Audition Information

Auditions for Delicate Particle Logic by Jennifer Blackmer

Flat Earth Theatre seeks actors for their fall production of Delicate Particle Logic, Jennifer Blackmer's artful science play that poses questions about the discovery and subsequent usage of atomic fission, directed by Betsy S. Goldman. A small stipend for cast members will be offered.

Show Summary:

Heralded as the woman who stole the bomb from the Nazis, physicist Lise Meitner became a human enigma when she fled battle-ravaged Germany directly into obscurity. The war long over, she visits with the painter Edith Hahn, wife of chemist Otto Hahn, and the two women reminisce, open up old wounds, and dissect the teeming worlds of possibility. Seamlessly blending art and science, Jennifer Blackmer's Delicate Particle Logic depicts the untold stories of nuclear fission, both real and rumor.

Show Info:

  • Performance Dates - Sept 28 – Oct 13, 2018
  • Performance Location - The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown.
  • Rehearsal Details - Rehearsals aim to start in late July. Expect to rehearse about 3 times per week on evenings and weekends. All rehearsals prior to tech week will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Ave., Watertown.

Audition Info

Auditions will be held on Monday, July 2nd and Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018 at the Church of the Good Shepherd, 9 Russell Avenue, Watertown. Callbacks will be held on Sunday, July 8th, 7:00pm–10:00pm.

The following half-hour audition slots are available:

  • Monday, 7/2 at 7:00pm
  • Monday, 7/2 at 7:30pm
  • Monday, 7/2 at 8:00pm
  • Monday, 7/2 at 8:30pm
  • Tuesday, 7/3 at 7:00pm
  • Tuesday, 7/3 at 7:30pm
  • Tuesday, 7/3 at 8:00pm
  • Tuesday, 7/3 at 8:30pm

To request an audition slot, please email your headshot and résumé and your top two preferred audition times to [email protected]. Slots will be limited to six performers each, though we will make every effort to accommodate your first choice. If necessary, other arrangements can be made with the director, though this cannot be guaranteed.

Auditions will consist of monologues and scenes from the script, which will be e-mailed to you in advance. Callbacks will include sides from the play.

Character Descriptions

  • EDITH: 40s-70s. Female. Any race/ethnicity. Seemingly not connected to reality; dreamy; artist
  • LISE: 40s-70s. Female. Jewish. Practical, often curt; extremely smart and curious; an iconoclast
  • OTTO: Portrays varying ages (from 20s-60s). Male. A little oblivious; polite; a rule-follower; charming; adaptable
  • The Chorus members take on all of the minor characters from scientists, to soldiers, to an SS Guard, to a reporter.
    • CHORUS #1: African American/Black. Any gender.
    • CHORUS #2: African American/Black, Asian, or South Asian. Any gender.