Head Trick Theatre seeks actors of all races/ethnicities, ages, and gender identities for its Spring/Summer 2023 shows, INCIDENT AT VICHY and AGNES DE CASTRO!
Incident at Vichy
by Arthur Miller
Ten people, rounded up off the street, sit in a detention center in Nazi-collaborationist France, suspected of being Jewish. Waiting to be called in to the room where they and their papers will be inspected and questioned, they confront the truth of what will happen to the people who do not come back through that door, and of the fear, hatred, and complicity that lie in the human heart.
Performances June 16-July 2 at 134 Mathewson St., Providence. Performers available for some dates but not others may audition as alternate/understudy arrangements may be considered. This play was originally cast uniformly with cis white men, but Head Trick seeks a diverse cast of actors of any race/ethnicity or gender, and would love for some audition submissions to come from Jewish actors or others who feel a connection to the subject matter.
Agnes de Castro
by Catharine Trotter
Agnes de Castro. That’s the name on everyone’s lips: the Princess who loves her, the Prince who longs for her, the noble villains who lust for her. And Elvira, whose only thought is revenge on the woman who has everything that should be hers.
This will be a READING with performances August 5 and 8 in Providence, possible other dates TBC. Please note that the play contains mentions of sexual assault.
>> Character breakdown for both shows
Auditions will be held over video chat on Thursday, April 13 and Saturday, April 15. Please fill out this audition signup form and we will send you a video chat link and a timeslot.
Please prepare one or two memorized dramatic monologues. If you are interested in a role in Agnes de Castro, one of these monologues must be a classical verse monologue (Shakespeare or similar). If you are unable to make these times, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via the form and we will see if it is possible to accommodate you.
All actors must be vaccinated and boosted (bivalent), with no exceptions. In-person rehearsals will be masked if necessary. Participation is on a volunteer basis; an honorarium may be paid depending on available funding.
About Head Trick Theatre
Head Trick Theatre is a performing group based in Providence, RI that puts on innovative productions of classic plays with a focus on the importance of liveness. Recent staged productions include The Assemblywomen, Aristophanes’s chaotic farce about women turning government upside down; Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf’s dive below the surface of a day in the life of a London socialite and a war veteran, adapted for the stage by Hal Coase; and Goblin Market, Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon’s otherworldly musical of memory and sisterhood adapted from the Christina Rossetti poem. Digital pandemic productions include our web series of Dangerous Liaisons and site-specific audio Midsummer Night’s Dream. Fall 2023: coming soon!