The Shattered Glass Project
About the project and the company
written by Natalie Schmidt and directed by Helen Gebreamlak.
ABOUT THE PLAY AND THE PRODUCTION:
In this queer reimagining of the myth of Ceyx and Alcyone, weather goddess Iris’s life on the magical island of Aeolia has been upended by her best friend Alcyone’s whirlwind romance and sudden marriage to seafarer Ceyx. When an ill omen chases Ceyx from the island in pursuit of an oracle, Iris and Alcyone must contend with sea-drenched ghosts, unsettling dreams, and close-held secrets as they struggle to shape their futures.
Content warnings: Contains depictions of attempted suicide, drowning, and death, as well as allusions to torture and execution. Questions about the script may be addressed to us at email@example.com and we will arrange for responses from the director.
CASTING NOTES AND INFORMATION:
This show will involve some movement and stage combat but is mostly character driven. Actors can be of any age or race. Actors of color are especially encouraged to audition.
The Shattered Glass Project 2021 Short Play Festival
The Shattered Glass Project 2021 Short Play Festival consists of 5 new one-act plays written and directed by the members of the 2021 Director and Playwright Incubator/Mentor Program.
Rehearsals and performance recordings will take place between October 1 and December 5 in a hybrid Zoom/in-person model, and all plays will be recorded in-person. Actors will receive a $100 stipend. Performers must be fully vaccinated.
Full details and audition sign-ups at https://www.shatteredglassproject.org/audition-2021-short-play-festival.
Location of Audition
Zoom; audition appointments will be confirmed with a calendar invitation containing the Zoom link.
Where: All auditions will take place via Zoom. Callbacks will be individually scheduled for each play and will also take place via Zoom. See the description of each piece below. Audition details: Required: one 1-minute contemporary dramatic monologue. Auditioners will sign up for half hour time slots. Each audition will include a 15 minute group activity focused on movement and working collaboratively with other actors; followed by individual presentations of a contemporary dramatic 1 minute monologue from each auditioner.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Preferred method of submission
September 26, 2021, 3-7 p.m. and September 27, 7-10 p.m.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
October 2, 2021, 12-5 p.m.
Visit https://www.shatteredglassproject.org/audition-2021-short-play-festival for complete details about the festival and to request an audition appointment
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