Seeking Actors for "The Tempest" Play
Location: Long Beach, CA
Gender: Male and Female
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
Audition for "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare.
Short Synopsis: The Tempest, a classic Shakespeare work of power, magic, and love, tells the story of Prospero, the exiled Duke of Milan, living on a remote, desert island with his daughter, Miranda, and indigenous slave, Caliban. Using his magical powers, Prospero causes a storm that shipwrecks the King/Queen of Naples bringing him and his followers to the island. With the help of the spirit, Ariel, Prospero tangles the travelers into a web of worry, desperation, and jealousy. Their various journeys conclude as they are led to face Prospero, repent for their wrongdoings, and see the folly of their ways. Happily, through this fiasco, Miranda, and the King/Queen's daughter, Ferdina, meet and immediately fall in love. Their marriage is accepted by all, including the Gods, before the group returns home to Italy. Prospero, having learned the folly of his own greed, gives up his magical power, returns to Italy, grants Ariel her freedom, and leaves Caliban to live, in his natural home, in peace.
Run: September 1 - 29, 2018 Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm. Special performances on Thursday and Sunday nights may be added for private parties and special events.
This is a community theater production. Non-Equity. There is no pay.
Callbacks: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 7pm - 10pm, by invitation only.
First Read-Through: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12pm - 3pm.
Regular Rehearsal: General rehearsal times are 7pm - 10pm, Monday-Thursday. with possible weekend rehearsals Saturday. During the day and/or Sunday evenings after 5pm.
Please come prepared with a ~1 minute classical monologue along with your headshot and resume.