Announcing auditions for RLT's Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory and production of Public Works’ The Tempest.
On February 20 and 21, RLT will be holding auditions for Public Works’ The Tempest by William Shakespeare. Adaptation, music, and new lyrics by Todd Almond. Conceived by Lear DeBessonet. The production is the culmination of the Teens On Stage Summer Conservatory. Students attend conservatory classes in addition to rehearsals.
Callbacks have been posted.
Auditions: February 20 and 21, 6:30-9:30pm in the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre (You only need to come one night) Candidates do not need an audition appointment but should come at 6:30 and plan to stay for monologues and group exercises. Depending on the numbers auditioning, candidates may finish up before 9:30pm.
Call Backs: Wednesday, February 22, 7:30-9:30pm in the Sutton Theatre. Those auditioning should report to the lobby of the Sutton.
Costume Measurements: 6:30pm, Monday, May 8 in lobby of the Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre
Parent/Student Information Meeting: May 8 in Gaddy Goodwin Teaching Theatre following measurements.
Evening Music Rehearsals: June 19-23
Camp Dates: Mon–Fri, June 26–July 21 (no July 4), 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tech Saturday: July 15, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
July 20, 7:30pm (actors are at theatre 9:00am until after preview)
July 21, 10:00 AM (actors are at theatre 9:00am until after opening)
Opening: July 21, 7:30pm (actors are at theatre 9:00am until after opening)
Performance Dates: July 21 - 30 (see calendar)
About the show
In The Tempest, former Duke of Milan, Prospero, lives on an island with his daughter Miranda. When Prospero's enemies wash up on shore, he uses his black magic to seek revenge and restore himself to power. Shakespeare’s last play is full of magic, humor, love and forgiveness. This new version includes music and aims at connecting the community to the work on stage.
Director: Patrick Torres
About the roles
This is truly an ensemble piece of theatre for an audience twelve years and older. It is a passionate piece of theatre offering challenging and rewarding roles for teen actors.
Cast of 12 with ensemble of 8-20 cast members
Prospero – The rightful Duke of Milan. After his brother, Antonio, seized his title and property, Prospero was exiled with his daughter and eventually found refuge on an island.
Miranda – Prospero’s daughter. She has been on the island with her father for 12 years – since she was 3 years old.
Antonio – Prospero’s younger brother, who is now the Duke of Milam. He had plotted against Prospero years earlier and now convinces Sebastian to murder his brother, the King of Naples.
Ariel – A spirit of the air. He assists Prospero in seeking retribution over his enemies.
Caliban – the offspring of the witch Sycorax and the devil. Prospero has made Caliban his slave, and in response, Caliban plots to murder Prospero.
Ferdinand – the son of the king of Naples. During the storm, he was separated from the rest of the King’s party, met Miranda, and fell in love with her.
Alonsa – The Queen of Naples. She believes her son has died and is overjoyed later to find him. Alonsa is repentant for the pain she caused Prospero in the past.
Sebastia – Alonsa’s sister. She is easily led into planning her own sister’s (the queen’s) murder.
Gonzalo – an elderly counselor who saves Prospero’s and Miranda’s lives when they are exiled. He provides a sense of hope and optimism when Ferdinand is lost.
Stefano – the king’s butler. He arrives on the island drunk and quickly becomes involved in a plot to murder Prospero.
Trinculo – the king’s jester. When Stefano arrives with wine, Trinculo joins him in drinking and then agree to a plot to murder Prospero.
Boatswain – the ship’s petty officer. He is in charge of the deck crew, the rigging, and the anchor. He must try to keep the boat afloat during the storm, even when the king’s party makes demands upon his time.
Ensemble/Chorus - Mariners, Nymphs, Other Spirits attending on Prospero.
About the auditions
All candidates should come prepared to present a contemporary one minute monologue and participate in movement exercises. All actors will go through a vocal warm up and sing a simple group song. Actors should also prepare a short 16 bar vocal solo, unaccompanied. Please wear clothing which allows for freedom of movement.
Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.
Perusal copies of the script will be available for a 48 hour check out from the RLT office which is located in the rear of the building and opened from 10:00am-5:00pm Mon-Fri. Please call the business office to check on availability (919) 821-4579.
About Teens on Stage registration
Admission to Teens On Stage is by audition only. The total cost for the Teens On Stage Conservatory Program is $665.00. Once you have been accepted into the program, we will provide you information on how to register online. Please register with non-refundable 20% deposit by April 30. The balance is due by June 1.
Scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Kathleen Rudolph at (919) 821-4579 ext 225 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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