Calling Theatre Actors / Performers: audition call for The Tempest on Fire production.
DEPARTMENT OF ENJOYMENT AT PENPONT
THE TEMPEST ON FIRE
FIRE THEATRE SPECTACULAR
An abridged outdoor fiery vision of Shakespeare’s The Tempest performed in and around the illuminated Greenman Maze at Penpont near Brecon.
A dramatic retelling by a company of actors, dancers and fire performers from Organised Kaos to forest sounds and live music from world music stars Baka Beyond.
Be led by fire, light and elementals on a journey through ancient groves to Prospero’s enchanted isle.
Artistic Director David Goff Eveleigh (www.deptofenjoyment.org)
Creative Producers: SWICA Carnival (www.swicacarnival.co.uk)
Synopsis: The action is ambient and the audience will be led through a dark tempestuous glade and onwards to the unique Penpont Greenman Maze where the main action will unfold complete with trapeze and aerial rig. The action is elemental with fire lighting, fire effects and pyrotechnics.
Organised Kaos (youth fire circus) will provide Elementals skilled in fire performance. Dance and circus skills will be woven into the production. Musical accompaniement will be provided by world music band Baka Beyond.
The Millennium Green Man Maze, was imagined, designed and earth-formed and built by David Goff Eveleigh as a commission from the Penpont Estate in 2000: 12 years on, the mature site is ripe for an extraordinary production – The Tempest on Fire.
Auditions day at Penpont in the conservatory: Thursday 25th July (10am - 3.30pm):
10am - Midday: Introductions and Workshops (including production info, impro and script work)
Midday – 12.30pm: Lunch (please bring lunch, teas and coffee will be provided)
12.30 – 3.30pm: Individual Auditions (please prepare a short monologue that best displays your preferred character). You may be required to wait a while for you individual audition. We’ll give you a time on the day, however bring a book to keep you busy.
Rehearsal dates at Penpont (www.penpont.com):
Saturday 12th + Sunday 13th October
Saturday 19th + Sunday 20th October
Monday 21st – Monday 28th October
Tuesday 29th October – Saturday 2nd November 2013
Characters to be cast:
Prospero the right Duke of Milan
Miranda daughter to Prospero
Ariel an airy spirit
Caliban slave / greenman
Antonio Prospero’s brother, the usurping Duke of Milan
Alonso King of Naples
Sebastian his brother
Ferdinand son to the King of Naples
Gonzalo an honest old councilor
Trinculo clown / jester
Stephano drunken butler
Adrian and Francisco two lords
Dept of Enjoyment is looking for Actors / Performers with professional training, easy to work with, passionate, energetic and thrilled to work in the wild outdoors. Circus skills (stilts, aerial, fire, etc.) and dance experience would be useful. There will be modest payment available for the main actors. However I would advise you to commit on your passion for new elemental theatre and love of fire. We have a strong marketing team and hope this will be the biggest fire theatre event in Wales for 2013 - and a flagship for outdoor arts events in Wales thereafter.
How to get involved?
Send a photo and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will shortlist applications and confirm your place at the auditions as soon as possible, however keep the audition date free.
Cannot make the audition date?
Send us your details anyway. However priority is likely to be given to those able to attend open auditions on Thursday 25th July 2013 at Penpont.
You can follow developments of The Tempest on Fire:
The Tempest on Fire is supported by Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, National Lottery, Theatre Brycheiniog and project benefactors.
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