Impulse Rep Summer 2017 Season: Antigone & Julius Caesar
Location: Atlanta, GA
Impulse Repertory Company will hold PROFESSIONAL, non-Equity auditions for its 2017 Summer Rep season featuring Antigone by Sophocles, and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by appointment, at Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta 30318 (in the same complex as Miller Union restaurant, corner of Brady and 10th St). Callbacks will be held Sunday, April 30, from 7:00 to 10:30 p.m., also at Out Front.
Auditionees should bring two (2) copies of their 8×10 headshot/résumé, stapled or glued together, and prepare two (2) contrasting monologues totaling no more than two (2) minutes together. One monologue must be classical.
Sign up for an audition slot HERE.
If no audition slots remain, please e-mail your headshot/résumé and a short note to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional slots may be added if demand is high.
Impulse Rep seeks and encourages diversity in casting.
All roles are paid.
July 5 – August 8, 2017
Tuesday-Friday & Sunday evenings, 6:00 – 10:30 pm
Saturdays, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Mondays: OFF except for 8/6
(This rehearsal schedule is broad in scope and may be trimmed or altered to accommodate cast/crew schedules. Please advise of ALL confirmed and potential conflicts during this period. These will not preclude your being cast but are needed up front.)
August 9-21, 2017
Wednesday-Saturday evenings, 8:00 p.m.
Sunday afternoons, 3:00 p.m.
(Antigone and Julius Caesar will alternate performances so not all cast will be called for every performance date. Again, please advise of all confirmed and potential conflicts during this period.)
ANTIGONE by Sophocles, translated by Owen McCafferty, directed by Kara Cantrell
The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or must she follow her conscience and lay her beloved brother to rest?
?ANTIGONE, (teens-20s), the play’s tragic heroine, daughter of Oedipus and his own mother, Jocasta, Antigone defies Creon’s law to fulfill her familial duty to her brother.
CREON, (40+), Antigone’s uncle, King Creon is a pragmatic man suffering the burdens of rule. He firmly distances himself from the tragic aspirations of Oedipus and his line, and insists on the rule of law.
ISMENE, (teens-20s), Antigone’s sister, radiantly beautiful, the laughing, talkative Ismene is the good girl of the family. She is reasonable and understands her place, bowing to Creon’s edict and attempting to dissuade Antigone from her act of rebellion.
HAEMON, (teens-20s), Antigone’s fiancé and Creon’s son, Haemon loses his exalted view of his father and follows his beloved to her tragic fate.
TEIRESIAS, (40+), an elderly “seer” who warns Creon about his dangerous adherence to the letter of the law.
These roles may be double cast or combined.
OLD MAN (40+)
YOUNG BOY (teens-20s)
JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare, directed by [TBA]
Marcus Brutus loves Rome, wants it to succeed, and wants it to thrive, but he fears that Julius Caesar’s rapid imperial ascent is threatening the democratic principles of the republic. Torn between patriotism, loyalty to his friend, and his conflicted conscience, Brutus reluctantly agrees to join a band of conspirators to remove Caesar once and for all.
BRUTUS, (30s), Roman senator, friend to Julius Caesar, later conspires against him.
JULIUS CAESAR, (40+), a great Roman general and senator, recently returned to Rome in triumph after a successful military campaign. He is unable to separate his public life from his private life, and, seduced by the populace’s increasing idealization and idolization of his image, he ignores ill omens and threats against his life, believing himself as eternal as the North Star.
MARC ANTONY, (20s-30s), friend of Caesar. Antony claims allegiance to Brutus, but when speaking a funeral oration over Caesar’s body, he spectacularly persuades the audience to withdraw its support of Brutus and instead condemn him as a traitor.
CASSIUS, (30+), A talented general and longtime acquaintance of Caesar. Cassius dislikes the fact that Caesar has become godlike in the eyes of the Romans and plots his removal as head of state.
OCTAVIUS, (teens-20s), Caesar’s adopted son and appointed successor, he joins with Antony and sets off to fight Cassius and Brutus.
The roles below may be double cast or combined.
CASCA, (30+) – A public figure opposed to Caesar’s rise to power.
CALPURNIA, (30+), Caesar’s wife. Calpurnia invests great authority in omens and portents. She warns Caesar against going to the Senate on the Ides of March.
PORTIA, (20s-30s), Brutus’s wife; the daughter of a noble Roman who took sides against Caesar, Brutus’s confidante.
FLAVIUS, (30+), A tribune
CICERO, (30+), A Roman senator renowned for his oratorical skill.
LEPIDUS, (30+), A member of Antony and Octavius’s coalition.
MURELLUS, (30+), A tribune
DECIUS, (30+), A member of the conspiracy.
Impulse Repertory Company will hold Professional, non-Equity auditions for its 2017 Summer Rep season, featuring Antigone by Sophocles and Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., by appointment, at Out Front Theatre Company, 999 Brady Ave NW, Atlanta, GA, 30318. Callbacks will be held Sunday, April 30, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m., also at Out Front Theatre.
Auditionees should bring two (2) copies of their 8×10 headshot/résumé, stapled or glued together, and prepare two (2) contrasting monologues totaling no more than two (2) minutes together. One monologue must be Classical.
Sign up for an audition slot at: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080f4caaac28a3fc1-2017
City or Location of call: Atlanta, GA
This casting notice was posted by: Impulse Repertory Company