AUDITION FOR VSF SHOWS
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST - CONNECTICUT EPA
Valley Shakespeare Festival
Sat., April 29
8:00 am - 3:00 pm (EST)
(No Lunch Break)
You can book an appointment by going to: https://www.theaterforms.com/vsfestival/earnest/auditionform/
SPT $328 weekly minimum (SPT 2)
Equity actors for roles for an outdoor production of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde (see breakdown). Actors should be versatile in comedy, strong language
Please prepare two 1-2 minute classical comedic monologues. If you are unsure of what to prepare, please find monologues here. Also, any special skills: juggling, etc... to keep a musical hall feel to the evening!
Shelton Community Center
41 Church Street
Shelton, CT 06484
Tom Simonetti, Director (viewing auditions)
First Rehearsal: 6/26
Tech: 7/11 and 7/12
Opening Night: 7/13 and runs through 7/23
Performances run Thursday - Sunday at 7:00 PM
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of the audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion.
As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
This is definitely an ensemble cast, that should be ready to have some fun! All ethnicities are encouraged to audition!
John "Jack" Earnest Worthing - The play’s protagonist. “Jack” Worthing is a seemingly responsible and respectable young man who leads a double life. In Hertfordshire, where he has a country estate, Jack is known as Jack. In London, he is known as Ernest.
Algernon Moncrieff - A charming, idle, decorative bachelor, nephew of Lady Bracknell, cousin of Gwendolen Fairfax, and best friend of Jack Worthing, whom he has known for years as Ernest.
Gwendolyn Fairfax - A model and arbiter of high fashion and society, Gwendolen speaks with unassailable authority on matters of taste and morality. She is sophisticated, intellectual, cosmopolitan, and utterly pretentious.
Cecily Cardew - 18-year-old ward of Jack Worthing, has fallen in love with Jack’s brother Ernest in her imagination and invents an elaborate romance and courtship between them.
Lady Bracknell - CASTED ALREADY. Algernon’s aunt and Gwendolyn’s mother.
Miss Prism - Cecily’s governess. Miss Prism is an endless source of clichés. Puritan though she is, Miss Prism’s severe pronouncements have a way of going so far over the top that they inspire laughter.
Rev. Canon Chasuble, D.D. - The rector on Jack’s estate.
Lane/Merriman - Algernon’s manservant / Butler on Jack’s estate. Plays both roles.
We encourage members to prepare for their audition at home, to the extent that they can(e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.
Holding/Audition room information:
The audition room is 600 square feet and can accommodate no more than 7 individuals at a time.
The holding room is 900 square feet and can accommodate no more than 25 individuals at a time.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.