"what the Gods gave me" Auditions

watercolor image of a person dead or sleeping with an inky mass of black hair spreading like moss or roots over an old frame building with flaking wooden shingles.

Auditions are open for Eryn Elyse McVay's "what the Gods gave me," directed by Kayla Adams.

Auditions will be held via Zoom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. Callbacks are via Zoom on Sunday, October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Auditions are open to all majors.


Miles from any civilization, on a barren stretch of cold wilderness, lies Nevermoore Inn, home to Bedelia, her twin daughters, and her niece Victoria. The family is preparing for the Rite, but as the moon moves through it’s cycles and Bedelia’s way of life is threatened, the family reaches a sticking point between tradition and the promise of the future.

Content Disclosure

  • This play has moments and discussion of Graphic Violence
  • This play has moments of Profanity
  • This play has moments of Kissing
  • This play has moments of alluding to or discussing sexual intimacy.
  • This play has moments of Substance Abuse

Character Actions Disclosure

  • Act one, page 24, scene 2: Henrik/Margaret. Henrik tries to kiss Margaret on the mouth. Ends up kissing her on the cheek instead.
  • Act one, pages 41-44, scene 3: Henrik/Margaret/Bedelia. Henrik and Margaret allude to sex in their conversation before he leaves. Bedelia and Margaret discuss sex and watching sexual acts.
  • Act one, pages 58-60, scene 5: Sophie/Victoria. Sophie and Victoria discuss killing Henrik.
  • Act one, pages 63-70, scene 5: Victoria. Victoria gets inebriated in this scene.
  • Act one, page 82, scene 6: Victoria/Henrik. Victoria smashes Henrik’s head with a brick. She continues smashing, leaving a gory mess.

Instructions for your audition

  • Choose one monologue, 1 minute in length, show-appropriate.
  • Make sure to fill out the online form and sign up for an audition slot
  • Deadline to sign up is Friday, October 21 at 10 p.m. If you need to change your audition time or if you missed the deadline please reach out to Production Manager, Savannah LeCornu (lecorns@wwu.edu) to see what options might be available to you.
  • Audition: Auditions will be held from 10am-2pm on Saturday October 22nd. The day will be broken up into 5 minute slots. You will only need to sign up for one of these slots. Sign ups are online. Auditions will be virtual and held on Zoom. You will receive the link once you are signed up.
  • Callbacks: Callbacks will be held via Zoom on Sunday October 23rd from 10am-2pm. The callback list will be announced via email on Saturday, October 22nd after auditions. Students are responsible for checking their emails for information about callbacks. The zoom link will be sent to those called back.
  • Vaccination Requirement With the support of the department and the WWU Covid-19 Support Team, this production requires all student performers to be vaccinated, regardless of exceptions/waiver status. Participants will be expected to prove their vaccination status by either presenting their physical vaccination card or a clear and readable photograph of the front and back of the card.

Why we ask for certain information to audition

Questions on this form include opportunities to share information about your identity, including gender, race and cultural background. Your answers help WWU prioritize authentic, appropriate casting as called for in each script. Please share only what you feel comfortable sharing.

Some questions on this form involve disclosing what you are comfortable with as a performer. Show specific questions are below and you will also be given a longer, more detailed disclosure form to fill out the morning of auditions. You will be asked to return this form by 2 p.m. on audition day.

Additionally, there are some resources made available here to inform you of Western Washington University’s procedures and protocols for moments of intimacy in our productions.

Audition Resources

Below are links to very useful Word documents which are resources to inform you of Western Washington University’s procedures and protocols for moments of intimacy in our productions.

Production Dates

Rehearsal Dates

January 8 through 26, Sundays through Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m.

Tech Rehearsal Dates

Longer call times. January 27 through February 2.

Performance Dates

February 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11. There are two performances on February 4 and 11 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)


February 12 and 13. Time TBA.

List of rehearsal dates and times

Detailed rehearsal schedule
Date Day Time
Jan 8 Sunday 6-10 p.m.
Jan 9


6-10 p.m.

Jan 10


6-10 p.m.

Jan 11


6-10 p.m.

Jan 12


6-10 p.m.

Jan 15


6-10 p.m.
Jan 16


6-10 p.m.
Jan 17


6-10 p.m.
Jan 18


6-10 p.m.
Jan 19


6-10 p.m.
Jan 22


6-10 p.m.
Jan 23


6-10 p.m.
Jan 24


6-10 p.m.
Jan 25


6-10 p.m.
Jan 26


6-10 p.m.
Jan 27


5-10 p.m.
Jan 28 Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Jan 19 Sunday

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Jan 30 Monday

6-10 p.m.

Jan 31 Tuesday

6-10 p.m.

Feb 1 Wednesday

6-10 p.m.

Feb 2 Thursday

6-10 p.m.

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Oct 13, 2022 12:56pm