Jul 092015

Type: Theatre
Pay: Paid
Union: Non-Union

Audition/Casting Date(s): Thursday, July 16
Start/End Time: 2:00 PM – 6:45 PM
Location: Ambassador Theater at FLASHPOINT, 916 G Street NW, Washington DC 20001

Please e-mail your photo/resume at ambassadortheater@aticc.org

Ambassador Theater is holding a casting call for We Won’t Pay Won’t Pay by Dario Fo. The play will be produced at the FLASHPOINT, Mead Theatre Lab, 916 G Street, NW, Washington DC.

The production will be directed by Joe Banno, a Helen Hayes Award-winning director and former artistic director of Source Theatre Company, who has staged productions at Folger Theatre, Theatre J, American Century Theatre, Wolf Trap Opera, and dozens of other companies in the DC-area and around the country.

Won’t Pay Won’t Pay: Performances: Oct. 22 – Nov. 15, 2015
ROLES  – Antonia ( Wife of Giovanni, an attractive, mid-age woman), Giovanni (Husband of Antonia), Margherita (friend of Antonia), Luigi (husband of Margherita), State Trooper (Older Man)

About: …the comedy of hunger…

...The characters are hungry for dignity, justice and love…

A comedy/farce in two acts in which the characters… are driven by their collective hungers to break free from the constraints in which their poverty has confined them…

Author: Dario Fo

“who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden” Nobelprize.org

An Italian avant-garde playwright, manager-director, and actor-mime, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1997. A theatrical caricaturist with a flair for social agitation, he often faced government censure.

Dario Fo wrote over 70 plays, coauthoring some of them with Rame. Among his most popular plays are Morte accidentale di un anarchico (1974; Accidental Death of an Anarchist) and Non si paga, non si paga! (1974; We Can’t Pay? We Won’t Pay!). As a performer, Fo is best known for his solo tour de force Mistero Buffo (1973; “Comic Mystery”), based on medieval mystery plays but so topical that the shows changed with each audience.

Bring your photo/resume and be ready to read from the script ! You may also present a monologue.

Audition Address:

FLASHPOINT, Mead Theatre Lab

916 G Street NW

Washington DC 20001

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