Audition Call: "Silent Sky" by Lauren Gunderson

Category: Auditions Tryouts & Entries

Event Date:

Saturday, October 7, 2017


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Valentine Theatre
425 N. St. Clair Street
Toledo, Oh 43604

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We are holding auditions for The Valentine's production of “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson, directed by Jeffrey J. Albright.
Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 1- 4p
Studio A at The Valentine Theatre
Callbacks TBA
Performance dates: January 12-14 & January 19-21, 2018.

We are seeking: 2 women (late 20’s-early 30’s) 1 woman (40’s) 1 woman, (50’s) 1 man (30’s) 
Auditioners will be asked to read from the script.

THE STORY: When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

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