Thomas Was Alone
by University of Texas Theatre & Dance
Feb. 04 - Feb. 07 (2014)
Uh Theatre Company is hosting auditions for its adaptation of "Thomas Was Alone", the hit Indie 2D platformer game from developer Mike Bithell! Uh Theatre Company is looking to cast multiple principal and ensemble roles (ages 18-25)for performancesof a theatrical piece that will combine acting and movement. Performances will take place in the SAC Black Box on the UT Austin campus.
Performances will take place April 3-6, 2014.
"Thomas Was Alone" was released in June 2012 for the PC and Mac. It was released for the PS3 and the PS Vita in April 2013 and released for Linux in May 2013. The game tells the story of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) named Thomas who, due to a glitch in programming, has suddenly gained sentience and seeks to escape into the outside world. The programmers, determined to make sure this never happens, develop a series of increasingly complex puzzles that always keep him just one step away from freedom. Along the way, Thomas encounters other AIs who all embody various shapes, sizes and colors as quadrilaterals. Through the use of friendship, collaboration, and sometimes rivalry, the AIs work together to find an escape. The game is very popular worldwide and has sold more than 700,000 copies to date. For more information about Thomas Was Alone, visit www.mikebithellgames.com/thomaswasalone.
Everyone is encouraged to audition, regardless of race, sex, etc. You do NOT need to be a UT Austin student in order to audition. Experience is welcomed but not required. Please email any questions you may have to UhTheatreCompany@Gmail.com.
Auditions will be held on Tuesday, February 4th, Wednesday, February 5th, and Thursday, February 6th from 7:30 - 10:30 pm in CLA 0.104 on the University of Texas campus in Austin. You may bring a headshot and resume, but they are not required. Please show up by 7:30 pm on the night in which you intend to audition. (If that is an issue for you, email us!)