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Audition (Calgary): Seagull – Theatre Disponibilité

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Audition (Calgary): Seagull – Theatre Disponibilité

 

 

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Although often seen as a museum relic Chekhov’s The Seagull is a timeless masterpiece capable transcending its socio-historical roots. In this exciting new adaptation Theatre Disponibilité proposes to revitalize this classic by transposing the setting to a 21st Century organic farm on the edge of Lake Joseph. Although the text will be given a distinctive Canadian flavour, the characters, events and love interests remain unchanged. We seek a cast eager to work as an ensemble and discover the oft missed comedic dimension of Chekhov’s plays.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:

This play will run from the 27th Feb-3rd March 2018. Equity members will be seen first at auditions, and all cast members will be engaged under an Equity contract.
Audition dates: Saturday 6th January 2018 from 1-5 pm (video submissions possible for those out of town over the holiday period).
Audition venue: to be confirmed.
Rehearsal dates: 5th February-23rd February
Production dates: February 27th – March 3rd
Production location: The Motel, Arts Commons
Please combine headshot and resume in one pdf file and email to [email protected] with the name of the character you wish to submit for in the subject line. Sides will be emailed in advance.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Arkadina (40-55): An ageing theatre actress and mother of Kostantin, sister of Sorin, lover of Trigorin. Fears aging, loss of fame/admiration and holdig onto her younger lover. Selfish and oblivious to others needs.

Polina (40’S): Wife of Shamrayev and mother of Masha. Has a long running love affair with Dorn. Unhappy in life and love, wishes to run away and start life anew with Dorn.

Nina (18-25): A naïve local girl with romantized ideas about the life of artists. Abandons Konstantin to begin an affair with Arkadina’s lover. Independent, strongwilled, passionate and unafraid to take risks.

Masha (20-30): Daughter of Paulina and Shamrayev. Unrequited love for Konstantin has drained her of purpose and direction. Depressive and additive personality.

Konstantin (18-25): Arkadina’s son and love interest of Nina. An aspiring writier struggling to find his voice. Impatient, churlish and impetuous with a constant need of love and approval.

Trigorin (35-50): Highly successful writer and lover of Arkadina. Though well regarded lacks self-worth and constantly seeks affirmation and adoration. Compulsive writer and utterly self-centered.

Dorn (40-50): The local country doctor and womanizer. Smart and intelligent, open to new ideas and experiences.

Sorin (50-60): Konstantin’s Uncle and Arkadina’s brother. Never married but lives on the estate with Konstantin with whom he is close. Kind hearted and interested in others well-being.

Medvedenko (20-30): A schoolteacher constantly worries about finances and status. Madly i love with the disinterested Masha. Bears a lot of responsibility.

Shamrayev (40-50): Father to Masha, husband of Paulina and Sorin’s estate manager. Strong willed, quick tempered and somewhat distant inn his relationships. Likes to control the running of the estate.

 

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