Peter Petkovsek, MFA candidate
Casting Maurice Maeterlinck's "The Blind," a great symbolist play set in a world of waiting, hoping, and death. A second year MFA Theater Directing Project at Columbia University. Production states: "The focus will be on creating a semi-immersive piece of theater emphasizing other senses besides sight. 'The Blind' is set in a forest on an island. A group of blind, mostly older men and women (they are all from a sanatorium-type home that is on the island) have been led into the forest by a priest who takes care of them. The priest has disappeared, and the blind are left on their own in a strange forest. Slowly they realize that their guide has in fact passed away in their midst, and that they are lost. The play is an incredibly beautiful piece of text evoking the senses, and creating a fresco of loneliness, hope(lessness), and sounds."
Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations
Rehearsals begin March 3 (will be scarce until March 16); tech begins April 6; runs April 10-13 at Schapiro Theatre in NYC.
Compensation & Union Contract Details
Production states: "Union actors get $5 travel compensation per rehearsal day, as defined by the Union contract with Columbia University." Equity Showcase-NY Code.
Seeking Talent Select a role below for more information and submission instructions.
Three Blind Men (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 27+, All Ethnicities
Maeterlinck's characters are often de-personalized beings with no names, just general descriptions of their conditions, here, the characters...
The Fifth and Sixth Blind Men (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 20+, All Ethnicities
they were not blind from birth like some other characters in the play, and tend to remember light and images.
The Oldest Blind Man (Chorus / Ensemble):
Male, 27+, All Ethnicities
the oldest of the men, has a certain sense of seniority, and is one of the bigger roles.
The Oldest Blind Woman (Chorus / Ensemble):
Female, 27+, All Ethnicities
Maeterlinck's characters are often de-personalized beings with no names, just general descriptions of their conditions, here, the character ...
A Young Blind Woman (Chorus / Ensemble):
Female, 27-35, All Ethnicities
the youngest of the whole group and perhaps the only one with some hope left of getting her eyesight back and leaving the island.
Three Old Women Praying (Chorus / Ensemble):
Female, 40+, All Ethnicities
three women praying.
A Mad Blind Woman (Chorus / Ensemble):
Female, 25-90, All Ethnicities
an almost silent role, in relation to text, however, she makes noises, contributing to the soundscape of the play, is also deaf, and has a b...
The Priest (Chorus / Ensemble):
Males & Females, 30+, All Ethnicities
a silent role, but present from the start of the play. Note: Actors applying for this should have knowledge of an instrument other than keyb...
Seeking submissions from: New York, NY
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