TheatreWorks New Milford Holds Casting Call for George Orwell's "Animal Farm" January 29 and 31
NEW MILFORD, CONN. (Jan 2, 2017) — TheatreWorks New Milford is seeking a cast for George Orwell's satirical drama, Animal Farm, adapted by Ian Wooldridge on Sunday January 29 and Tuesday January 31 from 7 pm to 9 pm. The director, Kevin Sosbe of New Milford, CT, is seeking about a dozen adventurous, creative people of all genders and ages,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. There will be doubling or tripling of several roles, TBD.
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.
This will be an open audition, however if you cannot make the dates listed, please email director Kevin Sosbe at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an appointment on an alternate date. Auditions will be held at TheatreWorks, 5 Brookside Ave., New Milford, CT (next to the CVS).
Auditions will consist of reading from the script. All roles are available and both professionals and amateurs are welcome. TheatreWorks offers a stipend to all performers, technicians, and directors. For character breakdowns, auditions sides, and to get more info, visit theatreworks.us/actors.
Rehearsals begin in March with performances running during the weekends in May 2017.
TheatreWorks is an award-winning, non-Equity theatre company, named Best Community Theater in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine. The Theatre is located at 5 Brookside Avenue , just off Route 202 (next to the CVS), in New Milford , CT. Parking is located behind the Catherine E. Lillis Administration Building at 50 East Street, New Milford.