The Other Mirror | New York, NY
Artistic Director: Katherine M. Carter
Book & Lyrics: Austin Ruffer
Music: Neil Douglas Reilly
Director: Katherine M. Carter
Producer: Diana Zambrotta
Costume Designer: Caitlin Cisek
1st reh: 8/11.
Performs: 9/6- 9/9
see breakdown for schedule.
Casting Director: Chelsea Ignagni
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP.
Indicate GODS AND KINGS Submission in subject line.
Actors, men and women, for various roles in this New Musical Adapted from Euripides’ THE BACCHAE
NY auditions will be held 7/16, 7/17 by appointment only.
Rehearsals: August 11th - September 6th - a 4-week rehearsal schedule
Performances: September 6th-9th: 9/6-Evening, 9/7-Afternoon and Evening, 9/8-Afternoon and Evening, 9/9-Afternoon
Project Description: The Other Mirror Theatre company is producing GODS AND KINGS, a contemporary musical adaptation of Euripides' classic play, THE BACCHAE. Set in "Ancient Greece," the piece uses an original alt-rock score to boldly bring to life the conflict between two young men. The unyielding king Pentheus and the anarchic god Dionysus are desperately trying to establish themselves and their power. This struggle leaves Agave, the king's strong-willed mother, and the nation’s people caught in the crossfire of this epic battle. With music by Neil Douglas Reilly (Rocky, The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess) and book and lyrics by Austin Ruffer, the musical asks: Do people really have to live a life stuck between gods and kings?
*All Characters are open ethnicity
We are looking for people with a pop/rock or folk/rock sound (think Blink 182, The Killers, Paramore Jack Johnson). Playing musical instruments especially guitar and strings is encouraged but not required. Please make note of any instruments you may play at any proficiency level.
(Tenor) – (Male, open ethnicity, 24-28) God of wine and revelry. Seemingly carefree, but demands acknowledgment of his godliness and absolution for his mother.
(Tenor) – (Male, open ethnicity, 24-28) The king of Thebes. Obsessed with order and control, concealing his own fear and lack of identity.
(Baritone) – (Male, open ethnicity, 35-45) Grandfather to Pentheus and former king. Hard on his grandson and full of regrets.
(Mezzo) – (Female, open ethnicity, 30-40) Mother of Pentheus. Chafing against the role Pentheus forces her into.
(Tenor) – (Male, open ethnicity, 21-24) Acoetes (uh-SEE-tez) is Pentheus’ loyal guard.
(Male/Female, open ethnicity, 20-50) The wild, uninhibited followers of Dionysus. Storytellers and generally insightful people. (Ability to play musical instruments is encouraged but not required. Please make note of any experience on your submission).