KING LEAR - Theater 2020, Inc. Auditions

Posted: March 20, 2014

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KING LEAR - OPEN Auditions (AEA and Non-AEA)

Theater 2020, Inc.|New York, NY

Date of Audition:
4/2/2014


Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
OPEN Auditions (AEA and Non-AEA) - 2 days
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
7 PM to 10 PM each day
Doors open at 6:30

Contract
Showcase-NY

Location
St. Charles Borromeo Church
21 Sidney Place
Brooklyn Heights , NY 11201
Corner of Aitken Place (Between Joralemon and State Streets)


Seeking
Exceptional actors with solid voice and movement training adept at Shakespeare. Stage combat training preferred. If you play an instrument, we may incorporate your skills into the production. King Lear may be a tragedy, but a sense of humor is mandatory.

Preparation
Prepare one 2-3 Minute Shakespeare monologue.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
1st reh: 4/22/14
Runs; 5/23 - 6/15

see breakdown for full rehearsal/performance schedule

Other
www.theater2020.com

Subways: 2,3,4,5, & R trains to Boro Hall; A and F trains to Jay St.

Personnel
Producing Artistic Directors Judith Jarosz & David Fuller
Director: Judith Jarosz

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
No appointments. Doors open at 6:30. First come, first seen.

Callbacks 4/3 and 4/4 TBD in the evening.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Seeking:

Exceptional actors with solid voice and movement training adept at Shakespeare. Stage combat training preferred. If you play an instrument, we may incorporate your skills into the production. King Lear may be a tragedy, but a sense of humor is mandatory.

Kent - Lear's counselor (may be played by male or female)

Gloucester - Father to Edgar and Edmund

Edmund - Gloucester's bastard son

Lear (CAST)

Goneril - Lear's eldest daughter

Cordelia - Lear's youngest daughter (may also double as the Fool)

Regan - Lear's second daughter

Albany - husband to Goneril

Cornwall - husband to Regan

France/Others - male (must be versatile actor)

Burgundy/Others - male (must be versatile actor)

Edgar - Gloucster's legitimate son

Oswald - servant to Goneril (male or female)

Fool (male or female - if female, may double with Cordelia)

Curan - servant (male or female)

SOME CASTING OF WOMEN IN TRADITIONAL MEN'S ROLES
ALL RACES AND ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND
Theater 2020 is committed to non-traditional casting and encourages participation by performers of all races and ethnicities!

Rehearsal/Run Schedule

REHEARSALS: Begin Tuesday, April 22, (6:30-10:30pm); continuing weekday evenings (6:30-10:30); Saturdays TBA (afternoons or evenings, depending on schedules) and Sundays (12 Noon-5:00pm).

PERFORMANCES INDOORS AT ST. CHARLES BORROMEO CHURCH: Opens Friday, 5/23 at 8pm, then 5/24 at 8, 5/25 at 3, 5/30 at 8, 5/31 at 8, 6/1 at 3, 6/6 at 8, 6/7 at 8, 6/8 at 3
PERFORMANCES IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK: 6/13, 6/14, 6/15 all at 7pm


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