Playing with fire - NYC Appointments
LORT A; $1032/week
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle, Katja Zarolinski
Artistic Director: Joseph Haj
Director: Rob Melrose
By: Barbara Field
From the Novel By: Mary Shelley
Casting Assistant: Tracy Kaczorowski
Callback Date(s): 05/24/2018 Rehearsal Date(s): 08/14/2018 Opening Date(s): 09/21/2018 Closing Date(s): 10/27/2018
Special Note: The Guthrie Theater is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion in all areas of our work, including the casting of our plays. We seek to hire actors who reflect our world to tell the stories we put onstage, and therefore strongly encourage people of underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds to audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for 3 roles. See breakdown.
(male 40 to 50) – The scientist who created a reanimated human at the end of his life in the North Pole after a long quest for revenge. He has lost everyone he loves to his creation. ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.
(male 40 to 50) – A reanimated human built from parts of dead people. At the end of his life, perhaps, after a long quest for revenge and / or love and approval. Self-taught, brilliant, emotional, has many animal qualities. PLEASE NOTE: Nudity is not required for this role, but the director is open to a discussion about it if the actor feels strongly.ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.
(female 20s to 30s) – Orphaned as a young girl. Brought into the Frankenstein family. Intelligent, caring. In love with Victor. ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT.
Adapted by Minnesota playwright Barbara Field from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (celebrating its 200th anniversary this year), Playing with Fire imagines a meeting between a dying Victor Frankenstein and his Creation in the Arctic Circle. As Frankenstein prepares to right his greatest wrong by confronting the Creature, scenes from their past are replayed and the line between good and evil is debated, revealing a powerful and agonizing question. Playing with Fire is a poignant thriller and an interrogation of the ethical limits of science and the human imagination.
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP. Deadline for receipt: May 18
NYC Appointment Audition Date(s): 05/22/2018, 05/23/2018
WHAT TO PREPARE
All actors have 2 minutes to audition. Prepare one of the following: For Dramatic Auditions prepare two constrasting monologues, no more than two minutes total. For Musical Auditions prepare either a brief song (musical theatre, pop/rock, or gospel) or 16 bars of a song (musical theatre, pop/rock, or gospel) and a one-minute contemporary monologue. An accompanist is provided. Please bring 22 copies of Picture and Résumé, glued or copied together. visit: www.fpta.net for complete audition details.