Audition Notice – The seventh swimmer
Open Auditions (all are welcome to try out)
Sunday 24-April 2022 from 2:00-4:00pm at the Stables Theatre, Hastings
The Seventh Swimmer
by Mo Hansch & Tony Voller
Production Dates: 30–June, 01-July, 02-July (Thurs, Fri, Sat evenings) – three performances only!
Director: Tim Kendrick
From 04–May onwards, typically Tue, Wed & Thurs evenings, 7:30-9:30pm, with occasional Sunday mornings. May be adjusted as needed. Two weeks before opening the rehearsal days and times will be expanded.
About this play:
The Seventh Swimmer is a new play which will be making its World Premiere at the Stables.
In 1911 London, Robert McBride is the newly appointed Assistant Dean of the progressive Battersea Polytechnic and newly married to beautiful Prussian aristocrat, Maya. Life has endless possibilities, but when Robert becomes infatuated with one of his male students, Killian, his life is thrown into turmoil. When Maya’s manipulative cousin, Otto, seeks to exploit the situation for his own advantage, he triggers a chain of devastating events which prove as fatal as England’s descent to war.
AUDITION NOTE: This production will have the actors mime many of the props. Therefore I would like to ask that all actors auditioning be prepared to do a very brief mime scene (10-20 seconds) of picking up an imaginary jug of water, pouring the water into an imaginary glass, picking up that imaginary glass and miming drinking the water.
Robert McBride – Male, late 20s, intelligent, middle-class, eager to please
Maya McBride – Female, late 20s to early 30s, wife of Robert, cousin of Otto, mix of minor British and Prussian aristocracy, a strong free-spirited woman
Killian Quinn – Male, early 20s, athletic, working-class poor, outwardly masculine but gay and comfortable with that
(NOTE: role requires actor to be nude in two scenes)
Otto Von Füstenberg – Male, late 20s to late 30s, Prussian nobleman, mischievous, stooped, with a slight limp and walks with a stick (NOTE: role requires actor to do a passable German accent)
Copies of the play are available by email.
Just contact Director Tim Kendrick at email@example.com to be sent a copy of the play, the list of scenes which will be used for the auditions or to ask any questions you may have