Directed by: Moritz Arnold
Rehearsals: Flexible! We'll determine this based on the availability of our performers.
Performances: Aug 2nd & 3rd, 2019
Please join us for the first event in our upcoming season! With director Moritz Arnold at the helm, participants will tackle Shakespeare's Coriolanus with a fresh, space-age vision. Using the collaborative style of our Summersplosion program as a baseline, the cast will work together to create something very new using this classic story.
The citizens of Rome are hungry. Coriolanus, the hero of Rome, a great soldier and a man of inflexible self-belief despises the people. His extreme views ignite a mass riot. Rome is bloody. Manipulated and out-maneuvered by politicians and even his own mother Volumnia, Coriolanus is banished from Rome. He offers his life or his services to his sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius.
The audition will consist of cold reads and a one minute memorized monologue (from Shakespeare, preferably not from one of his comedies.) As always, be prepared to give context for your chosen monologue. This is especially important to Moritz for this audition because of Shakespeare's challenging language.
Characters (in addition to these, there are a number of extra parts with lines):
** The genders of these characters is flexible depending upon the actors available. **
Caius Martius, later named Coriolanus
Cominius, Titus Lartius, Roman generals
Menenius Agrippa, friend to Coriolanus
Sicinius Velutus, Junius Brutus, tribunes of the people
Young Martius, son to Coriolanus
Tullus Aufidius, General of the Volscians
Volumnia, mother to Coriolanus
Virgilia, wife to Coriolanus
Valeria, a noble lady of Rome
For any questions about auditions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Those who auditioned months ago should reach out to Moritz if they'd like to participate and would prefer their previous audition to count for them.)