Queen City Theatre Company announces non-Equity auditions for the third show of their 10th season: The Pride by Alexi Kaye Campbell. Auditions will be held Wednesday March 22nd from 7pm – 9pm and Thursday March 23rd from 7pm – 9pm. A stipend will be paid. Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
One of the most acclaimed new plays in recent years with successful runs both in the West End and Off-Broadway, The Pride is a groundbreaking drama that alternates between 1958 and 2008, featuring three individuals in parallel ate both, past and present, living similar yet radically different lives. Examining changing attitudes toward sexuality over a period of fifty years, The Pride is an exploration of intimacy, identity, and the courage it takes to be who you really are. Winner of the 2010 Olivier Award for Best New Play.
It is 1958. Philip is married to Sylvia, who is illustrating Oliver’s most recent children’s book. There is a frisson between Philip and Oliver when they first meet as they skirt around what cannot be explicitly said. It is 2008. Fed up with his inscrutable infidelity, Philip leaves Oliver, alone and drowning his sorrows in role-play and scotch. Oliver enlists Sylvia, who introduced them, to counteract his loneliness. As the play continues, we realize that these characters share the same names and are shadows of one another. Philip, Oliver and Sylvia are all fighting for what they hope will be an easier life than the one they have known. The actions that they take in 1958 mirror, affect and illustrate those that take place in 2008. Campbell’s brilliantly funny dialogue and perceptive observations bring the characters to life. As it explores fate, love, fidelity and forgiveness, The Pride asks questions about contemporary life (gay and straight), but doesn’t presume to answer any of them concretely.
Queen City Theatre Company’s production of THE PRIDE will be directed by Glenn T. Griffin, and will take place from MAY 4th thru May 13th 2017.
AVAILABLE ROLES - THE CAST OF The Pride
NOTE: ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE
The cast consists of 3 males and 1 female, ages 20-50+. We are looking for flexible, multifaceted performers who are comfortable with scenes and language that are explicitly sexual in nature. The roles of Oliver and Peter require a short scene involving partial nudity. All actors will also need to perform with British dialects – possibly more than one.
- Oliver: late-twenties to early-forties
- Sylvia: late-twenties to early-forties
- Phillip: late-twenties to early-forties
- The Man / Peter / The Doctor: One male actor playing multiple roles, late-twenties to early-forties (requires multiple dialects)
Audition Information and scheduling an appointment
DATE AND TIME:
- Wednesday March 22nd from 7pm – 9pm
- Thursday March 23rd from 7pm – 9pm
LOCATION: Plaza Presbyterian Church - 2304 The Plaza - Charlotte, NC 28205
The audition will consist of readings from the script. Please bring a current resume and headshot if available. If you are interested in ordering a copy of the script please go to www.dramatists.com.
Auditions are by appointment only. To request an audition slot please complete the form below. Advance submission of resume and headshot is encouraged but not required. If you wish to do so, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. All roles are compensated with a stipend.
Evening rehearsals starting April 2nd 2017 - Evening performances
PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW
(a QCTC representative will confirm your audition within 24 hours)