"THE WAR OF THE WORLDS"
BY HOWARD E. KOCH
BASED ON THE NOVEL BY H.G. WELLS
AS PERFORMED BY ORSON WELLES AND THE MERCURY THEATER, 1938
This fall Delta Drama seizes the opportunity to explore a different genre, the radio play, and what a better way to begin than with perhaps the most famous of all radio plays, "The War of the Worlds". Broadcast from New York's Mercury Theatre in 1938, this infamous radio play, had many terrified listeners convinced that an actual alien invasion of Earth was taking place. Adapted by Howard E. Koch, co-writer of Casablanca, and directed and narrated by Orson Welles, this original script detailing the frightening tale of an extraterrestrial takeover will now thrill and chill audiences through a new medium. Delta Drama presents and entirely online experience as this full scale production will be broadcast across the internet as an homage to the radio plays of the past, while looking forward to the current trends in American Theatre.
To be considered for a role, actors will submit a self-tape (a recorded video of the actor performing a monologue from the play) by August 31, 2020 @ 6pm.
In order to receive a choice of monologues to perform and video submission instructions, click the "sign up to audition" button below. You will be contacted with all the info.
An audition workshop will be held via zoom on August 26, 2020 @ 6pm here: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/627914465
Log in to ask questions, get more information on the play or find out more details on the audition process!
Look forward to seeing you all there!
Delta Drama is committed to open and inclusive casting that reflects the diversity of our community. ALL are encouraged to audition.
For Information about Crew and Technical Positions please contact
Kevin Bautch, Faculty, Technical Director
BY John Partick Shanley
Friday, January 15
Sides (audition monologues) will be available via HERE.
Please refer to the list below to see which monologue you will be reading and the audition time. We most likely will not work the entire monologue, however you should be familiar with the entire piece. Also be prepared with any questions you may have about the rehearsal process or the play.
Login here at your specified time HERE.
(You will enter waiting room and then will be admitted at your appt. time)
Note: You may be considered for a role for which you have not been called back.
We begin rehearsals Tuesday, 1/19/2021. Due to the nature of the show (the play is made up of long form monologues) the rehearsal commitment won’t be as heavy as in a typical production.