Written by Sophocles
Adapted by Jean Anouilh
Directed by April Lichtman
Auditions are Monday, May 20th from 7PM to 10PM and Tuesday, May 21st from 7PM to 10PM. Callbacks Wednesday, May 22nd (if needed).
Performances are July 11th and 12th, both at 7PM.
Please come to auditions familiar with the script. Please email April Lichtman (email@example.com) for a copy of the script!
Looking to start rehearsals the week of May 27. Looking to do 2-3 rehearsals per week up until the show. Subject to change.
Based on the greek classic by Sophocles, this adaptation brings this story to light for a new generation. It is an unmistakably bold commentary on the submission to, and resistance of, power and control. It asks us what it means to be heard regardless of your identity or background.
All roles open. Flexible in terms of gender and age. Some of those cast may be playing multiple parts, The actors playing Antigone and Creon will not be. Looking to cast 7-12 persons.
Chorus - To guide the audience. Typical of that in a Classical Greek play.
Antigone - a young woman genuinely curious about the world around her. Sister to Ismene. Fiance to Haemon. Niece to Creon. Unaware of her beauty and unique perspective on the world. She is the smartest character in this play because she dares to ask questions.
Nurse - a caring yet strong-willed woman who has cared for both Antigone and Ismene for all their lives. She is a worrier, she wants the best for both of them.
Ismene - a gorgeous young woman. Sister to Antigone. Niece to Creon. She is very aware of her looks, she is concerned for her sister. Plays by the rules.
Haemon - Son to Creon. A noble warrior. Antigone’s fiance. A devoted yet passionate dreamer.
Creon - The New King. Father to Haemon. Uncle to Antigone and Ismene. Confident and assured that his way is the only way.
Eurydice - The New Queen. Mother to Haemon. Aunt to Antigone and Ismene.
Thank you and we hope to see you there! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any comments, questions or concerns.
+ What should I prepare?
Examine what the audition notice has requested and prepare appropriately. For example, if it asks for classical musical theater, do not bring a song from RENT. You should prepare something that suits you well and with which you are comfortable. We want to see you at your best!
+ Where are auditions held?
Generally auditions are held at the Carriage House Arts Center at 390 Grumman Ave in Norwalk, CT. However, always check the audition listing to make sure.
+ What should I wear?
Wear what you feel & look best in. Don't wear anything too distracting. You will do best in neutral tones and unpatterned pieces. If there is a dance component to the auditions, bring a change of clothes in which you can move easily. If you do not have official "dancewear," don't sweat it! Any gym clothes will do.
+ What should I bring?
If you have a headshot and a resume, great! But you do not need one to be considered. A smile goes a long way inside the audition room and out.
+ Who will be watching me?
The answer to this varies by production, but expect at least 3-4 people in the room: the director, the producer(s), the stage manager, and, if it's a musical, the choreographer and the musical director.
+ What happens in the audition room?
FOR A PLAY: Generally, you will be given "sides," or a section of the script, to read from, either with another actor or with a reader selected by the production team. FOR A MUSICAL: You will enter the room and, if you have sheet music, bring it to the accompanist. At this point you can discuss tempo and feel if you wish, and then make your way to the stage. If there is an X or a marker, walk to that spot; if not, as a rule, stand in the center of the stage. Introduce yourself to the people who are watching, and introduce your piece(s). Once you have completed your audition, thank the room, grab your music from the accompanist and thank him or her as well, and then exit the room.
+ What happens after the audition?
If there is no dance component to the audition, you may leave once you have completed your song or monologue. If the production team needs to see more from you, they will bring you back for callbacks.
+ What happens at callbacks?
This varies by production, but generally you will be called back to audition for a specific part in the production. If the production is a musical, you might also be taught a section of a song from that show or a specific dance combination.
+ What does it mean if I didn't get a callback?
Not getting a callback does not necessarily mean you are not going to be cast. It simply means the production team saw enough from you at your initial audition to make a casting decision about you.
+ When will I find out if I'm cast?
This varies, depending on the calendar of the production, but generally the production will be officailly cast within a week of callbacks. We do contact everyone who auditions (whether they are cast or not) as soon as we can.
+ What does it mean if I'm not cast?
If you are not cast, it does not reflect on your talent or ability. Production teams are looking for a very specific quality and look for each character, and that is out of your control! You should not take rejection as a value judgement on you, but rather as a opportunity to audition for another show.