AUDITION for KING LEAR
OBIE Award-winning, internationally touring Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company
will be holding auditions for a new show, KING LEAR, written and directed by Young Jean Lee (THE SHIPMENT, CHURCH, SONGS OF THE DRAGON FLYING TO HEAVEN), which will premiere at Soho Rep (BLASTED, NO DICE) in January 2010. These are exploratory auditions for a workshop and staged reading of the piece this spring.
KING LEAR will be a loose, experimental adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Warning to Shakespeare enthusiasts: the show may end up having very little in common with its source text. This adaptation will be an angry love song to fathers, forefathers, and patriarchs—a thorny and complicated exploration of the ways in which they exert control and influence. This is going to be Tragedy with a capital T. We’ll try to figure out how to wreak the most emotional devastation possible. It is going to zero in on that chilling moment in a person’s life when they realize that their parents are aging and mortal, that they’re going to have to take care of their sick parents, and that they themselves are going to age and die.
- Women and Men of all ages (23+) and all ethnicities
- Older performers (50+) especially welcome
- Both AEA & Non-Equity performers
- Experienced actors with great range, comedic and tragic
- Experience with experimental theater a plus
Please let us know if you have experience with writing, directing, or collaborating on the development of a new show. All the text will be written for you, but we will be starting without a script and will require substantial creative input.
AUDITIONS AND CALLBACKS WILL BE HELD MARCH 1-2 AND MARCH 3-8/Times & Location TBD
If you are interested in auditioning, please email current resume and headshot as well as two dates that you are available to audition to firstname.lastname@example.org