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One of Basel's English speaking theater, Semi-Circle, is holding auditions this Friday, Nov 25th 2011 for the Tony and Pulitzer award winning play The Shadow Box by Michael Christofer. We are also taking sign-ups for tech and backstage crew, if you are interested in being a part of the community. Audition submission deadline is this week. Click on the site below for more information. Or send your CV / experience and a recent photo directly to jerome.salyers@yahoo.com for an audition slot.

For Shadow Box, Semi-Circle hopes to be able to reach out to our community of expats and bring them closer together. It is for anyone who enjoys award winning English speaking theater and supports keeping the tradition alive in the Basel area. The play has adult themes, dealing with death and dying and is best for those ages high school and up. It is ideal for upper English language students and people interested in questions about how to deal and manage some of the complicated feelings around death and losing those we love.


The Shadow Box by Michael Christofer
directed by Jerome Salyers

Performance dates: 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 April 2011
Performance location: BFS Basel, Kohlenberggasse 11, 4051 Basel


You must send recent experience/CV and recent photo to jerome.salyers@yahoo.com for an audition slot.
No walk-ins.

Deadline for submission is Monday November 21, 2011

What is needed for the audition: Prepare a 2 minute dramatic monologue in English. In addition to the monologue you may be asked to do a cold reading from the script.

When: November 25th 2011, 16:00 - 22:00
Where: Panto Cellar, please use the Haltingerstrasse Entrance, Haltingerstrasse 40, 4057 Basel.

Interviewer (30s upward) Male or female. Empathetic but can seem detached and clinical.

Joe (50s – 60s) Simple working man from the East Coast USA. Strong, gentle family man. Terminally ill. Relatively inarticulate about his feelings but practical, focusing on what is.

Maggie (50s – 60s) Joe’s wife. Also from the East Coast USA. Has not accepted her husband is dying and is struggling vainly with what is, wanting instead what was or could be.

Steve (look 14 – 16) Joe and Maggie’s son. Doesn’t know his father is dying. (Additional skills: Beginner's level guitar: chords/strumming - or the willingness to learn.)

Brian (50s) Cerebral, literate, bi-sexual. Terminally ill. Has essentially accepted his illness. Keeps his tone light but erudite and his emotions in check. (Additional skills: Beginner's level partner dancing or the willingness to learn.)

Mark (30s – early 40s) Brian’s caretaker and lover. Very intense and controlling. Accepts Brian’s illness but can’t understand his own feelings around it.

Beverly (age 40s – 50s) Brian’s ex-wife. Funny, full of life, profane, and sarcastic. Accepts that there is responsibility in life, but takes little for herself. (Additional skills: Beginner's level partner dancing or the willingness to learn.)

Felicity (late 60s – 70s) Blind and in a wheelchair. Terminally ill. She is earthy, feisty, takes no prisoners; however, she drifts often into dementia.

Agnes (40s) Felicity’s eldest daughter. Simple and loyal, she has nursed her mother for years, though is starting to show strain under the protracted illness.
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