AUDITION NOTICE: The Father

WT is committed to being a diverse and open organisation. Auditions are open to anyone, regardless of background or experience, and we particularly welcome those who have been traditionally under-represented in theatre.


Synopsis: While Andre may be apt to forget things, they are only ever small things. He is an aging man facing persecution from all sides. First, a ‘helper’ steals his favourite watch. Then his daughter Anne, a scheming woman who worries too much, tries to take his apartment away. His other daughter Elise, the one he actually loves… where is she?

The Father by Florian Zeller (trans. Christopher Hampton) is a tragi-comic mystery that is a sobering look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia, whose daughter desperately tries to care for him, as he fights to maintain his autonomy and identity. We are really looking forward to bringing this play to the WT stage. It will be something different and emotionally-engaging for all involved. Florian Zeller’s script plays with concepts of memory-loss and confused perceptions, carrying the audience themselves on this journey. This is a play with technical complexities and also offers a superb opportunity for the cast to perform with pathos and detailed emotion.

Parts:

  • ANDRE: An older man; a father (main role)
  • ANNE: His daughter (main role)
  • PIERRE: Her partner
  • WOMAN: As per Anne
  • MAN: As per Pierre
  • LAURA: A carer, younger

We would also like to invite anyone with experience in video creation (both filming and editing) to please contact us if you are interested in getting involved with this production. This play lends itself well to having some video projections during the scene transitions. We would like to explore ways of creating these bespoke clips, combining filming live action pieces with stock material, and applying ‘vintage’ effects.


Readthrough: Monday 20th December (7:45pm at WT)
Auditions: Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th January (7:45pm at WT).
Auditions will involve reading parts of scenes in pairs or groups. No preparation necessary.
Performance dates are 28th April to 7th May 2022; rehearsals will likely commence from early February 2022.


Please contact us for more info about the script or with any questions you may have. We look forward to hear- ing from you!

David Stacey
Director
davidstacey.home@gmail.com

Heather Maceachern
Assistant Director
heather.maceachern@gmail.com

Claire Lawrence
Production Manager
claire@lawrencefamily.org