Miners Alley Playhouse
Auditions for the Regional Premier of
“The Pitmen Painters”
Inspired by the book by William Feaver
Directed by Rita Broderick
In 1934, a group of Ashington miners and a dental mechanic hired a professor from Newcastle University to teach an Art Appreciation evening class. Unable to understand each other, they embarked on one of the most unusual experiments in British art as the pitmen learned to become painters. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends, their work was taken for prestigious collections and they were celebrated throughout the British art world; but every day they worked, as before, down the mine.
“An inspiring, important new play. The Pitmen Painters asks-as Hall did in Billy Elliot-why the arts seem to belong to a privileged cabal… A play that’s both deliciously comic and grave.” Observer
Auditions, BY APPOINTMEN ONLY, to be held Tues. Dec. 11, 7-10 p.m. at Miners Alley.
Callbacks, by invitation, to be held Wed. Dec. 12th, 7-10pm at Miners Alley
Miners Alley Playhouse, 1224 Washington Avenue (13th and Washington 2nd floor entrance on 13th).
CALL 303-935-3044 TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION
5 Men (1 doubles) Age Range: 20-50
1 Woman: 20’s and must be comfortable with partial nudity, ie: live art model.
(The second woman’s role, Helen Sutherland, has been precast)
The play takes place in Newcastle England and actors WILL BE REQUIRED to use a British North Country accent for the play.
Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue WITH A BRITISH DIALECT. If you are adept at a North Country accent please feel free to do your monologue with that. If cast, vocal coaching in the North Country Dialect will be provided during the rehearsal process.
REHERSALS WILL BEGIN APPROXIMATELY JAN. 14, 2013
RUN DATES: MARCH 1-APRIL 7, 2013