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CASTING POLICY

URI Theatre is committed to equal opportunity and non-traditional casting.  Our productions strongly encourage any/and all students, staff, faculty or members of the community to audition and/or participate in URI productions.  There will be no discrimination based on sex, race, color, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, veteran and/or disability status.

 

Eurydice

by Sarah Ruhl

Sarah Ruhl’s Eurydice explores the mythological Greek story of Orpheus and his wife, Eurydice. Told through Eurydice’s unique perspective, we experience her life in the “overworld”, her tragic descent to the “underworld” – and the challenges, beauties, and questions that both worlds provide.

AUDITIONS

Cast Size: 7

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

This production provides the opportunity for completely open and flexible casting. there are no per-determined requirements.

Eurydice
Her Father
Orpheus
A Nasty Interesting Man/The Lord of the Underworld

A Chorus of Stones:

Big Stone
Little Stone
Loud Stone

Required for Auditions:

Monologue – Please prepare a 1 to 2 minute contemporary monologue. Feel free to explore Sarah Ruhl’s other work as source material.

Auditions

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (7pm-10:30pm) – Juniors & Seniors
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (7pm-10:30pm) All others

Callbacks

Thursday, September7, 2017 (7pm-10pm)

Auditions & Call Backs in J Studio

Please wear clothing you feel comfortable moving in. We will be exploring Ensemble Movement and working on side from Eurydice.

 

 

Lady Windermere’s Fan

by Oscar Wilde

In Lady Windermere’s Fan a Wildean world of London’s upper crust Victorian Society is portrayed, focusing on Lord and Lady Windermere–Arthur and Margaret–lovingly married for two years.  Lady Windermere sees the world in black and white, never gray, good or evil, never in between.  Just 21 she is about to celebrate her coming of age at a soiree to which her husband requests she invite the center of gossip Mrs. Erlynne.  Margaret refuses.  Arthur insists that Mrs. Erlynne be helped to gain access to Society.  Events escalate in the next 24 hours through which Lady Windermere learns what truly makes a good woman.  And who is Mrs Erlynne?  And what of Lady Windermere;s fan?  In this world of manners and morals–how things seem and how they are–it is the birthday gift and how it is handled that tells the tale.

Place: London, Time: 1893, The Victorian Era

 

CAST SIZE: 16 People, 9 Women and 7 Men – 8 Extras are mentioned for the Party-Ball Scene Act 2 which we will determine given budget and costumes.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

 

Lady Windermere (Margaret) – 21 years of age—proper, well mannered, respected in society, intelligent, strong willed and with fixed views regarding good and bad.

Lord Windermere (Arthur) – late 20’s, very well bred, very wealthy, very well respected in society and very in love with his wife.

Lord Darlington – 30ish, well bred, dashing, wealthy, very passionate and in love with Lady Windermere.

Mrs. Erlynne – 40ish, very attractive, charming, shrewd, dignified, compelling, independent a bit of a mystery, a person with a secret and very intelligent, a femme fatale.

Lord Augustus Lorton – middle aged, wealthy, infatuated with Mrs. Erlynne.

Duchess of Berwick—stalwart member of society, knows everyone and everything, 50ish, upholder of society’s standards.

Lady Agatha Carlisle – 18ish, Duchess of Berwick’s obedient daughter with a bit of a spark. Understands how to behave.

Lady Plymdale – late 30’s married, jealous and keeps close watch over Mr Dumby.

Lady Jedburgh, Lady Stutfield, Mrs. Cowper-Cowper – all societal women in their 30’s, 40’s 50’s.

Rosalie – Windermere’s maid who sees all.

Mr. Cecil Graham – very witty, a gossip and Mr. Dumby – London gentlemen.

Mr. Hopper – Australian businessman, young, wealthy and in pursuit of Lady Agatha.

Parker – Windermere butler—impeccably well mannered, discrete.

8 extra men and women at ACT 2 party and announced as they enter with main and secondary characters.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

 

READ THE ENTIRE PLAY –copies in the theatre office. Prepare and memorize a 1 to 2 minute monologue from an Oscar Wilde play NOT Lady Windermere’s Fan. Choose from A Woman of No Importance, The Importance of Being Earnest or An Ideal Husband. Pay attention to the thought and language. Choose material that reveals something about yourself, the actor as well as something that might reveal something about the character from LWF in whom you are interested. At auditions some of you will be asked to read sides—definitely at Call Backs all will read sides from LWF.

NOTE: NO REHEARSAL THANKSGIVEING WEEK BEFORE TECH ON WED, THURS AND FRIDAY. Actors are expected back for TECH WEEKEND and DRESS TECH following with LWF opening Thursday, November 30th and closing Sunday, December 10th with a brush up on Wednesday, December 6th. More than likely a High School matinee will be scheduled for Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00 am.

The Company is expected to attend photo shoots and KCACTF session.

NOTE: We hope to rehearse the week of Thanksgiving on Monday and Tuesday. Those in Christian’s Monday night scene painting class must attend class!

AUDITIONS:

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 (6:30-10:30pm) G Studio – Juniors & Seniors

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (6:30-10:30pm) G Studio – Freshmen, Sophomore & Others

CALLBACKS:

Thursday, September 7, 2017 (6:30-10:30pm) Will Theatre

First read through and discussion is scheduled for Saturday, October 14th from 1-5pm. Tablework and limited rehearsal will commence Tuesday, October 17th. Understudy rehearsals are generally scheduled for Sunday eve and Understudies are required to attend cast rehearsals when their character is being directed. Cast rehearsals are scheduled weekdays Tuesday through Friday, generally 6-10pm and Saturdays and Sundays 1-5pm.

 

 

 

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