Casting Call for Theatre Oxford’s
The Complete History of Theatre (Abridged)
Actors of every age, gender-identity, background,
ability & experience encouraged to audition
- Sunday, June 14, at 4pm or Monday, June 15, at 6pm
- Powerhouse, University Avenue, Oxford, MS
- Audition packets will be supplied at auditions
- For more info, write: email@example.com or call Yoknapatawpha Arts Council 662-236-6429
We are participating in the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council’s Art-er Limits festival in August with this one-act production of The Complete History of Theatre (abridged) by Matt Thompson, directed by Rene Pulliam.
It’s opening night, and master playwright William Shakespeare, theatrical diva Sarah Bernhardt and the indelible intellectual Constantine Stanislavsky lead you on a wild and wacky journey through the history of theatre from Aristophanes to Emile Zola. This crazy cast of characters will transport you back in time as we relive the various elements of theatre from all parts of the globe. Explore the beginnings of Greek theatre, Aristotle’s Poetics, the fine art of Kabuki, the history of mime, the gladiators of Rome and speculation on the real author of Shakespeare’s plays. Along the way, the bumbling Shakespeare misquotes himself, Sarah Bernhardt can’t get over the sound of thunderous applause and Stanislavsky gets blown out of a cannon when someone says the name of “the Scottish play” in the theatre! Through a little perseverance and commedia dell’arte, the famous trifecta attempt to hold the show together, but when the producer appears onstage, things only get worse when the cast finds out they are trapped in a play within a play.
To audition, please sign up here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/164XmkkI8Hh3Ld-3gLvxyp5AWRGr0IyErIx_zvDSgR18/edit?usp=sharing
What to prepare: Please bring a short monologue (under 250 words) to perform and play with. We are looking for people who can play multiple characters physically and vocally. You will be asked to perform the monologue multiple times, each time with a different character. No time to prepare? Not a problem. We will have monologues for you to use. (Non-traditional casting using talent of any age, gender, race, or physical ability regardless of what the text may stipulate.)
Cannot make the physical audition? Send us a video or a link to a video with you performing the same short monologue as three totally different characters. Make strong physical choices and have fun! Please send video or invitation to view to firstname.lastname@example.org.