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700 Union Street, Seattle, WA 98101
The Seagull Project uses the work of Anton Chekhov to challenge, redefine, and inspire the modern theater. Since 2011, we have been dedicated to a process of artistic creation that provides the necessary time and space in order to create excellent productions of the great Anton Chekhov. We are committed to an anti-oppressive process that allows collaboration, conversation, inspiration and experimentation.
The story of UNCLE VANYA takes place on the country estate owned by Professor Serebryakov, who has inherited the property from his late wife. Her brother Vanya, and daughter Sonya have faithfully maintained the property for years, sending the meager profits to Serebryakov. Now the professor has returned with his new wife, the beautiful and much younger Yelena, just at the moment Vanya realizes his entire life has been wasted serving a mediocre academic. When the professor decides to sell the estate to support a life in the city, Vanya snaps.
Meanwhile Astrov longs for Yelena, Sonya pines for Astrov, and Vanya falls for Yelena as well. None of them are satisfied with their lives, and before the play is over hearts will be broken, and gunshots fired.
The Seagull Project is a process-based company. We employ a long-form process, including weekly workshops, starting in October 2017, leading to the beginning of the more traditional rehearsal process in January 2019. We are looking to cast a handful of roles in our upcoming production of Uncle Vanya, Produced in the Falls Theatre at ACT, and directed by John Langs.
General auditions will take place 9/25 and 9/26, 10-4. If you are interested in auditioning, please email Gavin Reub at email@example.com,and include your availability for those two days. Please prepare a monologue from the work of Anton Chekhov, or one of the scenes provided. Scenes are provided upon request, when scheduling an audition.
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Union and non-union actors of all gender identifications, ethnic backgrounds, and people with disabilities, are encouraged to audition.
Sonya – (age 20-40) Sonya is Serebryakov's daughter by his first marriage. Like her Uncle Vanya, she has dedicated her life to the maintenance of the estate. She is hopelessly in love with Dr. Astrov, but realistic about the need to live each day as it comes.
"My unhappiness is perhaps...as great as yours,
but I haven't given in to this kind of despair.
I am going to live with my sorrow until my life comes to its natural end."
Maria – (age 40-70) Mother to Vanya and the professor's first wife, she is in awe of the professor. She passes her days reading and usually annotating pamphlets on various social issues.
"She's got one eye on the grave, but she's full of excitement -
enthusiasms, like a young girl."
Telegin – (age 40-70) Nicknamed "Waffles" for his pockmarked face, Telegin is an impoverished landowner who works on the estate. He is largely a comic figure, pathetic in his love life, cowed by conflict in the household, and prone to make the occasional inappropriate interjections.
"The weather is sublime, the birds are singing,
we all live in peace and perfect harmony.
What more could anyone want?"
Marina – (age 50-80) Marina is a kind, elderly nursemaid and nanny. She resents the disruption of routine that the others have brought to the household, but is a source of comfort to the family members.
"I'll sing to you and give you some nice linden tea and warm your feet.
And I'll pray to God for you. You'll be asleep in no time."
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Please prepare a monologue or scene from Chekhov.
If you would like to do a scene, will provide one from Uncle Vanya, corresponding to the character you would like to audition for, upon audition scheduling.
SPT. Equity and Non-Equity.
Uncle Vanya added September 12, 2017, 8:15 pm
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