Looking for actors interested in devising, experimenting, and collaborating on new work! A workshop production of Weaving Penelope, a new play by Rebecca Daniels and Richard Carp, directed by Carmela Lanza-Weil, will be presented on June 26, 2022, outdoors, in Shelburne Falls. Workshop rehearsals will begin in May. A stipend is available for all actors.
 
Weaving Penelope is a play exploring the mostly untold story of the wife of Odysseus, who ruled her husband’s kingdom while he was away at the Trojan War—and on other adventures—for 20 years. It explores Penelope’s experiences and expands on scenes from Homer’s The Odyssey. The play nods to some Greek theatre conventions, including the use of a chorus of players who narrate the story and out of which all characters—except Penelope—emerge. We seek a diverse ensemble of about ten curious actors; all genders, ethnicities, and ages (16+) welcome.
 
Interested actors should submit a link (YouTube or Vimeo) to a self-taped short monologue (60-90 seconds), along with a resume and, if available, a headshot to Carmela at  carmela.lanza.weil@gmail.com no later than April 2, 2022. Callbacks will be held in person on Saturday, April 9th; rehearsals will begin mid-May, scheduled according to actor availability.
 
To audition and perform, all actors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please provide a scan of your vaccine card with your audition materials or be prepared to show proof of vaccine at the call-backs, which may be masked (final decision will be announced to those who are called back before the event).
 
For questions, please contact director, Carmela Lanza-Weil (carmela.lanza.weil@gmail.com) or playwright/producer, Rebecca Daniels (rdaniels2525@gmail.com ).

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