6:00pm - 10:00pm PST January 24
The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites UC Berkeley students to audition for a Spring 2023 production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Patrick Russell.
Audition details and sign-up forms are available on the TDPS Callboard.
Key Dates:
Audition Sign-Ups Open: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Open Call Auditions: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 / 6–10pm
Callbacks: Wednesday, January 25, 2023 / 6–10pm
Rehearsals: February 6 – March 15, 2023
Performances: March 16–19, 2023
Synopsis:
Eurydice reimagines the classic myth of Orpheus and Eurydice not through Orpheus’s infamous pilgrimage to retrieve his bride, but through the eyes of its heroine. Dying too young on her wedding day, Eurydice must journey to the underworld, where she reunites with her father and struggles to remember her lost love. With contemporary characters, plot twists, and a script written to be a playground for designers, the play is a fresh look at a timeless love story.
Casting:
Seeking 7 performers. Students of all racial, ethnic, gender, and dis/ability identities are encouraged to audition; all bodies, neuroabilities, accents, and dialects are welcome.
Commitment:
Students who are cast in the show must commit to be available for all indicated calls on the Production Calendar and must enroll in Theater 181 for 1-3 units in Spring 2023. All rehearsals and performances for this production will be held in person.
Audition Details:
For the audition, please prepare a contemporary or classical monologue (no longer than 2 minutes).
If you are interested in the role of Orpheus, it is encouraged to bring in a hand held musical instrument and present a 1-minute demo of your skills (particularly guitar, ukulele, harmonica, mandolin or banjo). Please also prepare 16 bars of a song (musical, pop, folk or contemporary) which can be sung a cappella, with recorded accompaniment or sung with your musical instrument.
If you are interested in the roles of the Chorus of Stones, please note any special skills on your audition form (dance, gymnastics, juggling, clowning, etc).
Copies of Eurydice are available to peruse in the TDPS main office (15 Dwinelle Hall, Monday–Friday, 9am–12pm and 1pm–4pm). Scripts should remain in the office, so please plan to stay while perusing.
Please visit the TDPS Callboard to review casting and course guidelines, and sign up for an audition time beginning January 5. Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)