Audition Notice: The Seagull
Posted by carmen on Jan 13, 2017
AUDITIONS: The Seagull
Monday January 23th & Tuesday 24th at 7:30pm
The Acting Company; 815 B Street, Yuba City, CA 95991
Director: David Wheeler
Auditions are open to the public. Please be prepared for a cold reading from the script. Anyone auditioning may present a one-minute monologue from any Chekhov play, preferably not from The Seagull.
Monday-Thursday from 7:15 to 9(ish), starting after auditions and continuing until opening night. Some Saturdays or Sundays, if needed. Please be prepared to list conflicts on your audition sheet.
March 10th through April 2nd; Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm (6:30pm call time) and Sundays at 2pm (1pm call time),
About the play:
The Seagull, By Chekov, Adapted by Christopher Hampton – Directed by David Wheeler – Famous actress Irina Arkadina is obsessed with a callous lover, dismissive of her frustrated playwright son, and suspicious of an admiring young woman. Anton Chekhov’s groundbreaking 1895 masterpiece has been reimagined by director David Wheeler to Texas in the 1950’s, where it explores the comic-tragic tensions between actors, mothers, sons, lovers, friends, and servants. The Seagull is considered by critics as the first modern play, with a story that continues to resonate.
Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina – an actress (F. Age 40-50)
Konstantin Gavrilovich Treplyov – Irina’s son, a playwright (M. 20-25)
Boris Alexeyevich Trigorin – a well-known writer (M. 35-45)
Nina Mikhailovna Zarechnaya – the daughter of a rich landowner (F. 18-25)
Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin – Irina’s brother (M. 50-70)
Ilya Afanasyevich Shamrayev – a retired lieutenant and the manager of Sorin’s estate (M. 45-65)
Polina Andryevna – Ilya’s wife (F. 40-60)
Masha – Ilya and Polina’s daughter (F. 18-25)
Yevgeny Sergeyevich Dorn – a doctor (M. 40-60)
Semyon Semyonovich Medvedenko – a teacher (M. 25-35)
Yakov – a hired workman (F. Any age)
Cook – a worker on Sorin’s estate (M or F. Any age)
Watchman – a worker on Sorin’s estate; he carries a warning stick at night (M. Any age)