Upcoming Actor Auditions

Animal Farm

By George Orwell, Adapted by Ian Wooldbridge

Directed by Kevin Sosbe

AUDITIONS Sunday & Tuesday, January 29th & 31st from 7 to 9 pm

Auditions on both evenings are an open call for actors with no appointment needed.  An additional call is scheduled for Tuesday February 7TH 7-9PM for potential callbacks or additional actors who were unable to attend the first two dates. Please email the director, Kevin Sosbe at krs66@charter.net to inquire about an appointment for this date, for which may be limited space due to time constraints.

All roles are available.

Animal Farm is perhaps the most famous political novel of all time. George Orwell's satire on Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: "Some animals are more equal than others." The animals on the farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves. The experiment is successful, except that someone has to take the deposed farmer's place. Leadership devolves upon the pigs, which are cleverer than the rest of the animals. Unfortunately, their character is not equal to their intelligence.

Character Breakdown

There will be doubling or tripling in several roles, TBD.

The Pigs: Major, Napoleon, Squealer, Minimus

The Horses: Boxer, Clover, Mollie

The Farmers: Mr. Jones, Pilkington

A Donkey: Benjamin

A Raven: Moses

Assorted: Pigs, Pigeons, Dogs, Geese, Hens

Please Note

We are seeking adventurous, creative people of all ages, about age 12 and up, although this will be a predominantly adult cast.

All physical types, genders, sizes, and ethnicities of people are encouraged to audition. In this production we will be creating a barnyard of creatures that will commit to embodying the animal quality of their characters.

While this a play, there will be some background music and a group song. Strong singing ability not essential. Only bravery. Actors will need to be able to move comfortably, as we will have group battle choreography, which requires a certain range of motion to create "animal dance battles." Again, dance experience is secondary to enthusiasm and a willingness to move, as these are characters moving in the fashion that match the animal they portray.

Please dress in comfortable clothing for the audition. I hope to meet a lot of interesting people who want to take a chance and be part of an ensemble.

Reading will be from the script, which will be provided.