Tuesday, 26 August 2014

News: Community casting for classic in Darlington

Community casting for Miller masterpiece!

Touring Consortium Theatre Company hold auditions in Darlington for community casting in next production of Arthur Miller’s ‘A View from the Bridge’

In spring 2015, the Touring Consortium Theatre Company will, with York Theatre Royal, co-produce Arthur Miller's modern classic, A View from the Bridge, directed by Damian Cruden. 2015 is the centenary of Arthur Miller’s birth and they are delighted to be celebrating it with this production of one of his most popular plays.

Set in 1950s New York and crackling with raw emotion, this American classic simmers with tension as longshoreman Eddie Carbone's obsession with his orphaned niece spirals out of control. In a close Italian immigrant community bound by codes of justice and vengeance, the scene is set for disaster when Eddie and his wife welcome Sicilian cousins into their home.
Sexual repression, paranoia and homophobia drive Eddie to an act of betrayal that has tragic consequences for himself, his family and the whole community. This dark and passionate tale ranks as one of the great classics of our time.

"Compelling…memorable…perfect" - The Guardian

The Touring Consortium Theatre Company will be holding open auditions at Darlington Civic Theatre to cast between 10-12 people who will make up the ensemble casting for this production. Local members of the community will perform alongside the professional cast for the entire week that it plays at Darlington Civic Theatre.

It’s a wonderful opportunity for local actors to be part of a national touring production.  The Touring Consortium Theatre Company has included community ensembles in their previous tours of WhatsOnStage nominated To Sir With Love and Brassed Off. Anyone with even a little acting experience is welcome to audition. Just bring your enthusiasm and commitment.

Auditions will be held on the Civic Theatre’s stage this autumn. To apply for a casting slot, please send a recent photo and a short paragraph about yourself explaining why you would like to take part to stacey@touringconsortium.com. Please note you must be over 16 years old to apply. Deadline for applications is  24th October.

A View from the Bridge is the fourth production of our Arts Council England-funded Strategic Touring Programme.

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