Open Auditions: Bloody Poetry

Open Auditions:
Sunday & Monday, January 6 & 7, 2019, at 7:00 pm

At the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre
619 South Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601

Bloody Poetry
By Howard Brenton
Directed by Jessica Jenkins

Performance dates: March 15-31, 2019

Don’t be shy, you were born to be a star! Join us at open auditions for the whirlwind of words and desires that is Bloody Poetry by Howard Brenton.

An elegiac and fiery play about poetry and failed utopias, Bloody Poetry follows Percy Shelley and Lord Byron, and their lovers Mary Shelley and Claire Clairmont, into exile. Set on the night the famous story of Frankenstein was conceived, this lyrical play is a portrait of collapsing ideals in the face of human failing.

Auditions will be held at 7:00 pm on Sunday & Monday, January 6 & 7, 2019, at the theater– 619 South Main Street in the Baird Hardware complex, next door to Akira Wood and across from Heartwood Soundstage. Callbacks will be the latter part of the second night. No prepared monologues required–- expect cold readings from a provided script. Please also dress comfortably and be prepared to move and have a great time!

Performance dates are Fridays through Sundays, March 15-31, 2019.

Available Roles:

Percy Bysshe Shelley
Mary Shelley
Claire Clairmont
George Byron
Dr William Polidori
Harriet Westbrook

Ages and genders are flexible, at the discretion of the director. All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identities and experience levels welcome! Although this IS an audition, we’re not judgmental, and we hope you feel welcome here and have a great time. If cast you will be compensated by the roar of applause and the joy of being part of the Acrosstown family.

We look forward to seeing you at auditions for Bloody Poetry!

About the ART:

Founded in 1980, the ART develops new talent, plays, audiences and ideas while also celebrating and revivifying the great plays of the past. The ART provides a safe place where people of all ages, genders, races, and beliefs can create unsafe theater– thinking people’s theatre– theater that transforms.

We continually respect, and challenge:

ourselves as actors, designers, artists and visionaries to achieve more,
our audiences as living, thinking and feeling human beings to engage more,
other local theaters and arts organizations to collaborate more,

…and by doing so, help nurture and develop Gainesville, Florida into the center of arts and culture in North Central Florida.

As a 501c3 non-profit organization, the ART is especially dedicated to providing multi-cultural opportunities to the members of our community. The theater is open to all and presents experiences for which there are no other venues in the area. It is also entirely volunteer-staffed and operated.