Théâtre Libre

A physical theatre company based in London

CASTING CALL FOR 'SALOME'

Theatre Libre presents:

Salome

by Oscar Wilde

adapted by Shane Callaghan Directed by Kaitlin Argeaux with movement by Justyna Ziarek

Produced by Oran Doyle

 

In this modern interpretation, we explore the results of the objectification of one extraordinary woman. How does Salome evolve under the constant scrutiny of the male gaze? What happens when she harnesses her sexuality for empowerment? A physical, feminist adaptation.

 

Performance Dates:

1-17 Sept 2015

The Space

269 Westferry Road, London E14 3RS

 

5-10 August 2015

KIFT (Keochang International Festival of Theatre)

Geochang, South Korea

Performances on 8th & 9th August 2015

 

Rehearsal Info:

This is an unusual casting call in that it includes multiple performances.

We will rehearse May-July for 3 days a week-

2 weekday evenings 6-9PM (days TBC)

Saturdays 10AM-2PM (exact times TBC)

Location TBC, but will be Central or South East London

 

This show has been invited to perform at the Keochang International Festival of Theatre in Geochang, South Korea. KIFT (as it is more commonly known) is a huge festival of art, theatre and dance held annually over 17 days. Theatre companies from Europe, the US and all over Asia attend this internationally recognized theatre festival. Theatre Libre previously toured their production of "House of Atreus" to the prestigious festival in 2013 and were astounded by the experience. This year, the cast and crew will fly to South Korea on or around August 5th, and they will rehearse on stage until our performances on the 8th and 9th pf August. When we return from South Korea there will be a small break and then we will rehearse in preparation for our London run in September. We have a run booked in London at The Space and are excited to be working at this venue again.

 

Payment:

This is a low paid production – each actor will be paid a stipend, half paid before the show at The Space and remaining half paid after the final performance in September.

For KIFT:

Flights to South Korea, transfers in South Korea, and accommodation are all paid for. And this is a once in a lifetime opportunity that is not to be missed. Actors will only need money for food, recreation.

 

Audition Info:

Sunday April 26th 11Am-4PM

The Rag Factory:

Spitalfields Arts Market 16-18 Heneage Street London E1 5LJ

If you are called to this audition you will be given a specific time for the day.

Actors will need to prepare a one minute dramatic monologue and be ready to move and take direction.

More details will follow with an invitation.

 

Character Breakdown:

SALOME – a young, beautiful socialite

20's

female actress with STRONG physical theatre experience, experience in devising, dance background a plus

HEROD – Head of the Household, CEO

40-50's

male actor with some physical theatre background, devising or dance experience a plus

SOLDIER 1 – Herodias' PA

20-30's

female actor with physical theatre background

SOLDIER 2 – Herod's Security

20-30's

male actor with physical theatre background

YOUNG SYRIAN – Head of Herod's Security

20-30's

male actor with physical theatre background

*PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE AUDITIONS AND REHEARSALS AND ALL PERFORMANCES*

We will contact you if you have been successful to schedule your audition.

Please submit your CV, headshot(s), and covering letter to the email below.

In your covering letter tell us why you are interested in the project and which character you wish to audition for by: 23 April 2015 @ 5PM.

Applications and any questions you might have, please send to: TheatreLibre@outlook.com