We are looking for 10 creative, uninhibited actors (m / f / t, 18-80) to bring to life the classic bawdy, comic satire that is The Satyricon.
Workshop a: Sunday 1st December 2019 (Workshop b in January 2020)
Performances: Edinburgh, June 2020 with possible later tour
Rehearsals: Edinburgh, one date in February, one date in March, then three times a week from 12 April
Encolpius, Ascyltos and Giton are young men who regularly fall in and out of bed with each other - and with the many women and men they encounter in the lowest and highest strata of ancient Rome. With narrator Gaius Petronius as their guide, the three find themselves at the heart of adventures of seduction, deception, love, thievery, violence and more, accompanied by a cantankerous group of Actors who are roped in to take on various roles as needed.
A comedy of words and action. A spectacle that is funny, thought-provoking, uncomfortable, tragic, satiric and satyric. A view of sexual relations from the Roman perspective - and the Roman perspective viewed from today. A reminder that actors have a life beyond the stage.
All this and more in a 90 - 100 minute play.
Nudity is not involved but there will be simulated scenes of a variety of sexual acts.
There will be some singing and dancing but we are NOT looking for trained dancers or singers.
If you have a strong stage presence, a willingness to explore the wider realms of human experience, and an ability to work with many others, come join us to create this multi-levelled tale that will amuse, challenge and bedazzle the audience.
The four-hour workshop include short scenes / improv / mime. Refreshments will be provided. Numbers are limited and preference will be given to those with stage experience but we encourage anyone interested to apply. Send a headshot and cv to the email address below.
Crew: We will be looking for stage manager, costume and set designers in early 2020. Email us now to register your interest.
This production intends to pay cast and crew but no guarantee can be made until early Spring when funding has been secured.
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