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Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
Dacha Theatre

  • Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman
  • Dacha Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: May 18, 2019
  • Project Ends: Aug 4, 2019
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  • Contact Person: Mike Lion
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  • APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Theatre Puget Sound

    Submission instructions:
    Email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your headshot, resume and your preferred audition section. Please plan to stay for the entire two hours. No preparation necessary; come ready to move, play, and create.

Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses is a contemporary retelling of Ovid’s classic tales. Each story draws us into a different corner of human emotion, from joy to despair, to horror and disgust, consistently mixing the profound with the silly. The stories are connected by the theme of unstoppable change, and set in and around a large body of water.

Dacha’s site-specific production will bring Metamorphoses to the shores of Lake Washington.
We will explore these myths through a devised, movement-driven process, finding personal connections and developing unique physical languages for each story.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE BREAKDOWN:
May 18th - May 26th Devising Workshop:
Full cast devising and exploration period

June 3rd - July 12th
Rehearsals 3-5 days a week, at least 2 dark days TBA (probably Monday/Friday).

July 13th - July 18th
Tech Week

PERFORMANCES:
July 19th - August 4th days TBA (probably Thursday--Sunday with one Monday Industry Night)

LOCATION:
TBA, outdoors by the water

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
We are looking to cast a diverse ensemble of actors who are eager to create and explore together.

Actors of all gender identities, ethnicities and abilities strongly encouraged to apply.

Actors with backgrounds in dance, movement, circus and other physical training are specifically encouraged to apply.


Specific details will be discussed at auditions, but all roles will require having feet in water outdoors and some roles may require being submerged in water outdoors.

Below is an outline of the central players in each myth. All actors will be playing multiple parts and creating ensemble movement pieces throughout the show. We are excited to intentionally subvert traditional dynamics through our casting.

Midas - a father
Silenus - a drunk
Alcyone - a lover
Ceyx - a lover
Erysichthon - a skeptic
Orpheus - a lover
Eurydice - a lover
Vertumnus - God of Springtime
Pomona - a wood nymph
Myrrha - a daughter
Nursemaid - a caretaker
Phaeton - a teenager
Baucis - an older woman
Philemon - an older man
Others - Gods, narrators, spirits, sailors, servants, denizens of the Underworld

Audition/Interview Dates:
Audition Sections: Friday, April 5 7:00PM - 9:00PM, Saturday, April 6th 10:00AM - 12:00PM, Saturday, April 6th 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Monday, April 8th and ​Friday, April 12th

Audition Requirements:
Email dachatheatre@gmail.com with your headshot, resume and your preferred audition section. Please plan to stay for the entire two hours. No preparation necessary; come ready to move, play, and create.

Monetary compensation:
Compensation details will be finalized by the audition date.

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