Puffs - Audition & CREW Information

Crew Applications: Due to Mrs. Skelton by December 10th.

Auditions: December 10th beginning at 3:45pm.

Please prepare a 1-2 minute COMEDIC monologue FROM A PUBLISHED PLAY (or movie or television show). I am looking to see how you are with comedic timing and interpreting lines of dialogue. I do not want to see you mimic a character from any of these sources--create your own.


Sign up for a time slot in the theater beginning Thursday, December 5th at the Drama Club meeting.

  • Plan to get here at least 10 minutes prior to your group’s start time. We may end the previous session early.
  • All actors will wait until everyone in their group is done before leaving the theatre.
  • You will be in the theatre with 7 other people who are auditioning. Only people who are auditioning may watch the other monologues.
  • You must bring your completed audition form signed by your parents in order to audition.

You must currently have a 2.0 in order to be eligible to audition for the play.


In your acting audition we are looking for:

* How well you follow directions.

* How loud and clear you are on stage

* How focused you are during your performance. If you make a mistake on stage, how do you handle that?

* How expressive you are with your face, voice, and body.

* Can the audience see you?

* Can the audience hear you clearly?

* Have you spent enough time preparing your audition?

* Stage Presence - what are you doing to make the audience want to watch and listen to you?

* Are you doing more than just saying the lines?

* Have you thought about the character you created for the audition? Think about how you move and stand on stage.

* Don’t use too many gestures, or movements. Make sure every movement has a purpose.

* Are you showing a distinct character? Vocally? Physically? Emotionally?


Overall audition expectations:

* Are you acting like a professional?

* Are you having fun?

* Are you quiet, respectful, and supportive during the other auditions?


Callbacks: December 12th beginning at 3:45.

I will be casting 12-15 people for this show.


ROLE DESCRIPTION (All performers may be asked to play multiple roles)

Wayne Hopkins

The hero. Totally uncool, but full of charm and heart. Loyal to a tee. Likes comic books and video games, knows nothing about magic or this weird magic world he is now a part of. Best friends with Oliver and Megan. Any ethnicity/cultural background.


Megan Jones

One of the main trio; begins the show by only desiring to live up to her mother's reputation: a dark wizard currently in Wiz Priz for being such a bad-ass Death Buddy in her youth. Favorite store: Hot Topic. Favorite color: black. Over time, her tough veneer begins to soften, as a budding romance with Oliver becomes apparent. Defiant and headstrong on the surface, the audience begins to see that her insistence at being completely unique and independent really stems from her desire to be loved and accepted. Any ethnicity/cultural background.


Oliver Rivers

One of the main trio. Incredibly smart and cerebral, he is a math whiz, and proud of it; lovingly a nerd from New Jersey. After ending up at wizarding school, he finds out he isn't the top of his class, and instead begins a fantastical journey of friendship and even some love, better than any algebra class could ever promise. Real comic chops, incredibly appealing, youthful. Any ethnicity/cultural background.


Susie Bones

Sad. Gloomy. Think Eeyore from "Winnie the Pooh." Constantly in fear of her or her family dying. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Harry: Young, plucky, and famous. Struts around school like he owns it. Gets into a few wacky situations, but it’s nothing the bonds of friendship can’t overcome. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Cedric/Mr. Voldy (May possibly have one actor play these roles)

An appealing comic actor to play the pivotal roles of Cedric in Act I and Mr. Voldy in Act II. Cedric: A champion. Athletic, winning, popular, and charming. Everyone’s favorite, but still loyal, patient, and kind. A leading example of a Puff.

Mr. Voldy: Evil. Like, reeeaaally evil. Wants to rule the world in shadows and darkness and terror. (Or, ya know, just an amazing Ralph Fiennes impression.) Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Narrator

The narrator of the story. They guide us through our entire show of Puffy-ness. British accent? Must be a great storyteller, as they must keep the audience engaged and updated on all the goings-on. Can be a bit of a know-it-all, but still relatable and appealing. Comedy skills a must, improv background is a plus. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Hannah

Hannah: Shy. Very shy. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Ernie Mac Ernie Mac: Proud. Loud. Pretty sure he’s the best. Any ethnicity/cultural background.


J. Finch

Improvisational skills a plus. Boyish & fun. Chipper and happy except, when his life is in mortal danger. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Sally/Bippy?

Sally: Nice. In year 3, goes through a bit of a transformation that attracts the other student’s attention. Bippy: A house elf. Devoted. Loyal. Kind of annoying. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Leanne

A little distant. A little random. Is possibly a genius or really, really stupid. But has a really strong heart. The Puffiest of the Puffs. Any ethnicity/cultural background.

Female Teachers: Professor McG, Professor Plants, Professor T, Bath Babbles. Adults of all kind of different personalities. (Maggie Smith impression for McG.)

Male Teachers: Potions Teacher/ Locky/ Professor Turban/ Mr. Moody. All impressions. Strong comedic ability. (Impressions: Rickman/ Branagh/Brendan Gleeson/Ian Hart who played Quirrell in the movie).

Death Buddies: Really, not your buddies at all.