AUDITIONS FOR “Or,” AT CARTE BLANCHE STUDIOS THEATRE

Carte Blanche Studios Theatre will hold open auditions for it’s upcoming play and 2012/2013 season finale “Or,” on Wednesday, May 8 at Carte Blanche Studios, 1024 S 5th Street in Milwaukee, From 7pm to 10pm.

“Or,” a comedic play by Liz Duffy Adams will begin rehearsals May 9th and run May 31st-June 9th.

Please prepare a short classical comedic monologue preferably or a comedic contemporary monologue, otherwise. If you do not have one prepared you will be asked to read from the script. Bring a copy of your headshot/resume, If you have one.

THE CHARACTERS:

APHRA BEHN – female, late 20’s/early 30’s

CHARLES II
WILLIAM SCOTT }played by one male actor, Late 20s-40s
LADY DAVENANT

JAILOR
NELL GWYNNE }played by one female actor, early-to-late-20s
MARIA

THE STORY:
OR, takes place (mostly) during one night in the life of Aphra Behn, poet, spy, and soon to be the first professional female playwright. Sprung from debtors’ prison after a disastrous overseas mission, Aphra is desperate to get out of the spy trade. She has a shot at a production at one of only two London companies, if she can only finish her play by morning despite interruptions from sudden new love, actress Nell Gwynne; complicated royal love, King Charles II; and very dodgy ex-love, double-agent William Scott—who may be in on a plot to murder the king in the morning. Can Aphra resist Nell’s charms, save Charles’ life, win William a pardon, and launch her career, all in one night? Against a background of a long drawn-out war and a counter-culture of free love, cross-dressing, and pastoral lyricism, the 1660s look a lot like the 1960s in this neo-Restoration comedy from the playwright The San Francisco Bay Guardian called “an artist of playful and highly literate imagination, radical instincts, and sardonic but generous humor.”

Email jimmydrag@yahoo.com if you have any questions, or to inquire about special appointments if you have a conflict with May 8th. . All actors will be paid $200 each for the run of the show.

Please pass this audition notice to anyone you think may be interested in auditioning.

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