Casting Notice

GREECE: 2 male actors for English theatre

The beauty of fate Written by John Bicknell Script development and editing by Angela Delichatsios A new play in development by John Bicknell (currently written in English, to be performed in future versions in Greek and English with subtitles) directed by Angela Delichatsios. We are looking for two male actors for a staged reading of the play on February 15 at 5pm. For the staged reading, the actors will be mainly seated, reading from the script, with minimal physical staging. We will have two rehearsals before the staged reading. The synopsis and a description of the roles is below. Actors must be comfortable playing a variety of roles, reading fluently in English, and available for rehearsals and the reading. We are also happy to receive any collaborative feedback on the play as it is still in development. Please send headshots and resumes to Angela at: Synopsis: Ray arrives in Athens from London to begin a new life. He falls in love twice, with a country and a woman. Athens, scarred and beatiful, ravaged and occupied emerges as a character through Ray’s interconnected stories. Ray, and supporting characters of Friend and Woman, adopt myriad additional identities including the citizens of Athens, prostitutes, lovers, destitutes and foreigners. The narrative shifts between past and present as we are taken through Ray’s experiences and imagination through the city of Athens, the depths of the London Underground, the catacombs of Paris, and into the darkest moments of the German occupation of Greece. Each episode reveals different facets of the city, developing a portrait of an epoch in which the iniquities of fate, love and sacrifice are challenged by an enduring human spirit. Character descriptions: L = local ATHENS based actors only! RAY : Man aged 30-45, fluent English, ideally but not necessarily with an English accent, to play main role of Ray and additional integral roles including: young boy, middle-aged man, younger man, Marco, man in snow, German officer, teenage boy. FRIEND: Man aged 45-70, Greek, comfortable in English, to play role of Friend and further integral roles including: telephone caller, school student, taxi driver, old man, citizen of Athens, member of the community, destitute professor, old woman 2.

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