It’s that time again! Bygone Theatre is holding auditions for its upcoming production of LOOT – here’s everything you need to know;
WHAT: Loot, by Joe Orton, directed by Emily Dix
WHEN: March 8-17th, 2018 (11 performances)
WHERE: Alumnae Theatre mainstage
SYNOPSIS: Only hours before her intended burial, the late Mrs. McLeavy is removed from her coffin by her son, Hal, and his best pal, Dennis, who have together just robbed a bank and need the coffin to stash the loot. Absurdity abounds in the dark, 1965 farce that examines attitudes surrounding death, police integrity, and the Catholic church.
This production is non-union, profit-share, and eligible for the Dora Awards.
All characters require the use of a British accent and excellent comedic timing.
HAL – early 20s, British, gay, the son of the recently deceased, full of Catholic guilt
DENNIS – early 20s, British, a sexual deviant & an undertaker
FAY – mid to late 20s, British, a nurse, says she’s a devout Catholic, uses her sexuality to manipulate men
MR. MCLEAVY – middle aged, British, a recent widower, old-fashioned, a devout Catholic, concerned about his son
INSPECTOR TRUSCOTT – middle aged, British, the bumbling police detective, not above bribery and violence, embodies every negative stereotype of the police force
MEADOWS – 20s-30s, a police officer (minor role)
WHAT TO DO: Email director Emily Dix (email@example.com) with your headshot and artistic resume, and the subject line “Loot Auditions” to request an audition
WHEN: Auditions will be held on Friday December 8th and Saturday December 9th; callbacks TBA.
WHERE: Audition location will be sent to those selected for an audition
Will take place in January and February on evenings and weekends. Expect a total of 80 rehearsal hours before getting into the venue (exact schedule is made up after casting to accommodate as many people as possible).