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Auditions (Edmonton): 2 male actors for “Red” – Walterdale Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): 2 male actors for “Red” – Walterdale Theatre

Walterdale TheatreAuditioning July 10 & 11 for “Red”

By John Logan | Directed by Bethany Hughes

Performance Dates: October 12-22, 2016
Auditions: July 10 and 11, 2016 6:30pm-9:00pm
Location: Walterdale Theatre (10322 83 Avenue NW)
Callbacks: July 14, Location TBD

Synopsis:

John Logan’s Red follows the apprenticeship of Ken, a young painter, under the employment of the volatile and famous abstract expressionist Mark Rothko. Ken’s tasks are simple. He is to mix paint, run errands, and clean up the brushes – but only after Rothko is finished creating. Throughout their time together, Rothko berates Ken for his limited life experience and his personal beliefs about the world and art. When Rothko is commissioned to produce a grand piece for the Four Seasons Restaurant, Ken challenges Rothko on his theories about art.

Characters:

  • Mark Rothko: (40-60, Male), Abstract Expressionist, Philosopher, Intelligent, Arrogant, Abrasive
  • Ken: (18-28, Male), Young Painter, Curious, Strong work ethic, Innovative, Humble, Naive

Audition and Rehearsal Requirements:

  • Auditioners will be cold-reading sides from the script.

To book your audition, please contact the director, Bethany Hughes, at [email protected]. PLEASE state “RED – Audition” in the subject heading . Drop-ins are also welcome.

Rehearsals will start mid July. We will be as accommodating as we can during the summer months, but due to the nature of this show, both actors must be available for the majority of the summer. Then a heavier rehearsal schedule will be implemented in September. Please bring potential rehearsal conflict dates to the auditions. Headshots and resumes are recommended but not required.

Contact the Walterdale Administrator at [email protected] to inquire about accessing a copy of the script before the audition.

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