GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company Announces Auditions for “The Tempest” and “Fun Home”

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Directors Caitlin Teeley and Harrison Lang, announces auditions for their Summer 2018 Season.

The season includes the world premiere of an original musical adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, with original music composed by Jackson Teeley, as well as the regional premiere of the five-time Tony-Award winning musical Fun Home, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Alison Bechdel.

For information on auditions, dates, what to prepare, and what roles we are seeking to fill, please continue reading.

Shows: 
– The Tempest, a Musical (World Premiere): June 14-17 at St. James Place

Rehearses May 19- June 13, at night


– Fun Home (Regional Premiere): August 8-12 at The Egremont Barn

Rehearses July 2-August 7, at night

What to prepare:
– 32 bar cut of an uptempo song, and a 32 bar cut of a ballad.
– Please have a 2-minute classical and a 2-minute contemporary monologue prepared in case we ask to see them. 

A pianist will be provided. 

When:
– Friday April 6, 3pm-6pm
– Saturday April 7, 12pm-3pm
– CALLBACKS: Sunday April 8 (If you plan on auditioning, please make sure you are available on this day.)

Where: 
– the DAP at Simons Rock in the Livingston Hall Student Center. You will get directions upon scheduling your audition.

To Schedule:
– Email ghostlitrep@gmail.com. 
– Please indicate a first and second preference of audition date and time. Auditions will be scheduled in 10-minute slots.

The last date to schedule an audition is Thursday April 5 by 11:59pm

Roles we are seeking to fill:

THE TEMPEST

Prospero (Lead): All ages, genders, and ethnicities

The proper duke of Milan and father to Miranda; after being usurped by his brother, Antonio, Prospero found refuge on the island. He has spent his years in exile perfecting his art of sorcery to avenge the misdeeds. Baritone.

Ferdinand (Lead):  All ages , genders, and ethnicities

A softhearted young man and son of the king of Naples; upon being shipwrecked and separated from the rest of the royal party, he meets and quickly fall in love with Miranda. Tenor.

Antonio (Supporting):  All ages, genders, and ethnicities

The current duke of Milan and younger sibling to Prospero; usurper of Prospero’s dukedom, he now persuades Sebastian to murder his own brother, the king of Naples, for the throne. Baritone.

Alonso (Supporting):  All ages, genders, and ethnicities

The king of Naples; bumbling and over dramatic, he grieves the assumed death of his son. Alonso aided in the the over throw of Prospero as duke and is genuinely repentant for his actions. Bari-Tenor.

Sebastian (Supporting):  All ages, genders, and ethnicities

Alonso’s brother; he is easily convinced into plotting his own brother’s murder to succeed the throne. Baritone.

Gonzala (Supporting):  All ages, genders, and ethnicities

A kindly and deeply optimistic advisor to King Alonso; helped with Prospero’s and Miranda’s escape upon their exile from Milan. Gonzala see’s the beauty in the island that others don’t. Alto.

FUN HOME

Alison Bechdel: Female, 30-49 (Cast)

narrator; now a self-aware adult, she is able to reflect insightfully on her own life and her relationship with her father before his tragic death; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; range = low E to light belt C sharp.

Medium Alison : Female, 16-20 (Cast)

a freshman at Oberlin College, discovering her sexuality; an incredibly well-read, hyper-intelligent teenager; her uncertainty about who she is makes her socially awkward at times; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; strong mix-belt to C and effortless mix to E

Small Alison; Female 8-10 (Cast)

Alison Bechdel as a child; precocious and opinionated; on the cusp of finding herself and forming her own views on how a girl her age should behave and dress; confident and intelligent; strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song, natural sound, B to B.

Bruce Bechdel: Male, 40-49

– High-school English teacher, funeral home director, spends his spare time on

the historic restoration of his home; complex man with a hot temper as a result of years of repression; can be caring and attentive to his children but is also quick to anger; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; range B to G.

Helen Bechdel: Female, 30-39 (Cast)

Alison’s mother; frustrated, exhausted by 

her tumultuous marriage; has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife while turning a blind eye to the irreverent activities of her husband; must be a strong singer who can move seamlessly in vocal quality from speech to song; range = A flat to strong mixed E

Christian: Male, 10-15

 – Alison’s older brother; oldest of the three children; strives to be the leader, but is sometimes overshadowed by Alison’s strong personality; seeking a singer (pre-pubescent) with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

John: Male, 6-9

– Alison’s younger brother; like most boys his age, he is full of energy with a quirky imagination; looks up to his siblings; seeking a singer with a natural sound, good sense of harmony and pitch.

Joan: Female, 18-20

– Student at Oberlin; exudes a confident, sexual energy, with a dry sense of humor; unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her skin and openly identifies as a lesbian; must be comfortable with harmony singing, alto lines.

Roy/Pete/Mark/Bobby/Jeremy: Male, 20-30 (Cast)

– Roy, a young man Bruce hires to do yard work; Pete, a mourner who visits the funeral home; Mark, a high school junior; Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer of a band in Alison’s imagination; singer with a strong clean 70s pop sound – to a B

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please direct them to ghostlitrep@gmail.com

Original logo design for The Tempest: Jackson Teeley

Original logo design for Fun Home: Erin Briggeman

GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company’s core mission is to create innovative and transformative work, from the odd and experimental to the classic musical. Our intention is to bring to our audiences a reflective and thought provoking experience. We are a company that creates a safe space to explore bold artistic endeavors and be an incubator for new work. In addition, we aim to present a platform of heightened styles of performance to the youth of Berkshire County, created around new and old forms of theatre. Our goal is to capture and engage our audiences by creating work that is risky, surprising, and at times audacious; to celebrate theatre as an art form in which to test political, social, and moral ideals. For further inquiries please email ghostlitrep@gmail.com or visit ghostlitrep.com

 

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