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Rogue Artists Ensemble announces auditions for roles in their upcoming original production of Songs of Bilitis. Rogue Artists Ensemble has a long tradition of creating award-winning, original and exciting work using masks, puppetry, music, multimedia, and various technologies to create incredible theater experiences.
Auditions will be held January 5, 2012 by appointment only. Callbacks will be TBD.
At the end of the 19th Century, French poet Pierre Louys captured the imaginations and the libidos of the literary world with his translations of an extensive, unearthed cache of exquisite and sensuous poems by an ancient Greek courtesan named "Bilitis", a supposed contemporary and friend of Sappho.
For over a decade, her story unfolded and the phenomenon grew, as the Songs of Bilitis entered the canon of classical Greek erotic literature. Although eventually exposed as an elaborate fraud, these remarkable poems remain in print and widely read to the present day.
In this original work originally commissioned by the Getty Villa Theater Lab, the Rogues explore how a flamboyant avant-garde Parisian novelist successfully impersonated a Sapphic Greek poet in one of the great literary hoaxes of all time.
This sensual, voyeuristic original drama will contain moments of full nudity and simulated sex acts, including depictions of orgies. Certain costume changes will require getting dressed and undressed in plain view of an audience. Every actor, if cast, can expect to be nude at some point.
Songs of Bilitis will open at South Coast Repertory for a 1-weekend run in mid February with a second run immediately following for a 5-6 week engagement in at the Bootleg Theater in Los Angeles.
LYKAS – MALE. MID 20's to MID 30's. VIRILE, SEDUCTIVE, A BIT DUMB. ACTOR WILL ALSO PLAY THE ROLE OF GEORGES.
GEORGES – MALE. MID 30's to MID 40'S, STRAIGHT TALKING, BUSINESS MINDED AND GROUNDED. ACTOR WILL ALSO PLAY THE ROLE OF LYKAS.
Audition Date / Location
Auditions by appointment only, please see below for submission info.
Audition: Saturday, January 5; 10am - 5pm
Location: LA Mart
1933 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90007
SOUTH COAST REPERTORY
Rehearsals: January 7 – February 10
Tech Week: February 11 - 14
Performances: February 15 – 17
BOOTLEG THEATER – Los Angeles
Tech Week: February 25 – March 7
Performances: March 8 – March 31, with possible 1-week extension
Compensation: All cast members will be paid equity waiver rates of $9 - $12 per performance.
How: Submit a resume and headshot firstname.lastname@example.org.
What: Prepare a one minute monologue. You may be asked to read from sides, which will be provided at the audition and are also available on our website. You may bring in a puppet to share during your audition. Dress comfortably and be able to move.
from LA Culture Net