Full Name (Your name, not company):
Production Company or School:
University of British Columbia
Audition Location (if applicable):
Theatre Film Production Building (6358 University Boulevard V6T 1Z4)
Shoot / Performance Location(s):
Telus Theatre at the Chan Centre
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.
Audition Date(s) (if applicable):
December 11th, 2021 (11am and 2pm)
Character 1 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.
Shoot / Performance Date(s):
March 17, 2022 to March 26, 2022