Winston Smith, living under the totalitarian rule of the Party, has the idea of writing a diary. It is a crime punishable by death and there is no way of knowing if he is being watched. He imagines two futures—in one, a future readership in a free society thinks of him as a hero; in the other, he is caught, executed, and forgotten. Perhaps both things are true. That day, during the obligatory “Two Minutes Hate,” he wonders who else might be harboring thoughts of rebellion, and who may be working for the Thought Police. Winston starts the diary. He writes the year, so far as he knows it: 1984. This multi-award winning adaptation of George Orwell’s ultimate dystopian novel continues to resonate throughout the world.
2/16/23 - 4/23/23 Thursdays, 5:30 - 8:30 PM Grades 10th to 12th | Advanced Meg Parker Wilson
Material: Full Audition Packets will be posted on your Google Classroom. Students will memorize a selection from the show and should be ready to perform sides at the audition. Bring your headshot and resume, and make sure your audition form has been submitted on your Google Classroom.
Dates: Auditions videos will be due on Saturday, January 15th by midnight. Callbacks will be on Saturday, January 21st from 12:00-4:00 PM at Genesis.
Rehearsals will be every Thursday at 5:00 - 9:00 PM from Feb 16th-April 6th. All conflicts must be submitted on your audition form.
MANDATORY Tech Week: Monday-Thursday, April 10th-April 13th, 5:00 - 9:00 PM. All students are required to attend each day.
Saturday, April 8th 10am-3pm. All students and one parent per actor are required to attend.
FRIDAY: April 14th @ 7pm
SATURDAY: April 15th @ 2pm ONLY (Plano West Prom)
SUNDAY: April 16th @ 3pm
FRIDAY: April 21st @ 7pm
SATURDAY: April 22nd @ 7pm
SUNDAY: April 23rd @ 3pm (Love Notes @ 12:30p) | Strike after the Sunday show
Costumes are provided by Genesis. Supplemental items & shoes from your wardrobe.
Students are required to be present at all rehearsals and shows. Please do not schedule any appointments or events for your student during this rehearsal period.
Please send a snack, a personal water bottle, and pencil each day to rehearsal.
Please help your student at home to memorize their lines.