LOVE IN THE WARS - SummerScape Auditions

Posted: March 3, 2014

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LOVE IN THE WARS - Equity Principal Auditions

SummerScape / Richard B. Fisher Center for the Perf. Arts at Bard College|Annandale on Hudson, NY

Date of Audition:
3/17/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, March 17, 2014
9 AM to 5 PM
lunch 12pm to 1pm

Contract
SPT
Tier 9; ($586/week min) paying $650/week

Location
Richard B. Fisher Center at Bard College
60 Manor Avenue
Annandale-on-Hudson , NY 12504


Seeking
Equity actors with experience in both Shakespearean tragedy & Noel Coward; i.e., language, emotional fluency, & wit are essential. This will be highly physical, including stage combat. Actors must not be afraid of getting wet or muddy

see breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a 2-minute classical or contemporary monologue.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
First rehearsal: June 3, 2014
First preview: July 10, 2014
Opening: July 12, 2014
Closing (tentative): July 27, 2014

Other
fishercenter.bard.edu

Personnel
(world premiere) by John Banville
adapted from Kleist
directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
casting by Jack Doulin

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

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

FOR ALL CHARACTERS: Must have experience doing both Shakespearean tragedy and Noel Coward; i.e., language, emotional fluency, and wit are essential. The production will be highly physical, including stage combat. Actors must not be afraid of getting wet or muddy. Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

FOR FEMALE CHARACTERS: Fit and strong, not willowy. Tall a plus.

FOR MALE CHARACTERS: Fit and strong, good calves.

PENTHESILEA
(F, 40s) Queen of the Amazons and all that that implies. Lack of impulse control. Had a privileged, sheltered upbringing; thus unexpectedly innocent.

PROTHOË
(F, 30-40) An Amazonian warrior. Deeply principled; loyal to and protective of her queen. Lowest on the Amazonian totem pole, but always the smartest in the room.

ASTERA
(F, 40-45) An Amazonian general. Ambitious, slippery; even guileful. Not without acumen.

HIGH PRIESTESS
(F, 40-60) Pragmatic. Fiercely traditionalist, because she has lived through real oppression.

ACHILLES
(M, 40s) A Greek warrior. Tempestuous and impetuous. Aware of his own mythic status. His charm is oily but sincerely charming.

ODYSSEUS
(M, 45-50) Envoy of Agamemnon. World-weary, wry. Clear-sighted, the smartest, most rational man in any room.

DIOMEDES
(M, 30-40) A Greek warrior. Youthful, lusty.

ANTILOCHUS
(M, 45-50) A Greek warrior. Meat-and-potatoes. Old-school. Good work ethic.

AGAMEMNON
(M, 35-50) King of the Greeks. A born leader. Commands respect. Sensible, smart. Weary of his current situation.


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