Ophelia Theatre Group is currently casting for the third and fourth productions of its 2016-2017 “Turning the Page: a Season of New Chapters” season. Accepting headshots/resumes from Equity and non-Equity actors for Some Night and Your Alice. All roles are open. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend. Email headshots and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Written by Sarah Victoria Bennett
Directed by Eric Ruiter
Rehearsals: January 22nd-February 24th
Tech Dates: February 25th-March 2nd
Show Dates: March 3rd-March 25th
Show Times: Fri/Sat @8pm, Sun @6pm
Written by Billie Aken-Tyers
Directed by Billie Aken-Tyers and Michael Bradshaw Flynn
Rehearsals: March 20th-April 21st
Tech Dates: April 22nd-April 27th
Show Dates: April 28th-May 20th
Show Times: Fri/Sat @8pm, Sun @6pm
Rehearsal and Performance Location:
2112 30th Road
Astoria, New York 11102
v/t: Ophelia Theatre Group
Date of Auditions: December 13th
Dates of Callbacks: December 17th
Please prepare a single 1 minute contemporary monologue. If submitting for a role that requests musical experience, please note which instrument you play in your submission.
For people of the starry-eyed variety, some nights are more life changing than others. In times gone by, Athenians have flown to the forest in the name of love, acting troupes have gone to great lengths to be acknowledged and rewarded for their art, and fairies have wreaked all manner of mischief upon the mortal world for the sake of self-aggrandizement. But has anything really changed? Some Night follows an eclectic band of characters as they pursue their dreams of love, power, fame, and fulfillment while struggling to reconcile their own ideas of fantasy and reality. This original comedy pays homage to the happenings of a famous midsummer night while bringing the magic to today’s baffling and yet still enchanting world.
Robin (M, 20s-30s) Mischievous, roguish Puck turned sly, charming personal assistant to Theo (later, Oberon). Aloof, unpredictable and surprisingly sentimental. Romantic interest to Faye.
Faye (F, 20s-30s) Natalie’s (later, Titania’s) personal assistant. Grounded, strong-willed and a bit naive. Old-fashioned romantic with abundant moxie. Romantic interest to Robin.
Theo (M, 20s-40s) Band manager of The Cankerblossoms and Natalie’s husband (for the time being). Also, the King of Fairies. High-strung, scatterbrained and paternal. Strong character actor with lots of range.
Natalie (F, 20s-40s) Former backup dancer and Theo’s wife (for the time being). Also, the Queen of Fairies. Neurotic, fiery and spirited. Strong character actor with lots of range.
The Cankerblossoms (M/F, 20s-30s) Den, Lon, Harry and Haden, old friends currently in conflict over the future identity of their rock band “The Cankerblossoms”. Strong comedic, ensemble and musical skills a must. MUST PLAY AN INSTRUMENT OR SING.
One golden afternoon on 4 July 1862, Charles Ludvig Dodgson (Lewis Carroll) began to tell a story that would be held in the hearts of children and adults alike for the next 150 years. But what about the first ears that heard this story? Your Alice explores the complex and dynamic friendship between Mr. Dodgson and his ‘Dreamchild’ muse Miss Alice Liddell, the inspiration behind Alice in Wonderland. As they sail down the Oxford River, the songs, words and whimsical characters of Wonderland are pitted against the demons of a man struggling to keep himself afloat.
Alice Liddell (F, 20’s. Must be able to play young girl and late teens.) Feisty and precocious, Alice is different from the other children. She wears her heart on her sleeve and is brave beyond measure. As she begins to get older, she is confronted with the realities of Wonderland but has yet to understand them. Emotionally available, not the stereotypical ‘Alice’. Movement skills a plus. RP dialect required.
Charles Dodgson/Lewis Carroll (M, 20s-30s) On the surface, he is the perfect mild-mannered English gentleman. A genius battling with his inner demons. As the characters he has created begin to take hold of the story, he is forced to face his feelings for Alice. Complex, witty and kind. An Introvert. RP dialect required.
The Caterpillar (M, 20s-30s) If Charles is the perfect gentlemen, he certainly is not. Represents everything debauched and deviant about the Victorian era. Sex drives his every thought. He can push for answers in ways no one else can.
The Queen of Hearts (F, 20s-30s) A ferocious woman. She rules the roost in Wonderland. Also doubles as the Mouse and Alice’s Mother. Trusts no one, least of all Charles. Movement skills a plus. Musical Instruments a plus but not required.
The White Rabbit (M, 20s-30s) The angel of the story and a true ally of Alice. He sees the good in everyone, even when we can’t see it in ourselves. MUST SING. Movement a plus.
The Cheshire Cat (F, 20s-30s) The conductor of the story. Aloof and mysterious, she relishes in living in the grey area and sees the world for what it is. CLASSICAL PIANO REQUIRED. Movement skills a plus.
The Mad Hatter (M/F, 20s-30s) Madness personified. Actor will also play THE DODO and CARD 3. Great character and ensemble skills. Comic timing a must. Movement skills a plus. Musical Instruments a plus but not required.
The March Hare (M/F, 20s-30s) An insane animal, wired beyond belief. Has probably been awake for four days straight. Actor will also play THE EAGLET and CARD 2. Great character and ensemble skills. Comic timing a must. Movement skills a plus. Musical Instruments a plus but not required.
The Dormouse (M/F, 20s-30s) A sleepy little mouse. Actor will also play THE LORY and CARD 7. Great character and ensemble skills. Comic timing a must. Movement skills a plus. Musical Instruments a plus but not required.
Tweedle Dum (M/F, 20s-30s) A naughty little Victorian boy. Clowning skills a plus. Actor will also play THE MOCK TURTLE and CARD 5. Great character and ensemble skills. Comic timing a must. Movement skills a plus. Musical Instruments a plus but not required.
Tweedle Dee (M/F, 20s-30s) The other naughty little Victorian boy. Clowning skills a plus. Actor will also play THE KNAVE OF HEARTS. Great character and ensemble skills. Comic timing a must. Movement skills a plus. Musical Instruments a plus but not required.