Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Audacity announces auditions for THE GREAT DICTATOR

[Dallas, TX] – Audacity Theatre Lab will present Jaymes Gregory’s new stage adaptation of the original 1940 Charlie Chaplin satire The Great Dictator at the 2017 Festival of Independent Theatres running July 14- August 5th. Auditions will be held at the Bath House Cultural Center on Thursday, May 11th from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM and Saturday, May 13th from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

The Great Dictator will be adapted and directed by Jaymes Gregory. The play is set in the fictional country of “Tomania” which has fallen to the tyrant dictator Hynkel and his party, the double cross. A group of Jewish citizens led by a barber who is identical to the ruthless dictator, rebel and seek out peace. This adaptation will be staged to have each character represent antipodal traits using mask, mime, and an expressionist setting.


Actor 1 – Male
            Hynkle, the ruthless dictator.
            Barber, the caring Jewish barber.
Actor 2 – Male
            Garbitsh- The secretary of propaganda. Helps propagate destruction and hatred
            Mr. Mann- Jewish neighbor and gossip. Spreads words of hope.
            Plus various other roles
Actor 3 – Male
            Field Marshal Herring- Head of Hynkle’s Army. A bumbling oaf.
            Mr. Jaeckal, Wise Jewish elder. Helps give direction to residents in the ghetto
            Plus various other roles
Actor 4 – Female
            Hanna- Jewish woman, positive and headstrong. Love interest of the Barber
            Secretary- Hynkle’s secretary. Mindlessly follows orders. Object of Hynkle’s lust
            Agent 76- Secret agent. Ruthlessly kills thousands of rebellious workers.
            Rebel Leader- Survivor of the slaughter. Leader of the rebellion against the double cross.
            Plus various other roles

Auditions are Thursday, May 11th from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM and Saturday, May 13th from 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther Drive, Dallas TX  75218.  Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and brief movement work.  Headshots and resumes are requested but not required.  Walk in auditions are welcome! They will be seen in between appointments. Show dates are July 14 – August 5, 2017. All actors will receive a stipend for this production. To schedule an audition time: http://shoutout.wix.com/so/bLkITQgn#/main   For additional info contact Jaymes Gregory at: jaymesdgregory@gmail.com or visit www.AudacityTheatreLab.com