They’re coming to get you, Napa

Zombies soon to be seen in Wine Country

No, I’m not referring to the usual plethora of out-of-town tourists after all-day tastings.

Napa Valley College Performing Arts has announced auditions for their fall production of Night of the Living Dead.

The community is invited to submit video auditions for their upcoming live stream performance of the George Romero horror classic, which will be a co-production of NVC theater arts and The Streaming Theatre. It will be presented virtually on October 29, 2020 at 7 p.m.

All roles are open for actors ages 16 and older. Cast members must enroll in THEA 151: Contemporary Theater Production at NVC. Class starts September 8. Students in high school may receive dual enrollment transferable credit upon completion of the course.

Audition tapes are due August 30.

The classic 1968 horror film follows seven people trapped in a rural farmhouse under assault by an enlarging group of cannibalistic, undead corpses. Directed by NVC theater arts professor and artistic director Jennifer King in collaboration with digital director Kevin Kemp from The Streaming Theatre, the story will be adapted as a play and live streamed through Zoom.

“This will be an extremely creative process as we develop the screen play from the iconic film into a Zoom presentation,” said King. “It is extremely rewarding and fun to make theater together on Zoom with The Streaming Theatre.”

To audition, submit a video recording of the radio announcer monologue from the film to jking@napavalley.edu by 5:00 pm, Sunday, August 30, 2020.

Here’s the monologue:

Broadcast facilities have been temporarily discontinued. Stay tuned to this wavelength for emergency information. Your law enforcement agencies urge you to remain in your homes. Keep all doors and windows locked or boarded shut. Use all food, water and medical supplies sparingly. Civil defense forces are attempting to gain control of the situation. Stay near your radio and remain tuned to this frequency. Do not use your automobile. Remain in your homes. Keep all doors and windows locked.”

For more information, go to www.performingartsnapavalley.org

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