A48 Theatre Company Casting Call

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A48 Theatre Company Casting Call

Time: May 25, 2019 at 10am to May 26, 2019 at 1pm
Location: The Talent Shack, Unit 17, Freemans Parc
Street: Penarth Road
City/Town: Cardiff
Website or Map: http://a48theatrecompany@gmai…
Phone: 01446711710; 07383985;807
Event Type: casting, call
Organized By: Ray Thomas
Latest Activity: May 22, 2019

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A48 Theatre Company (Cardiff-based)

‘The Road Ahead’

CASTING CALL - “SOME KIND OF IMMORTALITY” – Tony Curtis

Would you like to work on a Trilogy of new short plays, written by a renowned, published, Barry-based poet and author? Three slivers of contemporary life, posing some intriguing situations and questions.

 

“Jumping”

Clifton Suspension Bridge – an infamous suicide spot. A woman stands on the bridge, reading a notice about The Samaritans. She considers the impact the choices people make may have on the lives of others. The piece is largely a monologue.

Unnamed Woman: Aged 18-30;

Gemma: Aged 18-30. (A small part, with the possibility of doubling up with a part in one of the other pieces.)

“Some Kind of Immortality”

A man uses sperm donation, as a sideline, to financially support his family. He hides this activity from his wife in an usual way. He has also “gone rogue/ underground” – not using established companies – in order to avoid any strict guidelines and bureaucracy. So, with no restrictions on the number of “clients” or “donations”, he can make much more cash! The piece is largely a monologue.

Man: Aged 40-50;

Alice: Aged 30-40. (A small part, on stage throughout, with the possibility of doubling up with a part in one of the other pieces.

 

“A Cuckoo in the Nest”

A University Lecturer takes in an apparently terminally ill student, but her act of kindness has unforeseen consequences. Each character has at least one monologue.

Sally: A University Lecturer; Aged 40-50;

Mike: Sally’s husband; Aged 40-50;

Jenny: Their daughter – a student; Aged early 20’s;

Jane: A student – the cuckoo in the nest of the title; Aged early 20’s.

 

AUDITIONS:

At “The Talent Shack”, Unit 17, Freemans Parc, Penarth Road, CARDIFF CF11 8EQ;

Saturday 25 May, 10am to 1pm;

Sunday 26 May, 10am to 1pm.

Individual auditions – 20-minute slots. No preparation required; we will give you a speech to look at and read on the day.

 

REHEARSALS:

Commencing the last week in May, until the performances – requiring a commitment of a minimum of 4 hours per week.

“The Talent Shack” – Tuesdays 7 to 9pm; Sundays 10am to 12noon. Additional rehearsals may be called, or evenings may be substituted.

The pieces can be rehearsed one to one, in the main, so we can be a little flexible in respect of rehearsals and availability.

 

PERFORMANCES:

FRIDAY 12 JULY – 7.30pm – “The Glam”, ‘The Memo Arts Centre’, BARRY;

 

TUESDAY 16 JULY – 7.30pm – “Llanover Hall”, Canton, CARDIFF

We are also trying to confirm one other venue, for a third performance, around the above dates.

 

If you are interested in booking an Audition “slot”, or if you can offer SM, DSM, Backstage, Tech expertise, please get in touch with Ray Thomas:

a48theatrecompany@gmail.com

Tel: 01446 711710

Mobile: 07383985807

We will then send out to you an Audition form, which you will need to complete and bring to your audition/ interview.

The work is unpaid, but to a professional standard.

Ray Thomas (Director - A48 Theatre Company)

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