, with an estimated 2-3 rehearsals per week.

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