Auditions for Madeleine Robin Known As Roxane

AUDITIONS: 

Theatre Double Take, Toronto, ON

Theatre Double Take is now accepting submissions for

 

Madeleine Robin Known As Roxane

by Grace Smith

Directed by Grace Smith

Assistant Directed by Leete Stetson

A new play inspired by Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS:

Saturday, October 5th 10pm

Non-Union, profit-share.

 

Those contacted for auditions will be seen during the following blocks of time (please note in your email if you have a date/time preference)

Monday, October 7: 3:30-5:30

Thursday, October 10th: 2:45 – 5:15

We have limited audition time slots, so only those contacted will be seen.

Rehearsals:

late October – early December: 1 rehearsal per week

throughout January: 2-3 rehearsals per week

Performance run: February 5-9, 2014

Please send headshots and resumes to grace@theatredoubletake.com

We will be casting for the following roles:

Madeleine Robin, nicknamed Roxane (female, 35 – 45): high-born

Sophie (female, 20-30): a maid

We strongly encourage actors of all ethnic backgrounds to audition.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only casting for female roles.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

Actors will be asked to bring in one CLASSICAL MONOLOGUE. Anything in verse will do. Actors will also be asked to cold-read sides from play.  It is strongly recommended that actors read Cyrano de Bergerac or at least familiarize themselves with the plot characters; having watched the Steve Martin film Roxane will do in a pinch.

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Madeleine Robin Known As Roxane is an imaginative ‘what if’ based on Edmund Rostand’s classic play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Christian died in the war years ago; Roxane watches her beloved cousin, Cyrano, died in front of her as he reveals the truth about his and Christian’s deceit. So… now what?

ABOUT THE THEATRE:

Theatre Double Take is a new Toronto theatre company, specializing in inquisitive adaptations that examine problematic aspects of various source materials and historical events.

Call for Stage Manager

CALL FOR STAGE MANAGER

Company: Theatre Double Take, Toronto, ON

Theatre Double Take is seeking a Stage Manager for:

 

Madeleine Robin Known As Roxane

by Grace Smith

Directed by Grace Smith

Assistant Directed by Leete Stetson

A new play inspired by Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac

Requirements
Stage Management experience is an asset, but we are willing to train a promising individual with a desire to learn.
Availability during the rehearsal and production period is a must.

Rehearsals:

late October – early December: 1 rehearsal per week

throughout January: 2-3 rehearsals per week

Performance run: February 5-9, 2014

This is a non-union position. We can offer a small honorarium or work out a profit-share.

If you are interested in this position, please email:  grace@theatredoubletake.com

ABOUT THE PLAY:

Madeleine Robin Known As Roxane is an imaginative ‘what if’ based on Edmund Rostand’s classic play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Christian died in the war years ago; Roxane watches her beloved cousin, Cyrano, died in front of her as he spills the beans about the real writer of Christian’s love letters. So…what happens next?

ABOUT THE THEATRE:

Theatre Double Take is a new Toronto theatre company, specializing in inquisitive adaptations that examine problematic aspects of various source materials and historical events.

website: http://theatredoubletake.com

2013/14 Season Announcement

Theatre Double Take is delighted to announce details on our upcoming 2013/14 season!

First, we’ll be launching our Barely Staged Reading Series. The first event in this series will be entitled Stalwart Women and Tempestuous Men: A Reading of Two Early Canadian Plays. This reading will take place on October 29th, and will feature “Lake Doré” by J.E. Middleton and “The Second Lie” by Isabel Ecclestone MacKay. Both of these one-act plays received their first productions in the early 20th century and have had little performance history since; we’re excited to bring them back out for your enjoyment and discussion! We’ll be doing another Barely Staged Reading during the spring of 2014, focusing on 19th century melodramatic Canadian plays.

In November, we’ll be having our first fundraiser event: The Cyrano de BEERgerac Theatre Challenge! Our brave volunteer actors will have 24 hours to memorize a 75 minute version of Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac. Audience members can place bets on their favourite actors to forget the fewest lines; in between Acts, we’ll have other games and prizes! This event will take place on November 28th at the Winchester Kitchen & Bar, whose kitchen and bar will be open for the whole evening.

In February, we’ll be producing a new script by our Artistic Director, Grace Smith. Madeleine Robin Known As Roxane is a loose adaptation of Rostand’s classic play, Cyrano de Bergerac. Finally learning the truth as her cousin Cyrano dies, Roxane is left alone – with everything she thought she knew about the love of her life turned upside down. Directed by Grace Smith, Assistant Directed by Leete Stetson, this exciting new show will open February 5th at Lemontree Creations Studio on Spadina.

Then, in March we’ll be giving audiences a sneak peak at our joint project with up-and-coming opera company, Opera Five. Part play, part opera, this show will dramatize the life and trial of Angélique, the slave famously convicted of burning down her owners’ home in Old Montreal.

We’re very excited to share all of these events and projects with you – we hope you join us!

Stalwart Women and Tempestuous Men:
A Reading of Two Early Canadian Plays
Part of the Barely Staged Reading Series
Date: October 29th, 2013
Time: 7pm
Location: TBA
Plays:
“Lake Dore: A Play in One Act”
by J.E. Middleton

“The Second Lie”
by Isabel Ecclestone MacKay

The Cyrano de BEERgerac Theatre Challenge
A Theatre Double Take Fundraiser
Date: Thursday, November 28th, 2014
Time: 8pm
Location: Winchester Kitchen & Bar, 51A Winchester Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1A8

Madeleine Robin Known As Roxane
Possibly inspired by Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac
by Grace Smith
Dates: February 5th – 9th, 2014
Time: 8pm (2pm Sunday matinee)
Location: Lemontree Creations Studio, 196 Spadina (Lower Unit), Toronto, ON M5T 2C2

Untitled International Women’s Day Project
A joint production with Opera Five
Date: March, 2014
Location: TBA