Performers & Directors

AUDITIONS

2018 THEATRE UNDER THE STARS


LYSISTRATA & THE TEMPLE OF GAIA
Written & Directed By David S. Craig

Contract Dates
: 9 weeks CAEA ITA (F House): June 25th to August 26th
First Rehearsal – June 25th, 2018
Opening – July 26th, 2018
Closing – August 26th, 2018
Toronto Audition Dates: November 29th and 30th , 2017
Ottawa Audition Date: December 2nd, 2017

Please email your cover letter, resume, and headshot to:
office@odysseytheatre.ca
Successful applicants must bring a hard copy to audition.
Deadline: November 17th, 2017

Applicants of all diverse backgrounds are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Mask and movement skills are assets.
We will contact only those applicants we wish to see.

Preparation: One classical comedic monologue (length: up to 90 seconds). Successful applicants will also be asked to prepare a side from the play; sides are available for download below each character description

 

Characters;

Note: The play takes place at the end of the 21st Century. Massive climate changes are normal and accepted. Slavery has been reinstated to deal with huge numbers of climate refugees.

Lysistrata is our heroine. At 40ish, she is super rich, smart and loyal to her friends, has a great sense of humour, and passionately in love with her husband Cleon. She is also desperate to have a child because, like so many women of her time, she is barren. So desperate is she to be a mother that she has bought an ancient Temple, an authentic invocation and is going to try and call the Goddess Gaia to her aid. It will not go according to plan.

SIDES FOR LYSISTRATA

Cassandra is Lysistrata’s best friend. At 30ish, Cassie is the only one who sees the deterioration of Mother Earth and wants to do something about it. She is constantly ignored which makes her a little paranoid. She is in love with her new partner Pietra but refuses to bring a child into this mad, mad world.

SIDES FOR CASSANDRA

Pandora is Lysistrata’s neice. At 20ish, Pandora has had a cloistered upbringing to protect her innocense and purity, two virtues she wants to ditch as quickly as possible. She’s lively, physical and interested in being lively with Theo.

SIDES FOR PANDORA

Cleon is Lysistrata’s husband. At 40ish, Cleon is, like his wife and business partner, super rich and super smart and somewhat boyish. He is bored being a master if industry. He wants to go into politics. He wants to dispense with the dullness of democracy and become a tyrant. He thinks the weather can be managed and has made a fortune managing it.

SIDES FOR CLEON

Pietra Caspār Bentonovitch is Cassandra’s new husband and Cleon’s military attaché.   At 30ish, Pietra is a woman who self-identifies as a man who loves women and specifically Cassandra who is his/her first love. This creates a conflict because Pietra is also fiercely loyal to Cleon.

SIDES FOR PIETRA

Theodoros (Thēo) is Pandora’s suitor and Cleon’s executive assistant. At 20ish, Theo is smart, handsome and will do anything to get ahead. He initially sees Pandora as a means to an end (becoming Cleon’s nephew) but will discover that Pandora puts an end to his means.

SIDES FOR THEO

G is a male slave who was formerly a cabaret performer. He could be 40. He could be 60. He’s definitely angry about his plight and ready to sing about it.

SIDES OF THE SLAVE G

H is a female slave and partner to G. She has a similar background. (this actress will also play the Goddess Gaia)

SIDES OF THE SLAVE H AND GAIA

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