Hootenanny Twelfth Night – NYC appointments

Corkscrew Theater Festival
New York, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Notice: Submission

CONTRACT
Showcase-NY $300 Stipend

PERSONNEL
Director – Thomas Kapusta
Producer – Alexandra Cadena

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals – Four weeks, from June 17 – July 9:
Evenings on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays, and mornings and afternoons on Saturdays. Time off around the July 4th Holiday.

Tech – Thursday, July 11 (all day) and Friday, July 12 (all day)
Performances – Ten performances July 13 – July 28:
7/13, 3pm & 10pm 7/14, 6:15pm 7/16, 8:45pm 7/20, 10pm

7/21, 6:15pm 7/23, 8:45pm 7/24, 8:45pm 7/27, 10pm 7/28, 3pm

OTHER
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

SEEKING
Headshots/Resumes and any video demos from actors interested in HOOTENANNY TWELFTH NIGHT. This 90-minute edition of Shakespeare’s wistful play of festivity and loss that transports the action to a “hootenanny” in a kitchen parlor in Hardwick, Vermont. In this Twelfth Night, Shakespeare meets a music- making tradition inspired by the American folk revival, Québécois heritage, and the joy of ensemble performance. This workshop production at Corkscrew Theater Festival will run July 13 to July 28. Interested in actors who also identify as musicians, with facility in vocal, guitar, mandolin, and/or ukulele performance.

BREAKDOWN

[Viola] – 20s, woman. Open ethnicity. Shipwrecked in Illyria, Viola dons a disguise as a form of grief and self-reinvention. Empathetic, courageous, and heartsick over the loss of her brother and her impossible love of Orsino, Viola is the heart of our Twelfth Night. This actor should feel comfortable playing a character using she/her pronouns. Interested in performers who can sing and/or play and instrument. Female actors (cis or trans), or femme-of-center especially encouraged to attend.

[Orsino / Maria] – 20s to 30s, all gender expressions welcome. Open ethnicity. Orsino hopelessly loves Olivia – or the idea of Olivia – but has an awakening through his relationship with his servant, Cesario. Maria hopelessly loves Sir Toby – but affects an awakening in him as to what their relationship could be. Maria is the most emotionally intelligent character in the play; Orsino is the least. This is one of three doubled performance tracks in the production. This actor should feel comfortable switching between a character using she/her pronouns and a character using he/him pronouns. Interested in performers who can sing and/or play an instrument.

[Sir Toby] – later 20s to 30s, man. Open ethnicity. Toby is Olivia’s drunken uncle and comes with all the good and bad associations with the phrase. Charismatic and clever, Toby is an instigator whose instincts create good fun, but lead to dangerous outcomes. This actor should feel comfortable playing a character using he/him pronouns. Interested in performers who can sing and/or play and instrument. Some French a plus, but not required. Male actors (cis or trans), or masc-of-center especially encouraged to attend.

[Feste] – 20s to 30s, all gender expressions welcome. Open ethnicity. Feste is the keeper of Twelfth Night’s festive spirit and makes a living by their music. Wise, playful, and quick-witted, Feste navigates the world according to a different set of values. Interested in performers who can sing and/or play and instrument. Some French a plus, but not required.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Deadline: 06/05/2019

SUBMIT TO
[email protected]

Corkscrew Theater Festival
1623 Radio City Station
New York, 10101

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Audition Information

Minors must be accompanied by an adult