Calling Theatre Actors / Performers: audition call for The Tempest on Fire production.

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.

Key Dates:

 

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

 

Performance Dates:

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

Master, Boatswain

Mariners

Elementals

 

Important Information:

 

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 david.goffee@gmail.com

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:

www.facebook.com/tempest.onfire

www.twitter.com/tempest_onfire

www.deptofenjoyment.org

 

The Tempest on Fire is supported by Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government, National Lottery, Theatre Brycheiniog and project benefactors.

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