The Notebook of Trigorin, A Free Adaptation of Chekhov's the Seagull
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Katie Olsen
Presented by special arrangement with
Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New york
Auditions will be July 23rd and 24th, 6:30-9:00p, Up-stairs, at the Dalton Little Theatre.
Director Katie Olsen announces auditions for the DLT 2018-2019 season production of “The Notebook of Trigorin, A Free Adaptation of Chekhov's the Seagull.” Auditions will be held on the second floor of Dalton Little Theatre, Monday and Tuesday, July 23rd and 24th, 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Auditions will be readings from the script. No prior experience required. Roles for men and women of various ages. Please come during the audition times, fill out a brief form with your information and the director will then give you details on how their auditions will run. Arrive early to give yourself and the director plenty of time for your audition.
Medvenko, a teacher: Male, 20s. An insufferable bore.
Masha, Shamrayev's daughter: Female, late teens/early 20s. The original goth with a biting sense of humor. In Chekov's original script, she is asked why she wears black all the time and replies, "I am in mourning for my life, I am unhappy."
Constantine, Arkadina's son: Male, 20s. A sensitive romantic and an aspiring writer. Has a very tumultuous relationship with his mother.
Sorin, Arkadina's brother: Male, 50s. A bit of an eccentric in poor health.
Trigorin, a successful writer. Male, 30s. Arkadina's companion.
Nina, daughter of a wealthy land owner: Female, late teens/early 20s. Aspiring actress and not quite all there.
Polina, Shamrayev's wife: Female 40s/50s. Long suffering wife of the estate's manager.
Dorin, a doctor: Male, 40s/50s., A bit of a quack and cad.
Shamrayev, Sorin's estate manager: Male, 50s. One of the most boring people on the planet.
Arkadina, an actress, Constantine's mother: Female, 50sish Successful actress and extreme narcissist. Has a not so secret ontempt for her son.
Cook, Old Woman, Maid, Workers: m/f 20s-60s
Production Dates: September 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, and 15th.
From the publisher Dramatists Play Service:
“On his Uncle Sorin's lakeside estate, Constantine's new play premieres to disdainful reactions from the family and friends who have gathered: Masha; her future husband Medvedenko; Dorn, a lecherous doctor; Shamrayev, manager of the estate; and his wife Polina. Constantine's mother, the famous actress Madame Arkadina (and prima donna), is not one to suppress her true feelings on her son's contribution to the theatre: She abhors it. Humiliated, Constantine sulks over his life, his art, and dotes on the play's star, the woman he loves, Nina, who is infatuated with Madame Arkadina's companion, the established writer Boris Trigorin. Since Trigorin is the object of affection for Nina, as well as Madame Arkadina, he becomes the object of scorn and jealousy for Constantine. In an attempt to explain his brooding, morbid nature, Constantine presents Nina with a dead seagull, which he has just shot—a sacrificial symbol of events to come. Before the evening is over the characters' dreams, infidelities, and self-deceptions will be revealed: Nina's reluctance to love Constantine; Trigorin's lust for Nina; Masha's love for Constantine and boredom with her new husband; Dorn's insecurities on his aging appearance and his affair with Polina; and Sorin's constant pleadings with his sister Arkadina to accept and encourage his nephew, her son. Two summers later finds Constantine the successful writer; Masha, a drunk, lamenting her love for Constantine; Madame Arkadina, haggard and struggling to hold onto Trigorin; and Nina, returning to the lake after her failed acting career and rueful involvement with Trigorin, seeking sympathy and understanding from the disturbed Constantine, who still loves her enough to take his own life.
Tennessee Williams' fresh adaptation of the Chekhov classic brings to life the story of Constantine, the sensitive young writer, whose quest for love, art and acceptance is larger than life itself.”
Thank you and we look forward to you audition!
Dalton Little Theatre