A virtual play written for streaming. In this comedy, a young couple purchases a home that comes with a renter. The tenant lives in the basement and when odd things keep happening around the house the Harlings’ suspicion grows. Driven by fun banter and clever antics we learn the Harlings may have gotten in over their heads – even if the place has double vanities.
The Tenant by Dana Hall will be performing May 7-9, with streaming on demand after the live performances.
Rehearsals will be Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings. Due to the virtual nature and recording abilities, this show requires two weeks of tech: April 26th-April 30th and May 3rd-May 6th. Actors are required every evening.
All materials are due by February 25th, with callbacks on February 28th at 5 PM CST. If you have not heard back from us by that date and time, we will consider your submissions for other upcoming auditions.
Remember when you upload files on the audition form please label them correctly or we may lose your submission!
A green screen or a paid version of Xsplit, a ring light, a laptop or desktop, and discrete earbuds.
Diana Harling – Ted’s wife,30s, she appears young for her age, witty yet imaginative, she has bought into the American Dream. (Requires a Polish accent for a few lines.)
Ted Harling – Diana’s husband,30s,(any ethnicity), myopic, traditional, handsome in a way that isn’t easy, business-minded.
Elliot McAllister – Charismatic middle-aged, always on to the next best thing, they are known around the office for saying, ‘they don’t sell homes-they sell people on houses.’ (any ethnicity) (gender flexible)
Ronald Dietch – 30s-50s, he enjoys junk food, personable, unkempt, the kind of roommate you had in college. (any ethnicity) (physical comedy/accents/impressions would be a huge bonus!)
Upcoming Event Schedule
Due by 9:00pmCST
Audition Materials Due
Please read the packet carefully.
Link to Audition Packet
Will include cold readings from the script.
A Cast Reading Of The Script
For those that are cast, we will meet virtually to introduction the production team and read the script.
Thanks for your interest in auditioning for The Tenant.
Below are some tips for your video submission a 2min comedic monologue.
As today’s world becomes increasingly digitalized, so does the entertainment industry. More and more castings, auditions, and performances are taking place virtually. We want you to
Solid clothes in black or jewel-toned colors are recommended. Bright colors and patterns can be
distracting. Make sure you do not blend into your background. You may also use virtual backdrops but they are not required.
Remember that you are marketing your whole self, not just your ability. We love actors
that are great to work with off-camera as well.
Always record inside. A virtual audition outside presents too many potential issues such as excess
noise, loss of connection, and the elements. You don’t want the weather to rain on your parade.
Make sure the spot you choose to record provides enough space to move around.
Choose a solid background to stand in front of. Stand in good lighting. Direct overhead lighting
sometimes casts shadows, making it difficult to see your face. Natural light works, your light source
should be in front of you not behind you. Position your camera somewhere secure and at eye level.
Figure out what works best for you. If you feel more comfortable having someone hold the camera
for you, then try that out. You will be required to work your own camera for the show, so why not
Before you begin by stating your name and the title of your piece. Take a moment to center yourself and
then begin. Practice your performance a few times and watch it back to be sure you are happy with
it. Keep your audition under two minutes.
One advantage that a virtual audition provides is the one-on-one time with the director, so use it
wisely by showcasing your talent and your personality. We will hold on to your audition for potential future opportunities- However, you must complete the audition process for each new production regardless if you have submitted an audition in the past. Thank you!
Follow these guidelines and you will appear impressive and prepared. Break a leg!
See You Virtually,
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