Casting Call - A48 Theatre Company

A48 THEATRE COMPANY is a new, Cardiff-based, company with the following purpose:

 

“to investigate, initiate and develop International collaborative Theatre projects with like-minded Theatre Companies based outside the UK.

This will be achieved by means of:

rehearsing and presenting high quality professional, pro-am, or Community joint productions of appropriate     and agreed plays, in Theatres and venues local to the Companies involved;

and/ or touring its own production/s to Theatres and venues local to the partner Company/ies;

and/ or exchanges of personnel/ work/ ideas/ resources.”

 

In order to lay foundations for the above work, we intend to stage in October (sometime between Monday 01 and Wednesday 17) a run of either Public OR Private performances of “ENDGAME” – Samuel Beckett’s brilliant (and some say best) short play and an original piece, yet to be devised by the Company - provisionally titled “MAMGU” (“GRANDMOTHER”).

 

Auditions will be held from 7 to 10pm on THURSDAY 02 AUGUST, and from 1 to 4pm on SUNDAY 05 AUGUST – venue to be finalised, but possibly at Christ Church Church Hall, Radyr, CF15 8DY.

 

“ENDGAME” – an apocalyptic, bizarre play, set in one room; with 4 characters:

 

HAMM (blind; controlling; confined to an armchair – cannot stand);

CLOV – (a servant; looks after Hamm; cannot sit!);

NAGG (Hamm’s father; kept in a dustbin by Hamm; lost both legs in cycling accident);

NELL (Hamm’s mother; Nagg’s wife; no legs either; kept in a separate dustbin).

 

“MAMGU” – will possibly feature two Grandmothers; together with some Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren of varying ages and gender; issues and pleasures around relationships with Grandparents (we may even feature a Grandfather or two!); this piece will be devised by the actors, together with the Director and interested writers from “Living Lines”.

 

Auditions will consist of workshops – readings of extracts from “Endgame’, together with some improvisation work – please familiarise yourself with the Beckett and be prepared to be creative! Group work rather than individuals.

 

Auditions last between 30 to 60 minutes, depending on numbers; please choose a slot – on the hour, or half hour, on the preferred date, and let me know asap;

 

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on Tuesday 07 AUGUST – 7pm – venue to be finalised and confirmed; rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday (afternoon/ evening) and Sunday afternoons – depending on casting and availability of participants;

 

Audition Forms – will be sent out by e-mail as soon as we receive notice of interest.

 

WHAT TO DO NEXT?

 

Simply let me know that you are interested/ want to audition/ want to participate:

a48theatrecompany@gmail.com

01446-711710 or

07383985807

 

I will need your name, contact details and preferred day and time for your audition. We will then send you a form to complete and bring along with you.

 

Really looking forward to meeting and working with you soon.

 

Best wishes

 

Ray Thomas MA, MEd

(Director)

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