March 19 & 20, 2024

Sign up for your time slot two weeks before auditions!

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for a GREAT show! 

If you’ve auditioned for us before, welcome back! If this is your first time auditioning at GREAT, we’re thrilled to have you! We are in our 26th season and are excited to add new people, new talent, and new voices to our company as well as welcome returning volunteers to our stages! Whether you’re a seasoned performer or you’ve never been on stage before, we encourage you to audition!

A new play by Karen Zacarias, “Native Gardens” is the story of a property dispute on the surface, while ideas of class, race, and ethnicity are just under the topsoil. The rehearsal process for Native Gardens will address each of these topics and more– you may want to audition if characters with complicated and nuanced beliefs about the way the world is (and should be) appeal to you. 

More information about Native Gardens auditions will be posted two weeks before auditions, and the initial audition will consist of reading for all auditionees. Monologues will be posted online, along with more information about how to prepare so you can be your most confident!  More about the show here

Meet the Director, Lorenzo Sandoval

Meet Lorenzo Sandoval and hear what he has to say about Native Gardens, his vision for the show, and his experience with theatre!

 

KEY DATES

Information Session: Wednesday, March 13th at 7:00p on Zoom

Auditions are nerve-wracking whether it’s your first or seventy-sixth, so join us for an optional Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 13th to ask questions and learn about this specific production and audition process from the creative team. Meet the director, choreographer, and music director and hear about the vision of this show and how to best prepare. Our hope is the info session with ease some of the unknowns so you walk into auditions feeling comfortable and confident!

Auditions:
Tuesday, March 19 from 6:00p-9:00p
Wednesday, March 20 from 6:00p-9:00p

Call-backs: Saturday, March 23 10:00a-3:00p

Rehearsals: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm and a few Saturday rehearsals. Not everyone is called for every rehearsal.

Tech/Dress rehearsals:
Monday, May 6 from 5:00p-10:00p
Tuesday, May 7 from 5:00p-10:00p
Wednesday, May 8 from 5:00p-10:00p
Thursday, May 9 from 5:00p-10:00p

Performances:
Friday, May 10 at 7:30p
Saturday, May 11 at 2:00p (HOLD) & 7:30p
Sunday, May 12 at 2:00p
Friday, May 17 at 7:30p
Saturday, May 18 at  2:00p (HOLD) & 7:30p
Sunday, May 19 at 2:00p

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Lorenzo Sandoval
Costume Designer: Jessica Mancini
Lighting Designer: Erin Belpedio
Sound Designer: Steve Sanders
Props Designer: Bonnie Bologna


WHAT TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS 

Please be prepared to read from any of the following sides. No memorization expected.

FRANK, VIRGINIA, TANIA AND PABLO (PROLOGUE)

FRANK, VIRGINIA, TANIA AND PABLO

PABLO AND TANIA

FRANK AND VIRGINIA

TANIA AND VIRGINIA

FRANK AND PABLO

Calendar for Audition for Native Gardens

  • 6:00pm CDT
  • 6:00pm CDT