"Why did you become a high school teacher?" This question, posed by a journalism class to the faculty of a typical American high school, sets the scene for The Faculty Lounge, a hilarious and touching play by Kentucky playwright Teri Foltz. Foltz, herself a former secondary school teacher, takes audiences into the private inner sanctum of a high school faculty lounge where teachers relax, vent their frustrations and share their hopes, both for themselves and for their students. In a series of short scenes, five high school teachers share thoughts they would never utter in a classroom or a parent-teacher conference as they reflect on their reasons for becoming teachers. Five students also weave in and out of their stories, sometimes leaping in as memories from the past, as the teachers' own experiences as high school students intersect with their present-day realities. The Faculty Lounge gives us all a chance to experience the profound human connections that make up the life of a teacher - from silly to moving, from embarrassing to inspiring - and that can never be measured on a report card or a standardized test.
Auditions are Saturday April 1st from 10am-3pm in one-hour time blocks. Those invited will be asked to prepare two contrasting two-minute monologues.
Auditions are Saturday April 1st from 10am-3pm in one-hour time blocks.
Pay: Stipend of $750
Seeking a diverse ensemble of actors for the following roles.
BECKY- An older English teacher. (Age 60 or so) She is past retirement age. Satirical and jaded a little.
DYLAN- Math teacher and football coach. Older teacher with more than 18 years of experience teaching. (Age 40's-early 50's)
MEGAN- Practical Living teacher (Age 30's) Very concerned about her program EMILY- Social Studies and Drama Teacher (Age 20's)
NICK- Science teacher (Age early 20's), Handsome
The High School Students
Student One- Male -also plays Greg, Denver, Emily's Teacher, Parent, Tim, Jerry Student Two- Female -also plays Allie, Angle, Bridget, Shruti, Amanda
Student Three- Female- also plays Ally, Chastity, Tiffany, Bethany
Student Four- Female- also plays Aly, Parent, Amber, Jennifer
Student Five Male- also plays Dakota, Gary, Emily's Father, Parent, Kevin, Eric, Mike
First read will be in May with rehearsals in early May depending on everyone's schedules. Performances are Thurs/Fri/Sat nights and Sun matinees from June 22nd to August 6th, 2017. All rehearsals/performances will take place at Oil Lamp Theater.
Material To Prepare:
Those invited will be asked to prepare two contrasting two-minute monologues.