Auditions: “Radium Girls” with Bandon Playhouse
December 11, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
Calling Cast and Crew to Audition for “Radium Girls” with Bandon Playhouse
Come play with Bandon Playhouse! Auditions for “Radium Girls,” a play written by D.W. Gregory and directed by Stephanie Jones, will be held at 6 p.m. on December 11, 12 and 13 at the Sprague Community Theater. Play rehearsals will begin in January. Performances are scheduled for two weekends– Feb. 23, 24, 25, and March 1, 2, and 3, 2024.
“Radium Girls” is based on a true story from the 1920s, when radium was hailed as a miracle cure and luminous watch dials were a craze. The action follows a watch dial painter who has contracted a mysterious illness as she struggles with her employer, her family, and public opinion for recognition and justice.
This fast-paced, highly theatrical play explores the intersection of science and culture and celebrates the resiliency of the human spirit. Fans of historic film and TV dramas such as “Call the Midwife,” “Hidden Figures,” and “Erin Brockovich,” are sure to be inspired by “Radium Girls.”
The play features roles for 9 to 20 actors ages 15 and older who play more than 30 characters, including watch factory co-workers and friends, lovers, relatives, attorneys, scientists, consumer advocates, and myriad bystanders. Interested stage crew members are also invited to attend auditions.
Director Stephanie Jones moved to Bandon two years ago and joined the Bandon Playhouse board of directors in 2023. She has more than 30 years experience in professional theatre as a costume designer and costume shop manager. One of her most significant and favorite theatrical experiences was filling the role of Artistic / Managing Director for Pacific Okinawa Players, a community theater group on the military bases in Okinawa, Japan. Stephanie believes every community deserves theatre, art, music and dance. In directing “Radium Girls” with Bandon Playhouse, Stephanie is excited to get more involved in the community and help spread her love of the arts.
Bandon Playhouse has provided the best in community theater, from classic musicals to premiere works by new playwrights, since 1976. Bandon Playhouse volunteers are proud to keep the performing arts alive and accessible on the Southern Oregon Coast. For more information, including audition materials, visit BandonPlayhouse.org, or call 541-290-9989.