Coriolanus

Production Company
University of British Columbia
Director(s)
Tanya Mathivanan
Casting Director(s): 
Tanya Mathivanan
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
Yes
Compensation Details

Honorarium will be offered

Audition Date(s)
December 11th, 2021 (11am and 2pm)
Audition Location
Theatre Film Production Building (6358 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4)
Shoot / Performance Date(s)
March 17, 2022 to March 26, 2022
Shoot / Performance Location(s)
Telus Theatre at the Chan Centre
Submission Deadline
Thursday, December 9, 2021
Submission Instructions

Email terram@mail.ubc.ca to book a time slot (Type “Coriolanus” in the subject heading). We are currently looking for non-equity actors only.

No previous experience is required, just passion and commitment. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Project Synopsis
UBC Theatre and Film is proud to present our production of Coriolanus by William Shakespeare! A violent, political tragedy written in the last few years of Shakespeare’s life, Coriolanus explores the tension between military force and popular rule. It follows the downfall of the decorated soldier, Coriolanus, who is banished from Rome due to his disdain of the common people. Enraged, he does the unthinkable, and returns to wage war against the very people he had sworn to protect.
Additional Information & Safety Protocols: 

This is an MFA Thesis production directed by Tanya Mathivanan and features an incredible team of up and coming Artists. We are looking for an enthusiastic young actor to be part of this exhilarating show.

All people involved in the audition (actors, parental supervisors, director, reader etc) will be masked and socially distanced. We ask that everyone who takes part in this production be fully vaccinated.

* Auditions will be about 10 minutes long, individually. The actors will be asked to read a very short scene (sides will be provided beforehand), as well as to respond to a physical prompt.
* The production will run from March 17 to 26, 2022. Shows will take place at the Telus Theatre in the Chan Centre (UBC)
* Rehearsals begin on January 17th, 2022. We are currently looking for a time commitment of between 2-4 hours a week for rehearsals between Mid January and the first week of March (there are no rehearsals the week of February 21st).
* Tech will take place from March 8th to March 12th, and will be in the evenings from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. The actor’s presence will likely be required on at least 2 of those days. They will furthermore be called for a run on the evening of March 14th as well as the Dress rehearsal on March 15th.
* Preview takes place on March 16th, and there will be shows on March 17th, 18th, 19th, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th evenings. The actor will likely be called every evening for 4 hours between approximately 6pm and 10pm.

The experience would be great if you’re interested! The company is comprised of a passionate, talented group of people. Furthermore, this is a chance to be a part of a brilliant, thought-provoking famous Shakespearean play.

Character 1
Young Martius
Age
12-14
Gender
Male
Description
Coriolanus’ and Virgilia’s young son. He idolizes his father and has already begun mandatory, State military training for young boys, much to the dismay of Virgilia. While Volumnia, Coriolanus' mother, encourages Young Martius to follow in his father’s footsteps and seek violent glory for the family, Virgilia wants to shield her son from the horrors of the world and preserve the innocent humanity in the young boy. He is as courageous as his father, and bravely stands up to him in the end, vowing to fight Coriolanus when he grew up if Coriolanus did not cease his bloody vengeance. We are looking for a young male (or male identifying/presenting) actor between the ages of 12 and 14 to play this role. It is a small, but vital role. Young Martius is in two scenes of the play: 1. He has a line in the Final Scene of the play, where he fiercely stands up to his intimidating father, which provides a crucial turning point for Coriolanus 2. He is also in Act one, Scene 3. While he does not speak, he does perform simple sword choreography (with a wooden sword) throughout the entire scene. We are therefore looking for an actor who is comfortable with Shakespearean language and who is, more crucially, able to pick up simple fight choreography quickly and is particularly comfortable and enthusiastic with physical performance and choreography.