AUDITIONS Brecksville Theatre’s Production of: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett Directed by Art Suskin
Audition Times: Sunday, June 24 at 2:00pm and Monday, June 25 at 7:00pm
Brecksville Theatre 49 Public Square, Brecksville, Ohio 44141 www.thebrecksvilletheatre.org • 440-736-7749
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
(If you have a prepared piece of 1-2 minutes, the director would be happy to hear it.) No appointment necessary. Please be prepared to stay for a few hours.
Callbacks (if necessary) are by invitation only on Tuesday June 26 at 7:00pm.
PLEASE BRING ALL YOUR CONFLICTS BETWEEN JULY 8 AND SEPTEMBER 9.
ABOUT THE PLAY: Waiting for Godot...is a play by Nobel Prize Winner Samuel Beckett, in which two seemingly homeless men wait for someone—or something—named Godot. Vladimir and Estragon wait near a tree, inhabiting a drama spun from their own consciousness. The result is a comic wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense, which has been interpreted as mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. and while waiting they encounter three other characters. Waiting for Godot is Beckett's translation of his own original French play, En attendant Godot, and is subtitled (in English only) "a tragicomedy in two acts. In a poll conducted by the British Royal National Theatre in 1990 it was voted the “most significant English language play of the 20th century”. Beckett’s play remains one of the most magical and beautiful allegories of our time.
The First Company Meeting and Read-through will be from 1:00-5:30pm on Sunday, July 15. Rehearsals (5 per week: Mon-Thurs eve and Sunday afternoons) will commence on August 21, 2017. Performances (9): Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm, August 24-September 9
The Director strongly advises that actors read the play before attending the auditions.
BRECKSVILLE THEATRE IS CASTING THE FOLLOWING 5 MALE ROLES:
• Vladimir (called ‘Didi’)—Age 40s-50s (but younger and older men can give it a shot)
• Estragon (called ‘Gogo’)—Age 40s-50s (but younger and older men can give it a shot)
• Pozzo—Age Late 30s-70s, preferably plump…a “captain of industry”
• Lucky—Age 20s, preferably tall and thin
• A Boy—Age 8-12
Note that all must be able to learn lines early and accurately.
Getting the words right, as Beckett wrote them, is one key to the success of this extraordinary play.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT THE DIRECTOR (ART SUSKIN) AT 816-210-6266 OR ART@THEATREGYM.ORG
Written by Samuel Beckett Directed by Art Suskin