Theatre / Live Performance

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
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 in September at The Cultch. Actors must be able to commit to attending at least one practice per week.

Audition Date(s): 
June 13 - June 19
Character 1 Name: 
Edmund
Character 1 Age: 
Late teens - 30s
Character 1 Description: 
Gloucester’s illegitimate son. Edmund is underhanded and calculated in his plot to gain power and get revenge on his father. From framing his older brother, Edgar, for attempted murder to seducing two of Lear’s daughters, Edmund is not above playing dirty and seizes any opportunity that benefits him.
Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
September 17 & September 18
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
Confirm Email Address: 

Gianni Schicchi

Full Name (Your name, not company): 
Stephanie Ko
E-Mail Address: 
Phone Number: 
604-836-0893
Production Company or School: 
Opera Mariposa
Director(s): 
Jeanine Fynn
Casting Director(s): 
John Arsenault, Jeanine Fynn, Robin Hahn, Jacqueline Ko
Audition Location: 
Martha Lou Henley Rehearsal Hall (at the Michael & Inna O’Brian Centre for Vancouver Opera) – 1955 McLean Drive, Vancouver
Shoot / Perf. Location(s): 
St. Faith's Anglican Church - 7284 Cypress Street, Vancouver
Compensation / Rates: 

This is a profit-share production with guaranteed honoraria for leading roles (Gianni Schicchi, Rinuccio, Lauretta). Roles without automatic honoraria receive preferential consideration during division of profits; all artists also have access to heavily discounted tickets, which they are welcome to sell at full price to generate additional revenue for themselves from the production.

We accept both union and non-union applications, but it should be noted that unfortunately we have very limited spots available for Equity artists at this time.

Synopsis: 
When old Buoso Donati dies, his greedy relatives are determined to get their hands on his fortune at any cost. They turn to the roguish Gianni Schicchi to help… with unexpected results. Puccini’s one-act masterpiece features some of his most memorable music, and is regarded as one of the funniest operas of all time. Presented in Italian with English subtitles, alongside a costumed performance of beloved operatic songs and scenes.
Submission Instructions: 

Please submit a headshot and resume to operamariposa@gmail.com and we will reply with your audition time. Please mention which role(s) you are interested in, as well as whether you are an Equity artist. It should be noted that unfortunately, we have very limited spots available for Equity artists at this time.

If you wish to audition but are not available on Saturday, June 22nd, or if you would like to audition for us remotely, please email us a video or sound recording along with your headshot and resume to be considered along with the other auditioners. The deadline to send a digital audition is Friday, June 21st at 11:59pm PST.

Audition Date(s): 
June 22, 2019
Character 1 Name: 
Gianni Schicchi
Character 1 Age: 
50
Character 1 Description: 
Baritone. A roguish trickster who uses his wits to solve unusual problems. Father to Lauretta.
Character 2 Age: 
24
Character 2 Name: 
Rinuccio
Character 2 Description: 
Tenor. In love with Lauretta, and hopes that an inheritance will allow him to become financially secure enough to marry the love of his life.
Character 3 Name: 
Lauretta
Character 3 Age: 
21
Character 3 Description: 
Soprano. Gianni Schicchi's daughter; she is in love with Rinuccio, and insists that her father help Rinuccio's family obtain old Buoso Donati's fortune, so that that Rinuccio can marry her.
Character 4 Name: 
Zita
Character 4 Age: 
60
Character 4 Description: 
Mezzo-soprano or contralto. Cousin of Buoso Donati; a formidable old lady determined to get her hands on his fortune.
Additional Characters: 

Gherardo, Buoso's nephew (age 40) - tenor.
Nella, Gherardo's wife (age 34) - soprano.
Gherardino, their son (age 7) - soprano or treble.
Betto di Signa, Buoso's brother-in-law, uncertain age - baritone or bass. Poor and shabbily dressed.
Simone, cousin of Buoso (age 70) - bass.
Marco, Simone's son (age 45) - baritone.
Maestro Spinelloccio, a doctor - bass or flexible voice type.
Ser Amantio di Nicolao, a notary - baritone or flexible voice type.
Pinellino, a cobbler - flexible voice type.
Guccio, a dyer - flexible voice type.

Shoot / Perf. Date(s): 
Fridays & Saturdays November 15-23, 2019 at 7:30 pm
Project Category: 
Union Status: 
Character 1 Gender: 
Character 2 Gender: 
Character 3 Gender: 
Character 4 Gender: 
Is this a Student Production?: 
Submission Deadline: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Is there guaranteed monetary compensation, if cast?: 
Confirm Email Address: