Casting for "The House"
Guerilla Theatre Lab is casting The House
AEA/Showcase Code Pending. Union and Non Union Welcome to Apply. Casting for an immersive show to take place in Park Slope, Brooklyn on April 14th. All cast must be available for rehearsals in NYC and Brooklyn beginning the last week of March. Auditions and dance calls will be held the week of January 22nd. Production is April 14th. The House is based on the works of Federico Garcia Lorca. Performance is site specific at an incredibly beautiful private club. All roles require intense physicality, movement and some dancing and singing, improvisation and interaction with audience members. All actors will have to navigate stairs during performance. Each character will represent multiple characters from the archetypes used in Lorca’s work. The cast and crew will receive stipends dependent on funds raised. We will be considerate of this in our rehearsal scheduling.
1 - Daughter - F, 20s-30s, Any Ethnicity. A dark take on the ingenue. The envy of everyone in the house, however completely trapped by her circumstances. Her unhappiness leaks out in mischievous ways. Grace and movement important. Must be able to switch from one demeanor to the next rather quickly.
2 - Sister - F, 30s, Any Ethnicity. The extremely sad, and “left out” sister. Very complex, seething with secret rage and blinded by jealousy. There will be an extended dance solo. Graceful. Ballet preferred.
3 - Lover - M, Late 20s-30s, Any Ethnicity. Charming, dishonest, seductive. The center of a love triangle. This is a playful, dark role. Strong dance and movement.
4 - Lorca - M 20s-30s, Caucasian or Latin. Serious, thoughtful and kind. Must be able to command audience’s attention with little language. Spanish speaking preferred. Strong movement, some dance.
5 - Bernarda - F, 40s-50s, Any Ethnicity. Huge, commanding presence. Authoritative. Must move quickly through spaces including stairs. The most feared character in the play. Some a capella singing solos and movement.
6 - Abuela - F, 60s-70s, Any Ethnicity. The grandmother, as well as a soothsayer. She seems mad, but is crazy like a fox. This role will include a significant amount of audience contact including many one on one experiences. Story telling skills and improv will be very helpful.
7 - Servants 1 & 2 - M or F, Any Age. These will be improv heavy roles. We are accepting individuals as well as improv duos. Significant audience interaction required. There will also be some movement and singing. Acting experience as well as improv comedy required.
This is a highly experimental new production, and the first from Bash Entertainment and Guerrilla Theatre Lab. Because of this, stipends are dependent on our fundraiser, with the goal of $150-$200 per performer. Please submit if you'd like to get in on the ground floor of something very exciting and unusual. Please send all submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org