Auditions have been scheduled by the following theater companies:
- Pioneer Theatre Company will have auditions on Nov. 2 and 3 for two productions: August Wilson's drama, "The Piano Lesson" and William Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew."Roles are available for 20 adults of all types for "Shrew" and eight black actors, including one girl (9-12), in "Piano Lesson."
Audition times for the Shakespearean comedy are:
- Equity actors: Thursday, 2 to 2:45 p.m. and Friday, 3:35 to 4 p.m.
- Open auditions: Thursday, 2:45 to 4 p.m. and Friday, 2 to 3:15 p.m.
Auditions for "The Piano Lesson" will be Friday from 3 to 6 p.m.
All audition sessions will be in Room 217 of Pioneer Memorial Theatre, 300 S. 1340 East. All auditioners must sign up for a time slot on the call board posted outside of Room 201. There will be cold readings from the scripts.
Rehearsals for "The Piano Lesson," being directed by Debra Wicks, are Dec. 18-Jan. 10 and playdates are Jan. 10-27.
James Edmondson is guest-directing "The Taming of the Shrew," with rehearsals beginning Feb. 26 and performances scheduled for March 20-April 6.
- Westminster Players has scheduled auditions on Nov. 6 and 7, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Jewett Center, for Mark Medoff's drama, "The Hands of Its Enemy."
There are roles for four or five men and four or five women.
Director Tamara L. Compton is seeking a hearing-impaired performer who signs fluently for the female lead and fluent signers for the roles of the daughter and a male interpreter. Many of the other characters will be called upon to do some signing as well but will receive necessary training during the rehearsals.
Performances, which will be interpreted, are scheduled for Jan. 25-28.
Compson said additional educational programs dealing with the play's themes of deaf culture, domestic violence, incest and alcoholism are also planned.
For further information, call 488-4261.
- The Kage Theater Company, a newly organized troupe that will mount its first production, a locally written play, in January, will hold auditions on Saturday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in the auditorium and lecture hall of the main branch of the Salt Lake City Library (500 South and 200 East).
Company director David Mer-rell says there are roles for 11 men, five women and five youths (10-15 years of age), plus six or seven additional actors needed for multiple roles in T. Elliott Rinn's "The Knight Song."
Performances will be Jan. 11-Feb. 3 at Aardvark's Cabaret.