Rockville Little Theatre

The Mountaintop

By Katori Hall

Directed by Miriam Bowden

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, Rockville Little Theatre will hold video auditions for The Mountaintop.

Auditions will consist of a 2-3 minute monologue following the instructions below.

All video audition materials due by Monday, December 14 @ 11:59 PM

Callbacks will be held if needed. Details TBD.

Production dates are February 19 - February 28, 2021

Please Note: This play will be shot on stage and distributed virtually - it will be going up!

VIDEO AUDITION INSTRUCTIONS

Please use the highest quality recording equipment available to you. For best results, place your recording device on a stationary object, such as a tripod or table. Do not tape a close-up; have your entire body (from head to toe) in the frame. Prior to recording, test that you are in focus and well lit, and that your video is free from distracting background noise.

Please limit your monologue to 2-3 minutes. Monologues must come from published plays. They need not be memorized. Please do NOT audition from the script of The Mountaintop.

  1. Start your recording device and state:
    • Your full name
    • The city and state where you live
    • The roles (if known) for which you are applying
    • The title of the play and character role you are portraying
  2. Perform your monologue
  3. When you are finished with your audition performance, please:
    • announce that you have reached the end of the submission
    • restate your name
    • and stop your recording device
  4. Please download the audition form and conflict schedule from below, and fill them out.
  5. To complete your submission, upload your audition materials to: RLT Dropbox
    • Include the video audition file, audition form and conflict sheet
    • Once you have uploaded the files, you will be prompted to add more files. If you like, you may also attach a resume and head shot.

Video audition materials due by Monday, December 14 @ 11:59 PM

All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected. RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Audition form available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

Conflict calendar available here. Download it, print it out, fill it out, and bring it to auditions.

For more information about auditions, contact the production team at mountaintop@rlt-online.org .

Please note, due to ongoing safety concerns, all participants in an RLT production must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Exceptions may be given for medical or religious concerns. However, non-vaccinated volunteers may only participate in select ways. For more information, please contact info@rlt-online.org.


Performance Dates

February 2021: 19, 20, 21*, 26, 27, 28*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm


Production Staff

Director

Miriam Bowden

Producer

Jerry Callistein

Producer

Eric Henry

Assistant Director / Stage Manager

Carrie Edick

Lighting and Projection Designer

Steve Deming

Sound Designer

Chris Penick

Cast of Characters

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - Dr. MLK Jr. , worn, tired, more casual than would ever see him in public. (M- 35-45)

Camae - A beautiful, young, Black woman, who is a maid at the Lorraine. (F- 20s)

Synopsis

A gripping re-imagination of events the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. On April 3, 1968, after delivering one of his most memorable speeches, an exhausted Dr. King retires to his room at the Lorraine Motel while a storm rages outside. When a mysterious stranger arrives with some surprising news, King is forced to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.

Maryland State Arts Council

Supported in part by the Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org) and the Nora Roberts Foundation (norarobertsfoundation.org)

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