Shake It Up Audition Callout
8 September, 2016
University of Melbourne Parkville Campus
Shakespeare Company (MUSC)
Audition Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScadLCoBfyMHoTSBNnEXWfsMkH6SLJ08Jl9pOIw9ecwH8LSSw/viewform
MUSC are holding open auditions for three of the works presenting in our "Shake-It-Up" season; details of each are listed below. You may audition for one or more of the pieces, subject to your availability during the rehearsal period.
The auditions will be held on Thursday the 8th of September and Friday the 9th of September, with Taming of the Shrew callbacks taking place on the evening of Sunday the 11th of September. Auditions for 'Sit On My Face' and 'And You Brutus' will be held in a joint audition, while 'BDSM Shrew' will be held separately.
After first round auditions, you may be contacted by individual directors to organise further auditioning.
If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out the form at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScadLCoBfyMHoTSBNnEXWfsMkH6SLJ08Jl9pOIw9ecwH8LSSw/viewform
'AND YOU BRUTUS' - adapted and directed by LIAM BELLMAN-SHARPE from the play by WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
'And You Brutus' will be a taking-apart-and-putting-together-again of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.
Taking the accepted theatrical wisdom of Stanislavsky, we will mess with it as much as with the original text. Taking Caesar's assassination violent moment of protest, we will look at what it means to act.
'SIT ON MY FACE' - written and directed by AMY SPURGEON and HANNA O'KEEFE
Juliet standing on stage, over her a film is projected. A cockerel’s head is cut off. A rose blooms. A woman’s nipple hardens.
‘Sit on My Face’ examines the conflicting social attitudes and actual experiences of young women’s sexuality, and concepts of virginity by deconstructing and reimagining the wedding night of Juliet and Romeo.
Note: While 'Sit On My Face' has no prescribed roles as yet, the directors are specifically seeking women-identifying individuals for the production.
'UNTITLED BDSM TAMING OF THE SHREW PROJECT' - directed by KATE WESTON, assistant directed by REBECCA RIGGS and written by KATE WESTON and WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
The Taming of the Shrew is an incredibly problematic play that silences its heroine and forces her into submission.
In this contemporary reworking we will salvage the interesting dynamic between Katherina and Petruchio but change it to a pairing of equals, where the ‘taming’ takes the form of a consensual BDSM relationship. TLDR; fuck you, Shakespeare, we’re making this play feminist.
Katherina, Patrick, Bianca (principle);
Harriet, Luke/guy (supporting).