Auditions for Next Show
View information about our upcoming show auditions here.
DIRECTOR: Stephanie Pokras
PRODUCER: Lydia West
STAGE MANAGER: TBD
WHAT TO KNOW
Auditions Will Be Held Via In-Person
- Read sides from the show
- Perform a 1-2-minute classical monologue of your choice
- Share any special abilities you may have such as singing, dancing, playing an instrument, rapping, gymnastics, etc.
Prior to auditioning, please return the required information to ArtisticSynergyBaltimore@gmail.com, including:
- the audition form
- a recent picture of you
- a resume or show history if you have one
- any known conflicts between January 11 and April 1
You can also download form here.
Click here to fill out the Online Audition Form.
Or you can download the printed Artistic Synergy of Baltimore Audition Form
Audition Dates & Times
Saturday 1/7 @ 10-1pm
Monday 1/9 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm
CALLBACKS: Tuesday 1/10 @ 7:00 – 9:00pm
Info to be posted on Facebook as well.
Show Dates & Times
6/15/23 @ 7:00pm
Please Note: The show will be screened virtually as part of the Dialogues for Change Series and followed by a live panel discussion. Most of the show will be pre-recorded at locations around Baltimore. Actors will be responsible for their own transportation and should still expect a full rehearsal schedule which will include a hybrid of virtual and in-person rehearsals.
We are looking to cast a diverse group of actors and welcome auditioners of all races, genders, sexualities, ethnicities, disability status, and other identities. Actors must be over the age of 16.
All Roles Are Open
All Roles Are Non-Paid, Non-Union
For more information:
Call – 410-833-5181, or
Write – ArtisticSynergyBaltimore@gmail.com
The cast is an ensemble of people from all backgrounds. Auditioners with special talents are heavily encouraged to share those in their audition form.
Antigone (20s-30s): The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta and sister of Polynices, Eteocles, and Ismene. Antigone is the play’s protagonist. She is a young, headstrong, recent college graduate who challenges her uncle and the state in order to bury her brother Polynices. Her worldview is tied to her rigid black and white moral code and her character is defined by a passion for justice and doing what is right.
Ismene (20s-30s): The sister of Antigone and her foil. Ismene is much more rational than her sister, and while she is incredibly loyal to her family she is cautious of challenging the law. Ismene embodies a more passive form of resistance.
Chorus (any age): The Chorus, made up of 3-5 members, represent the people of Baltimore. From the early morning jogger, to the overladen student, to the street sweeper, and the squeegee worker at the busy intersection-they are the people you see when walking down the city streets. The chorus serve as witnesses and commentators to the events of the play. They are directly impacted by the events of the play, but unable to interact with them or change their course.
Choragus (any age): The Choragus, or chorus leader, serves as the link between the chorus and the political actors in the play. Unlike the rest of the chorus, the Choragus interacts frequently and directly with Creon, questioning the unfolding events but refraining from interference. In our interpretation the Choragus is a broadcast journalist, and it is through his reporting that the chorus are witness to the events of the play.
Creon (40s-60s): Creon is Antigone’s uncle and the newly appointed leader of an unstable city-state, in our interpretation he is the Mayor. He is primarily motivated by his perceived duty as head of state which he places over his duty to family. He is the play’s primary antagonist, but he is far from a villain. He too, holds a black and white view of the world and through the play is committed to doing what he thinks is right.
Sentry (any age): Assigned to guarding Polynices’s body, the Sentry is tasked with reporting his burial, and Antigone’s treachery, to Creon. His role serves as the comedic relief.
Haemon (20s-30s): Antigone’s fiancé and Creon’s last living son. Haemon works as a legislative assistant to his father. Caught in the conflict between Antigone and his father, Haemon represents a transition from the acquiescence of childhood to independent adulthood. He is motivated by his deep love for Antigone.
Tiresias (40s and older): In our interpretation, Tiresias is a pollster and political advisor to Creon who is characterized by his wisdom and foresight. He tries to warn Creon about the impending tragedy.
Messenger (any age): An objective storyteller, the messenger bears the news of tragedy to Eurydice and later Creon.
Eurydice (40s-60s): Creon’s wife and Haemon’s mother. Eurydice is defined by her love for her family and the deep sense of loss she harbors after the death of all of her children.
Artistic Synergy of Baltimore is a consent based and trauma informed organization and all ensemble members will be led through intimacy and consent based practices to choreograph and block movements of the show. If you have questions regarding details or more information about these practices, please email us at email@example.com.
Written By: Sophocles / Translated By: Robert Fagles
A contemporary re-imagining of Sophocles’ classic tragedy, Antigone commences hours after the conclusion of a civil war in which two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, have killed each other in a battle over the kingship. In an attempt to regain stability in the City, the newly appointed King Creon proclaims that the invading brother, Polynices, be refused burial rights. Creon further decrees than any who defy this order will be put to death. The play centers on Antigone, Polynices’s sister and Creon’s niece, who defies Creon’s law and buries her brother. Antigone poses a conflict between passionate characters whose extreme stances on what is moral leave them incapable of compromise. This highly charged struggle between the individual, family, and the state serves as a revealing reflection of contemporary political tensions. (synopsis adapted from Diane J. Rayor, Sophocles’ Antigone: A New Translation.)