Calling all actors! TIP is seeking a diverse group of performers for our May 2023 production of Jane Austen's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Kate Hamill, directed by Xander Coleman.
This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life as it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools… than the high-stakes game of love?
WHAT TO PREPARE
A short (1-2 minute) comedic monologue by a contemporary playwright. The monologue should be memorized. Have fun with it! Choose something that shows off your personality; contact the casting director if you need help choosing an appropriate piece. You will also be sent a liability waiver, Covid-19 safety agreement, and general questionnaire so you can tell us about your theater/performance background and rehearsal availability.
IN-PERSON AUDITION DATES
SESSION 1: Saturday, February 4th, 2023 (11am-6pm) - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
SESSION 2: Sunday, February 5th, 2023 (11am-3pm) - BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
If you are unable to attend an in-person audition session, you can send a recording of your monologue to our casting director. The deadline for video submissions is Friday, February 3rd, 2023 at 6pm.
Friday, February 10th, 2023 (6:30pm-10pm) - BY INVITATION ONLY
May 18-21, 2023 (actors must also be available for tech/dress rehearsals on May 15-17)
FIRST READ DATE
Friday, February 17th, 2023 (7pm-10pm)
Actors should be available on this date
Weekend mornings or afternoons and weekday evenings in various locations around central Tokyo. Two or three days per week in February/March 2023 and at least three or four days per week in April/May 2023. Some early rehearsals will be held online. NOTE: Preference may be given to actors who are available to rehearse over the Golden Week holidays.
Our Space in Hatagaya (on the Keio New Line). For map and directions, please visit the Our Space website at http://www.maru-z.com/ourspace.html
4M + 7F (all adults age 18+). Preference will be given to actors who are comfortable with physical comedy and dancing. Some roles may entail a combination of understudy, ensemble, and/or backstage work.
COVID SAFETY MEASURES
TIP requires all actors to be triple-vaccinated against Covid-19. Although masks will be required at most rehearsals, we may ask you to remove them for in-person audition sessions and callbacks. Actors will not wear masks during performances.
HOW TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT
Email the casting director at email@example.com with your preferred audition date (SESSION 1 or 2). Appointments will be scheduled in 15-minute increments over each session.