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Seeking Cast for "Rembrandt Perfected" Play

Valencia, CA, United StatesID: 198608Exp: 10/1/2022

The company is holding auditions for the world premiere of "REMBRANDT PERFECTED" and looking for actors, please see the details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: On a Spring day in 1839, American artist and telegraph inventor Samuel Morse and scenic artist Louis Daguerre—whose daguerreotype ushered in the new world of photography—meet for the first time in Daguerre’s studio in Paris. While demonstrating their inventions to one another, they notice a silhouetted figure in one of Daguerre’s pictures and devise an outlandish plan to identify the individual, the first human ever depicted in a photographic image. A witty, faced-paced new comedy in the tradition of Steve Martin and Ken Ludwig, premiering in 2023. Additional info: REHEARSALS starts in mid-October in Stevenson Ranch (Santa Clarita). You will get time off for the holidays. **Louis Daguerre and Samuel Morse will rehearse more often than the other characters. **All actors must send conflicts before final casting. PERFORMANCES: January 13-22, 2023 (Tech Week: January 8-12) **Final cast MUST be available for all tech and performances. If you are interested, please apply.

Calliope Weisman

8 roles

LOUIS DAGUERREMale50-59 y.o.All ethnicities

French. The father of photography, an artist, egocentric showman and entrepreneur, acclaimed for his skillful scenic paintings for the Paris Opera and later for his Diorama. He is an expert at the physics of light, color, and optics, which leads to his fascination with the “camera obscura” and his manic quest to capture its images permanently. A master in the "Art of Deception."

MADAME DAGUERREFemale50-69 y.o.All ethnicities

French from English descent. Daguerre’s loving wife. Though supportive of her husband’s endeavors, she worries that he occupies so much time with his experiments, it will turn him into a mad man. Huge personality.

SAMUEL MORSEMale45-49 y.o.All ethnicities

An accomplished fine artist, he rues the lack of public appreciation for his work. He has an inquisitive mind, and when he learns of the properties of electricity, imagines a system of instantaneous communication, which becomes his telegraph.

FRANCOIS FAUCHEUXMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

French. A smart attorney who has come upon hard times, as clients are hard to come by. He has all but given up practicing law, and now wanders around Paris seeking odd jobs -- until he meets Monsieur Daguerre.

DR. CHARLES JACKSONMale35-40 y.o.All ethnicities

American scientist. A highly educated expert in the fields of medicine, chemistry, mineralogy, and geology, and habitually takes credit for other people's inventions -- including Morse's electro-magnetic telegraph.

CHARLES BOUTONMale40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

French. A talented painter who befriended Daguerre through their work on scenic design for the Paris Opera, frustrated that his work is often credited to Daguerre.

POLICEMANMale30-60 y.o.All ethnicities

French. A Paris beat cop who likes to put criminals away, even for small offenses.

BOOTBLACKBoth genders18-21 y.o.All ethnicities

To play 15, French. Belligerent and snarky, runs his own business shining shoes on the corner of Boulevard du Temple in Paris.