Audition Prep and Scenes: Jane Eyre

Auditions for this production are open to ages 7 through adult. Please prepare the scenes to the best of your ability. Those auditioning do not have to memorize the material, although you are welcome to. We ask that you are familiar with the material so you can really make strong character choices, as well as eye contact with your fellow actors and the directing team. If possible, please print your scenes and bring with you to the theatre.  (DreamWrights will also supply copies for those who do not have access to a printer.) Thank you!

AUDITION SELECTIONS
FOR CHILDREN ages 7-12:
Please prepare BOTH Audition Scene # 1 and Audition Scene #2. Prepare to read YOUNG JANE in both scenes.

Audition Scene #1: Page 5. Prepare YOUNG JANE. Begin with Young Jane’s line “Where…? Bessie? and end with Bessie’s line “I believe it well.”

Audition Scene #2: Page 10. Prepare YOUNG JANE. Begin with Young Jane’s line “Is your book interesting?” and end with Helen’s line “She has to answer to Mr. Brocklehurst for all she does.”

For TEENS ages 13-18:
Please prepare BOTH Audition Scene #1 and Audition Scene #2. Prepare to read BESSIE in Audition Scene 1, and HELEN in Audition Scene 2.

Audition Scene # 1: Page 5. Prepare BESSIE. Begin with Young Jane’s line “Where…? Bessie? and end with Bessie’s line “I believe it well.”

Audition Scene #2: Page 10. Prepare HELEN. Begin with Young Jane’s line “Is your book interesting?” and end with Helen’s line “She has to answer to Mr. Brocklehurst for all she does.”

For Adult WOMEN ages 19+:
Please prepare both Audition Scene #3 AND Audition Scene #4. Prepare to read MISS TEMPLE in Audition Scene #3, and JANE in Audition Scene #4. Please ALSO prepare JANE’S monologue (Audition Scene #5).

Audition Scene #3: Pages 11-12. Prepare MISS TEMPLE. Begin with Mr. Brocklehurst’s line “And Mrs. Sullivan tells me that several of the girls’ woolen stockings have holes in them.” End with Mr. Brocklehurst’s line “I should hope so.”

Audition Scene # 4: Pages 24-25. Prepare JANE. Begin with Rochester’s line that starts “What are you wondering right now?” End with Jane’s line “Yes, sir.”

Audition Scene #5: Page 25. Prepare JANE’s monologue. Begin with ‘What did I think of such a man?” End with “And I hoped no one ever should again.”

For Adult MEN ages 19+:
Please prepare both Audition Scene #3 AND Audition Scene #4. Prepare to read MR. BROCKLEHURST in Audition Scene #3, and MR. ROCHESTER in Audition Scene #4.

Audition Scene #3: Pages 11-12. Prepare MR. BROCKLEHURST. Begin with Mr. Brocklehurst’s line “And Mrs. Sullivan tells me that several of the girls’ woolen stockings have holes in them.” End with Mr. Brocklehurst’s line “I should hope so.”

Audition Scene # 4: Pages 24-25. Prepare MR. ROCHESTER. Begin with Rochester’s line that starts “What are you wondering right now?” End with Jane’s line “Yes, sir.”

Links to Audition Scenes:
Audition Scene #1
Audition Scene #2
Audition Scene #3
Audition Scene #4
Audition Scene #5

Audition Dates:

December 11 OR 12, 2017
by appointment beginning at 6:00pm
ages 7 – adult