Take to the stage with Bath Drama!
Autumn 2022 Production
How I Learned to Drive -
About the play:
The adult Li’l Bit tells us through flashbacks the story of her younger self in 1960s Maryland; a precocious teen frustrated with small-town life, her juvenile friends, and her overbearing family. The only person who really appreciates and supports her is her Uncle Peck. But Peck has also groomed her sexually from when she was eleven years old. Told with theatricality, humour and heartbreak, through the driving lessons that Peck gives Li’l Bit throughout her adolescence, the play explores a disturbing relationship between a young girl and an older man. This shattering and provocative story delves into the darker realms of sexuality, love, and family life, as Li’l Bit navigates a narrow path between loyalty, family, and her own sense of right and wrong.
Dates- Sunday 15 May 7-10pm & Monday 16 May 7-10pm
Auditions will be conducted with the first half, workshop - all auditionees - followed by single auditions.
Please bring a prepared short modern piece. It can be a monologue or a duologue (the director is happy to read in with you.)
Email director Peter Benson at Howilearned.BathDrama@gmail.com with your interest and what session/date you are able to attend.
Li’l Bit: (F) 30-45 (Plays herself at different ages from 13 up)
Uncle Peck: (M) Aunt Mary’s husband. 40-50
Two actors (F) to play “Mother,” “Aunt Mary,” “Grandma,” and teenagers. 30-50 (as left, playing multiple ages)
One actor (M) to play “Grandfather,” teenagers, college boy, and waiter. 30-50 (as left, playing multiple ages)
-There must be a willingness to learn an American Accent for all the roles and specifically an American Southern Accent for Uncle Peck.
-These are significant multi-role parts for versatile ensemble actors.
-Peck briefly touches Lil' Bit intimately at two moments in the play. (See script, or contact the director if you have any questions or concerns)
Location for Auditions:
Bath Rec Pavilion - 'The Rec'
This is the green wooden building, just off William Street / Pultney Mews.
Postcode for reference BA2 4DS
Please note - if driving, you cannot park at the Rec itself as this is by permit only, and you must find street parking in the surrounding area.
Once parked, head through the William Street Gates onto the Bath Recreational Grounds. On your right you will see the green wooden building where auditions will be held.