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Auditions for "The 39 Steps"

With the closing of Young Frankenstein behind us, DramaTech is thrilled to announce the audition dates for our summer show, "The 39 Steps", adapted by Patrick Barlow, from the novel by John Buchan, and from the movie by Alfred Hitchcock.

Auditions will be held May 12-13 beginning at 7:00PM with possible callbacks taking place on May 14th.

Please prepare:

1) A short (30 seconds to 1 minute) comedic monologue

2) 16 bars (about 30 seconds) of an a cappella comedic song, preferably a comedic British music hall song

Please be prepared to improvise as well.

All of the roles in the play are performed by four actors. One plays Richard Hannay; a female plays the three woman in the play; and two “clowns” play every other character, including heroes, villains, men, women, children, and even the occasional inanimate object. The following is only a partial list of those many characters.

THE MAN / RICHARD HANNAY: A dapper English gentleman straight from Central Casting with an athletic build and pencil thin mustache. Just returned from the war, Richard Hannay is bored—until Annabella Schmidt comes into his life and starts him on a heroic and hilarious journey.

THE WOMAN / ANNABELLA SCHMIDT: An exotic secret agent, Annabella Schmidt is in dire need of Hannay’s help. PAMELA: A beautiful woman, Pamela is lured into Hannay’s adventure but is skeptical of his claims of innocence. MARGARET: Crofter the farmer’s wife, Margaret is a shy young woman who dreams of life and adventure in the city.

THE CLOWNS: The two “clowns” play every other character, including heroes, villains, men, women, children, and even the occasional inanimate object, including, but not limited to:

CROFTER: A deeply jealous and suspicious Scottish farmer, Crofter houses Hannay for a night while he is on the run. MR. MEMORY: A stage performer, Mr. Memory has the ability to recall thousands of facts on command. PROFESSOR JORDAN: Surrounded in mystery, Professor Jordan may hold the key to learning what and who “The 39 Steps” are.

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DramaTech is the student run theater at Georgia Tech. Our goal is to further the presence of performing arts on campus, as well as in the surrounding city of Atlanta. We are the oldest continuously running theater in Atlanta—having been around since 1947.

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what we do

As a theater we organize productions for public performance. As students with voracious appetites for knowledge of all kinds we try to learn something in the process. With every show we try to create something that moves, inspires, or at a minimum entertains our audiences. These generally take one of the following forms:

Main Stage Shows
Full length plays generally performed in the Dean James E. Dull Theater in DramaTech's building.
Improv Comedy
At DramaTech we have our own improvisational comedy troupe called Let's Try This! They perform regularly throughout every semester. Some of these shows are in DramaTech's theater, but many take place in various locations all over campus.
Variety Shows
Variety Tech is DramaTech's musical theatre ensemble, performing various song, skit, and dance routines.
Studio Shows
Generally one-act plays, these are student directed shows performed on a shoestring budget with a limited amount of technical assistance.

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