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Montana Western & Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series

Bad Auditions on Camera

The University of Montana Western’s Theatre students are pleased to present Montana Western’s production of “Bad Auditions. . . . On Camera – A Stay-At-Home Play,” November 20-24, as part of the Bank of Commerce Performing Arts Series.

In its first-ever endeavor to produce theatre in a remote environment – that is, by using a video platform to cast, direct, and technically produce a show – Montana Western’s drama program is making the best of the COVID-19 restrictions on large group gatherings.

The story of “Bad Auditions” revolves around a casting director for a television show, who has one day to cast the lead role for his courtroom drama, and needs to do so not in person, but by live video auditions. From pompous and overbearing actors to flustering novices, a brooding “Method” performer, to a man who thinks he’s auditioning for a commercial, the director and his assistant can barely contain their laughter and frustration as they endure the casting sessions.

Ian McWethy and Carrie McWethy (McCrossen) are the playwrights of “Bad Auditions.” Montana Western is producing the play by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Click Here to View the Program and Meet the Cast!

Audiences can view the recording of the play, free of charge, at any time Friday, Nov. 20 through Tuesday, Nov. 24.

The production is part of Montana Western’s Performing Arts Series sponsored by Dillon’s Bank of Commerce, with additional support from ASUMW/Student Senate.

For more information, please email Professor of Fine Arts and Education, Dr. Judy Ulrich: judy.ulrich@umwestern.edu.