Porthole Players will be presenting a new play online on Saturday, March 13, and Sunday, March 14.
“Bad Auditions On Camera,” a comedy by Ian McWethy and Carrie McCrossen, was written to perform online and was created during the time of COVID to provide a fun outlet for some creative energy.
Director Jennifer Hamilton selected the script and held online auditions, casting some people who will be familiar to viewers and some new faces as well. In registering for the audition, actors were asked to list the characters they would be most interested in auditioning for and, interestingly enough, people selected characters they would indeed be well suited to portraying and were cast in those roles.
In this play, a casting director is looking for a replacement for a major character in a television courtroom drama. She must cast it in one day and, as the title implies, she and her assistant see some of the worst auditions ever in this funny play poking gentle jibes at theater, auditions and actors.
With the assistance of online stage manager Linda Capshaw, costumer Rebecah Sorensen and videographer Robin Wedertz, Hamilton had rehearsals for six weekends, and the production will be online and ready to view. The link for viewing “Bad Auditions On Camera” will be posted on the Porthole Players website — www.portholeplayers.com — and Facebook page. There will no charge for viewing this production.