Audition: Corpus Christi and The Normal Heart

By | June 18, 2017

AUDITIONS FOR:
Corpus Christi
By Terrence McNally
Directed by Dexter M Ramey
Production: January 31st – February 24th, 2018
Rehearsals will start the beginning of Nov. With breaks for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Director Dexter M. Ramey is looking for an ensemble of 12 males of any race or age all of which will portray various characters.

The most controversial and talked about play of the 1998 theatrical season begins: “We are going to tell you an old and familiar story.” But from that point on, nothing feels quite familiar again. What follows is a story that parallels the New Testament’s, and its subject is nothing less than the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus. But McNally’s Christ figure is a character named Joshua, a young man born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the early 1950s. Different from the other boys because he is homosexual, Joshua grows up in isolation and torment, an object of scorn. He flees Corpus Christi in search of a more accepting environment, gathering along the way a group of disciples who are bound to him by his message of love and tolerance. Joshua delivers his Sermon on the Mount, and officiates at a gay marriage ceremony, but, inevitably, his radical teachings (like Jesus’) will not deliver him from his fate. Returning to Corpus Christi, he is betrayed by his lover, Judas, and crucified in front of the jeering throngs who hated him as a boy, and still do. His plea, that we look upon all souls as equal in the sight of God, falls unattended.

All roles are paid. Equity contracts available.

Please prepare a one minute to 90 second monologue of your choice and if you sing please prepare 16 bars of the hymn Were You There When which will be done acapella.

Auditions will take place June 26th from 6 pm to 10 pm at Richmond Triangle Players. Audition appointment required; please contact Dexter Ramey at dmramey@aol.com to schedule your appointment slot. We will accept video submissions as well.

AUDITIONS FOR:
The Normal Heart
By Terrance McNally
Directed by George Boyd
Production: April 18th – May 12th, 2018

A searing drama about public and private indifference to the AIDS plague and one man’s lonely fight to awaken the world to the crisis. Produced to acclaim in New York, London and Los Angeles, The Normal Heart follows Ned Weeks, a gay activist enraged at the indifference of public officials and the gay community. While trying to save the world from itself, he confronts the personal toll of AIDS when his lover dies of the disease.

Director George Boyd will be sitting in on the CORPUS auditions scheduled for June 26th.

All roles are paid. Equity contracts available.

Callbacks will occur June 28th for NORMAL HEART. At callbacks, auditionees will be asked to read from the script. Please come prepared with the character you would like to read for.

If interested in auditioning for NORMAL HEART, please email lucianrestivo@gmail.com with your resume and headshot for consideration.

 

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