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Pinter Fest, EPA

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Company

Theater Emory
Donald McManus, Pinter Revue dir.; Brent Glenn, A Pinter Kaleidoscope dir.; Robert Schultz, prod. stage mgr.-casting coord.

Production Description

Casting Pinter Fest. Theater Emory is focusing on the brilliant British playwright Harold Pinter for the first half of its season in the fall of 2014, producing two theater productions, as well as staged readings and other events. The Pinter Fest will celebrate the writer who creates, as one critic noted, “comedy of menace,” exploring the edgy territories of family, power, alienation and oppression with bold humor and powerhouse silences. Pinter Fest includes two full productions: "Pinter Revue" and "A Pinter Kaleidoscope." Pinter Revue is a collection of short works by Harold Pinter drawn mostly from his Revue Sketches and Mountain Language. These works span more than 30 years of Pinter’s career. The earliest, "Trouble in the Works," was written in 1959 and the latest, "New World Order," was written in 1991. Many of the plays reflect a British tradition of sketch comedy. Mountain Language, the longest of the plays, is a disturbing exploration of state terrorism in an unspecified country. "A Pinter Kaleidoscope" is a celebration of the works and life of seminal playwright Harold Pinter. This multimedia installation will involve the performance of scenes, poems, and entire short plays in a promenade theater orientation. A loosely woven storyline is constructed for the audience through these performances, coupled with technological displays focusing on themes and tropes prevalent in his works. Excerpted scenes are subject to change, but may include The Hothouse, The Birthday Party, The Room, No Man’s Land, and The Caretaker.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in Atlanta, GA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $518 min./wk. Equity SPT Cat. 8 Contract.

Auditions

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Role Breakdown

PINTER REVUE (1st Production in Pinter Fest)

TRACK #1:
Versatile Male (35-50) (any ethnicity)
Officer in Mountain Language, Mister Wills in Trouble in the Works, Stephen in Precisely, Des in New World Order, Man in Night.

TRACK #2:
Female (40-60) (any ethnicity)
Mother in Mountain Language, Woman in The Black and White, and ensemble roles

TRACK #3:
Female (35-50) (any ethnicity) (strong dancing and/or improv- movement skills)
Solo Voice in The Black and White, Woman in Night, Dancer and ensemble roles

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A PINTER KALEIDOSCOPE (2nd Production in Pinter Fest)
Descriptions and script references are used to define the character types that will be presented, not necessarily these exact parts. (The particular plays referenced in casting tracks are subject to change.)

TRACK #1:
Female (35-50) (any ethnicity)
“Miss Cutts” type from The Hothouse. “Lulu” type The Birthday Party. Sexy, smart, better than her circumstances, sweet, naïve, ambitious.

TRACK #2:
Male (35-45) (any ethnicity)
“Aston” type in The Caretaker: Troubled, questioning, treated badly by the world, naïve, goodhearted, trusting. “Gibbs” type in The Hothouse: ambitious and conniving, part of the system, cold, specific.

TRACK #3:
Male (45-65) (any ethnicity)
“Petey” type in The Birthday Party: Vague, suspicious, uncomfortable, running from his past, frightened. “Roote” type in The Hothouse: A company man, blinded by his desires, overthrown by those around him, susceptible to manipulation and flattery.

TRACK #4:
Female (45-65) (any ethnicity)
“Meg” type from The Birthday Party: Naïve, simple, childlike, childless, loveless, seeking order, meaning and love from her distant husband and surrogate boarder/child.