Casting: Saint Joan by George Bernard Shaw (Live Performance)
New Muses Theatre Company
About the project and the company
New Muses Theatre Company is pleased to announce a non-union casting call for roles in George Bernard Shaw’s SAINT JOAN. This production will play in front of a vaccinated-only live audience for 9 performances from July 30 – August 15, 2021. All rehearsals and performances for SAINT JOAN will be at the Dukesbay Theater in Tacoma.
The production will also be filmed and released for on-demand streaming after the end of the live run.
By George Bernard Shaw
First Rehearsal: June 30
Opening: July 30
Closing: August 15
Live performances return with one of our most requested titles! George Bernard Shaw’s SAINT JOAN tells the story of Joan of Arc and her battle to win respect, equality, and freedom for her country. A political thriller set against the backdrop of the Hundred Years War, SAINT JOAN is revived in an intimate and breathtaking new production from New Muses.
CHARLES VII (M, 20s) also plays the Executioner
BLUEBEARD (M, 20s-30s) also plays Poulengy, Page, Courcelles, and Soldier
ROBERT (M, 30s-40s) also plays the Inquisitor and Gentleman
DUNOIS (M, late 20s-30s) also plays Steward and Ladvenu
ARCHBISHOP (M, 40+) also plays D’Estivet
CAUCHON (M, 50+)
CHAPLAIN (M, 40s) also plays La Hire
WARWICK (M, 40s) also plays La Tremouille and a Sentry
*The role of JOAN has been cast
Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition for roles in New Muses Theatre Company productions. Information given on age, gender, etc. is specific to the character as originally written; actors need not personally match the character in age, gender-identity, etc. to submit or be considered. All roles are open to actors of any ethnicity.
Proof of vaccination against the Covid-19 virus is required to work on a New Muses Theatre Company production in any capacity through the end of the 2021-22 Season. To find a vaccination appointment in Washington State please visit https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov.
"Vaccinated" is defined as an individual who has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of a single-dose vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual's final dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
ABOUT NEW MUSES:
Celebrating their twelfth season, New Muses Theatre Company has produced works ranging from classics like THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, HAMLET, and DOCTOR FAUSTUS to contemporary plays by Neil Labute, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Frayn. Dedicated to producing intelligent, thought-provoking and engaging theatre for a contemporary audience, New Muses balances their trademark re-interpretations of classic works with contemporary plays and challenging stories featured in the One-Night-Only staged reading series. New Muses is excited to continue residence in Tacoma's Dukesbay Theater for the entirety of the 2020-21 season.
Due to Covid restrictions, we are requesting that all actors interested in this production please submit a 1-2 minute monologue via video in lieu of in-person auditions. Video auditions will be accepted until 5pm on Friday, June 18th. In-person callbacks will be scheduled for Monday, June 21st in Tacoma. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin on June 30th. To audition: 1. Film a 1-2 minute monologue and upload to an online video service. (Unlisted YouTube videos are preferred.) 2. Email a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org 3. Fill out our digital audition form including a link to your video at https://forms.gle/nXx2DJq3PEhx5EgT6 We will be looking at all the video submissions together in one sitting on June 18th and inviting actors to callbacks on the 21st via email over the weekend. Please add email@example.com to your address book to avoid missing a callback email due to spam filters.
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Video submissions accepted until June 18th at 5:00pm
All actors and crew in this production will receive a share of net profit from ticket sales. All actors and crew in this production will receive a share of net profit from ticket sales.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
By appointment on June 21st
Fill out audition form at https://forms.gle/nXx2DJq3PEhx5EgT6
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