Lost&Found Productions announces auditions for our summer rep: ELIZABETH REX & WAR OF THE WORLDS
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Lost & Found Productions is excited to announce auditions for our Season 3 Summer Rep! We will be producing two shows back-to-back in two different venues this summer:
ELIZABETH REX BY TIMOTHY FINDLEY
DIRECTED BY PATRICK BROWNSON
RUNNING JUNE 22-JULY 14 @ THE BUG THEATRE (3654 NAVAJO ST)
Queen Elizabeth I awaits the dawn execution of her (supposed) lover, the Earl of Essex. Needing a distraction, she summons Shakespeare’s troupe, The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, to perform for her. Backstage she finds the actors mourning the impending death of their lead actor, Ned Lowenscroft, who is afflicted with syphilis. Elizabeth and Ned soon come to discover they are both grieving for lost lovers and that both have had to make their careers ‘playing’ the opposite sex. Elizabeth strikes a bargain with Ned – “If you will teach me how to be a woman…I will teach you how to be a man.” The play examines gender, gender identity, love, politics and loss, all under the eye of William Shakespeare, who both narrates and interacts with the other characters as he writes down their words to use in his next play, Antony and Cleopatra.
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE: 50s Male.
QUEEN ELIZABETH I: 60s Female.
EDWARD LOWENSCROFT: 30s Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.*famous for playing women.*
JONATHAN EDMUND: 30s-40s Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
MATTHEW WELLES: 20s Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
LADY MARY STANLEY: 20s Female. Maid of honour to the Queen.
PERCY GOWER: 60s Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
HENRY PEARLE: late teens-early 20s Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
ANNE, COUNTESS OF HENSLOWE: 70s Female. lady-in-waiting to the Queen.
TOM TRAVIS: late teens Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
BENJAMIN HERLIE: late teens Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
KATE TARDWELL: 50s Female. The Wardrobe Mistress.
LUDDY BEDDOES: 50s Male. Member of the Lord Chamberlain’s Men.
LORD ROBERT CECIL: 30s-40s Male. Private secretary to the Queen.
BEAR: Ned Lowenscroft’s tame bear.
WAR OF THE WORLDS: THE PANIC BROADCAST ADAPTED BY JOE LANDRY
DIRECTED BY KEVIN FLOMBERG-ROLLINS
RUNNING JULY 27-AUGUST 18 @ JOHN HAND THEATRE (7653 E. 1ST PL)
An alien invasion throws humanity into chaos in the classic sci-fi novel The War of the Worlds–but all it took to cause real-life panic in the streets was Orson Welles’s 1938 radio adaptation, which listeners took for news. Now, ten years later, the WBFR radio ensemble recreates the colorful events surrounding the infamous evening, including the full original broadcast. Complete with vintage commercials and live sound effects, this radio-play-within-a-radio-play is a thrilling homage to the form’s golden age and timely reminder of what fear can do to a society.
FREDDIE FILMORE: 30s-40s Male. Reads for Orson Welles and a couple other characters.
JAKE LAURENTS: 20s-30s Male. Reads for Howard Koch and several other characters.
HARRY HAYWOOD: 20s-30s Male. Reads for John Houseman and several other characters.
LANA SHERWOOD: 20s-30s Female. Reads for Ora Nichols, all female characters and handles all foley sound effects.
These are all paid positions.
DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2018.
LOCATION: JOHN HAND THEATER (7653 E. 1ST PL.)
PREAPRE: a 1-2 minute monolouge (dramatic, comedic, classic, contemporary). Please note on your signup which show you are planning to audition for: REX, WAR or BOTH.
CALLBACKS: Sunday March 25th from 6-9pm @ John Hand Theatre
EQUITY: We will not be considering AEA for these auditions.
Rehearsals for Elizabeth Rex will begin Sunday May 6th.
Rehearsals for War of the Worlds will begin Sunday June 24th.
We rehearse Sundays-Thursdays from 7-10pm @ John Hand Theater.
QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS? Please email Artisitc Director Kevin Flomberg-Rollins at firstname.lastname@example.org