21/22 CASTING

ATHENA

by Gracie Gardner

Directed by Summer Wallace

Contract Dates: May 10 - July 10

AEA Guest Artist II or Non-Union contracts available $550/week

Click here for a pdf of the full script.

BREAKDOWN

 

Athena (Female, Early 20s, any ethnicity/race). A 17-year old fencer training for Nationals. Fierce, confident, tall and strong. Athena is not her real name.

Mary Wallace (Female, Early 20s, any ethnicity/race). A 17-year old fencer training for Nationals. Loves marine biology and practices at home. Dedicated, competitive, a sore loser. Smaller than Athena, but faster. 

 

Jamie (Female, Early 20s, any ethnicity/race). A teenage fencer with a similar height and build as Athena, but younger, more spry. Honest, sensitive. Appears in one scene.
 

Please Note: ATHENA is a highly physical and athletic production. Experience in fencing or stage combat is beneficial, but not required. A fight director and fencing coach will be provided.

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION SIDES All actors should prepare Side 1 & 2. 

VIDEO AUDITION DEADLINE: MARCH 21st, 2022. 

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS: 

When submitting a video audition, please follow these guidelines carefully:

 

   1. Film yourself standing, with your scene partner(s) off camera. If the scene calls for you to be sitting, make sure we can see more than just your face. Please use a horizontal orientation.

   2. Load your video to YouTube or Vimeo, and send us the link. We will not accept emailed video files.

   3. On YouTube, please make your video setting PUBLIC or UNLISTED. Do not make videos PRIVATE, as we need to share your audition with the director and artistic directors via email, and PRIVATE videos are not shareable links. 

   4. On Vimeo, please set your viewing settings to PUBLIC or PASSWORD, and supply us your password.

   5. Send your video link to submissions@urbanitetheatre.com with your headshot and resume, and please let us know your union status and if you'll need local housing in Sarasota. Please write "Audition Video - SHOW TITLE" in the subject field.

CASTING PHILOSOPHY

Urbanite Theatre strives to create an inclusive artistic home by casting as broadly and diversely as possible. We acknowledge that many roles we list fall on the gender binary, but invite transgender, gender non-comforming, non-binary performers to read for the roles (cisgender or otherwise) they most identify with.

 

We gladly embrace actors of all physical abilities, and we will make reasonable accommodations in order to cast performers, regardless of disability, in any role. Unless the required race or ethnicity of a role is intrinsically tied to the dramatic action or plot, we will cast any race or ethnicity in all roles. Roles will be identified as "Open Ethnicity" unless the script requires otherwise.

 

We believe the theater should always be a refuge from harassment and oppression, and we continue to work to make opportunity more accessible. If you feel there may be something more we can do to pursue that goal, or if there are any accommodations we can provide, please contact us at info@urbanitetheatre.com and write "Casting" in the subject field.

  

AUDITION ADVICE

The fundamental identity of Urbanite Theatre has always been prioritizing people over production. We're interested in relentlessly talented professional artists, and we have exceptionally high standards for our actors.

 

At the audition, we expect you to be intimately familiar with the play and very comfortable with the audition sides, enough to act with presence, action, and sensitivity. We also expect that you'll be prepared, which includes arriving early, having several printed copies of your up-to-date, professional headshot and resume, and having your own copies of the audition sides. Please also remember that your audition starts with your submission email. 

 

With that said, please know that we create a very relaxed audition atmosphere, and we want you to be perfect for the role as badly as you do. We will always cast actors who demonstrate honesty, subtlety, listening, and most importantly, the ability to take direction. Break a leg!

 

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