Auditions for Blood Relations

King's Town Players will hold open auditions for performances of Blood Relations, written by Sharon Pollock and directed by Dylan Chenier.

The Play

“Lizzie Borden took an axe...” begins the classic schoolyard rhyme that sets the stage for Sharon Pollock’s award-winning historical drama.

In 1892, Andrew and Abigail Borden were brutally murdered in their Fall River home. Their daughter Lizzie, though acquitted in court, was the only suspect ever charged. Debate as to her guilt continues to this day. Instead of a whodunit, Pollock has crafted a ‘whydunit’, examining life in the Borden household and in the world around it, to discover what might drive a spinster daughter to send her parents into the great beyond in such a memorable fashion. Most provocatively the play asks ‘Would you do it?’

Cast Requirements

The Actress/Lizzie Borden: Adult Lizzie’s close friend, plays Lizzie Borden during the “dream thesis.” Able to play early 30s to Mid 40s

Miss Lizzie/Bridget: The Play’s central character, plays the Irish maid Bridget during the “dream thesis.” Able to play early 30s to Mid 40s

Emma Borden: Lizzie’s older sister. Able to play mid 40s

Andrew Borden: Lizzie’s father, owner of the property. Able to play 60s to 70s

Abigail Borden: Lizzie’s step-mother. Able to play 60s to 70s

Harry Wingate: Lizzie’s step-uncle, and catalyst for Lizzie’s actions. Ale to play 60s to 70

Dr. Patrick: An Irish doctor, Lizzie’s closest ally in the play. (An Irish Accent is required for this role.) Can be any age 30+

 
An Irish accent is required for the roles of Miss Lizzie/Bridget and Dr. Patrick. Accent doesn’t need to be that strong to begin with, but something we can work on

Details:

What - Blood Relations auditions

Where - Lakeshore School, 2312 Princess Street, Kingston

When - November 19th 2:00-4:00 pm and November 21st 7:00-9:00 pm. Callbacks on November 22nd and 23rd (if required)

Performance Details - March 21st-31st, 2018. Domino Theatre, 59 Church Street.

Rehearsal Details - Rehearsals will begin in early-February 2018..

How to audition -Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script in a group setting. There is no need to schedule an audition - please show up as early as you can in the audition time frame.

What to do - If possible, actors are asked to arrive as close to the start of the auditions as possible, as we will be running through things as a group. However, you are more than welcome to drop in anytime. Actors will be performing reads from the script, provided at the audition, or can be e-mailed to you prior to the audition by contacting the director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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