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Lear Inc.

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Chantele Franz
Phone Number: 
778-385-4336
Production Company or School: 
1001 Steps Theatre Society
Producer(s): 
Fred Ribkoff
Casting Director(s): 
Chantele Franz
Audition Location: 
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (Surrey)
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
The Cultch Historic Theatre
Compensation / Rates: 

Volunteer

Synopsis: 
A modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear: A fifty five year old C.E.O of a multinational real estate empire wishes to live his life to the fullest by handing over power to his daughters and sons-in-laws. And yet, this C.E.O banishes his youngest daughter and most trusted advisor, initiating a corporate, familial breakdown and the unleashing of merciless forces of instrumental reason.
Submission Instructions: 

Rehearsals for the production have begun, so if you are interested, please contact Chantele Franz at 1001stepstheatre@gmail.com immediately and we will schedule your audition accordingly. If you have a headshot, please include it in the email.

Additional Comments: 

Rehearsals for this production will take place twice a week at KPU (Surrey Campus), and the production will be staged September 17th and 18th at The Cultch. Actors must be able to commit to attending at least one practice per week.

Audition Date(s): 
May 16 - May 28
Character 1 Name: 
France
Character 1 Age: 
20s to 30s
Character 1 Description: 
One of Cordelia’s suitors. Unlike Burgundy, who loses interest in Cordelia after she is disowned, France values Cordelia’s virtues and takes her hand in marriage. Please note that the actor cast as France will be asked to fill other minor roles in the play.
Character 2 Age: 
Open
Character 2 Name: 
Fool
Character 2 Description: 
Lear’s fool: Who he is, what he’s doing in the corporate world, how he dresses, how he moves, how he sings (good or bad), will depend on the actor.
Additional Characters: 

Technician, Scribe, First Security Guard, Second Security Guard, Gentleman, Herald, First Police Officer, Second Police Officer, Attendant, First Advisor, Second Advisor

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
September 17, September 18
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Character 2 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Monday, May 27, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
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