When:

Sunday 1st Decemberfrom 7pm and Tuesday 3rd December from 7pm

What to prepare:

A 1-minute monologue for those auditioning for lead roles (Classical is preferred not mandatory);

All auditionees to be prepared for cold reads.

For chorus roles, please prepare a short acapella singing piece.

Where:

The Gem Community Theatre, 19 Kilvington Drive, Emerald

Director:

Sharon Maine ([email protected])

About the Show:

The Trojan Women follows the fates of Hecuba, Andromache, Cassandra and the other women of Troy after their city has been sacked, their husbands killed, and their remaining families about to be taken away as slaves. It is often considered one of Euripides’ greatest works, and among the best anti-war plays ever written.

Run of the show is 6 March – 21 March 2020

Characters:

Athena: Goddess of War and Wisdom – Female, age range 18 – 60.

Poseidon (Lead): The Greek god of the ocean, earthquakes, and horses. Poseidon built the city of Troy together with the god Apollo and therefore remained on the Trojans’ side in their fight against the Greeks.

Hecuba (Lead) Female, 50-60, The former Queen of Troy. She is arguably the play’s protagonist. Widow to Priam, King of Troy. Mother to 14 children, including Cassandra, Hector, and Polyxena. Very few of her children remain after the Trojan War. Leader to the remaining women of Troy.

Andromache (Lead) Female, age range late 20’s to late 30’s: A Trojan woman, the widowed wife of Hector, mother of Astyanax, and daughter-in-law of Hecuba.

Cassandra (Lead): A Trojan woman, the daughter of Hecuba and Priam.

Helen of Troy (Lead) Female, age range early to late 20’s: Formerly of Sparta and wife of the warrior King Menelaus. Helen was stolen from Sparta by the prince of Troy.

Talthybius (Lead): A Greek soldier, who acts as a herald and a messenger. He is one of only two mortal men in the play.

Menelaus (Lead): The King of Sparta and the former husband of Helen, who he has fought the Trojan War for.

Astyanax: The young son of Andromache and Hector. He is murdered by the Greeks for fear that he could grow up to become their enemy.

Odune: leader of the Chorus – Female, age range late 30’s to early 60’s

Female Chorus (11 roles) – all age ranges (over 18)

 To Book An Audition Please Email the Director at [email protected]

If you are interested in crew, primarily stage management & set and costume design and construction, please come to the play reading or email the director, Sharon Maine.

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