Bayonne High School Drama Society
Audition info for:
AN EVENING OF ONE ACTS
Directed by Brendan Wahlers
Auditions are open to Bayonne High School Students
Wednesday 9/21 or Thursday 9/22 @ 3-5:30pm
BHS ROOM 6-250
*Prepare a short -one minute or less- comedic or dramatic monologue to perform. (You may choose your own, or pick from the two monologues at the bottom of this document.)
***Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Monday through Thursday 3pm-5:30pm beginning Wednesday, Sept 27th.
****Saturday Rehearsals (10am-2pm) beginning October 14th.
NOTE: THERE WILL BE REHEARSALS SCHEDULED THE WEEK OF 11/7-11/12 although school is not in session.
IF CAST: A strict commitment to the rehearsals and production is expected.
Performances Nov 17-19, 2023
Synopsis and Character Breakdowns
SLAYED by Kenneth Nunez
INFLUENCERS ARE INVITED TO A “DEADLY” DINNER PARTY.
Cameron: A gay rights activism influencer.
Julie: A life-style guru. Sophisticated.
Mr. Tea: A pre-recorded voice-over.
LOVE AT FIRST SLICE by Nina Mansfield
A GUILLOTINE PLAY OF UNLIKELY LOVE.
Mother: Very cynical. Suspicious of her daughter.
Colette: A love struck girl.
BITE ME by Nina Mansfield
ELLEN BROUGHT HOME A SURPRISE FOR HER HUSBAND..AND IT’S NOT A PUPPY.
Ellen: An upper-middle class housewife.
Mark: Ellen‟s husband
Vampire: A Vampire.
THE LOVELIEST AFTERNOON OF THE YEAR by John Guare
A STRANGE COMEDY WHERE REALITY AND FANTASY INTERTWINE IN A PARK.
He: A man
She: A woman
THIS IS A TEST by Stephen Gregg
THE STORY OF A STUDENT DEALING WITH THE ANXIETY OF TAKING A TEST.
Alan/Elaine: An anxious student.
Lois: Alan/Elaine’s best friend.
Mother: Alan/Elaine’s mother.
Father: Alan/Elaine’s father.
Teacher: A very stereotypical teacher.
Evan: A stereotypical jock.
Pat: Student obsessed with time.
The Chorus: Like a Greek Chorus, speak in unison.
Other Students: Other students taking the test.
The Voice: Voiceover speaking as “The Test”.
Sample # 1
You were nothing before you met me! You were playing Barbies with Betty Finn! You were a Brownie, you were a Bluebird, you were a Girl Scout Cookie! I got you into a popular party! What’s my thanks? It’s on the hallway carpet. I get paid in puke! (pause) Monday morning, you’re history. I’ll tell everyone about tonight. Transfer to Washington High School. Transfer to Jefferson. No one at Westerburg’s going to let you play their reindeer games.
Sample # 2
I lost 75 pounds. I lost 75 pounds! You say you’re sorry? You’re sorry?! You’re sorry?! After I wait for you! No, not just three years! My entire life! After I plan my future around our wedding. After I base my entire concept of self-esteem on the fact that you’re willing to marry me! And you’re sorry! Thank God my parents are dead, this would have killed ’em!
BHS THESPIAN SOCIETY
Thespian Troupe 5093 - A Silver Level Honor Troupe - is the BHS chapter of the International Thespian Society, an honor society for drama students. Students earn the designation of "thespian" and are inducted into the troupe after meeting the requirements as established by the ITS. Any interested student should see Mr. Wahlers or Ms. Alexander. Troupe 5093 holds open meetings every Wednesday at 2:50pm.
New Jersey Thespians is the state chapter of the International Thespian Society, part of the Educational Theatre Association. Its mission is to promote, strengthen and advocate for theatre arts education in New Jersey schools. For more information go to www.njthespians.org .