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A U D I T I O N S

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IMPOSTER! HYPOCRITE! TARTUFFE!

 

based on the play by that one guy
 

BY ASHLEY H. WHITE 

Directed by Ashley H. White

First Rehearsal: On or around July 8

Performances: August 1 - 24

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Audition | Dates + Times
     May 19, 2024  | AEA 3:00 - 7:00pm | Open Auditions 7:00 - 10:00pm

     May 20, 2024 | AEA 3:00 - 7:00pm | Open Auditions 7:00 - 10:00pm
     Callbacks TBD

Audition | Sign Ups + Materials

  • Follow the button below to sign up for an audition slot and submit materials.

  • Please bring a copy of your headshot & resume to the theatre
    for your audition if you have them.  

  • The audition will consist of sides from the show. Sides will be posted on our website by May 8. Please choose a side for the character you are most interested in playing.

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A NOTE FOR ACTORS 

While not entirely a play within a play, the story should be told by a troupe of players – all of whom engage with the audience while not in scenes. All roles will require high energy and physical comedy. There should be many throwbacks to 17th century theatre-going, including ooohs, ahhhhs, flirting, snacks? Drinks? An immersion into a former type of storytelling, if you will. All roles will include some level of audience interaction. 

 

Auditions will contain an improvised element, as well as sides from the script. Sides will be posted on May 9th.

 

PLEASE NOTE: As this is a World Premiere, Sides, Characters, And Descriptions are all very, very subject to changed. 

ABOUT THE PLAY

Wit, cunning, and hypocrisy are on full display in this punk-rock remake of Moliere’s classic farce,

penned by Ashley H. White. 

 

Get ready for a swift, unapologetic whirlwind that reintroduces the timeless tale of a man who deploys his charm and feigned piety in an attempt to disrupt a household. However, his clever scheme is no match for the astute women of the family who decide to beat him at his own game. Tartuffe may believe himself to be a master of deception, but he’s seriously underestimated his targets (or perhaps, overestimated his own abilities). 

 

With a compact cast, contemporary language, and nonstop bits, Imposter! Hypocrite! TARTUFFE! delves deep into the realms of human desires and power dynamics, offering a fresh, biting take on the classic French comedy.

SEEKING | CHARACTERS 

Dorine (Who also serves as the primary Narrator): 30s-60s+ Ferociously witty with a no bullshit attitude, she tells the story while being in the story, and she has strong opinions of everyone throughout. Significant audience interaction

 

Damis: Mid-twenties-ish: Young, naive, and very self-focused, Mariane’s Brother - he begs often and finds himself at the risk of losing his betrothed (Who’s great, but wants you to talk more about him)

 

Mariane: Mid-twenties-ish - The daughter of Elmire and Orgon, she is at risk of losing her future husband as her father may or may not be promising her to Tartuffe! Of note; she has a long, long monologue. 

 

Cleante: Late Forties+ - Elmire’s Brother. A voice of reason, with lots and lots and lots of reasoning, Cleante often tries to prove others wrong

 

Elmire: Late Forties+ - The woman of the house, Elmire is fed up with everyone’s bewitching at the hand of one Tartuffe. She is a master schemer and will go to great lengths to reveal his hypocrisy. 

 

Orgon (Who also plays Ms. P in Drag): Man, Late Forties+ - The man of the household, who is completely infatuated with Tartuffe, Orgon has lost almost all reason in his obsession with the imposter. Also plays Ms P, his Mother, who is equally reverent to Tartuffe 

 

Tartuffe (Who also plays Flipote in Drag): Man, Thirties - The imposter himself. Seen as charming, handsome, incredibly selfless, charming, and nearly virginal in his earthly pursuits, he is actually anything but that. A highly physically comedic role, Tartuffe works to charm every audience member all the while being outsmarted by his stage partners. Significant audience interaction. 

Equity and Non-Equity Members encouraged to audition - Equity Contracts Available.
Circle Theatre is a member of the Equity Membership Candidacy program.


Per AEA regulations, we are asking that all actors and crew are vaccinated.

Circle Theatre is committed to being a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. We are committed to providing an equal opportunity for all artists, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability. We respect and value diverse life experiences and will ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

 

More audition information included on the signup form.
Auditions will take place in person at Circle Theatre. 

Please park in "Sundance Square Garage 3".
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If you have any questions please contact hello@circletheatre.com or call Circle Theatre's Box Office, 817.877.3040

 

Box Office hours: 12pm - 5pm, Tuesday-Friday 

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