Actors Needed for Theater Season Plays
Location: Sacramento, CA
Gender: Male and Female
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
The Company is proud to announce General Auditions for the first half of it's 10th Anniversary Season!
"THE NIGHT ALIVE"
Runs: January 6th-February 4th
MAURICE - Male -70s; He owns and lives upstairs in the house where the play takes place. Newly widowed. Childless, but raised Tommy, his nephew, in this house.
DOC - Male - 40s; longtime friend and work-partner of Tommy's. He is simple, but far from stupid. He is prone to be a victim of violence and has prophetic dreams.
KENNETH - Male - 30s; Aimee's ex-boyfriend. He is volatile and dangerous.
AIMEE - Female, 20's well-worn for someone so young; she is separated from her young daughter by social services and lives on and off with her erstwhile pimp boyfriend; beaten up and beaten by life. She is a survivor and is always in survivor mode.
Runs February 24th-March 23rd
ABBY - female- mid 20s. After an incredible personal tragedy she hopes to rebuild her life in Belleville.
AMINA - Female - mid 20s. West African immigrant living in Paris. Speaks fluent French and near-fluent English. Realistic and pragmatic.
ALIOUNE - Male - mid 20s. West African immigrant living in Paris. Speaks fluent French and near-fluent English. Kind and understanding to a fault.
Runs: April 7th-May 6th
ANTIGONE - Female, mid 20s. A dark horse, an outsider, an "other". Extraordinary presence, energy and eloquence. Prideful, stubborn, unbending in her sense of righteousness.
CREON - Male, 45 - 60. Ruler of Thebes, Creon is powerful, political and articulate. Strong and confident in his own authority, intelligence and logic. Has a military aura with underlying humanity. Prideful, stubborn, unbending in his sense of authority.
ISMENE/CHORUS - Female, early 20's - Antigone's sibling, Ismene is the foil for her stronger sister. In comparison to Antigone she has almost no agency, primarily because she is utterly terrified of disobeying men (those) in power.
WATCHMAN/CHORUS - Male/Female 20-30 - Watchman is a crucial role, providing a comedic flavor to the story.
MESSENGER/CHORUS - Male/Female 20-30 - Messenger is a crucial role, providing the final dramatic plot twist.
HAEMON/CHORUS - Male 20-30 - Son of Creon, engaged to Antigone. Loyal to his father, but attempts to question Creon's decisions. Ultimately, rejects his father to die with Antigone.
TEIRSIAS/CHORUS - Male or Female, 60-70. A blind prophet whose dire warnings to Creon fall on deaf ears. He warns Creon that the gods do not approve of his treatment of Polyneices' body or the punishment of Antigone.
EURYDICE/CHORUS - Female, 45 - 60. Eurydice is Creon's wife and Haemon's mother. Loving and understanding.
CHORUS - Male/Female, any age. The Chorus comments on the action and interacts with Creon, actively interceding with advice at a critical moment late in the play. The Chorus is comprised of the Theban elders, vital for maintaining order in the city, and Creon summons them to win their loyalty. They watch the unfolding events with sympathy and a discerning eye: they pity Creon and Antigone, but also comment critically on their faults.
Rehearsals for shows typically are the first 5-6 weeks prior to opening. Please let us know any major conflicts when auditioning.
To reserve your audition slot please submit with your resume and headshot. Sides and slots will be sent out no earlier than October 15th.