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OPEN AUDITIONS FOR LIONS LEGACY
« on: October 25, 2021, 11:25:20 AM »

Audition Information (Sheet II)

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“Lion’s Legacy” is a Theatre De La Cathedrale Original script that is loosely based around historical events at the time of Emperor Leon. It has three female speaking roles, and three male speaking roles. There are also several non-speaking smaller roles that can be cast by either gender. During your audition, please state the role or role(s) you would like to be considered for, and then read one of the following excerpts for your audition. It does not have to be memorized and you can read from a paper for your audition. This script does require a small music ensemble as well. If you are interested in joining the production for that, you do not require being present at open Auditions, just schedule a meeting with Mademoiselle Lawrence. If you want a role without dialogue, you do not need to Audition, just write to Mademoiselle Violeta Dragunescu.

Role Summary:

Narrator-
  A whimsical, aspiring Artist

Leon- Is an heir to a petty kingdom, after the death of his father he is left with a lot of anger and unresolved ambitions. He is charming, as well as stubborn and has a lot to offer but also has much to learn. He matures dramatically between the start and end of the script.

Anne- Is  a priestess and trained healer, she was originally a midwife that was conscripted to be a battle nurse. Due to her attachment to life, she cannot stop herself from aiding those in pain, despite what colors they wear or who they bleed for. Anne’s name is one that means “Gracious” and while she might be a bit  emotional and albeit somewhat naive, she carries herself with grace and extends that mentality out to others.

Colette- “The Cunning” is a very persuasive, witty, and intense woman. She gets by making raiders turn on each other. Highly intelligent, but also heavily flawed and initially selfish. Her connection with the Farmhand is what persuades her to think otherwise.


Richart The Landowner – A thrifty provider. Willing to pay the raiders to be left alone. Is apprehensive to join sides with Leon, but is persuaded by his farmhand Duvall.

Duvall- Farm hand of Richart. Is tired of living in the fear of raiders. Is fascinated by Collete’s wit and boldness. They share a conversation in which she persuades him to speak to his landowner, after hesitation he comes to what he believes to be the right decision.
Audition Pieces For Each Role:
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Narrator: This one has always been my favorite. [She gives a thoughtful nod with a smile as she addresses the audience before turning back]  It was what inspired me to become a painter, actually. An odd trade for my family at that. I come from a long line of farmhands, and while I see purpose in my family's work, I cannot stop but stand and stare. And Marvel, when I see a painting. Who are these unnamed characters in a story, are they.. Important? Are they relevant?

[She muses stepping away from the painting, she touches a hand to each of the councilman's shoulder, as she does so, they are  dismissed from the scene, they come alive out of their frozen poses and  give a hasty exit.]

Why are they there? Did the artist have a reason for including them?  And Him? [She motions to Leon, approaching him slowly] That look on his face. There is danger, immediate danger just over his shoulder but why isn't he terrified?

[Beat]
 
I adore art, not because it exudes all the factual aspects of history, but because it paints a feeling, a recollection of tiny moments, it sheds a light on its characters, making them look more human, more genuine than a block of text ever could.

It goes beyond what is their story, and asks it’s viewer,

Why was it important?

Leon: That is the point of battle no? To conquer your enemy. To see him bleed? The crimson river is the first sign of victory is it not? Do you think they cared about our intentions when they took my father? Do you think they will hesitate twice before taking me, before taking you?You speak as if there is a life without constant war. The world you speak of does not exist.

Anne: I am not a soldier, I am not a general. I am a midwife who was conscripted for this battle. I know not about the trials of battle, or what our hopes in what their outcome may be. But I do know that life is sacred, and when I have the means to, my intent is to spare not take it. Humanity is not about anticipating and reacting to the cruelty of others, but it is more so about community and perseverance. With my aid, this man will persevere. We cannot sit idle and wait for the world to be kind, one must make it so. This could be someone's father, son, friend. You label him an enemy, but the rest of the world might not be so hasty to do the same.

Colette: That is because I do not fight. I calculate, I strategize. I create a world in which those who would wish to fight me, instead turn into themselves and fight each other. Minimize the loss. I create my own outcome.

Richart:
Allies. [He inclines his chin to the pair] That word has been tarnished and misguided before, who are we to trust it now?

Duvall: Somehow. Still don’t understand it. Some woman. Not wearing our colors. Covered in blood that wasn't her own. I didn’t even know her name. She came.She saved me. Couldn't save my leg though. It is life. It is strange to find someone who has survived it all in one piece. [he turns to look at her then.] You seem to be unsacthed, however.



Auditions Will Take Place Friday Octobre 29th ((8pm-10pm EST))  and Saturday Octobre 30th. (( 6pm-10pm EST))

Cast List Will be Posted Sunday Octobre 31rst. (( 7pm EST))

Tentative Production Schedule (Sheet III)

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These dates are scheduled to Change. All Rehearsal dates will likely begin at sundown. ((7pm EST)) and last several hours.

Octobre 29th- Auditions
Octobre 30th- Second wave of Auditions
Octobre 31st- Cast List is Posted
Novembre 1rst-  Off
Novembre 2nd-  Do a Script Read Through, Whole Cast Is Required
Novembre 3rd- Block/Rehearse Scene 1 and 2
Novembre 4th- Block/Rehearse Scene 3 and 4
Novembre 5th-  Mentorship Performances
Novembre 6th- Off for those working the Charity Ball
Novembre 7th-  Mentorship Performances
Novembre 8th-Block/Rehearse Scene 5
Novembre 9th- Musician Rehearsal Only, Actors Not Needed
Novembre 10th- Off
Novembre 11th- First Dress Rehearsal
Novembre 12th- Final Dress Rehearsal
Novembre 13th- First showing
Novembre 14th- Second showing



If you attended the first round of auditions, you do not need to attend the second. The second day is solely for those who could not physically attend the first day.
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Re: OPEN AUDITIONS FOR LIONS LEGACY
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2021, 08:38:43 PM »
//This Is Tomorrow at 8pm EST!

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Re: OPEN AUDITIONS FOR LIONS LEGACY
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2021, 07:38:46 PM »
//First Rounds, Starts in 20 Minutes!

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Re: OPEN AUDITIONS FOR LIONS LEGACY
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2021, 09:21:51 AM »
//Second day of Auditions Are Tonight!

** Reminder, if you auditioned yesterday you do not need to audition today. This is for those who couldn't attend yesterday**

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« Last Edit: October 30, 2021, 09:23:44 AM by TherapyCat »

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Re: OPEN AUDITIONS FOR LIONS LEGACY
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2021, 05:45:54 PM »
// This Starts in 15 Minutes!