- this show has now been cast.

please come back for more audition announcements in the future-

 

EURYDICE by Sarah Ruhl (Sept 8-11 & 15-18 at the Mary Irwin Theatre, Kelowna, BC)

 

HOW TO AUDITION

Please send a self-taped contemporary monologue of your choice (max. 2 minutes in length), a headshot, and a resume to viragocollect@gmail.com by no later than 9pm on Thursday, April 1.

 

- No late submissions will be considered.

- You will receive an email from Eurydice Director, Angela Lavender confirming we have received your submission. If you do NOT receive a confirmation email, please connect with us via email BEFORE the submission deadline.

- Callbacks will be held via zoom on the evenings of April 5, 6, and 7 between 6pm-9pm. Please confirm in your email submission if you are available all three dates/times or if you have any conflicts.

 

ABOUT THE PLAY

Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love.

 

DATES

Rehearsals: Jul - Sept 2021

Performances: Sept 8-11 & 15-18, 2021 (8 shows total)

COMPENSATION

 

All actors will receive an honorarium for their work

 

NOTE ON COVID-19

Please note that rehearsals and performances are subject to change, pending COVID-19 guidelines. During rehearsals and performances, all actors will be expected to strictly adhere to all COVID-19 guidelines as per BC Health Orders.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Casting 6 roles)

 

ORPHEUS

Male, age 25-40

An infamously talented musician and composer, in love with Eurydice. When she goes missing on the night of their wedding, he makes a desperate journey to the Underworld in search of her. He is described as a thin man with long fingers. Actor must be able to carry a tune (this is not a musical).

 

A NASTY INTERESTING MAN/LORD OF THE UNDERWORLD

Male, age 25+

The charming and cunning catalyst of Eurydice’s death. The menacing figure lures her into the Underworld where he makes a wager with Orpheus for her freedom. Described as having broad shoulders and big, stupid hands like potatoes.

 

EURYDICE'S FATHER

Male, age 50+

Already acquainted with the Underworld, he greets Eurydice upon her arrival and helps her retrieve her memories. Actor must be comfortable with basic choreography and movement.

 

A CHORUS OF STONES (3 roles)

Like “nasty children at a birthday party”, the three residents of the Underworld break the fourth wall to help tell our story.

BIG STONE

Any gender, any age

 

LITTLE STONE

Any gender, any age

LOUD STONE

Any gender, any age

EURYDICE - The role of Eurydice has been pre-cast

 

We encourage BIPOC performers and those of all gender-identities, gender-expressions, abilities, and experience to submit for consideration.