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Kayfabe; Scenes from a Squared Ring
Ghost Light Theatricals

  • Kayfabe; Scenes from a Squared Ring
  • Ghost Light Theatricals
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Jan 6, 2018
  • Project Ends: Mar 25, 2018
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  • Contact Person: Allanah Raas-Bergquist


  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    email for appointment

    Submission instructions:
    Please email rob.bergquist@gmail.com

Written by Andrew Shanks; Directed by Marcus WIlliams

“The Great Antaeus is dead. Long Live Antaeus.”

The greek pantheon and professional wrestling collide in KAYFABE, a no-holds-barred family dramedy. After a tragic in-ring accident leaves their father dead, the estranged children of the wrestler, Antaeus, meet to hash out his legacy. But as memories of their father are shared, they soon realize that line between good and bad is far more complicated than what it seems. Based loosely on the Labors of Hercules, KAYFABE blurs the lines between what is real and what is scripted. Between honoring legacy and making your own.

All auditioners should expect a play with intense but fun physical characterizations, a deep exploration of family, through the lens of a dysfunctional but loving family, and a healthy dose of clever wordplay. This original script was the winner of Ghost Light Theatrical's Battle of the Bards 2017.

Rehearsals will begin the first week of January and generally rehearse Sun - Wed in the evening in either Ballard or at TPS. Performances begin on Friday, March 9, with 10 performances between 3/9 and 3/24

 

Other details:
Rehearsals will generally be split between the Ballard Underground and TPS. typically M - W 8 - 10:30 and Sundays 6pm - 10 pm.

The first week of rehearsals (Jan will be a script intensive. 3 - Jan 7) with a week or two off before the next rehearsals begin.

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
ALEX - A gifted doctor and medical researcher. Spent years stitching together her father’s wounds in the indie scene and resents the business for the damage it’s done to him.

KID APOLLO - A rising star in Pantheon World Wrestling. Carving out a name for himself while trying to escape the shadow of his father.

LUNA - Owner and proprietor of Heel Club, a gym in the Northern Islands. Young, brash and unfettered in her quest to be recognized in the eyes of her family.

HELEN - One of the best damn power attorneys in all of Troy. A stranger navigating a the strange world of professional wrestling.

ZEUS ALMIGHTY - Owner and majority stockholder in the Pantheon World Wrestling company. Always does what’s best for business.

ANTAEUS - the greatest heel that ever lived. The best there is, was, ever will be. A company man through and through. (possibly played by a CHORUS Member)

HERCULES - a brash and cocky challenger to Antaeus’ championship. (Possibly played by a CHORUS Member)

MISTER MERCURY - The voice of Pantheon World Wrestling and commentator-extraordinaire. Leader of the Chorus and right hand of Zeus.

CHORUS - a chorus of four playing various wrestlers and characters throughout .

All roles are open, Actors of any and all race, ethnicity, nationality, nation of origin, tribal affiliation, gender identity, class status, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, creed, native speaking language and age (18+) are encouraged to audition, and will be considered for all roles. However some roles will require performing complicated wrestling moves and fight choreography, so prior stage fighting experience is encouraged though not required, and the script is written in English.

Audition/Interview Dates:
Auditions are 12/17 & 12/18, email for appointment

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare contrasting modern language monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes.

Monetary compensation:
Ghost Light Theatricals is able to provide a $50 stipend for the production.

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