Date of Audition
Lantern Theater Company
923 Ludlow Street
(10th and Ludlow)
Philadelphia, PA 19105
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 by appointment.
Equity Members without appointments will be seen
throughout the audition day, as time permits.
call Ali Roy at 215.829.9002 x106 on Monday 4/9 10:30am-4:30pm or Tuesday 4/10 10:30am-4:30pm ONLY.
> A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Artistic Director: Charles McMahon
Managing Director: Anne Shuff
Associate Artistic Director: Kathryn MacMillan
Also participating in Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia Auditions, Monday, April 30. See separate notice.
All roles are available unless otherwise specified. For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.
THE LIAR by David Ives, adapted from Pierre Corneille, directed by Kathryn MacMillan
First Rehearsal: 10/9/12. Run: 11/1/12-11/25/12.
DORANTE: 20s-30s; handsome young man, charismatic, well-bred, a compulsive liar
CLARICE: 20s; young Parisian woman, beautiful, smart, well-bred, very popular
LUCRECE: 20s; just as beautiful, smart, and well-bred as Clarice, perhaps even smarter
GERONTE: 50s-60s; Dorante’s father, domineering, pompous, and inflexible
CLITON: 20s-30s; Dorante’s manservant, sharp, comedic, put-upon
ALCIPPE: 20s-30s; Clarice’s secret fiancé, upper class, blustery but weak
PHILISTE: 20s; a young man of Paris, rational and reasonable
ISABELLE/SABINE: 20s-30s; one actress plays both servants; one is sexy and saucy, the other uptight and proper
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE by Martin McDonagh, directed by Kathryn MacMillan.
First Rehearsal: 12/18/12. Run: 1/10/13-2/10/13.
MAG FOLAN: a stout woman in her early 70s; broadly comedic, manipulative, helpless
MAUREEN FOLAN: a plain, slim woman of 40; smart, no-nonsense, and desperate
RAY DOOLEY: boy of about 20; fidgety, slight but thuggish, whiny
PATO DOOLEY: a good looking man of about 40; physical laborer, kind-hearted but not a thinker
HENRY V by William Shakespeare, directed by Charles McMahon.
First Rehearsal: 2/19/13. Run: 3/14/13-4/14/13.
KING HENRY: 20s-early 30s; king of England, skilled orator, skilled strategist, brave
SCROOP/ensemble: 30s; nobleman caught in a plot to kill Henry, his dear friend
PISTOL/ensemble: 40s-50s; reluctant army recruit, petty thief
EXETER/ensemble: 40s-50s; the king’s cousin
KATHERINE/ensemble: 20s; the French king’s lovely daughter; speaks mostly French
DAUPHIN/ensemble: 20s-early 30s; heir to the French throne, superior and mocking
CHORUS/CANTERBURY/ensemble: 40s-60s; commentator and leader, powerful
FLUELLEN/ensemble: 40s-early 50s; a Welsh officer, honorable, but ‘blue collar’
HEROES by Tom Stoppard, adapted from Gerald Sibleyras, directed by M. Craig Getting.
First Rehearsal: 4/23/13. Run: 5/16/13-6/9/13.
HENRI: 60s-70s; gentle and a bit shy, contented, has a bad leg
GUSTAVE: 60s-70s; boastful, a bully, agoraphobic
PHILIPPE: 60s-70s; a war injury causes occasional blackouts, physically comedic, a bit paranoid
NEW JERUSALEM, THE INTERROGATION OF BARUCH DE SPINOZA AT TALMUD TORAH CONGREGATION: AMSTERDAM, JULY 27, 1656 by David Ives, directed by Charles McMahon
First Rehearsal: 8/21/12. Run: 9/4/12-9/30/12.
ABRAHAM VAN VALKENBURGH -- CAST. a regent of Amsterdam, 45; a powerful, smart, complex figure.
SAUL LEVI MORTERA -- CAST. chief rabbi of Amsterdam, 60 or more; softer & introspective, a charismatic leader of his small community.
GASPAR RODRIGUES BEN ISRAEL -- CAST. a parnas of Talmud Torah, perhaps 50; a carpet seller, self-effacing and gently comic.
BARUCH DE SPINOZA -- CAST. a merchant of Amsterdam, 23; at once a dazzling genius and an amiable, modest young man; based on a real person.
SIMON DE VRIES -- CAST. a painter, 23; patient, youthful, clever, amiable, short-sighted.
CLARA VAN DEN ENDEN -- CAST. a music teacher, 20; lovely, earnest, a bit anxious, deeply loyal.
REBEKAH DE SPINOZA -- CAST. Baruch's half-sister, 26; comic character: outspoken, capricious.
If unable to attend, send photo/resume to Attn: Casting Department, Lantern Theater Company, PO Box 53428, Philadelphia, PA 19105-3428. Please do not write "do not bend/fold" on your envelope.
Approva/salary level pending. See Other.
Actors (m/f) for several shows. See Breakdown for details.
A breakdown has been added for this notice.
Please prepare one monologue up to three minutes long or two contrasting monologues equaling three minutes. There are no musicals in the 2012/13 season; no music, please. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.
2011-12 weekly minimum: $380.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.