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AS YOU LIKE IT - Valley Shakespeare Festival Auditions

Posted: April 22, 2020

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AS YOU LIKE IT - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Valley Shakespeare Festival



CONTRACT

SPT $354/week


SEEKING

Video submissions from Equity Members.

Due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Efforts, accepting Video Submission Auditions in lieu of the live EPAs on 5/16 in locally at the theatre in Shelton CT.

Seeking a diverse cast of 9 versatile actors to present a lively and fun production of William Shakespeare's romantic comedy, AS YOU LIKE IT in Shelton, CT. Please be fluent in text work and physicality (the production will be double cast). Actors should be proficient singers, and all the better if they can play an instrument or two...we love special skills!


INSTRUCTIONS

Please tape two contrasting classical monologues and include your resume. Be sure to state your name at the beginning of your tape. Please e-mail submissions to vsfcompanymanger@gmail.com with title AS YOU LIKE IT- AEA Submission. Please ONLY submit if Equity or EMC. Deadline for receipt is by 5pm on 5/18
Deadline: Mon, May 18, 2020


SUBMIT TO

vsfcompanymanger@gmail.com


PERSONNEL

Tom Simonetti, Director (viewing submissions)
William Shakespeare, Writer
Natalie Sphere, Composer


OTHER DATES

Rehearsals in CT (Housing and travel provided for out-of-town)
1st Rehearsal: Monday, August 17th
Rehearsals run Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm.
1st Tech: Tues., Sept 1st . Runs 4 performances OUTDOORS Sept 3rd-6th at 7:00 PM

OTHER

Those with appointments from May 16th, will be contacted to reschedule for the new date. Please note that performance dates have changed! Please keep checking our website www.vsfestival.org for updates to the season amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

BREAKDOWN

*Note that the doublings are very fluid and flexible. The roles of Jaques/LeBeau have been cast already.

AS CAST, means that you might be in other scenes to help "people the stage" or create that ensemble feeling.

Rosalind - (F) 20's-30's highly intelligent, strong, passionate, regal, daughter of Duke Senior, has a strong sense or morality, knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to speak her mind. Does need to be able to pass for a boy; probably one of the most infamous "pants" roles.

Celia - (F) 20's-30's daughter of Duke Frederick. Like, Rosalind (her cousin) she is intelligent, romantic, follower of Rosalind, sensitive yet assertive when she needs to be.

Orlando - (M) 20's-30's younger brother to Oliver, honorable, eager, passionate and full of potential, but is always trying to reach it.

Jaques/LeBeau - THIS ROLE IS CAST. Male, 30's-40's Jauques is a philosopher and commentator on life, dark--but is surprised by other characters, especially Touchstone. LeBeau is the worrier of the kingdom--and the know-it-all.

Silvius/Charles the Wrestler/As Cast -(M/F) SILVIUS is a blue-collared worker in the Forest of Arden, country-bumpkin, not too bright but driven by his love for Phoebe. CHARLES (the wrestler): physically powerful, in service to Duke Frederick, oversized body and ego.

Duke Frederick/Duke Senior/As Cast - (M) 40's-50's DUKE SENIOR is bohemian(yet Regal) living in exile having been banished by his younger brother (Duke Fredrick) but not angry (rather relieved at his change in fate), natural—but reluctant—leader, father of Rosalind. DUKE FREDERICK is strong and severe, usurper and banisher of Duke Senior, short tempered, obsessed with power. Frederick is the father of Celia and uncle of Rosalind. MUST be able to make very BOLD choices to let us know the difference between these two Duke's…as costume changes are going to be rough…

Oliver/Touchstone/As Cast (M) TOUCHSTONE is a fool at Duke Senior’s Court, dry-witted, quick, highly intelligent, loyal and faithful to Rosalind and Celia, surprised and grateful for his love in Audrey. OLIVER is older brother of Orlando and family heir, focused exclusively on power, cruel and vindictive to Orlando, transformed by his love for Celia.

Corin/Audrey/As Cast (M/F) 40's-50's CORIN is a gentle, warm and kind shepherd who is welcoming to Rosalind and Celia in the Forest of Arden—very much an idealized father figure. AUDREY is a self-reliant Arden resident who collides with Touchstone when they fall in love.

Adam/Phoebe/As Cast (M/F) ADAM is an older gentlemen that has helped in bringing up Orlando and Oliver…he knows their father, and family VERY well. PHOEBE is a resident of Arden, rough around the edges, unrefined, is a ‘big fish in a small pond’, tease and manipulative to Silvius.

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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

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