Tuesday, November 8, 2016

audition notice - PHOTOGRAPH 51 - Southwest Shakespeare Company - November 20

Director: Kelly Galvin

Compensation: Stipend Pay
Rehearsals Begin: 01/23/2017
Performance Dates: 02/24/2017 – 03/11/2017


THE STORY: A humorous and moving portrait of Rosalind Franklin, one of the great female scientists of the twentieth century, and her fervid drive to map the contours of the DNA molecule. A chorus of physicists relives the chase, revealing the unsung achievements of this trail-blazing, fiercely independent woman. A play about ambition, isolation, and the race for greatness.

Character Breakdown

Rosalind Franklin- mid 30’s, British, Jewish, doesn’t suffer fools.
Maurice Wilkins- late 30’s /early 40’s, British, formal, Rosalind’s sparring partner. A wounded soul.
Don Caspar- late 20’s/early 30’s,Jewish, American, open and honest, affable.
James Watson- early/mid 20’s, American, confident,passionate and driven.
Ray Gosling- mid/late 20’s, British, awkward, endearing.
Francis Crick- early/mid 30’s, British, very proper, not unkind, brash, a philosopher

Additional Info

Kelly Galvin is currently completing her MFA in directing at Boston University. For the BU School of Theatre she has directed The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Dancing at Lughnasa, The Duchess of Malfi, The Tall Girls, and Changes of Heart. Recently she directed Livian Yeh’s Memorial at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre and will finish her work at Boston University with a production of The Cherry Orchard. She recently served as the Assistant Director for Julius Caesar (dir. Tina Packer) at the Orlando Shakespeare Festival. Previously, Kelly served as the Artistic Associate at WAM Theatre Company in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, where she curated and produced the first inaugural FRESH TAKES Play Reading Series. Kelly has been a company member with Shakespeare & Company since 2008.

What To Prepare

Readings from the script. Excellent British dialects are needed for several of the characters.
Please be familiar with the synopsis of the script and able to handle a British dialect, if needed.

Call For Crew

Interns are needed for the remainder of the Southwest Shakespeare Season. If interested please send information to Patrick Walsh at pwalsh@swshakespeare.org

Audition Details

Southwest Shakespeare Rehearsal and Office Space
55 E. Main Street
Mesa, Arizona 85201

On Main Street in Mesa, just past the Mesa Arts Center

By Appointment: Email ONLY

Appointment Contact

Audition Dates and Times:
Sunday Nov. 20

Callback Dates and Times:

Primary Contact:
Patrick Walsh

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