FIT FOR A QUEEN – NYC EPA

Classical Theatre of Harlem
New York, NY

Job Details

CATEGORY
Performer

TITLE
FIT FOR A QUEEN – NYC EPA

DESCRIPTION

CONTRACT
LOA-NYC $324/week min

PERSONNEL
Author: Betty Shamieh; Director: Tamilla Woodard; Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director; David Roberts, Managing Director

OTHER
First Rehearsal: September 6, 2016; First Public Performance: October 2, 2016; Scheduled Closing: October 30, 2016; Performance location: The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational Center Max rehearsal hours: 36hrs/week
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in this show inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a highborn woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt.

BREAKDOWN
Fit for a Queen is inspired by the life of Hatshepsut, a highborn woman who ruled as a pharaoh in ancient Egypt. This tale of intrigue, farce, and sexual politics highlights a largely unknown story of an incredibly compelling African woman. Hatshepsut takes power and maintains control of the economic and cultural superpower of the ancient world. Her son in law, Thutmose III, battles her for the kingship, vowing to erase every trace of her rule from the historical record. Their epic struggle both influenced and has resonance with most hot-button issues about gender equality facing our world today.

SEEKING:
Wanre: Early 30s. A scribe. Attractive and dignified, except when provoked. Capable of being incredibly both charming and dangerous

Neferure: 20s. Hatshepsut’s daughter. A spoiled princess who is intent of her own way. Very headstrong and a match for a powerful mother

Thutmose II: 60s+. Hatshepsut’s husband. A aging pharaoh who is unable to accept his own impending death, a buffoon still clinging to his remnants of power.

Tutu (Thutmose III): 20s or younger. Neferure’s husband. A childish, but entitled young man who is capable of great cruelty

Meritre: 20s, a harem girl. Frightened and damaged woman who quickly learns how to manipulate others more powerful than herself

Union

AEA

Audition Information

WHERE
Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center 165 West 46th Street 16th Floor New York, NY 10036

WHEN
Monday, August 08, 2016 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2

WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare one (1) contemporary comedic monologue not to exceed 2 minutes total. All should bring picture/resume. AEA Actors unable to attend EPAs may email headshot/resume to headshots@cthnyc.org

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