Open Audition (unpaid)
Beyond The Dead: A Bloomsday Recognition of James Joyce.
The Dead is one of James Joyce’s most acclaimed shorts of The Dubliners.
Autobiographical in nature it tell of Gabriel (Joyce) falling from Grace,in a single evening. By the conclusion of the story Gabriel has discovered his wife had been “Fond” of a young man in her youth who had died before she had moved to Dublin and met Gabriel. The Dead leaves us with Gabriel standing watching the snow fall from the window in his Gresham Hotel room, questioning the very cornerstone on which he
had built his life. That being his wife.
While the short story ends there, in reality, what happened next was just as interesting. Driven by jealousy, Joyce travelled for two days to stand over his rivals grave. Writing the poem “She Weeps Over Rahoon”about the subject.
Beyond the Dead is a piece of original theatre exploring the two day journey.
CHARACTERS : (rough playing age )
The Porter: Mid-late 60’s.
Rory: Early 20’s.
Gabriel: Early 50’s.
Mary-Kate: Early 20’s.
Father Matt: Early 70’s.
Finbarr: Mid 20’s.
Martin, Frank, Brendon & Thomas: Early-mid 20’s.
Moya: late 20’s/Early 30’s
Emma: early/mid 50’s.
Stranger: Open gender/age.
Spectre: late teens/early 20’s.
Auditions will be held at , Sunday the 24th of April at Noon at the Southbank theatre, Belfast.
Have a 2 minute monologue prepared, it can be anything, theatre, film, original work.
The only requirement is that you perform it in a South Irish accent. If you are interested but cannot make the auditions, please email John with subject heading “Bloomsday” to arrange
a self tape audition. email@example.com
Rehearsals will start 2nd of May for 6 weeks with a two night run
in Culturlann, Belfast, 16th and 17th of June. Though unpaid, any profits after expenses will be
split amongst cast and crew.
City or Location of call: Belfast
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a 2 minute monologue prepared, it can be anything, theatre,film, original work. The only requirement is that you perform it in a South Irish accent.
This casting notice was posted by: John McAteer