The Mobtown Players announce auditions for their upcoming production of Medea, directed by Melissa O’Brien and Brian S. Kraszewski, with movement direction by Tara Cariaso. This production offers a re-imagining of Euripides’ classic tale of revenge, intertwining the story with dream-like visions of Medea’s past.
A breakdown of the roles is at the bottom of this posting. This is a non-union, unpaid production.
Auditions will be held March 5 and 6, from 7:00 to 9:30 PM at Mobtown (3600 Clipper Mill Rd, Ste. 114). Callbacks will be held Saturday March 9 at 1:00 PM.
The production runs weekends in June (Fridays and Saturdays with one Sunday matinee).
For the audition, you will need:
1. A prepared (off-book, please!) one-minute dramatic monologue
2. To wear clothes you can move in
3. Your resume and headshot (a snapshot is OK if you don’t have a current headshot)
4. Your calendar for between now and the end of June so you can give us your conflicts
Please contact Melissa O’Brien at melissa.obrien [at] gmail.com to make an audition appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
**We are also seeking people to round out the production staff. We especially need board ops and people who can help build costumes. Let us know if you’re interested!**
Chorus (5 to 6 women): These are NOT background actors. The chorus is crucial to the success of our production. These women will be taking on the roles of Medea, Jason, and others in movement-based “visions” throughout the play. They also interact directly with Medea as her friends and confidants.
Medea: A woman who has given everything for love, only to be cast aside when Jason takes a new wife
Jason: The famed hero, the leader of the Argonauts who captured the Golden Fleece. Of course, he wasn’t actually responsible for “his” achievements
Creon, King of Corinth: The leader who exiles Medea and her children, for fear that she will take bloody revenge on his family
Aigeus, King of Athens: Medea’s only hope for life after Corinth
Children (2): Written as male, but can be played by girls or boys. Please note that we hear them being killed off-stage
Nurse, a long-time slave of Medea’s family: Opens the show by sharing the story up to the point of the beginning of the play, so we need a very strong and engaging actor for this one!
Tutor, an old slave of Jason’s family: A bit cynical, protective of the children
Messenger: The one who brings news of the deaths of Creon and his daughter in a long monologue; like the Nurse, this actor must demand the audience’s attention