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Professional Casting for "Dangerous Liaisons" Play

Kanata, ON, Canada
ID: 261610Exp: 6/26/2024
Description:

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. The production of "Dangerous Liaisons" is currently in need of performers. More details are below. About the play: The petty jealousies and jaded insouciance of the 18th century French royal court provide the background for the perilous games between the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont. Casually ruining other lives, this pair wreak their havoc. However, when real feelings make an unwelcome appearance, the games turn to war, and everyone caught between them is collateral damage. Additional information: This audition is fully inclusive and there are no age, gender, ability, or ethnicity parameters for the majority of roles. – Callback: Sunday, June 30, 2024 1:00-4:00 on stage; – First Readthrough: Monday, July 29, 7:00-10:00 pm in rehearsal hall. – Rehearsals will run end of July thru to performance predominantly on Monday and Wednesday evenings 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, and Sundays from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. – Extra rehearsal dates may be required closer to opening. SHOW DATES AND TIMES: – Wednesday, November 6 – Saturday, November 9, 2024 7:30 pm. – Sunday, November 10, 2024 2:30 pm – Tuesday, November 12 – Saturday, November 16, 2024 7:30 pm. Once an audition date has been secured, sides will be provided. Auditionees are encouraged to read the play and find which character resonates with them. You are requested to arrive at least 15 minutes early to sign in and have your picture taken. If you're interested, please apply.

10 roles

La Marquise de MerteuilBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Considered the toast of Paris, they walk a fine line between society’s perception of them and the truth. Motivated by the need to retain power in a patriarchal society, they are powerful, driven, and amoral. **Note: Given that Merteuil is on stage for most of the play, and is a pivotal and challenging role, director will not be able to give whoever is cast more than 1 or 2 rehearsals off at most.

Le Vicomte de ValmontBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Wealthy, privileged, and unprincipled, Valmont manipulates and seduces to achieve their goals. **Note: Given that Valmont is on stage for most of the play, and is a pivotal and challenging role, director will not be able to give whoever is cast more than 1 or 2 rehearsals off at most. ***Note: This role involves intimate scenes and some baring of skin (how much and what to be decided, but please be assured all efforts will be taken to assure everyone is comfortable.)

Madame de RosemondeBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Valmont’s aunt, wise and knowing, Rosemonde sees the world for what it is, and tries to guide others.

Madame de TourvelBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Chaste and religious, Tourvel lives by their principles. A true believer in the innate goodness of others, they become the unwitting victim to Valmont. **Note: Given that Tourvel is a pivotal and challenging role, director will not be able to give whoever is cast more than 2 or 3 rehearsals off at most. ***Note: This role involves intimate scenes (how much and what to be decided, but please be assured all efforts will be taken to assure everyone is comfortable.)

Madame de VolangesBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Cecile’s mother and an experienced society member, they are seeking an advantageous marriage for their child. Volanges keeps secrets of their own, and allows themselves to be led.

Cecile VolangesBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

An innocent and wide-eyed ingénu, Cecile gets caught in the games between Merteuil and Valmont. Their curiosity and eagerness to embrace society make them the perfect pawn. ***Note: This role involves intimate scenes (how much and what to be decided, but please be assured all efforts will be taken to assure everyone is comfortable.)

Le Chevalier DancenyBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Eager and wide-eyed, Danceny is a music teacher trying to make their way in the perilous waters of Parisian society. Easily manipulated in their idealistic, rose-colored view of the world.

AzolanBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Valmont’s valet and sidekick. Doing what it takes to survive, they will turn a blind eye if the price is right.

EmilieBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A courtesan and favored by Valmont. They have seen and done it all. ***Note: This role involves intimate scenes (how much and what to be decided, but please be assured all efforts will be taken to assure everyone is comfortable.)

Non-Speaking talentBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Loking for 4-5 non-speaking roles. You will be required to take part in nonspeaking vignettes and be instrumental in setting up the scene and providing transitions.