The Virgin Trial
by Alchemy Theatre Company

May. 28

THE VIRGIN TRIAL brings us the shocking story of fifteen-year-old Elizabeth the First before she was Queen. Exploring the contemporary themes of victim shaming, sexual consent, and the extraordinary ability of girls becoming women, this teen-aged daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn takes on the English monarchy, convincing them of her innocence and her greatness to eventually become the Virgin Queen and reign for 45 years – a reign generally considered one of the most glorious in English history.

The Texas premiere of a new play written by a powerful new playwright.


THE VIRGIN TRIAL CASTING NOTICE

THE VIRGIN TRIAL written by Kate Hennig. Directed by Michael Cooper.

AUDITION DATE: Saturday, May 28 – 12 noon to 4pm

AUDITION LOCATION: The Mastrogeorge Theatre, 130 Pedernales Street, Austin TX 78702 (@ Cesar Chavez). Lot and street parking.

REHEARSALS: Beginning the week of August 1, 2022 (specific rehearsal times TBD and based upon actor availability)

PERFORMANCE DATES: September 1, 2022 to September 24, 2022; Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings at 8 pm

PAY: Some pay.

ROLES:

BESS

a princess – 13-15 yrs

(intelligent, precocious, entitled, un-edited, sexual – fire)

MARY

a princess – 30-32 yrs

(private, cutting, wounded, capable, loyal – water)

 

ELEANOR

a lady of the court – 50ish

(contained, obsessive, incisive, independent, vengeful – earth)

ASHLEY

a lady of the court, governess to Bess – 30-40ish

(guileless, reliable, effortless, unrefined, maternal – water)

THOM

Lord High Admiral, husband to Katherine Parr – 35ish

(athletic, reckless, impulsive, ineffectual, loving – air)

TED

Lord Protector to Edward VI, brother to Thom – 50ish

(paternal, jovial, authoritative, patient, devoted – earth)

PARRY

A lord of the court, secretary to Bess – 30ish

(buoyant, cheerful, sensitive, abrupt, nervous – air)

 

ALL ROLES AND DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

SUBMISSIONS:

If you are interested in a particular role, please let us know by submitting your headshot and resume to the attention of Michael Cooper at: mcooper@thealchemytheatre.org and we will be happy to review and consider your request. Both your headshot and resume should be in PDF format and your full name must appear in the file name. Requests should be sent to the above address with a valid email address included for the purposes of correspondence.

Thank you!

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