Wednesday, August 3, 2016

audition notice - ASTERION play reading - Southwest Shakespeare Company and The Bridge Initiative - August 8

The Bridge Initiative and Southwest Shakespeare are partnering together to present a reading of a new play called "Asterion,"  by playwright Liz Duffy Adams ( Liz will be in town for the opening weekend of Southwest Shakespeare's production of her play "OR," and will be working with us on this project. It will be a fantastic opportunity to interface with an established playwright workshopping a new piece.

The reading will be directed by William Partlan. The time commitment is Labor Day weekend, September 3-5. Rehearsals will be Sat-Mon, in the 10-5ish timeframe (exact times TBD) with the public reading on Monday, September 5th, at 7:00 p.m. All rehearsals as well as the reading will take place at Southwest Shakespeare Company's rehearsal space at 55 E Main Street in Mesa. We are offering a $25 stipend for each of the three lead actors (the play also has a sizable chorus which we intend to cast with high school and college students.)

Auditions will be held Monday, August 8th, between 6-10 p.m. Please submit a headshot and resume to:

Here is the character breakdown for the workshop reading:

Asterion: Good coming timing. A central characteristic is honesty and native intelligence mixed with naiveté, some pathos and physical and mental strength.  Empathy for this character will depend upon these qualities.

Ariadne: Good comic timing. Honesty, inner and outer strength and sensitivity sparked with intelligence but initially buried under naïve trust.

Theseus: Good comic timing. Genuine, if naïve, strength of conviction and duty, honesty and some oblivion

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