Upcoming Auditions: 2022 Season

NOTE: All actors, directors, and technical crew must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to participate in a Lionheart production.

If you cannot attend the scheduled audition dates, then please email your acting resume and a video audition featuring you doing a monologue of your choice to the director. The contact information for each director is listed at the bottom of each audition notice.

Open Audition Notice: “A View from the Bridge”

The Lionheart Theatre Company will be holding open non-equity auditions for our upcoming production of “A View from the Bridge” by Arthur Miller. This production will be directed by Darci Rose Wells.

Lionheart is Seeking 12 Men and 3 Women for this production. All roles are available. Please note that these roles are non-paying.

Audition Dates:
Sunday, Aug 14th at 6pm
Monday, August 15th at 6:30pm

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Please bring a copy of your acting resume and a current photograph that we may keep.

Show Dates: 
November 4-20, 2022
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm 

Audition Location:
The Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071
 

Rehearsals:
Sunday afternoons and Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings.

Show Synopsis:

Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY. When Beatrice’s cousins Marco and Rodolpho enter the US illegally, desperate to find work having fled the poverty of Sicily, the pair is welcomed into the Carbone home. But as Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, Eddie’s adoration of his niece is no longer touching, but terrifying.

Characters:

Eddie Carbone: Italian American. 40s-50s. A Longshoreman. Eddie lives with his wife, Beatrice and orphaned niece, Catherine, in Red Hook. Eddie is powerless in the face of his tragic fate. He harbors a secret lust for his niece Catherine which causes his eventual destruction.

Catherine: Italian American. 17 (Actress must be 18+). A beautiful, smart, young Italian girl who is very popular among the boys in the community. Catherine seeks approval from her uncle and struggles when Eddie does not approve of Rodolpho, the man she intends to marry.

Beatrice: Italian American. 40s-50s. The wife of Eddie and aunt of Catherine. Beatrice has raised Catherine from the time she was very young and acts as Catherine’s mother. Beatrice is a warm and caring woman, more reasonable than Eddie.

Marco: Italian. 20s-30s. Cousin of Beatrice, brother to Rodolpho. Marco comes to the U.S. to work and make money to send back to his wife and children in Italy. Marco is a hard-working man who is a powerful, sympathetic leader.

Rodolpho: Italian. Early 20s. Beatrice’s young, blonde cousin from Italy. To Eddie and the other Longshoremen, Rodolpho seems effeminate because he sings jazz, cooks, sews and loves to dance. Rodolpho desires to be an American and have all the privileges of Western society including wealth and fame.

Alfieri: Italian American. 50s-70s.  A lawyer. Alfieri is the narrator of the story. He speaks directly to the audience and attempts to make clear the greater social and moral implications of the story.

Mike: A Longshoreman and friend of Eddie’s. Might be cast in dual roles.

Louis: A Longshoreman and friend of Eddie’s. Might be cast in dual roles.

Tony: A friend of the Carbones. He assists Marco and Rodolpho off the ship and brings them safely to Beatrice’s home. Might be cast in dual roles.

Immigration Officers: Two officers from the Immigration Bureau. Might be cast in dual roles.

Mr. Lipari & Mrs. Lipari: Non-speaking. Italian American. 30s-60s. A butcher and his wife who live upstairs from the Carbones.

“Submarines”: 20s-40s. Non-speaking. Two illegal Italian immigrants hiding upstairs from the Carbones in the Lipari house. Might be cast in dual roles and/or tech crew.

Email Darci Wells at darcirwells@gmail.com with questions.

 

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Open Audition Notice: “Lawless Spirits”

The Lionheart Theatre Company will be holding open non-equity open auditions for actors ages 13 and up for our upcoming production of “Lawless Spirits.” 

“Lawless Spirits” is Lionheart’s Walking Ghost Tour, sponsored by the City of Norcross and the Gwinnett Creativity Grant. Guided by our costumed characters, guests (audience members) are led through the streets of Norcross to experience true stories of murders, shoot outs, bank robberies and ghost stories that happened in Norcross and in the surrounding cities in Gwinnett County.

 

We will be holding open auditions for actors to portray these events during the walking tour. 

Each evening the stories will be repeated three times as different tour groups walk the path through Downtown Norcross. Each actor will play several roles.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the scripts. Actors cast will be paid a small stipend. Please bring a resume and a recent photo that we may keep.

Audition Dates: 
  • Sunday, Aug 21st at 6pm
  • Monday, August 22nd at 6:30pm
Show Dates: 
October 13th – 16th 
2 shows per evening, starting at 6pm

Audition Location:
The Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071
 
Email Tanya Gilmer at lionheart30093@yahoo.com with questions.

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Open Audition Notice: “The Lion in Winter”

The Lionheart Theatre Company will be holding open, non-equity auditions for our upcoming production of “The Lion in Winter” by James Goldman. This production will be directed by Brandi Kilgore.

Lionheart is Seeking 5 men and 2 women for this production. All roles are available.

Please note that these roles are non-paying.

Audition Dates:
Sunday, September 18th at 6pm
Monday, September 19th at 6:30pm

Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script. Please bring a copy of your acting resume and a current photograph that we may keep.

Also, British and/or French accents are not required for the audition, as they will not be used in this production.

Show Dates:
December 8-18, 2022
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

*Please note that this production runs for two weeks, Thursday – Sunday

Audition Location:
The Lionheart Theatre Company
10 College Street
Norcross, GA 30071

Rehearsals:
It will depend on the availability of the actors cast, but rehearsals will take place two weekday evenings and on Sunday evenings, every week until tech. Tech week will begin Sunday, December 4th thru Wednesday, December 7th.

Show Synopsis:
Sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons – the play tells the story of the Plantagenet family, who are locked in a free-for-all of competing ambitions to inherit a kingdom. The queen, and wealthiest woman in the world, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has been kept in prison since raising an army against her husband, King Henry II. Let out only for holidays, the play centers around the inner conflicts of the royal family as they fight over both a kingdom and King Henry’s paramour during the Christmas of 1183.

Characters:

Notes:

  • Alliances in this play shift often, so the character descriptions reflect where they are at the start of the play.
  • The actors playing King Henry II and Alais will share a passionate kiss.
  • There will be some light stage combat with swords.

King Henry II (Age Range: 50-65)
Henry II is the reigning King of England. Married to Eleanor of Aquitaine for 31-years, he has kept her locked away for the past ten years, due to Eleanor leading uprisings against him. He is the father of Richard, Geoffrey, and John. Alais is his mistress.

Although still physically fit and mentally strong, he’s getting older and thinking of his future and deciding who will rule his kingdom. After he dies, he wants the crown to go to his youngest son, John.

Eleanor of Aquitaine (Age Range: 60-75)
Once the most powerful woman in Europe as the Duchess of Aquitaine, Queen Eleanor has been locked away by her husband for the past ten years, due to attempts to win back power. Married to Henry for 31-years, prior to this marriage she was the Queen of France from 1137 to 1152. She also went on the Crusades and wielded quite a bit of power in her own right.

Although ten years older than Henry, she is still a handsome woman with a sharp mind and a regal presence. She is the mother of Richard, Geoffrey, and John. After Henry dies, she wants the crown to go to their living oldest son, Richard. Eleanor also raised Alais in her court, as a daughter.

Richard (Age Range: 30-45)
Richard aka Richard the Lionheart is the oldest living son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Handsome, strong, and impressive, he has been a soldier since his mid-teens. Eleanor wants him to be Henry II’s heir to the crown, as he is her favorite son. Although at once close to his mother, this relationship has fractured over time. Due to a treaty with the French, Alais may be his bride. He also has a history with Philip of France.

Geoffrey: (Age Range: 30-45)
Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany is the middle living son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Charming, cunning, and attentive, he’s the smartest member of the family. Neither Henry II nor Eleanor want him to inherit the throne, which he isn’t happy about. Instead, Henry II wants him to be John’s Chancellor – he’d run the country while John would rule it. Geoffrey has always been treated with indifference by both Henry and Eleanor.

John: (Age Range: 20-30)
John is the youngest living son of Henry II and Eleanor. He is Henry’s choice to inhert the throne. He’s also Henry’s favorite. Immature, slightly bratty, but sweet-faced and adorable, he is who Henry would have marry Alais per the Treaty with France. He was raised apart from Eleanor and does not have a close relationship with her.

Alais: (Age Range: 20-30)
Sent to live at Henry II and Eleanor’s court at the age of 7, Alais is a French princess. Based on a Treaty between England and France, she will become the bride of Henry II’s heir. Serene, regal, dutiful, but with a quiet strength, Alais has been Henry II’s mistress since she was 16. She was raised by Eleanor since she came to court as a child.

King Philip of France: (Age Range: 20-30)
The current King of France, he is Alais’ younger brother, who has come to England on business. He is invested in who becomes England’s next King, and the eventual marriage of his sister, Alais. He’s newly on his throne, and is learning his way around power, and how best to wield it. He’s cunning and observant. He has a history with Richard.

 

Questions? Please email Brandi Kilgore at brandi.kilgore@gmail.com.

 


 

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.

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 into 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.