Auditions

The Tempest Audition dates:

Saturday February 1st 2020 – 9:00am to 12:00

Sunday February 2nd 2020 – 10:00am to 4:pm

At Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Performance Space

To book an audition send an email with your CV, Photo and phone number to John at treasurer.lpae@gmail.com

ABOUT AUDITIONS

Auditions will consist of a Shakespearean monologue of your own choosing and a cold read in a group of a scene. Auditions will be judged on acting ability, interaction with scene partners and suitability for roles.

ABOUT THE PLAY

William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” is a tale of revenge, love, magic and, perhaps the purest of all human concepts, forgiveness. Having been stranded on an island for 12 years by the court of Naples, Prospero is given an opportunity to revisit the past. The only thing standing in his way for revenge is his daughter’s infatuation with the Prince of Naples. Will his revenge play out unabated, or will he put his past aside for the sake of his daughter’s happiness?

CHARACTERS

Prospero – Male or Female

The true Duke of MIlan. Shipwrecked on an island by his scheming brother. Prospero has been plotting his revenge for 12 years until, by chance, his enemies pass on ship and Prospero seizes the chance for vengeance.

Miranda – Female

Prospero’s daughter. Inquisitive and optimistic. Having never seen a man before, she falls instantly in love with Prince Ferdinand. She must choose between her new love and her loyalty to her father.

Caliban – Male or Female

Child of the witch Sycorax. Born as a hideous monster, Caliban’s island was taken from him by Prospero. Caliban conspires with Stephano and Trinculo to overthrow Prospero.

Ferdinand – Male

Prince of Naples. Believing that his father, the king of Naples, is dead, Ferdinand pursues the hand of Miranda, but in the process, becomes Prospero’s slave.

Alonso – Male or Female

The king of Naples. He believes that his son has died in the shipwreck. He is very quick to lose hope despite the advice of Gonzalo.

Gonzalo – Male or Female

Best friend of Prospero and advisor to King Alonso. Gonzalo must decide where his loyalties lie and help satiate his old friend in order to save his king.

Antonio – Male or Female

False Duke of Milan. Having overthrown and usurped his brother, Prospero, he attempted to convince Sebastian to kill King Alonso.

Sebastian – Male or Female

Prince of Naples. Sebastian is tempted by Antonio to murder his brother and claim the crown of Naples.

Stephano  – Male or Female

Alonso’s drunken butler. Stephano is tricked by Caliban into attempting to murder Prospero and become king of the island.

Trinculo  – Male or Female

Alonso’s jester. Pulled into Stephano’s machinations, Trinculo’s gets manipulated by Prospero into ruining their plans.

This Production’s Concept

 This production draws inspiration from the works of H. P. Lovecraft, exploring the concepts of eldritch horror, supernatural mystery and the clashing of the old and new world. Prospero, who would normally be depicted purely as the protagonist, will take on the role of an anti-hero, bent on revenge and who will not easily be swayed from his goals.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

Wed 13th May 11:00am, Thu 14th May 11am, Friday 15th May 11am & 7:30pm, Saturday 16th May 2pm & 7:30pm

REHEARSAL DATES

Rehearsals –  Every Tuesday and Thursday Night from 3rd March till 7th May 2020 – (External Venue).

Sun Rehearsals – 16, 26 April, 3 May 2020 10.00 to 3pm CPAC.

Sunday 10 May 2020 – LPAE Bump in and rehearsal 9am to 3:45pm.

Monday 11 May 2020 – CPAC and LPAE tech rehearsal and dress rehearsal 9am to 3:45pm.

Tuesday 12 May 2020 – CPAC and LPAE rehearsal 9am to 3:45 pm.

REHEARSALS AND CONFLICTS

Rehearsals are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 10pm. Some Sundays towards the end of the rehearsal period are included.

Usually, not every actor will have to be at every rehearsal. I’ll know more about scheduling once the show has been cast. Every actor will need to attend ALL rehearsals for at least the last two weeks of the production period.

 

Actors will be asked to provide a schedule of conflicts at auditions. Every attempt will be made to work around conflicts that are identified well in advance.

 

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