Auditions for Mrs. Hudson Investigates

Auditions: Monday, May 13th, and Tuesday, May 14th, 2018
at Boston Brunch Church in Davis Square, Somerville.
(three hourlong slots each night at 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00pm)
Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, May 16th.
Performances: Performances will run from July 19-27 at Boston Brunch Church.


Looking to audition for the role of Ms. Spock in the reprise of our gender-swapped adaptation of the Star Trek episode “The Enterprise Incident”? See this page! You can audition for both shows, but they’re separate auditions with separate time slots and signup procedures.

UPDATE: Audition sides for Mrs. Hudson Presents were just posted in our audition documents folder on Google Drive on April 15.

Join us this summer as we present two mysteries hosted by Sherlock Holmes’ long-suffering landlady Martha Hudson! In “Mrs. Hudson Investigates,” Mrs. Hudson tries to help a servant girl falsely accused of robbery. In “The Adventure of the Empty House”, Holmes’ bereaved companion Dr. Watson decides to try his own hand at solving an impossible murder. (See the event’s own page for more about the segments and available roles.) Performances will run from July 19-27 at Boston Brunch Church (formerly Responsible Grace Church).

There are several types of positions available in the show: from on-stage acting, to live sound effects to crucial behind-the-scenes positions. Read on to find out more and then click here to sign up for an audition slot.

PLEASE NOTE: The Post-Meridian Radio Players is a community theater group and is run by volunteers. Our performers are not paid.


How to Audition

  1. Check out the available roles on the event page and think a little bit about what you’re interested in. (That includes voice roles, of course, but also live sound-effects performance, tech crew, and various other things.) The recurring roles of Holmes and Watson are pre-cast, but most roles are available.
  2. Click here to sign up for an audition appointment, fill out the form, and submit it.
  3. If you have submitted the form correctly and one of the time slots you requested is still available, you will get email confirming your audition appointment. (This is sent by a human being who has a day job, so don't worry if it doesn't come right away. But if it doesn’t come within a day or so, contact us at auditions@pmrp.org. You can also use that address to contact us if you have trouble submitting the form.)
  4. Go to our audition documents folder on Google Drive for audition sides to look over and perhaps practice before your audition. (Those have just been posted as of April 15.)
  5. Then come back in a few days and check our audition documents folder on Google Drive. There you will find a paper audition form and rehearsal availability grid which you should print out, fill out, and bring with you to your audition. (If you forget, we’ll have spares for you to fill out at the audition.) Those aren’t ready yet, but they'll be posted well before auditions.
  6. Then, show up for your audition at the scheduled time! Good luck and have fun!

Some Things to Know

  • The audition process involves one form that you fill out online (the appointment form) and two paper forms (not available just yet) which you should print out, complete, and bring with you to the audition. They’re not interchangeable.
  • If you show up for an audition without the paper forms (or the sides), we’ll probably have a few extra copies printed out and you can fill out the forms there. However, it saves time and trouble and makes the process go more smoothly if you can bring completed forms with you. (It also helps demonstrate to the directors how responsible and resourceful you are!)
  • Walk-ins are welcome, but people with appointments will take priority. If there are no-shows during a given hour, we will fill those slots with walk-ins. Any remaining walk-ins will be auditioned at 10pm. It helps the directors tremendously if you sign up in advance, though.

Foley Artists (Live Sound Effects)

If you’re interested in being a Foley performer and making the live sound effects, there will be a Foley interview at the time of your audition slot. You can absolutely both audition for a voice role and express interest in being a Foley artist (although you can only do one or the other, since voice actors and Foley artists are performing simultaneously). Just let us know on your form what roles and/or positions you want to be considered for.

Location

Boston Brunch Church (ground floor)
(formerly Responsible Grace Church)
204 Elm Street
Somerville, MA

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