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Trigorin (Lead)

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Casting Anton Chekhov's "The Sea Gull." Producer's state: "There will be no furniture. Only ourselves, our costumes & hand props. We would also like to take this play to the stage ...more

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Male, ages 30-47, Caucasian

Role Description

Trigorin: (Lead) 30-45 to play 36-37, a famous and successful writer. Arcadina's boyfriend. The funny thing about Trigorin is all the men in the play, on some level, want what he has/want to be him, but Trigorin doesn't value what he has and sometimes speaks as if he doesn't want to be himself...he speaks about his talent as a writer, not as a gift, but rather as a chore, or something that possesses him. He says that he does not feel or enjoy his fame and that once he finishes writing one story, he immediately feels he has to start another. Boris is a successful author who is older than Nina, but younger than Arcadina. I read Trigorin as someone who feels like a boy when he is with Arcadina, but a man when he is with Nina. This is why he becomes so infatuated with Nina during Act III... He tries to explain to Arcadina that Nina makes him feel feelings he never felt because when he was younger he was too busy trying to become a successful writer and therefore never experienced "young love." Everyone wants what Boris has (good looks, talent, fame, a beautiful, famous actress for a girlfriend) but Boris only wants to go fishing...the play is so funny because everyone speaks about Boris like he is this amazing talent, and maybe he is, but every time Boris speaks it's only about... fishing. When he is alone with Nina, he acts like he doesn't like being under Arcadina's thumb, however, when he is alone with Arcadina, he finds her manipulation sexy and he enjoys being under her power.


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