Auditions will take place Wednesday, December 11th from 6:00pm – 8:30pm and Saturday, December 14th from 11:00am – 3:30pm. Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on Monday, December 16th at 6:00pm. Sides will be provided.
Please prepare a monologue you are comfortable with (1 to 2 minutes). A piece in the style of the show or with a dialect is not required, but always welcome. Bring a head shot and resume.
Evening rehearsals will begin January 20th.
The show runs March 5th-8th and 13th-15th.
Actors will be paid a stipend.
Eight actors will portray nineteen characters. All characters will have either a Standard English or a Cockney dialect. Previous dialect experience is a plus, but there will be dialect coaching for everyone within the first several rehearsals.
PLEASE NOTE: The role of Joseph Merrick has already been cast.
Frederick Treves (age 25-35): a surgeon and a lecturer
F. C. Carr Gomm (age 40-65): an administrator of the London Hospital
Mrs. Madge Kendal (age 20-35): an actress
Ross/ Bishop Howe (age 25-65): a sideshow manager/ a bishop
Nurse Sandwich/ Princess Alexandria/ Pinhead (age 35-65)
Policeman/ Porter/ Lord John (age 20-45)
Count[ess]/ Snork/ Pinhead Manager (age 20-65)
*IMPORTANT: The role of Mrs. Kendal requires a scene with brief nudity. Though it has not yet been decided to what degree (full or partial), the actor portraying her must be prepared for this possibility and willing to perform it as such. Options and alternatives (such as period-appropriate undergarments, blocking, etc.), will be discussed with the actor after casting.
Voices Found Repertory is a team of resourceful problem solvers interested in passionate, empathetic stagings of Shakespeare's plays, and in producing new work with imagination and integrity. Our mission is to create theatre that unifies its audience; to develop a common artistic vocabulary and allow artists to work, learn, and play together; to establish and uphold an inclusive safe space for exploration, communication, and empathy.
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