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**AUDITION NOTICE**

The Kingfisher Theater presents

ROSSUM’S UNIVERSAL ROBOTS
(R.U.R.)

by Karel Čapek

directed by Rachel Dart (racheldart.com)

Described by critics as “dark, but not without hope,” this science fiction play from 1920 is the work of literature that originated the term robot. Short for “Rossum’s Universal Robots,” RUR is a story of artificial intelligence, artificial life, and the lengths that these beings may be willing to take if their personhood is not honored by the humans that benefit from their existence.

This production is being developed, in part, through a collaboration with The Rochester Institute of Technology.

PERFORMANCE DATES:
April 10 – 30, 2018 at a currently undisclosed venue in Rochester, NY

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:
Begins March 2018.
Specific schedule to be discussed at casting.

AUDITION DATES & TIMES:
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 3RD AT 4:00PM
PLEASE CONTACT Kevin at kdedes@thekingfishertheater.org to schedule an appointment
WALK-INS WELCOME
1717 EMPIRE BOULEVARD
WEBSTER, NY 14580
 

CALL-BACKS FEBRUARY 4TH BEGINNING AT 10:00AM

 

PREPARATION:
New actors welcome! No experience necessary. Auditions will consist of readings of sides from the script. Please also prepare by reading the script before auditions, a version of which can be found at this link: http://preprints.readingroo.ms/RUR/rur.pdf

CASTING PRACTICES:
The Kingfisher Theater adheres to the Actors Equity standard of encouraging and promoting
Non-Traditional Casting. “Non-Traditional Casting is designed to increase artistic options by expanding casting opportunities for women, actors of color, seniors and actors with disabilities in roles where race, gender, age or the presence or absence of a disability are not germane.” The Kingfisher Theater may offer roles to Equity actors who may be cast in this production, but we cannot guarantee it at this time. We’d love to see you at audition anyway.

COMPENSATION:
The Kingfisher Theater believes that actors are the essence of theater and always compensates actors for their work. 

ROLES AVAILABLE:
No roles have been pre-cast. There may be doubling of roles.

HUMANS
Harry Domin (Domain) — General Manager, R.U.R.
Fabry — Chief Engineer, R.U.R.
Dr. Gall — Head of the Physiological Department, R.U.R.
Dr. Hellman (Hallemeier) — Psychologist-in-Chief
Jacob Berman (Busman) — Managing Director, R.U.R.
Alquist — Clerk of the Works, R.U.R.
Helena Glory — President of the Humanity League, daughter of President Glory
Emma (Nana) — Helena’s maid

ROBOTS
Marius, a robot
Sulla, a robotess
Radius, a robot
Primus, a robot
Helena, a robotess
Daemon (Damon), a robot