Fire and Air
by Zach Theatre

Feb. 12

This world premiere play by four-time Tony Award® winner Terrence McNally (“Ragtime”, “Kiss of the Spider Woman”) explores the rich history of the Ballets Russes, Sergei Diaghilev’s itinerant Russian ballet company, in his newest play “Fire and Air”. Surrounded by great talents of art, design, and music, the tempestuous relationship between Diaghilev and dancer Vaslav Nijinsky revolutionizes dance forever.

 


ZACH Theatre announces local auditions by appointment for Terrence McNally’s FIRE AND AIR on Tuesday, February 12th from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm in ZACH’s ZPACC Rehearsal Studio at 1426 Toomey Road.  Callbacks will be scheduled on Wednesday, February 13th between 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the same location.

 

PERSONNEL:

Written by Terrence McNally

Directed by Peter Rothstein

Choreographed by Kelli Foster Warder

 

 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Rehearsals begin May 14, 2019.  Performances begin June 12, 2019, and close on July 14, 2019, with shows Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2:30 pm, and some added Tuesdays and Sundays at 7:30 pm.

 

AUDITION APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ THESE CAREFULLY): 

Actors will be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. 

To schedule an appointment, please send an email to auditions@zachtheatre.org with a subject line that reads: 

“(YOUR FIRST NAME, YOUR LAST NAME) FIRE & AIR Austin Auditions”

 

Please include your resume and headshot attached in PDF or Word Document format.  We will respond with a link to a Google Form for you to fill out to set up an audition appointment.

 

All AEA members will be seen, and all non-union members will be seen while appointments slots are available.  If you are not able to be seen at this audition, ZACH will make all best efforts to schedule you for a later audition date.

 

AUDITION INSTRUCTION:

We are seeking strong actors for various roles.  Actors should prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues not to exceed 3 minutes.  Callbacks will consist of reading selections from the script.

 

ROLES TO BE CAST:

 

Sergei Pavlovich Diaghilev: (Male, late 30s - early 40s) A Russian impresario; a visionary; a robust, impressive, and powerful man. Homosexual.

 

Vaslav Nijinsky: (Male, 20s) Diaghilev's young protégé and lover; once a peasant, but now a revolutionary ballet dancer and a radical choreographer; muscular, elegant, ambitious, narcissistic, and an intense perfectionist.

 

Dmitry "Dima" Filosofov: (Male, late 30s - early 40s) Diaghilev's first cousin; his oldest and dearest friend and business manager. Also a homosexual.

 

Dunya: (Female, 60s) Diaghilev's old and faithful nurse, almost always knitting, but ready to be of service to him (and the play at large) the moment the need arises; she has been his nanny since he was born. Grounded, wise in her own way.

 

Misia Sert: (Female, 40s-50s) Diaghilev's beautiful wealthy patron and friend; deeply invested in the future and importance of artistic life; a witty, fearless, powerful woman of her time.

 

 

Leonide Massine: (Male, 20s) a young classical dancer. Highly sexual. Ambitious and self-serving.