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Auditions for the fourth annual APHRA BEHN FESTIVAL Directed by Summer Baer, Taleesha Caturah, Miranda Jagels-Félix, and Victoria Thomas

AUDTION DATE: MONDAY, 6 JANUARY, 2020

PERFORMANCE DATES: MARCH 6-8, 2020
REHEARSALS BEGIN: FEBRUARY 3, 2020

SATE will host non-equity auditions for the 2020 Aphra Behn Festival as part of its SEASON OF HINDSIGHT on Monday, January 6 from 6:00-9:00 pm at Centene Center for the Arts, 3547 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts; sides will be available one week prior to auditions. Actors auditioning are asked to sign up for a 90 minute slot on a first sign up basis: 6:00-7:30 PM or 7:30-9:00 PM.

Please email a resume and headshot; as we will not require you to bring hard copies to the audition. If you would like to audition, please email [email protected] Please indicate which time slot you prefer. All positions are paid.

SATE seeks to produce color and gender conscious casts.

2020 Aphra Behn Festival
In its fourth year, SATE’s Aphra Behn Festival will consist of scenes from Aphra Behn’s The Rover, directed by Summer Baer, Taleesha Caturah, Miranda Jagels-Félix, and Victoria Thomas. The Aphra Behn Festival is named for the British playwright, poet, translator, and fiction writer from the Restoration era. As one of the first English women to earn her living by writing, Aphra Behn broke cultural barriers and served as a literary role model for later generations of women.

Production dates: March 6-8, 2020 (Friday-Sunday) at the Centene Center for Arts. All performances at 8pm. Tech will take place between Tuesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 5. Please come prepared with all conflicts starting February 3, 2020.

The Rover or The Banish'd Cavaliers is a play written by the English author Aphra Behn. A popular example of Restoration comedy, The Rover features multiple plot lines, dealing with the amorous adventures of a group of English cavaliers in Naples at Carnival time.

SATE is casting the following scenes from The Rover:
*Each director is casting their own scene, so SATE will need a total of 22 actors.*

Act I, Scene 1 directed by Victoria Thomas
Characters:
Florinda, Hellena, Valeria, Don Pedro

Act I, Scene 2 directed by Taleesha Caturah
Characters:
Frederick, Belvile, Blunt, Willmore, Florinda, Hellena, Angellica

Act III, Scene 1 directed by Miranda Jagels-Félix
Characters:
Florinda, Hellena, Valeria, Belvile, Blunt, Willmore, Frederick, Angellica

Act IV, Scene 2 directed by Summer Baer
Willmore, Angellica, Hellena

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