JANUARY 15, 2016

JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Guilford Technical Community College’s Theater Program will hold auditions on Saturday, Jan. 30 and Monday, Feb. 1 for its spring production of Yasmina Reza’s Tony Award-winning dark comedy “God of Carnage.”

“God of Carnage” begins as a calm, mature meeting of four mild-mannered adults that devolves into a no-holds-barred schoolyard brawl. Written by the same author of the Olivier and Tony Award-winning play “Art,” “God of Carnage,” tells the story of two sets of parents who meet to discuss a moment of violence between their children. Originally written in French, Reza’s acclaimed play about an undercurrent of chaos in the life of seemingly civilized adults was translated and reset in New York by Christopher Hampton. The play asks the question: “What is human nature?” in a hilarious and truthful way. The Broadway production won a Tony Award for Best Comedy in 2009.

“God of Carnage” is directed by GTCC Theater Director Joshua Waterstone with scenic, lighting design and technical direction by GTCC instructor Jody Tidwell. Performance dates are 7 p.m. April. 21-23 and 3 p.m. April 24 at the Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre located on the GTCC High Point Campus.

God of Carnage PromoAUDITION INFO

WHEN:  2-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 30 and 6-9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1

WHERE:  GTCC Center for Creative and Performing Arts Theatre, H2 building, High Point Campus, 901 S. Main St., High Point

ADDITIONAL INFO: Roles to be cast include two males and two females:

  • Alan Raleigh: High-class lawyer, addicted to his phone
  • Annette Raleigh: Wealth Management, high-class woman
  • Michael Novak: Sells household appliances, has an unwell mother
  • Veronica Novak: Writer, works part time at a bookstore

Appointments for auditions are not required but may be made by e-mailing A photo and resume (with any past theater experience) are recommended, but also not required. Auditionees with prepared one-minute monologues are appreciated. Monologues and scenes to read from the script will be provided at the audition. All are welcome to audition.

For more information, contact Joshua Waterstone at or call (336) 334-4822, ext. 50299.

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— Carla Kucinski/GTCC