KING LEAR - Quintessence Theatre Group Auditions

Posted: January 2, 2019

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KING LEAR - Submission Request
Quintessence Theatre Group

CONTRACT
SPT SPT 6; $479/week

SEEKING
Submissions from actors for 4 available roles: Goneril, Edgar, Fool and Albany. All other roles have been cast. see breakdown. Quintessence is committed to diversity in casting.

INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, email or mail picture and resume ASAP. Deadline for receipt 1/21/19
Deadline: Mon, Jan 21, 2019

SUBMIT TO
Artistic@QuintessenceTheatre.org
Quintessence Theatre Group
7058 Germantown Avenue, Suite 202
re: KING LEAR submission
Philadelphia, PA 19119

PERSONNEL
Director: Alexander Burns
Fight Director: Ian Rose
Artistic Associate: Lee Cortopassi

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: February 20. Opening: March 23. Closing: April 20. (Possible extension through April 27)
Rehearsals Wednesday – Sunday (10am – 6pm).
Performances run Wednesday – Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 2pm & 7:30pm and Sunday at 3pm. There are special student matinees on Wednesday and Thursdays at 10am.

OTHER
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
Goneril (30s/40s): The powerful eldest daughter of King Lear, Machiavellian due to ambition and lust.
Edgar (20s/30s): Legitimate son and heir to the Duke of Gloucester, and godson to King Lear. He is honest man, whose life and safety are jeopardized by his earnestness. Disguises himself as Poor Tom, a mad beggar.
Albany (30s/40s): Wife of Goneril. A gentle and caring leader.
The Fool (20s – 60s): King Lear’s jester. An inspired wit and physical comedian.
All other roles have been cast.


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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