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NWTC audition call for The Pillowman

Posted by Valerie Scott (vs23) on Feb 15 2016
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 New World Theatre Club is pleased to announce an

 

AUDITION CALL for

 

The Pillowman

The Pillowman is a 3 Act play by Martin McDonagh (running time about 2 hours, with an interval). Katurian, a writer of short stories which often depict violence against children, has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of his stories resemble recent child murders. When he hears that his brother Michal has confessed to the murders and implicated Katurian, he resigns himself to his execution but attempts to save his stories from destruction. The play includes both narrations and re-enactments of several of Katurian's stories, most notably the autobiographical "The Writer and the Writer's Brother", which tells how Katurian developed his disturbed imagination.

Although not obvious from the above description, the play unfolds through comic and tragic moments and is filled with lots of humour (albeit a bit on the dark side). It is through this humour that the playwright captures the humanity of the situation. Storytelling is the backbone of this production and through the rehearsal process we will explore the most exciting methods, both vocally and physically, of telling our story.

Auditions:

Date:                Saturday April 30th, 2016

Place:               Altrimenti, Centre Convict,  5 avenue Marie-Thérèse,  L – 2132 Luxembourg

Time:                14:00

Cast:                Katurian            -           Male, playing age: 20’s to 40’s

                        Michal               -           Male, playing age: 20’s to 40’s

                        Tupolski            -           Male, playing age: 30’s to 60’s

                        Ariel                  -           Male, playing age: 30’s to 60’s

                        Mother              -           Female, playing age: 40’s to 60’s

                        Father               -           Male, playing age: 40’s to 60’s

                        Girl/Boy            -           Female/Male, playing age: 15 to 20

 

 

 New World Theatre Club is pleased to announce an

 

AUDITION CALL for

 

The Pillowman

The Pillowman is a 3 Act play by Martin McDonagh (running time about 2 hours, with an interval). Katurian, a writer of short stories which often depict violence against children, has been arrested by two detectives, Ariel and Tupolski, because some of his stories resemble recent child murders. When he hears that his brother Michal has confessed to the murders and implicated Katurian, he resigns himself to his execution but attempts to save his stories from destruction. The play includes both narrations and re-enactments of several of Katurian's stories, most notably the autobiographical "The Writer and the Writer's Brother", which tells how Katurian developed his disturbed imagination.

Although not obvious from the above description, the play unfolds through comic and tragic moments and is filled with lots of humour (albeit a bit on the dark side). It is through this humour that the playwright captures the humanity of the situation. Storytelling is the backbone of this production and through the rehearsal process we will explore the most exciting methods, both vocally and physically, of telling our story.

Auditions:

Date:                Saturday April 30th, 2016

Place:               Altrimenti, Centre Convict,  5 avenue Marie-Thérèse,  L – 2132 Luxembourg

Time:                14:00

Cast:                Katurian            -           Male, playing age: 20’s to 40’s

                        Michal               -           Male, playing age: 20’s to 40’s

                        Tupolski            -           Male, playing age: 30’s to 60’s

                        Ariel                  -           Male, playing age: 30’s to 60’s

                        Mother              -           Female, playing age: 40’s to 60’s

                        Father               -           Male, playing age: 40’s to 60’s

                        Girl/Boy            -           Female/Male, playing age: 15 to 20

 

All auditionees will need to be present at 14:00 and will be required for up to 3 hours.

As the play depends strongly on ensemble work, the auditions will take the form of a workshop involving all auditionees and for which no preparation need be done beforehand and no “audition pieces” will be required.

Please wear comfortable clothes and trainers / soft shoes.

Performances will be in the Mierscher Kulturhaus – Mersch from October 5th to 9th 2016. There will be a 14-16 week rehearsal period starting from mid-May with 2 to 3 rehearsals a week and running throughout the summer holidays depending on the actors' / crews’ availability.

 Anyone who is interested or who would like to find out more about the play and the production, can contact the director, Gav Guilfoyle on gav.guilfoyle@gmail.com or +352 691 630 690.

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