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ACTORS' SHAKESPEARE PROJECT - Lantern Theater Company Auditions

Posted: April 2, 2012

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Lantern Theater Company 12-13 -Appointment EPA
Actors' Shakespeare Project
Cambridge, MA



Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition
4/30/2012

Location
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S. Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19146


Appointments
Time(s)
Partially fulfilling SPT Equity audition requirements at:
Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions;
Monday, April 30, 2012;
9am – 4:15pm.
Lunch from 12:12-1:12.

Call Theatre Alliance (215/413-7150) M-F, 9:30- 4:30.

> A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Personnel
Artistic Director: Charles McMahon
Managing Director: Anne Shuff
Associate Artistic Director: Kathryn MacMillan

Other Dates
Theatre's own Equity Principal Auditions: 4/18/12. See separate notice.

Contract
SPT
Approval/salary level pending. SeeOther.

Seeking
Actors (m/f) for several shows. See Breakdown for details.

Breakdown
A breakdown has been added for this notice.

Preparation

Three-minute audition time. Prepare two contrasting monologues or one monologue and one song. Bring 60 copies of headshot/resume.

Other
2011-12 weekly minimum: $380.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.







All roles are available unless otherwise specified. For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.


THE LIAR by David Ives, adapted from Pierre Corneille, directed by Kathryn MacMillan
First Rehearsal: 10/9/12. Run: 11/1/12-11/25/12.

DORANTE: 20s-30s; handsome young man, charismatic, well-bred, a compulsive liar

CLARICE: 20s; young Parisian woman, beautiful, smart, well-bred, very popular

LUCRECE: 20s; just as beautiful, smart, and well-bred as Clarice, perhaps even smarter

GERONTE: 50s-60s; Dorante’s father, domineering, pompous, and inflexible

CLITON: 20s-30s; Dorante’s manservant, sharp, comedic, put-upon

ALCIPPE: 20s-30s; Clarice’s secret fiancé, upper class, blustery but weak

PHILISTE: 20s; a young man of Paris, rational and reasonable

ISABELLE/SABINE: 20s-30s; one actress plays both servants; one is sexy and saucy, the other uptight and proper




THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh, directed by Kathryn MacMillan.
First Rehearsal: 12/18/12. Run: 1/10/13-2/10/13.

MAG FOLAN: a stout woman in her early 70s; broadly comedic, manipulative, helpless

MAUREEN FOLAN: a plain, slim woman of 40; smart, no-nonsense, and desperate

RAY DOOLEY: boy of about 20; fidgety, slight but thuggish, whiny

PATO DOOLEY: a good looking man of about 40; physical laborer, kind-hearted but not a thinker




HENRY V by William Shakespeare, directed by Charles McMahon.
First Rehearsal: 2/19/13. Run: 3/14/13-4/14/13.

KING HENRY: 20s-early 30s; king of England, skilled orator, skilled strategist, brave

SCROOP/ensemble: 30s; nobleman caught in a plot to kill Henry, his dear friend

PISTOL/ensemble: 40s-50s; reluctant army recruit, petty thief

EXETER/ensemble: 40s-50s; the king’s cousin

KATHERINE/ensemble: 20s; the French king’s lovely daughter; speaks mostly French

DAUPHIN/ensemble: 20s-early 30s; heir to the French throne, superior and mocking

CHORUS/CANTERBURY/ensemble: 40s-60s; commentator and leader, powerful

FLUELLEN/ensemble: 40s-early 50s; a Welsh officer, honorable, but ‘blue collar’




HEROES by Tom Stoppard, adapted from Gerald Sibleyras, directed by M. Craig Getting.
First Rehearsal: 4/23/13. Run: 5/16/13-6/9/13.

HENRI: 60s-70s; gentle and a bit shy, contented, has a bad leg

GUSTAVE: 60s-70s; boastful, a bully, agoraphobic

PHILIPPE: 60s-70s; a war injury causes occasional blackouts, physically comedic, a bit paranoid




NEW JERUSALEM, THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA AT TALMUD TORAH CONGREGATION: AMSTERDAM, JULY 27, 1656 by David Ives, directed by Charles McMahon
First Rehearsal: 8/21/12. Run: 9/4/12-9/30/12.

ABRAHAM VAN VALKENBURGH -- CAST. a regent of Amsterdam, 45; a powerful, smart, complex figure.

SAUL LEVI MORTERA -- CAST. chief rabbi of Amsterdam, 60 or more; softer & introspective, a charismatic leader of his small community.

GASPAR RODRIGUES BEN ISRAEL -- CAST. a parnas of Talmud Torah, perhaps 50; a carpet seller, self-effacing and gently comic.

BARUCH DE SPINOZA -- CAST. a merchant of Amsterdam, 23; at once a dazzling genius and an amiable, modest young man; based on a real person.

SIMON DE VRIES -- CAST. a painter, 23; patient, youthful, clever, amiable, short-sighted.

CLARA VAN DEN ENDEN -- CAST. a music teacher, 20; lovely, earnest, a bit anxious, deeply loyal.

REBEKAH DE SPINOZA -- CAST. Baruch's half-sister, 26; comic character: outspoken, capricious.


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DIRECTIONS:
www.lanterntheater.org/visit/

If unable to attend, send photo/resume to Attn: Casting Department, Lantern Theater Company, PO Box 53428, Philadelphia, PA 19105-3428. Please do not write "do not bend/fold" on your envelope.




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