Auditions for Venice Theatre’s Stage II production of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman, will be held Sunday Feb. 21 and Monday Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Venice Theatre located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice

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Venice Theatre announces auditions for next Stage II production

Director Kathy Pingel seeking a variety of actors for Metamorphoses

Venice, FL, Feb. 8, 2016 – Auditions for Venice Theatre’s Stage II production of Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman, will be held Sunday Feb. 21 and Monday Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at Venice Theatre located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice. Zimmerman won the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director for her contemporary staging of Ovid’s Greek and Roman myths. Venice Theatre will be true to Zimmerman’s concept by setting the play in and around a large pool of water, while juxtaposing ancient and the contemporary styles.

Director Kathy Pingle is seeking a variety of ages, types and genders for the following roles, broken down by scene. Actors may play more than one role. Please note that all roles are volunteer positions. 

  • Scene 1: Woman, Scientist, Zeus, Two Laundresses

  • Scene 2: 1st Laundress, 2nd Laundress, 3rd Laundress, Midas, Midas’s Daughter, Servant, Silenus, Bacchus

  • Scene 3: 2nd Laundress, Alcyone, Ceyx, Sailors, Poseiden, Henchmen, Aphrodite, Iris, Lucina

  • Scene 4: Erysichthon,Ceres, Spirit of the Tree, Oread, Hunger, Mother, The Buyer

  • Scene 5: Orpheus, Eurydice, Attendants, Hermes, Persephone, Hades, The Fates, Sisyphus, Denizens

  • Scene 6: Narcissus, 2 performers, Pomona,Vertumnus

  • Scene 7: Vertumnus, Pomona, Aphrodite, Myrrha, Cinyras, Nursemaid

  • Scene 8: Phaeton, Therapist, Apollo

  • Scene 9: Eros, Psyche

  • Scene 10: Zeus, Hermes, Offstage Voice, Woman at the Door, Baucis, Philemon

  • There are also several Narrators.

Actors will be asked to read a scene from the script. Perusals are available by calling Venice Theatre’s Administrative Office at 941-484-4033. Metamorphoses will run April 28 through May 15, 2016 in the Pinkerton Theatre. 

More information about Venice Theatre’s audition process is available at www.venicestage.com. 

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About Venice Theatre

Venice Theatre is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to making a dramatic impact on all stages of life. The second-largest of 10,000 community theatres in the United States, it is located at 140 W. Tampa Ave. in Venice, FL. Its MainStage offers seating for 432 patrons and features musicals, plays, concerts and special events.  Its Yvonne Pinkerton Theatre seats 90 patrons and is home to the theatre’s “Generations,” Stage II and Cabaret Series. In addition to providing entertainment to the community, Venice Theatre offers a wide range of education and outreach programs for children and adults.

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