in a version by Martin Crimp
PERFORMANCE DATES: December 5–15, 2012
AUDITION DATES: September 2 & 3, 2012; Times: 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Walterdale Playhouse (10322 83 Avenue)
DIRECTOR: Janine Hodder
STAGE MANAGER: Bethany Hughes
Keeping Molière’s tradition of biting sarcasm and fast-paced social commentary, this new translation of his masterpiece The Misanthrope thrusts its world of players into current day London. When a playwright with the “unfashionable habit of speaking his mind” becomes enamoured with a self-serving American film star, the results unveil the deception and decadence of the modern High Court.
Alceste, a playwright – male 20s to early 50s
John, his friend – male 20s to early 50s
Covington, a critic – male 20s to early 50s
Jennifer, a movie star – female 20s
Ellen, a journalist – female 20s or 30s
Marcia, a teacher of acting – female 40s or 50s
Julian, an actor – male 20s or 30s
Alexander, an agent – male 20s to 50s
Also required, A Motorbike Messenger and Simon, a musician
Please note: ages are relative and relational and never specifically mentioned in the script. We are concerned more about how old you will read in relationship to the rest of the cast and onstage in costume.
The auditions will be comprised of the following:
o READINGS FROM THE SCRIPT – These can be emailed out to people in advance of their auditions.
o CALL-BACKS (if required): Sunday, September 9th
• Rehearsals will begin Sunday, September 16th. Rehearsals will be on Sunday Afternoons, Monday & Thursday evenings in the autumn of 2012, and they will increase closer to performance as required. Please bring any conflict dates you have to the audition. Headshots and résumés are recommended, but not required.
• Copies of the script are available for reading at Walterdale. Contact the Theatre Administrator at email@example.com or 780.439.3058 to sign one out (not available during Fringe). Copies are also available at Theatre Alberta – please call ahead.
• Walterdale is a volunteer/member organization. We cannot engage Equity performers.
To book an audition, please contact Janine Hodder by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Drop-ins will be accommodated as time allows)