The Reciprocity of Persephone
by Bottle Alley Theatre Company
Aug. 26 - Aug. 27
Based on the classic Greek myth of a similar title, The Reciprocity of Persephone aims to give the Queen of the Underworld a little more agency in this modern, feminist re-telling. This devised piece of theatre will tell the story of the young Goddess Persephone living with her fiercely loving and overprotective mother Demeter, Goddess of agriculture and harvest. When Hades, God of the Underworld casts a gaze on Persephone there is nothing left to do except…strike up a conversation with her and invite her home. Eventually Persephone is left with a choice to make; stay with her Mother and the only home she has ever known or go off with a person that could give her a Realm unlike anything else.
Bottle Alley Theatre Company will be holding auditions for a cast of 2 female presenting people for the roles of Persephone and Demeter, and one male/female/non-binary person for the role of Hades. Due to content of the plot, we are accepting auditions only from people 18 and older. No experience is necessary to audition, however if cast performers will be expected to participate in the process of developing the final story through a process of devising the script as an ensemble.
This is our fourth and final show in our fifth season, which is entitled Jump Off A Building.
Rehearsals will run two nights a week from September-November with performances two weekends in the end of November/Beginning of December.
Bottle Alley Theatre Company is a DIY punk theatre company specializing in found space theatre. We have been staging strictly original work in all manner of odd places since 2012. Our work aspires to be raw, visceral, immersive, thought-provoking and, above all, honest.
Here are some links of reviews of our previous shows to get an idea of our aesthetic:
We firmly believe that all artists should be paid to do the thing that they love and therefore our performers are paid, and will always be paid, a small stipend upon the conclusion of the run. It usually not winds up being very much, but the ticket sales are divided equally amongst the performers and crew.
Okay, here is how to audition:
Auditions are BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Auditions will take place on Monday, August 26th and Tuesday August 27th and they will be booked in 15 minute increments. Possible call backs to be held Wednesday, August 28th. Auditions will take place at Space Rehearsal & Recording.
We would like to do our best to operate with the following schedule, (though exceptions or changes can be accommodated for):
Monday, August 26th
7:00 pm-8:30 pm Demeter
8:30 pm-10 pm Persephone
Tuesday, August 27th
7:00 pm-8:30 pm Hades
8:30-1 0pm Persephone
TO BOOK AN AUDITION
Email Director Dani Stetka Odom at firstname.lastname@example.org and Assistant Director Amber Wilson at email@example.com with your name, which character you would like to audition for and why, and what you would want to be the God/Goddess of. If you have a headshot or resume please send them to us, we will not accept hard copies at auditions.
We will respond back with possible audition spots and the location of the auditions. Once your audition time slot is booked, please prepare a 3-5 minute performance that tells the story of your favorite myth or character from mythology. This performance can be an original piece or from a scripted work and it does not need to be limited to Greek mythology. This piece can use any storying telling devices the performer would like, including but not limited to:
A movement piece
A stand-up routine
A puppet show
Drag Queen Story Time
Spots are limited and come on a first come, first serve basis