The Outsiders Audition Information
Jan 6 - 13 - Little Theater
Sign up for an audition slot outside the Little Theater.
Pickup an audition packet and conflict calendar
Tues, Jan 13 – 3:30pm – Little Theater - AUDITION
Please prepare a 1 minute modern monologue. Monologue should fit the personality of the character you are auditioning for. No original monologues or monologues from The Outsiders. See hhs.schoolloop.com/drama for character descriptions. Bring sheet music.
Bring recent photo & resume if you have one. Photos will not be returned. Callback list posted Wed AM.
Wed, Jan 14 – 3:30pm – Little Theater - CALLBACK
By invitation only. Be prepared to cold read from the script.
Thurs, Jan 15 – 3:30pm – Little Theater – 1st Rehearsal
Attendance is mandatory for all cast members.
Perusal scripts available for checkout from Ms. Gamlen.
Rehearsals are after school Jan 15 - March 12.
Shows run March 13 - 15.
The Outsiders Characters
Ponyboy Curtis - Fourteen-year-old narrator and protagonist, and the youngest of the greasers. Ponyboy’s literary interests and academic accomplishments set him apart from the rest of his gang. Because his parents have died in a car accident, Ponyboy lives with his brothers Darry and Sodapop. Darry repeatedly accuses Ponyboy of lacking common sense, but Ponyboy is reliable and observant. Ponyboy struggles with class division, violence, innocence, and familial love. He matures over the course of the story, eventually realizing the importance of strength in the face of class bias.
Sodapop Curtis - Ponyboy’s happy-go-lucky, handsome brother. Sodapop is the middle Curtis boy. Ponyboy envies Sodapop’s good looks and charm. Sodapop plans to marry Sandy, a greaser girl.
Darrel Curtis - Ponyboy’s oldest brother. Darrel, known as “Darry,” is a twenty-year-old greaser who is raising Ponyboy because their parents have died in a car crash. Strong, athletic, and intelligent, Darry has quit school. He works two jobs to hold the family together. The unofficial leader of the greasers, he becomes an authority figure for Ponyboy.
Two-Bit Mathews - The joker of Ponyboy’s group. Two-Bit, whose real name is Keith, is a wisecracking greaser who regularly shoplifts. He prizes his sleek black-handled switchblade. He instigates the hostilities between the Socs and the greasers by flirting with Marcia, the girlfriend of a Soc.
Johnny Cade - A sixteen-year-old greaser with large, fearful eyes. Though Johnny does not succeed in school, he approaches intellectual matters with steady concentration. The child of alcoholic, abusive parents, he is nervous and sensitive. Since his parents do not care for him, Johnny sees the greasers as his true family. In turn, the older boys, particularly Dally, are protective of him.
Sandy - Sodapop’s girlfriend. Sandy is pregnant with another man’s child and moves to Florida to live with her grandmother.
Dallas Winston - The toughest hood in Ponyboy’s group of greasers. Dallas, known as “Dally,” is a hardened teen who used to run with gangs in New York. Dally’s violent tendencies make him more dangerous than the other greasers, and he takes pride in his criminal record. Dally feels protective of Johnny Cade.
Randy Adderson - Marcia’s boyfriend and Bob’s best friend. Randy is a handsome Soc who eventually sees the futility of fighting. Along with Cherry, Randy humanizes the Socs by showing that some of them have redeeming qualities. Randy helps Ponyboy realize that Socs are as susceptible to pain as anyone else. Randy tries to make peace with Ponyboy after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire, and he refuses to fight in the Soc-greaser rumble.
Bob Sheldon - Cherry’s boyfriend. Bob is the dark-haired Soc who beats up Johnny before the novel begins. Bob has a set of three heavy rings, which he wears when he fights greasers. Bob’s indulgent parents have never disciplined him.
Cherry Valance - Bob’s girlfriend, she is a Soc cheerleader whom Ponyboy meets at the movies. Cherry’s real name is Sherri, but people call her Cherry because of her red hair. Ponyboy and Cherry have a great deal in common, and Ponyboy feels comfortable talking to her. Cherry is both offended and intrigued by her encounter with Dally Winston at the drive-in. Cherry admires Dally’s individuality and tells Ponyboy that she could fall in love with Dally. In the days preceding the rumble, Cherry becomes a spy for the greasers.
Marcia - Cherry’s friend and Randy’s girlfriend. Marcia is a Soc who befriends Two-Bit at the drive-in. Marcia and Two-Bit share a sense of humor and a taste for nonsensical musings.
Paul Holden - The husky blond Soc who steps forward to challenge Darry when the rumble begins. Paul and Darry were friends and football teammates in high school.
Jerry Wood - The teacher who accompanies Ponyboy to the hospital after Ponyboy saves the children from the fire. Though an adult and a member of mainstream society, Jerry judges the greasers on their merits instead of automatically branding them juvenile delinquents.
Mr. Syme/ Mrs. Syme- Ponyboy’s English teacher. Mr. Syme expresses concern over Ponyboy’s falling grades. He offers to raise Ponyboy’s grade if he turns in a well-written autobiographical theme. This assignment inspires Ponyboy to write about the greasers and the Socs, and his autobiographical theme turns into the novel The Outsiders.
Mrs. O’Briant – a parent
Doctor – at the hospital
Nurse – at the hospital
Greasers, Socs, Hospital workers, children
Drama Course Descriptions
Drama 1-2: Students work in pairs and small groups to learn skills in team building, communication, improv, comedy, character development and audition technique. Drama 1-2 also covers important theatre history, including Greek Theatre, Italian Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespeare, and Chicano Theatre.
Drama 3-4: In this intensive course, actors develop a deeper understanding of theater from different cultural and historical perspectives through playwriting, scene study, monologues, directing, emotional development, and performance technique. Curriculum changes every year, may be repeated for credit. (Students must be in grades 10-12 and have either passed Drama 1-2 or have permission of the instructor)