Directed by A.S. Freeman
Saturday, October 11th from 1-4PM
Sunday, October 12th from 7-10PM
You are encouraged to attend both days, but this is not required.
Audition instructions: Please prepare a 1 minute monologue from a play of your choice. There will also be cold readings from the script. Questions can be directed to the director by firstname.lastname@example.org
Arkadina: (Late 40’s, early 50’s) - an actress. She’s aging, but doesn’t want to admit or accept what that means about either her looks or her career. She’s incredibly famous, but her star is waning.
Treplyev: (Late 20’s, early 30’s) - Arkadina’s son, and an aspiring writer. Rebel’s against the current forms of theatre, wants to be a part of her world, but will forever be looked at as a “bourgeois from Kiev”
Sorin: (Late 50’s, early 60’s) - Arkadina’s brother. The play is set at his estate - shows a great deal of fatherly love to the young people of the play.
Nina: (Late teens, early 20’s) - the young daughter of a wealthy landowner. Aspires to be an actress - is enamored with all of the famous and important people that make their way to Sorin’s estate.
Shamrayev: (50’s) - Retired army lieutenant and manager of the estate - he is attentive to Arkadina, but also controlling over decisions of the farm and argumentative if anyone questions his management choices.
Paulina: (40’s-50’s) - Shamrayev’s wife, can be petty, jealous. Very clearly Masha’s mother.
Masha: (20’s) - Paulina and Shamrayev’s daughter - could be the prettiest girl at the dance, but doesn’t want to be because it might make her happy. Addicted to both drug and drink, she always wears black because she’s in mourning for her life.
Trigorin: (30’s - 40’s) - Arkadina’s lover, a famous novelist who feels he missed out on his youth. He’s too young for Arkadina, but she has a power over him, not unlike the attraction he feels towards Nina. Successful, but doesn’t think he’s very good.
Dorn: (50’s) - A local doctor, he also exudes a fatherly presence, particularly to Treplyev. He appears to have feelings for Paulina, though he probably doesn’t love her. Once a ladies man, he has aged, and doesn’t necessarily take care of himself particularly well.
Medvedyenko: (20’s - 30’s) A teacher, he is in love with Masha, but no one seems to particularly like him at the estate. He’s poor, and as such doesn’t necessarily fit in well among this company.
Yakov, Cook, Maid: (Any age) These three characters have a few lines, will be played by three different people, and are employees of the estate. Yakov is a workman, and the cook and maid, are a cook and maid respectively.
Info from the director about "The Sea Gull" -- based on some questions I've been fielding as folks get ready for auditions:
First - we won't be starting rehearsal until November, but we're getting the show cast now so we can get scripts into the hands of the cast as quickly as possible. There's a lot for actors to sink their teeth into, but they won't be giving up their nights until near the end of November.
Second - we'll do the monologues I've requested first, and then I'll place people into scenes I'd like to see them in based on the monologues. The monologue will look a lot like the song portion of a musical audition, so that might be a good way for people to understand how the audition days will go.
Third - on that note, if someone comes and does a monologue Saturday, and then would like to read more on Sunday, then they can come later. We won't start reading scenes until at least 7:30 on Sunday to allow for those who weren't at Saturday's auditions to do their monologues.
Finally - creating a schedule that accommodates people's holiday conflicts is always a challenge with the January show - however, that challenge can be alleviated if people are able to bring as accurate a conflict calendar as possible.
Can't wait to get started working - and people can email me with any questions email@example.com
Thanks!(You may request a script at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Director, Writer, Actor