Auditions for “Measure for Measure” | NYC

03/10/2010

New York City Auditions for Equity Principals “Measure for Measure” – Opera House Arts in Stonington, ME

“I am looking to the Southern Gothic movement in literature to illuminate this complex and morally profound play. I am particularly inspired by Flannery O’Connor’s brand of heretical Catholicism. I am also interested in the sound of certain Southern dialects that closely approach the musicality of Elizabethan English. And I imagine that there is a small town somewhere in the Southern US in the first half of the 20th Century where the law seems like the whole world, and where it will require exceptional bravery, honesty and yes, grace, to love one’s neighbor as oneself.”
Theatre’s casting note: “This is very much an ensemble – and highly physical – show, and all actors will double.”

Probable doubling:
Isabella/Pompey
Duke
Angelo/Overdone
Marianna/Elbow/Abhorson
Claudio/Escalus
Lucio/Ensemble
Provost/Ensemble

www.operahousearts.org

Equity Principal Auditions:
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
10 AM – 6 PM
Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30 PM

440 Studios
440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor
New York City

Opera House Arts, Stonington ME
SPT $257/week minimum
Artistic Director: Judith Jerome
Author: Shakespeare
Director: Jeffrey Frace

1st rehearsal: July 26, 2010. Runs August 19 – 21 and 26 – 29 in Maine.

Notes/What to bring: Please prepare a two-minute Shakespearean monologue in the style of Southern Gothic (think O’Connor, Williams, Faulkner). In addition, prepare eight bars of a song to sing a cappella. Finally, prepare a second two-minute monologue from any tradition. (Not all performers will be asked for this second monologue). Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

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