Title: Female actor required for profit share production in Geelong
Skin Of Our Teeth Productions is an award-winning independent theatre company.
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE, written by Martin McDonough, directed by Christine Davey (by arrangement with Origin ™ Theatrical, in association with Samuel French) – at Shenton Theatre, Geelong, July 15 – 23.
Set in a small, backwater of a village in the mountains of Connemara, County Galway, The ‘Queen’ tells the darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a downtrodden, lonely woman, and Mag her devilishly manipulative mother whose interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that is as gothically funny as it is horrific. Loaded with savage irony, surreal humour and a touch of melodrama, this remarkable play looks at the malevolence of people leading hopeless lives and the lengths they will go to in order to create a change.
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE will also be the SOOT entrant into the 2016 Victorian Drama League Awards.
Mag – stage age 60 upwards – manipulative, cunning, passive aggressive, often hilarious, often frightening.
Maureen – stage age 38 – 45 – downtrodden, anxious, smart, unaware, often delightful, often dangerous, incredibly complex.
Ray – stage age 20 – 25 – smart mouth, annoying, nosey, in everybody’s business.
Pato – stage age 40 – 45 – good bloke, honest, well-meaning, but weak, unaware, not your average romantic interest type.
AUDITION DATES – Saturday May 7th and Sunday May 8th at the warehouse – 26 Rodney Road, Nth Geelong.
If you can’t make these dates, let me know and we will work something out.
SOOT does not precast and everyone is welcome to audition.
REHEARSAL DATES – Sunday May 15, 22, 29 (times to be decided upon by cast availability)
Then three times a week (Tues and Thurs nights and Sunday afternoons) from June 2nd.
PERFORMANCE DATES – July 15, 16 (matinee and evening on 16th), 20, 21, 22, 23 (matinee and evening on 23rd) – 8 performances in all.
What to bring for the audition – a monologue (in an Irish accent) of 1 – 2 minutes of your own choosing. If you are not familiar with a Galway accent, there are plenty of examples on youtube. Just do your best.
We’ll also do a cold read from the script.
Maybe you don’t want to be on stage but are willing to help in other areas. All welcome.