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The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Auditions

Saturday 13 March 2021 1:30 pm
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OSCAR WILDE: THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAYó adapted by Neil Bartlett. Directed by Bruce Bown.

At
Stables Theatre
Cnr Arthur St & Main Highway
Ellerslie
Auckland
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COVID Audition Protocols
- If you feel unwell or present any COVID-19 symptoms please do not attend the audition and call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 24 or contact your GP as well as letting the director know, - All people entering the building are to scan the QR code for the government COVID app (if possible) and complete an audition form with contact details,
- Sanitiser is readily available in the audition room,
- Observe good hand hygiene and use the sanitiser provided before using pens,
- Commonly touched surfaces will be wiped down with antiseptic wipes regularly.

The Play
As London slides from one century into the next, a young man is cursed with the uncanny ability to remain both young and beautiful while descending into a life of heartless debauchery. With its glittering dialogue, provocative imagery and radical questioning of sexual and moral freedoms, Oscar Wilde's infamous parable has lost none of its power to provoke and disturb.

Contact details
For more information or audition requirements, please contact Bruce Brown: brucebrowndirect@gmail.com

Rehearsals
Commence Tuesday 6th April, then Tuesday and Thursday each week from 7:30pm and Sunday from 12:30pm.

Season
Thursday 10th Ė Saturday 19th June 2021 Ė 10 performances including 2 matinees.

About the director
Bruce is a graduate of Unitecís Performing Arts Bachelor programme. Heís been involved as both a writer and director with Short+Sweet Auckland and has directed several productions with Ellerslie Theatre, including Shakespeareís The Winterís Tale (2012), April Phillipsí Motel (2014), Terry Johnsonís The Graduate (2016), Jonathan Harveyís Beautiful Thing (2018) and Tinder Stories - The Worst Date Ever (2019). He premiered his first solo Basement Theatre show Hook-Up Boys in 2016 to sell-out audiences. Bruce is also the creator and artistic director behind the successful Legacy Project.

Cast Required
We encourage and support people of all identities and backgrounds to audition for any of the available roles. Auditions will involve readings from the script in group work. Please request a copy of the script to read in advance. The play has a number of large roles and some smaller roles which double as part of the chorus (an integral part of the production).


Characters
Dorian Gray Represents the ideal of youth, beauty, and innocence. The play revolves around his secret pact which leads to the destruction of his soul.
Lord Henry Wotton A mentor to Dorian. He is charming and charismatic. Responsible for Dorianís corruption.
Basil Hallward The painter of the portrait. Dorian's friend who is secretly in love with him.
Sybil Vane/Duchess of Monmouth Double role. Sybil is a young actress who falls in love with Dorian. Lady Monmouth is a young American socialite who is Dorianís love interest in the 2nd half of the play.
Francis Dorianís butler.
Mrs Leaf/Mrs Vane Double role. Mrs Leaf is Dorianís housekeeper, Mrs Vane is Sybil's Mother.
Victor/Alan Campbell Double role. Victor is Dorianís French valet. Alan Campbell is Dorian's old friend who helps cover up a crime.
Parker/Lane/James Vane Triple role. Parker is Basil's butler. Lane is Henry's butler. James Vane is Sybilís protective brother.
Lady Victoria Wotton Lord Henry Wotton's younger and unhappy wife.
Lady Narborugh An easily jealous widow. Friends with Lord Henry and attracted to Dorian.
Mrs Erlynne Part of a trio of society ladies. Aggressive social climber and guest of Lady Narborough.
Lady Ruxton Part of a trio of society ladies. Plain and overdressed guest of Lady Narborough.
Lady Carlisle Part of a trio of society ladies. Anxious and overeager guest of Lady Narborough.
Footmen 1 Supporting role who plays several characters. Part of the chorus.
Footman 2 Supporting role who plays several characters. Part of the chorus.


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