A grave casting call

Auditions for The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Play set for Sept 13 and 14


Gravedigger – Open Auditions

Marissa Getschman, Arts and Entertainment Editor

Auditions for The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Play set for Sept 13 and 14

It’s time for the first play of the season to commence! Auditions for “The Gravedigger: A Frankenstein Play” will take place on Sept. 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. at the James R. Hartman Theatre in the Libral Arts building (LA 500.) Anyone and everyone who considers themself to be a part of the Schoolcraft community is welcome to audition regardless as to whether or not they have prior experience. Auditionees should arrive early and be prepared to recite a memorized monologue lasting one minute. 

“The Gravedigger is an adaptation of the Frankenstein story, it has many of the same characters as the original Mary Shelley novel, but they reveal themselves in very unexpected ways.” said, Director Michael Alan Herman. “The play dives deep into the human psyche and dares to ask profound questions like — what does it mean to be human? and why are we here?”

The plot mainly follows Anton (Frankenstein’s monster) and Kurt (The Gravedigger) who meet in a forgotten cemetery. Neither man knows who the other is, nor that their pasts are connected.

There are a total of four characters community members can try for; Anton (the monster, male,) Kurt (the gravedigger, male), Victor (the doctor, male) and Nadya (the gypsy, female.)

Rehearsals will begin during the month of September once the roles are cast, taking place weekday evenings, and will continue through October. The performances for the show will take place on Oct. 27, 28, 29,  30 as well as on Nov. 4 and 5.

Auditionees should bring their headshot and resume if they have them. If not, just show up with a friendly face, a positive attitude and a willingness to try new things. 

Break a leg!