Auditions

If you’ve been interested in diving into the acting world, then our auditions in Norcross are the perfect opportunity for you! At Lionheart Theatre, we put on a new production almost every month, and each month is different. You’ll have the chance to try your hand at a number of varying roles.

Lionheart Theatre Company is always looking for new faces to join our continuously growing acting family. Your level of experience doesn’t matter as long as you’re willing to learn and have fun. The right attitude can bring out the best in actors, experienced or not. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and beliefs to audition.

Check out our upcoming shows and auditions below. The stage is calling your name!


Lionheart Theatre Company Upcoming Auditions in Norcross

Lionheart Theatre Company, located at 10 College Street, Norcross, GA (30071), will hold open auditions on December 2nd at 5pm and December 3rd at 7pm for:

Picasso at the Lapin Agile

By Steve Martin

Directed by Scott King

Show Dates: March 8-24, 2019

About the Play: A young Albert Einstein and a young Pablo Picasso, not long before becoming famous, have a chance meeting in a Paris café. Together they not only compare lives and ideas, but meet a number of astonishingly entertaining individuals. They discover that they may just have figured out the mysteries of life together, with the help of a very interesting visitor. A hilariously zany and witty play written by comic Steve Martin, it offers talented, comedic, actors a chance to shine in unique ways and demands a very keen sense of timing, and there are some really fantastic monologues as well. There will also be a chance for a few cameo roles which are brief but whimsically funny moments that the audience will love!

Auditions will consist of monologues from the play which are available ahead of time by contacting the director. (email escottking@gmail.com for more details).

Please bring a resume if you have one and a recent photograph of yourself that we may keep.

These are non-paid, volunteer roles.

CAST NEEDED:

Freddy – The owner and bartender of the Lapin Agile. He is the boyfriend of Germaine, and seems to be a simple-minded man but occasionally says something truly stunning, and occasionally breaks the fourth wall

Gaston – An abrupt and direct Frenchman with prostate problems, who talks plainly and only seems to care about sex and drinking

Germaine – A waitress at the Lapin Agile. She is Freddy's girlfriend and a very thoughtful and beautiful woman. She has many ideas of what the 20th century will be like, and has slept with Picasso.

Albert Einstein – A scientist in his twenties with big aspirations. He is a genius, with a book on the way called The Special Theory of Relativity. He often finds himself having to explain his theories and thoughts in a simpler fashion to the rest of the group, as he is wise beyond his years.

Suzanne – A beautiful girl who is infatuated with Picasso. Suzanne and Picasso have already slept together, and she is left hurt and angry when he doesn't remember her.

Sagot – Picasso's art dealer, who is obsessed with finding and selling great pieces of art for profit

Pablo Picasso – A talented and charismatic painter in his twenties. Extremely egotistical and self-confident, he is a serial womanizer and master of manipulation.

Charles Dabernow Schmendiman – An inventor with huge dreams and little knowledge. Although he is hardworking, he is overshadowed by the genius and talent of Einstein and Picasso.

The Countess – An extremely intelligent and attractive woman, with whom Einstein is infatuated. She thinks like he does, being the one person to really understand him in the play.

A Female Admirer – An admirer Picasso assumes is a fan of his, but who turns out to be an admirer of Schmendiman

The Visitor – A polite and talented Memphis-boy time-traveler, who adds another dimension and point of view to Einstein's and Picasso's debate. He is a blue-suede-shoed musician.


How to Prepare for Auditions

The best way to prepare for auditions is to know your character. Yes, memorizing lines is important, but understanding who you are portraying is what turns a good actor into something great. Take the time to sit down and research your character. What’s their background? What motivates them? How do they change throughout the play? As you learn more, try to apply this knowledge to your lines.

You can also work on your lines with a friend or family member. Don’t just read the lines aloud; try to make them come to life. Exaggerate your emotions, and keep your facial expressions in mind. If you can find a way to connect with the character, don’t be afraid to let it show! All of these efforts will translate well in your audition.

Lastly, be sure to work on your confidence. Every actor starts somewhere, so even if you have no experience at all, walk into your audition with your head held high. Chances are, doing so will help you shake some of those audition nerves.