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Auditions: Antigone

About the Show:

Antigone, the third chapter of Sophocles' Oedipus plays, begins with the death of two brothers on opposing sides of a battle. When Antigone tries to ensure a proper burial for her brother, Polyneices, despite his status as a traitor, she is forced to confront the differences between the law of the gods and the laws of society.

Written by Sophocles

Directed by Charlie Dupper

 

A Black Chair Project (staged reading) produced by Magenta Theater.

Auditions:

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

6:30-9:30 p.m.

1108 Main St., Vancouver, WA 98660

Rehearsals:

7/2, 7/3, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18 at Magenta Theater.

Performance Date:

July 20, 2024; 7:30 p.m. GO

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script. Please bring a headshot and resume if possible, however, they are not required in order to audition. Sign ups not required.

Characters

Antigone:

The headstrong eldest daughter of Oedipus. She believes in honoring the gods above all else, and will face death to do so. Late teens-early 20s, female-identifying/presenting.

 

 

Ismene:

Antigone's younger sister. She wants to honor her brother with Antigone, but isn't willing to break the law to do so. Late teens-early 20s, female-identifying/presenting.

 

 

Creon:

The new king of Thebes now that both of Oedipus' sons are dead. His first act as king is an edict that threatens death to anyone who attempts to bury Polyneices, and he defends this act no matter what it costs him. Late 50s-early 60s, male-identifying/presenting.

 

 

Haimon:

Creon's son and Antigone's fiance. The fight between the two people he cares about most drives him to drastic measures. Early 20s, male-identifying/presenting.

 

 

Teiresias:

A blind prophet who tries to warn Creon about the tragedies his decisions will lead to. The actor playing this role will also be part of the Chorus. Late 60s-Early 70s, any gender.

 

 

Eurydice:

Creon's wife and Haimon's mother. The actor playing this role will also be part of the Chorus. Late 40s-early 50s, female-identifying/presenting.

 

 

Messenger:

One of the few sources of comic relief in the play, the carrier of bad news to Creon. The actor playing this role will also be part of the Chorus. Any age, any gender.

 

 

Watchman:

One of the guards assigned to make sure nobody tries to bury Polyneices. The actor playing this role will also be part of the Chorus. Any age, any gender.

 

 

Chorus:

A group of Theban citizens who provide commentary on the action of the play and the decisions of the characters.

 

 

**PLEASE NOTE: We are willing to cast any gender actor for all roles; gender types are just provided as reference.**

 

Magenta Theater is committed to authentic, transparent community that celebrates all people. All auditionees are considered for all characters without regard to race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, or the presence of a medical condition or handicap unless otherwise contractually obligated by licensing agreements in place.

All roles are volunteer. There is no pay.


If you require any audition accommodations, please contact Magenta Theater’s Managing Director at md@magentatheater.com

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