"The Blue Room" will be performed on November 9-10 in Jungang-dong, Busan, near Nampo-dong. Auditions will take place in Busan Cinema Center, Rehearsal Studio II from 10 to 5 on Sunday, September 15th. See our Facebook Event for directions. Rehearsal times and locations will be decided based on cast availability, but will likely require a several hour time commitment on Sundays.
David Hare's "The Blue Room" is an exploration of human sexuality and our attempts (and failures) to connect. In 20 scenes, 10 characters are seen in the prelude to and aftermath of a sexual encounter – some funny, some sexy, some depressing, some poignant. A rewrite of Arthur Schnitzler's "La Ronde", the original story and archetypes remain relevant. The Busan English Theater Association may reinvent them again by engaging in some gender-blind casting. Each role is equally important, each character appearing in 2 scenes. We're looking for brave actors (experienced or first-time) to fill the following roles:
The Girl (female, able to play someone mid-20s or younger.)
The Taxi Driver (Male or Female, any age)
The Au Pair (Female, able to speak using a foreign accent, preferably French – must audition using accent to be considered)
The Student (Male, must be able to play early 20s)
The Married Woman (Female, must be able to play mid-30s or older)
The Politician (Male, mid-30s or older)
The Model (Male or Female, must be able to play 30 or younger, relatively thin)
The Playwright (Male or Female, must be able to play late 20's or older)
The Actress (Female, play late 20s or older)
The Aristocrat (Male, late 20's or older)
Note – Since "The Blue Room" is about sex, some parts do require physical intimacy or implied physical intimacy within the scene. Many parts require actors to be partially undressed or in underwear. All of this will be negotiated and surveys will be given out at auditions to determine individual comfort levels. All actors will be treated with the utmost respect by myself and other cast and crew members.
Please go to our Facebook Event Page to sign up for a time, see the location, and see the sides.