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AUDITION: “The Man From Earth” – The Very Little Theatre

Hey folks!

We’re back, after QUITE a long hiatus. Apologies for that: what with changes in work, a busy acting schedule, as well as new responsibilities at various Theatre groups, there just wasn’t time. BUT, let’s get back on the wagon, shall we?

To re-inaugurate the foray into posting auditions around town, we’ll start with the one for my new show I’m directing! Hope to see you there!

~ Jay


Vitruvian FINAL Medium


Auditions for “The Man From Earth”

Written by Jerome Bixby
Adapted by Richard Shenkman

Directed by Jay Hash

John Oldman, is leaving his position of tenure for a new life elsewhere, only to find that there are friends in his department that want more than the vague answers he gave for his departure. Through a game he engages in with them, he reveals a truth no one can accept. And with that singular notion, they begin to form a dialogue based upon science, history, and religion to either prove or disprove his statement. He challenges their assumptions about man and history, and sheds new light upon experiences thought lost to time.

Show runs from December 6th to December 15th, for a total of 7 shows.

Auditions to be held at:

The Very Little Theatre 2350 Hilyard St Eugene, OR

Date and Time:

Saturday, September 28, 1:00 PM (Time may change due to Duck game)
Callbacks will be on September 29, 7:00 PM 

Casting Requirements:

5 Men, 3 Women


John Oldman – Competent, easygoing History professor (M, Age 25-35)

Dan – Fit, but a bit hippie professor of Anthropology (M, Age 40-70)

Harry – Likable, eccentric professor of Biology (M, Age 40-50)

Art – Archeology professor who is desperately holding on to his youth (M, Age 40-50)

Will Gruber – Bluff, no nonsense professor of Psychology (M, Age 40-70)

Linda – Young student, wide eyed yet smart (F, Age 18-20)

Sandy – Fiercely intelligent, but reticent grad student (F, Age 25-35)

Edith – Art History professor, who has a hint of “spinster” about her (F, Age 40-60)

(Moving Man/Woman 1 & 2, as well as Paramedic & Cop will be double roles, played by crew)

Audition Requirements:

The casting is open to all races, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation, class, and disability, as a very diverse cast is preferred.

Jay is also looking for stagehands that would be able to help with running the lights, sound, and helping to manage the backstage area. There will be a total of 3 positions.

It is requested that the male actors prepare a short (1-2 minute) monologue, dramatic in nature.

Please be ready to cold read certain sides from the play.

Plays will be available for 24 Hour checkouts from the director by request.

For more information regarding the production, please contact:

Jay Hash

Email: manfromearth@thevlt.com

Helpful Links Provided by EugeneAuditions…

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Good Luck! We hope to see you on stage soon!

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