“Cleopatra, Queen of Exile Casting Call”
WANTED: Lead actor for Cleopatra. (Stage play)
This is an original production about the infinitely vain and highly intelligent Queen Cleopatra the VII, Queen of Egypt. In this tale, she is faced with certain death from her brother-husband and forced to flee Egypt, collect an army, and plans to reclaim her throne with some help from the Roman, Julius Caesar. After her escape, Cleopatra encounters Romans, Arab leaders, and her own doubting advisors, who all challenge and question her ability to be a leader as a woman. She is cunning, seductive, a gambler and a killer.
Trigger Warnings of Suggestive Content: violence and sensuality/intimacy. This script story takes place 2000 years ago and is not a depiction of modern Canadian ideals. Required:
● Female in her/their twenties to early thirties, able to comfortably play 23-24 years old.
● Our rendition of Cleopatra will be in all but one scene, so she/they must be comfortable with extensive line memorizing.
● Double Vaccination & Proof will be required at the audition and when you have the first meeting with us.
● Ideally a resident of the Greater Victoria area, Vancouver, Salt Spring Island.
● (We unfortunately cannot financially support actors with long distance travel costs)
● Our first performance is booked for April 3rd, 2022, on Salt Spring Island. We have booked shows in Greater Victoria for Mid May and are trying to book more in between.
● Rehearsals for our production will start late January to early February, and most rehearsals will occur in Victoria (TBA) -Non-Union actors only. - This is a ‘co-operative venture’. There are no salaries; all members of our company will be paid a percentage, based on ticket sales.
Please contact; David Simpson at [email protected] with a copy of your headshot, resume, and your demo reel (if you have one available) No profile no audition.
Submission dates. NOVEMBER 15TH TO 22ND
FIRST AUDITION: 7 Minutes - 6 TO 8 PM - NOVEMBER 22 Monday
Auditions Over Zoom: Prepare to read your own 2-minute serious monologue if you have one. You also will be sent several sides to read, and we will provide someone for you to read with.