Auditions: Lauren Gunderson's SILENT SKY, June 10 and 11, Runway Theatre

Audition Notice:

Runway Theatre is excited to hold auditions for Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. Runway's production will be

directed by Amy Jackson and it will run August 2 –18, 2024.

Audition Dates: Monday and Tuesday, June 10; 11, 2024

Audition Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm by appointment, which can be scheduled at

Audition Location: Runway Theatre – 215 N Dooley St. Grapevine, TX 76051

Audition Details:

Seeking 4f/1m

Henrietta Leavitt: 20s-40s - Brilliant, meticulous, excited

Margaret Leavitt: 30s-40s - Homebody, creative, sweet (bonus points for piano playing)

Annie Cannon: 40s-50s - The leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand

Willamina Fleming: 30s-40s - Scottish, smart as a whip and fun

Peter Shaw: 30s-40s - The head astronomer's apprentice ... and the man

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Production Synopsis:

The true story of a nineteenth century female astronomer draws beauty straight from sky to stage. When

Henrietta Leavitt joins the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or

express an original idea. Instead, she becomes part of Dr. Edward Pickering’s “harem,” mapping the stars without

scientific credit. As friendships form among the female "computers," Henrietta spends her free time attempting

to calculate the light and distance of stars but discovers she must also learn to measure her dedication to science

against family obligations and even the possibility of love. Rated PG.