Company: Centripetal Theatre and INspire Entertainment
Production Name: CHORIZOS AND BAD ROMANCE
Production Type: Theatre
Location: Roundhouse, Camden, London
Duration: Rehearsals from Sat 12 May, Performance on Sun 3 Jun
Closing Date: 15/05/12
A man comes home with a young guy. What appears to be the start of a hot one-night-stand, turns out to be the possible end of the man's marriage, even though his partner would never know as he is away for the weekend. Or is he? As the game of revelation and confrontation begins, one question perseveres: Who is actually playing whom?
"Chorizos and Bad Romance" is a new play that has been selected as part of a New Writing Showcase for the Accidental Festival at the Roundhouse, Camden. Industry professionals will be invited to this showcase which will also include a Q&A session.
The performance of the piece itself will be no longer than 30 minutes and forms the first part of a full play that is aimed to be produced at a later stage.
Name - Michael (lead)
Gender - Male
Playing age - 20 to 32
Height - Any
Ethnicity - Any
MICHAEL is a smart and very handsome, 25-year-old bisexual man with a killer smile. He keeps fit, dresses smart casual and is fully aware of the power of his charms. As a part-time job, he works as a honey trapper, being paid to test the fidelity of a client's partner, though he frequently breaks the golden rule of not engaging in sexual contact with the subject when he feels like it.
We currently accept any accent, but ask you to specify your native accent/language in your application.
Please be aware that the role involves kissing another male character, but no nudity.
Performance - Sunday, 3 June, 16:15h
Rehearsals - Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays daytime, from 12 May to 3 June, plus a few additional weeknights as required
Rehearsal dates and hours are negotiable and may change, and we aim to be flexible and work around other commitments that each company member may have. We would also ask you to ideally keep the weekend of the performance completely free (Friday 1 June to Sunday 3 June).
Auditions - Saturday, 12 May, afternoon (TBC)
Please state your preferred time in your application and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please be prepared to present a short modern monologue of 1-2 minutes.
You will also receive a very short excerpt from the script.t. Please also familiarise yourself with the lyrics of the song "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga. During the audition, we may ask you to sight-read or improvise around certain moments of the play.
Unfortunately, we cannot offer any pay (apart from expenses) for the simple reason that the theatre festival is run on a non-profit basis, hence no one in the company will be paid.
However, your compensation will be the fantastic opportunity of playing a lead role in an exciting new play performed at an established London theatre venue. It will give you both exposure as an actor and a great theatre credit for your CV.