Audition Notice!

**AUDITION NOTICE**

The Kingfisher Theater presents

OEDIPUS REX
by Sophocles
directed by Kevin Dedes

A plague has stricken the city of Thebes. The citizens need their king, Oedipus, to take action. Oedipus has sent his brother-in-law, Kreon, to the oracle at Delphi to learn how to help the city. Kreon returns with a message from the oracle: the plague will end when the murderer of Laius, former king of Thebes, is caught and expelled. There’s one problem: that murderer is lurking somewhere within the city! The lives of the King and his family begin to unravel as the mystery–and the murderer–is revealed.

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES:
Monday August 10 and 11 at 7pm.
Please arrive by 6:45 to sign up for auditions.

AUDITION LOCATION:
D218 Village Gate Square. North Goodman Street.

CALLBACKS:
TBA.

PREPARATION: Please come in with at least one contemporary monologue. Classical monologues are a plus if you have one, but if you don’t have one, don’t worry. Headshot and resume.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Rehearsals will take place at within the city of Rochester on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings, and some weekends. We will discuss a more specific schedule upon casting.

PERFORMANCE DATES: October 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 (Halloween show!)

ROLES AVAILABLE: The Kingfisher Theater’s company of actors will be filling several roles in the play, but there will be roles available for Priest, Messengers, Shepard, and chorus. We are doing a non-traditional take on this play, so there will be plenty of opportunity for developing memorable characters. This is an ensemble piece.

NOTE ABOUT EQUITY: While The Kingfisher Theater is a quasi-Equity company (we’re using Equity best practices, and aim to work with Equity actors in the future), we most likely will not be offering Equity contracts at this time. If you are Equity and wish to audition, however, please do! We’d love to see you, and maybe we can work something out.

CONTACT: Contact Kevin at artistic@thekingfishertheater.org with questions.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Mr. Dedes has been a theater artist for over 20 years, most recently directing a production of The Libation Bearers at Rochester’s own Bread & Water Theatre. He has worked on stages all over the country, including The American Conservatory Theater, Calshakes, UCBEast, Gallery Players, and The Flea. He is the Artistic Director of The Kingfisher Theater and performs stand-up regularly. This fall he will begin teaching at Alfred University. He holds his MFA from The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco.

ABOUT THE KINGFISHER THEATER: Founded in 2014, The Kingfisher Theater is a (pending 501(c)3 non-profit) resident professional acting company located in Rochester, NY. Our mission is to produce ‘Classic Plays in New Ways.’

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