AUDITIONS: King Lear - Online Video Submissions Due
Time & Location
About the Event
SEEKING: Full African American Cast
King Lear: King & Father of Goneril, Regan, and Cordelia. Tough, self-centered, proud, later broken.
Goneril: Eldest daughter of Lear, wife of Albany. Cold, manipulative, bitter, loathes her husband.
Regan: Middle daughter of Lear, wife of Cornwall. Narcissistic, predatory, knows how to manipulate people with her sexuality, loves her husband passionately.
Cordelia: Youngest daughter of Lear. Fierce warrior, passionate, idealistic, champion of the truth. Albany: Husband of Goneril. Honorable, logical, loyal, resigned to disappointment in his marriage. Cornwall: Husband of Regan. Fiery, passionate, acts without foresight, loves his wife. Edgar: Son of Gloucester, brother of Edmund. Honest, naïve, forthright, brave, clever. Edmund: Bastard son of Gloucester, brother of Edgar. Sexy, egotistical, ambitious, two-faced.
Gloucester: Father of Edgar and Edmund. Political, sharp, narrow minded, focused. Fool: Fool to Lear. Smart, musical, willing to speak the truth without fear of consequences. Kent: Earl of Britain. Sturdy, loyal, generous, determined, experienced in combat. Oswald: Servant to Goneril. Loyal only for personal gain.
* NO Shakespearean experience necessary
SHOW DATES: Oct 15 - Nov 14, 2021 @ Chautaugua Playhouse (Carmichael, CA)
SHOW INFO: King Lear, intending to divide his power and kingdom among his three daughters, demands public professions of their love. His youngest daughter, Cordelia, refuses. Lear strips her of her dowry, divides the kingdom between his two other daughters, and then banishes the earl of Kent, who has protested against Lear’s rash actions. The king of France, one of Cordelia’s suitors, chooses to marry her despite her father’s casting her away. Lear tells his daughters Goneril and Regan that they and their husbands should divide his powers and revenues; he himself will keep a hundred knights and will live with Goneril and Regan by turns.
HOW: For an audition slot, please email a photo and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
OR Submit a video monologue to: email@example.com\ by Aug 1st.
* This is a small stipend included.