Thesis Students at Cornish College of the Arts
About the project and the company
The classic story of a fairytale Princess banished from her home by an evil queen, with a twist: the Princess is actually Briar, a transgender boy just discovering his identity. With help from a young sorceress, Briar is able to magically transform into his true self, and together they make a life for themselves deep in the Northern woods. But when dashing Prince Alister and his sister tumble into their lives, Briar’s simple life is suddenly much more complicated. As the bonds between the four young people grow, they are faced with questions of identity and family that are not easily answered; and Briar’s mother casts a long shadow over what should be a happy ending.
With a mix of traditional and original Celtic folk songs and fairytale archetypes, Briar/Rose uses a familiar form to welcome the audience into a story they may be unfamiliar with. This is a senior thesis production for students at Cornish College of the Arts. It will be a fully-staged workshop of the script and score, so collaborative performers with an interest in new work are welcome!
Rehearsals: January 14 – March 19, Monday-Thursday, 7-9pm + tech week (March 16-19, times TBD)
Performances: March 20th, 7:30pm and 21st, 2pm&7:30pm
Location of Audition
Email for appointment.
For actors auditioning for Brunhilde: - 1-2 minute contemporary monologue - 32 bars of a traditional/folk song - a capella, with recorded backing*, or accompanying yourself on your own instrument - be familiar with the sides sent to you via email
Character breakdown / Project needs
LADY BRUNHILDE (20s)
Preferred method of submission
Friday, November 22nd, 5 - 7pm & Saturday, November 23rd, 12 - 2pm.
This is a student thesis project and no monetary compensation is available. However, a more complete production is being planned for 2021, which may have opportunities for paid performers and designers. This is a student thesis project and no monetary compensation is available. However, a more complete production is being planned for 2021, which may have opportunities for paid performers and designers.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
No callbacks - All actors will be asked to read a side (emailed when they submit for the audition)
Please write “Audition Submission - [Role]” in the subject line of your email.
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