Casting Call

By October 1, 2017 December 4th, 2018 casting calls

AUDITION WORKSHOP
– Actors for a production of new play in translation (part-time rehearsals)

Dynamic actors with an interest in:

  • Movement/physical theatre
  • Ensemble work

We’re looking for:

  • 3 female actors – playing age: early to late twenties
  • Experience in the Meisner Technique
  • Good line learning skills
  • Interest or experience in movement and physicality

We’re looking for three female actors to form a small ensemble. Good line learning skills is essential and experience in the Meisner Technique preferred.

KEY PRODUCTION DATES + DETAILS

EVENING Rehearsals
Wednesdays evenings (for 4 weeks – 11 Oct to 1 Nov)

DAY-TIME Rehearsals
Saturday 4 Nov 10am – 3pm
9 & 10 November – daytime
16, 17 & 18 November – daytime
19 November – get in
20 November – dress rehearsal

* Rehearsals will take place in Haggerston

Show dates: Monday 20 to Saturday 25 November
Show venue: Rose Lipman Building in Haggerston

ABOUT THE PIECE
New translation from Hungarian of András Visky’s radio play The Unburied. The Saint of Darkness. András Visky is an award-winning playwright and poet, member of the Széchenyi Academy of Literature and Arts (Hungary).

The Unburied is a bold and poetic take on Antigone’s story, featuring Mother Teresa as a contemporary alter ego of the Greek protagonist, who experiences a similar sense of responsibility, duty and mission in the face of one of the utmost tragedies of our times: the migration crisis and our society’s utter inability to deal with inequalities in the world.

Teresa is the central figure of the piece and this allegory of her life, establishes a parallel between her sense of vocation and Antigone’s sense of duty to bury her brother.

‘The sea of unburied bodies’ is a recurring metaphor in the play, that not only links Teresa’s life to that of Antigone but also foregrounds the current migration crisis. The need to bury the dead, be it Teresa’s mother or nameless characters, is a way of doing justice, coming to terms with the facts of life, and accepting responsibility for our acts as human beings in a globalized world.

The production is a site-specific promenade performance and will take place in the old Rose Lipman Library, Haggerston.

ABOUT [FOREIGN AFFAIRS]
Formed in 2010 by Brazilian Camila França and Dane Trine Garrett, [Foreign Affairs] is an East London based international theatre company with a focus on pushing artistic, social and creative boundaries through translation, ensemble work and performance in unconventional venues.

The company still adheres to its founding ideal: to cultivate a creative environment in which people from all walks of life can come together to explore work and develop new and exciting ideas to share with the world.

FEE
The project is financed on a shoestring budget and we are waiting to hear from other funding bodies. With that in mind, we have accommodated rehearsals on a part-time basis and we are able to offer a contribution of £100 towards expenses.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Please send your CV and headshot to info@foreignaffairs.org.uk by 12pm, Tuesday 3 October.

Auditions are on Wednesday 4 October 7 – 8.30pm and Thursday 5 October, 11am – 12.30pm.

Please note you’ll be required to stay for the whole one hour and a half on either of the dates as the audition will be held in a workshop format.

**When applying please confirm which audition date you’re able to attend.**