Casting Notice – May, 2015
We are delighted to announce the long-awaited US premiere of Ryan J-W Smith‘s award-winning third verse play, Love Labours Won.
Love Labours Won (US Premiere) – Hollywood Fringe
Equity 99-seat waiver
: Love Labours Won is an award-winning Shakespearean pastiche written entirely in Elizabethan-style rhyming iambic verse by celebrated poet and playwright, Ryan J-W Smith
. It was awarded ‘Pick of the Fringe’ at Edinburgh Festival Fringe two years running; garnered multiple 4 and 5 star reviews and played to packed houses.
Venue: Acme Theatre, The Complex on Theatre Row Hollywood, Los Angeles
Casting Dates: Now! Auditions commence May 22 until we have a full cast.
Rehearsal dates: June 1 onwards.
Performance dates: June 14 (press preview), 19-21, 26, 27 with a likely extension.
ROLES: There are 6 available parts spread between male and female actors with playing ages of between 21 and 45. Experience with Shakespeare et al / direct address / commedia dell’arte style of performance is preferred. Strong comedy, drama and improvisational skills required for all parts. This is epic theatre – loud and proud – nothing is understated. Please also highlight actors with stage combat certification and experience.
VALENTINE: Male, 21-35. Your typical Romeo. Oversensitive; obsessive, needy.
KATHERINE: Female, 21-35. English rose. Sensitive, caring, expressive.
JULIA: Female, 21-35. Jealous. Wildly emotional. Angry. Violent.
ANNABELLE: Female, 21-35. A stunningly beautiful actress. Dead-pan comedy skills.
EDMUND: Male, 21-45. A powerful actor, capable of anything – including chastising the audience into silence.
EDGAR: Male, 21-45. A chameleon with exceptional physical comedy skills.
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