Monday, January 30, 2012

Auditions at the Vortex for Elizabeth - Heart of a King, February 2

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Vortex Repertory Austin TXElizabeth I  (image via

Auditions for Elizabeth: Heart of a King

A new play by Lorella Loftus

Saturday, February 4, 2012 1:15-3:30 Open Call

Vortex Repertory, 2703 Manor Rd. (click for map)

Elizabeth I was one of the most luminous, fascinating, and formidable women in history. Experience her as she has never been seen before in Elizabeth: Heart of a King, a new play by Lorella Loftus. This VORTEX workshop production explores the formative times in her life as a young woman and the main events of her life as a queen and as an icon. A woman of contradictions, Elizabeth was brave and vulnerable, intelligent and ambivalent, flirtatious and icy, and fundamentally, very human. Three different women play Elizabeth at different stages of her life-- a lone woman struggling to retain her political and personal power in a male-dominated world. Henry VIII, Thomas Seymour, Robert Dudley, and William Cecil are just some of the men who had a major influence on her life who are featured in the play.

Elizabeth: Heart of a King will be performed March 16-24, 2012 in modern attire, combining contemporary and historical in a thought-provoking experimental piece of theatre. Seeking 5-6 women and 8-9 men. English/European accents preferred.

Auditions will take place on February 4 at The VORTEX. Auditions are open - 1:15pm-3:30pm. Please prepare a 1-minute classical monologue and resume. Headshot optional. Callbacks will take place on Sunday, February 5. For further information contact Lorella Loftus at 512-771-3447 or

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