We are casting for our debut production 'Someone Found' which will preview at the Pleasance Theatre, Islington for three nights in November. Please see the character breakdown and production details below.
About the company:
About Wolves Theatre Company was founded based on a desire to tell the stories of women throughout history and the present who achieved or experienced amazing, fascinating things and deserve to have their tales told.
About the play:
“It was painfully apparent from the earliest days that the real tragedy in her life was not the first captivity but the second.” - Empire of the Summer Moon, S. C. Gwynne
Cynthia Ann Parker, an American of European descent was kidnapped in 1836 by a Comanche war band from her home in Fort Parker, Texas. She lived with the Nocomi tribe for twenty five years, marrying their chief Peta Nocona and bearing three children before being recaptured against her will by Texan Rangers at The Battle of Pease River. Forced back into a way of life that had become alien to her, About Wolves Theatre Company uses visceral imagery and explorative text to dramatise this deeply moving and human story of her 'second captivity' in their debut production, ‘Someone Found’.
Wiliam Parker, playing age 25-35
William is a Confederate Soldier fighting in the Civil War in 1861. He is struggling with war, masculinity and cowardice. He has a close relationship with his wife and is the cousin of Cynthia Ann Parker. This part will be integral to telling Cynthia's story.
Strong physical actor with good stage presence. Strong build and powerful voice. The majority of text will be direct address to the audience. Experience in devising a bonus as there will be some movement sequences we devise in the rehearsal room.
Southern American Accent required though please note there will be an accent coach in the rehearsal room.
*** This will be a colour blind casting, we welcome applicants from all ethnicities for this role ***
Rehearsal and Performance dates:
Rehearsals will take place Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm from 17th October to 10th November. The actor playing William will only be needed 3 days a week. There can be some flexibility as to which days these are based around other work commitments.
You must be available for all of the performance week (Monday 7th November to Thursday 10th November).
The show runs from Thursday 10th November to Saturday 12th November. On the 11th and 12th November actors will only be required in the evening (call time approx. 6:30pm).
This is a preview of the work and it is highly likely there will be a three week run in 2017 as we have had strong interest in the project from other venues. So there is the potential to be involved in this project beyond these dates.
Whilst we do not wish to perpetuate the culture of not paying actors for their work, as an emerging company we are limited in our financial capacity. The final fee for this job is therefore funding dependent however we can guarantee a fee of £30 per performance (£90 total). If our funding bid is successful we will be able to pay ITC rates for the full duration of the project.
Please email us if you require further details about the fee or rehearsal commitment.
Auditions will take place on Tuesday 4th October (location TBC) from 10am-4pm. The audition will take approximately 15 minutes and will involve preparing a short monologue from the script which we will send to you should we wish to offer you an audition. For the audition please do not worry about doing a Southern American accent if you do not feel comfortable with it. Please state in your cover letter if you have a preferred time slot.
How to apply:
If you would like to be considered for this role please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject 'Casting Call: Someone Found'. Please include a brief covering letter and a link to your spotlight CV (please make sure it is a link rather than your Pin number), If you are not on Spotlight please attach a copy of your most recent CV instead and a link to your showreel (if you have one).
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 28th September.