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Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company and Simple Machine announce auditions for a co-production of OR, by Liz Duffy Adams, directed by Adrienne Boris.

 

Auditions will take place at Chelsea Theatre Works in Chelsea, MA on Saturday April 15 from 12PM-4PM. Callbacks (and alternate audition date) will be Monday April 17 from 6-10PM.

 

The production will take place at the Apollinaire Black Box at Chelsea Theatre Works from September 9-24 (ThursdaySunday shows with Sunday matinees.) Tech week runs from Labor Day September 5 until September 9. Rehearsals will also take place at Chelsea Theatre Works, beginning July 25. Exact rehearsal schedule to be determined based on company members’ schedules.

 

We are seeking non-union candidates only and are offering a stipend.

 

Casting Breakdown

 

NELL GWYNNE and others/ — All ethnicities – 20s-30s

One of the first actresses on the English stage, known especially for her comic timing. Nell is potty-mouthed, impulsive, and seductive. This actress will also play Maria, an exaggeratedly cranky older servant, Lady Davenant, a sharp and snooty aristocrat, and a bawdy male jailer. Role requires excellent comic chops and physicality.

 

CHARLES II and WILLIAM SCOTT/ — All ethnicities – 30s +

Charles II — King of England, regal, but a little at sea in the monarch job description. A little bit of a lady-killer but ultimately rather polite. Playful.

William — A practiced spy, often on guard, from a different world than the court with a kind of animal magnetism

Role also requires comic chops and physicality.

 

**THE ROLE OF APHRA BEHN HAS BEEN CAST**

 

How to Audition

 

Please prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, preferably one that is physical, comedic and/or from a play using some kind of heightened text. Callbacks will consist of reading selected sides from the play. Please bring one copy of your headshot and resume, affixed together. To sign up for an audition slot, please e-mail auditions.or@gmail.com.