PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who participates must be comfortable with mature subject matter which includes male/male intimacy.
Behind Those Hazel Lies is a story about a gay man named Kavin who is convinced by his friends to take a ballet class to help him get over his ex-boyfriend. Unexpectedly, ballet will ultimately test friendships, create family drama, reveal secrets and promote healing. This production is a play, but each scene will demonstrate a ballet term, which also represents the underlying theme. A staged reading of this play (previously titled Danseur Drama) was a Filament sparked by Suzan Zeder as part of The Cohen New Works Festival presented by the University Co-op in 2013.
There is no compensation for working on this production, but you get experience working on a new artistic project.
Rehearsals have already begun and will range from 6:30pm - 10:30pm weekdays, some weekend rehearsals will be required. Tech rehearsals will begin Sept 30th - Oct 10th.
Performance Dates. Performances are expected to be Oct 11th at 7pm, Oct 12th at 5pm and a possible evening performance on Sunday, Oct 13th.
Lighting/Audio: Email Davvi Solomon at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to help out. Please include your contact information.
Male Actor: The audition is for the role of Renzi Bolle. He is a heterosexual male in his mid to late 20’s and Kavin’s roommate of three years. He works as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and met Kavin after counseling his brother. This character is very confident and thinks everyone finds him attractive. However, he is a really nice guy and protective of Kavin. This character provides comic relief, but also must be emotionally available to help console him during a tough time in his life. The actor playing this role will be required to kiss another male actor.
Auditions are available by appointment only (after 6 pm) until the role is filled. Auditions will be held in the F. Loren Winship Drama Building located at 300 E 23rd St. The audition will consist of a cold reading from the script. No prior dance experience required, but actors should be comfortable learning basic ballet. If you are interested in auditioning, please send an email to email@example.com. Include your name, phone number, a resume and a color headshot/photo.