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The Last Act Theatre Company is casting all roles for its upcoming production of Titus Andronicus. LATco. encourages actors of all age ranges and ethnicities to audition. Rehearsals begin September 6th and the show runs October 20th-30th.
NOTE: This production deals with mature subject matter, including violence and rape, and will involve some intense fight choreography.
Auditions will be held Saturday, August 20th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday August 21st from 7:00-10:00 p.m. at Manos de Cristo: 4911 Harmon Avenue, Austin, TX 78751. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, August 24th from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at the same location.
Please submit a headshot and resume. You may submit an electronic headshot and resume in lieu of bringing a hard copy to the audition. Auditioners will be supplied with sides by email in advance of the audition. Please arrive at the beginning of the audition time and be prepared to stay for the duration. If you are not able to arrive until later, or if you cannot make any of these audition dates, please let us know the time when you will be arriving or of another way we may be able to accommodate you.
Contact: Sara Billeaux – firstname.lastname@example.org
|Role Name||Gender||Ethnicity||Age Range||Description|
|Titus Andronicus||Male||Any Ethnicity||41-50||Roman general beloved by the people for his noble sacrifices over many years. His strict adherence to tradition leads him to make a series of unfortunate choices, spawning a cycle of revenge that makes up the action of the play. As the tragic protagonist of the play, Titus is both victim and perpetrator.|
|Marcus Andronicus||Male||Any Ethnicity||41-50||Titus’s brother and stalwart companion throughout the play. He is the voice of reason and stoicism amidst a whirlwind of violence and madness.|
|Lucius||Male||Any Ethnicity||25-30||Titus’s last surviving son. Over the course of the play he betrays his father, is exiled from Rome, raises a Goth army, and returns to pick up the pieces of a fractured nation.|
|Aaron||Male||African American||Any Age||A Moor (Elizabethan term for a person of north or west African descent), and Tamora’s lover. His evil machinations spur much of the action of the play, but his cruelty is tempered by flashes of humanity, such as the affection he shows for his newborn son.|
|Tamora||Female||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Queen of the Goths, and then Queen of Rome after Saturninus weds her. She thus obtains the power to take revenge on Titus for executing her son Alarbus.|
|Lavinia||Female||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Titus’ only daughter. She is betrothed to Bassianus, but is coveted by Saturninus, as well as by Chiron and Demetrius who will eventually rape and disfigure her, leaving her mute and without hands. Note: This role involves a scene of sexual assault. No nudity is required, and the actual rape does not take place onstage, but the actress should be prepared to tackle the intense subject matter. See contact info below for questions regarding the role.|
|Saturninus||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||The eldest son of the late emperor who inherits the throne by receiving the endorsement of Rome’s beloved general, Titus. He is an impetuous ruler, quickly taking the queen of Rome’s enemies as his bride and allowing her free reign to terrorize the Andronici.|
|Bassanius||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||The second son of the late emperor, and the ruler Rome should have had, if not for Titus’s endorsement of his brother, Saturninus. He sparks the wrath of both men by fleeing the palace with Lavinia, to whom he is betrothed.|
|Chiron and Demetrius||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||The ruthless sons of Tamora, who mercilessly rape and mutilate Lavinia. Note: These roles involve a scene of sexual assault. No nudity is required, and the actual rape does not take place onstage, but the actors should be prepared to tackle the intense subject matter. See contact info below for questions regarding the roles.|
|Aemilius||0||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||A noble Roman and loyal servant to the throne. The actor playing this role will also play Alarbus and several other small roles.|
|Martius and Quintus||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||Two of Titus’s sons falsely accused for the murder of Bassianus. The actors playing these parts will also play several other small roles|
|Mutius||Male||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||One of Titus’s sons, killed by his father when he defends Bassianus’s right to Lavinia. The actor playing this part will also play several other small roles.|
|Nurse||0||Any Ethnicity||Any Age||A servant of the queen who bravely, and foolishly, brings Aaron his and Tamora’s illegitimate son. The actor playing this role will also play several other small roles.|