Monthly Archives: September 2020

ANNOUNCING AUDITIONS FOR “The Witch of Edmonton”

THE WESTERN RESERVE PLAYHOUSE IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE: 

 

AUDITION NOTICE FOR

THE WITCH OF EDMONTON

A virtual production with WRP Connect

By Tohmas Dekker, John Ford, and William Rowley

In a version adapted by August Scarpelli

An unsettling tale of witchcraft, betrayal, and murder in a small town. Persecuted by her neighbors, Elizabeth Sawyer turns to the devil – who appears in the form of a black dog – for consolation and revenge. Once unleashed, the canine makes his own forays into the lives of the citizens of Edmonton.

We are looking for a diverse group of actors to place this story in our present day and use the lens of our current social circumstances.

Virtual auditions will be held via Zoom on  Wednesday 9/30/2020, Thursday 10/01/2020, and Friday 10/02/2020, from 7pm-10pm. 

Email august@thewrp.org for a 20 minute audition slot. When you have secured a slot you will receive a link to the Zoom meeting.

Please prepare one approximately 90-second speech from the English early modern canon (Shakespeare or one of his contemporaries, i.e. plays from about 1580-1642)

If you are not able to attend one of the above audition times, pre-recorded auditions will be accepted to august@thewrp.org no later than Saturday, 10/03/2020 @ 10pm. 

Production Schedule: We will be rehearsing and recording scenes over the first three weeks of the month of October 7pm-10pm, including weekdays and potentially weekend afternoons, depending on the actor’s availability. This will be a fairly minimal time commitment. Actors in the largest number of scenes will be asked to rehearse and record on approximately 8-12 occasions maximum.

Available roles:

Elizabeth Sawyer, The witch

Dog, a “familiar”

Old Thorney

Frank, Thorney’s son

Winifred, Frank’s wife

Sir Arthur Clarirington, Master to Frank and Winifred

Old Carter, a wealthy yeoman

Susan, Carter’s daughter (Frank’s other wife)

Katherine, Carter’s daughter

Warbeck, Suitor to Susan

Somerton, Suitor to Katherine

Old Banks, a countryman

Cuddy Banks, his son

Old Ratcliffe, a countryman

Anne, his wife

Justice

Countrymen and Morris Dancers

Production requirements: A free Zoom account, a stable wifi connection, a clean and quiet room to record in, a microphone that picks up speech cleanly, and the ability to have at least one isolated light source that you are able to control.

If you have any questions, or would like more information about the play or project, please email august@thewrp.org.

WRP Connect Presents AS YOU LIKE IT

 

Ready for a change of pace as autumn looms around the corner?

Join us for our virtual production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It,” directed by Chris Bizub! This fun summer show features the outstanding cast seen above, and is all about the twists and turns of love in the forest.

Come for the performance, stay for the wrestling, cross-dressing, love rectangles, and more!

Act 1 will be posted Monday, September 7th, on our YouTube Channel and Facebook page. We’ll post an act a day, all next week! Don’t wanna miss it? Make sure to subscribe to us on YouTube to get all our videos on your homepage! Check us out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTWk2jTuvLTmZjnx9sz8IdA

 

Special thanks to all our actors who gave their time and energy for this production! We had a lot of fun making it, and we hope our audiences have just as much fun watching! Edited by Hannah Hilty.