Workshop Audition: Pygmalion
PERFORMANCE: Monday, December 3
This is a director workshop and will comprise the first 2 scenes of the play. Higgins is a vocal research expert. Eliza Doolittle is a street rat with a ghastly South London accent. The two meet by chance on a rainy night in London.
CAST REQUIREMENTS: (3 Males, 3 Females, 2 Ensemble)
THE DAUGHTER (F, 20s), annoyed at being caught in the rain, impatient, high-class entitled. British RP accent a plus.
THE MOTHER (F, 40-50s), problem-solver, high-class but more benevolent. Doubles with MRS. PEARCE. British RP accent a plus.
FREDDY (M, 20s), trying to be the gentleman. British RP accent a plus.
ELIZA (F, 20s), scruffy but proud. Scrappy but easily offended and loud about it. Must be able to do some credible Cockney accent.
PICKERING (M, 40-60s), elegant gentleman, nobility, knowledgeable, kind but likes a good laugh sometimes at others’ expense. British RP accent a plus.
HIGGINS (M, 40s), confirmed bachelor. Impatient, snob, very witty, lords it over everyone. British RP a must.
MRS. PEARCE (F, 40-50s), Higgins’ housekeeper, but expresses her opinion definitively. Doubles with Mother. British RP a plus.
BYSTANDER (M or F, 20s – 50s), sarcastic, low-class, outspoken. Needs a Cockney accent if possible.
2nd BYSTANDER (M or F, 20s – 50s), curious, nosy, also sarcastic. Needs a Cockney accent if possible.
Additional info: If interested in auditioning, please email Diana for the sides so you can prepare. I am aware that working with accents needs time and I don’t expect a cold reading. Or if you have a copy of the play just look at the first 2 scenes.
Sides from the script will be made available at the audition. All roles available. Casting is open to all. Ethnicities, races, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. For more information or directions, call 845-353-1313 or visit http://www.elmwoodplayhouse.com/auditions