Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner Audition Information

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AUDITIONS FOR ISU THEATRE’S ALWAYS PLENTY OF LIGHT AT THE STARLIGHT ALL NIGHT DINER

By Darcy Parker Bruce

Director—Heather Currie
Production Stage Manager— Kenedy Panosh

 

AUDITION DETAILS

ISU Theatre will hold a combined audition for Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner with The Crucible and John Proctor is the Villain.  All auditioners should sign up for a 30-minute audition slot for Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm by signing up online, or use the QR code.

QR code for auditions

All auditioners should also be available for callbacks starting at 6:00pm on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner is a quirky queer time travel adventure. With dinosaurs. A cross between Jurassic Park, Back to the Future, and Fried Green Tomatoes. In this charming love story, the stakes are ore than life and death; they’re life or extinction.

Advisory: Always Plenty of Light at the Starlight All Night Diner contains moments of profanity and intimacy. All safety and professional rules will be followed during rehearsals and performances. There will be no intimacy at the auditions.

 

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please sign up for a 30-minute audition slot—auditioners will be seen in 3-minute slots within that half hour, for which you should:

  1. prepare a 90-second monologue from a contemporary play
  2. bring theatrical resume, if available

 

ROLES AVAILABLE

This production is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Every auditionee will be considered for every role (see list of roles below), and Danni and Sam’s pronouns will be changed as needed.

Sam, (late 30s, NB) overnight janitor at the Starlight. Very observant, hard on the outside but a real softie on the inside. Totally and hopelessly in love with Jessa. Lives in her truck. Sometimes couch-surfs or catches a break with a generous lady. Loves the Starlight second only to Jessa, but that’s debatable. Prone to motion sickness induced by sudden Time Travel.

Jessa, (early to mid 30s, F) late-shift waitress at the Starlight. Very pregnant. Subsists on coconut cream pie, due to baby-sickness and the fact that she can’t keep anything else down. Very confused about her dopey husband, Johnny.

Dr. Franklin Moxie PhD, (older than time, M) doctor! Time travel enthusiast! Eccentric weirdo! Adorable savant! Coffee guzzler and frequent patron of the Starlight, he is a scientist who knows way more than you do about science. Also, time, space, continuums, etc. Absolutely dashing in a white lab coat. A glutton for pie.

Danni, (early 20s, NB) Dr. Moxie’s graduate assistant (read: slave), baseball fan and TOTAL dino buff, she knows more about the Cretaceous and the Diamondbacks than most folks in Arizona. Loves to read. Collects baseball cards and is also just the right amount of concerned about that comet—you know the one—that’s supposed to pass by Earth tonight?

News Reporter, any gender, enthusiastic to a fault.

 

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Rehearsals will begin January 25, 2024, and will generally rehearse Monday–Friday evenings. Technical rehearsals begin February 24, 2024, and performances will be February 29 – March 3, 2024.

 

CREDIT AVAILABILITY

2-3 Credits of Theatre 301x available.

 

Questions? Email isutheatre@iastate.edu