Oregon Shakespeare Festival
$1,096 weekly minimum (LORT B)
Artistic Director: Nataki Garrett
Associate Artistic Director: Evren Odcikin Director: Robert Parker Ross
By: Qui Nguyen
Created By: Vampire Cowboys
Casting Director: JZ Casting (Geoff Josselson Katja Zarolinski)
Casting Associate: Tasha Ward
Audition Date(s): September 2021 Rehearsal Date(s): 03/23/2022 Preview Date(s): 06/02/2022 Opening Date(s): 07/16/2022 Closing Date(s): 10/14/2022
OSF is a repertory company and some performers from REVENGE SONG will be considered and hired to perform or understudy in other concurrent productions, including KING JOHN and THE TEMPEST. They will also be given opportunities to be involved in additional readings, workshops and digital productions.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Equity actors for roles in REVENGE SONG (see breakdown).
OSF believes in diversity and representation in casting and encourages actors of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, ages, and body types, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.
All performers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as defined by the CDC (i.e., more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine) by first rehearsal.
STORYLINE: A rousing, romping, music-filled look at the real life of Julie d’Aubigny, a queer 17th century French swordswoman and opera singer, Revenge Song is a heroine’s journey toward self-discovery and acceptance.
For all roles, any age/gender/ethnicity. This is a play with music featuring singing and rapping. Advanced fight choreography, including swordplay, will be performed by all actors.
20's-30's. She/Her/Hers. BIPOC. A 17th century French swordswoman and opera singer, independent in spirit and trained by her father Gaston in swordplay. She is on two interweaving journeys: exact revenge for the exploitation she experienced as a teenager at the hands of her father’s boss, nobleman Louis, and explore her sexuality through relationships with men and women. She is a badass, swashbuckling adventurer and iconoclast, but simultaneously unsure about who she is supposed be and where she fits into the world. Exceptional singer and actor. Musical instrument skills a plus.
20's-40's. He/Him/His. Any race or ethnicity. A master swordsman who helps Julie hone her skills. He is arrogant, powerful, and cunning. He also seems to know kung-fu. Musical skills a plus.
Mid 30's - Mid 50's. He/Him/His. Any race or ethnicity. Julie’s loving father. He is traditional and stern, but also an old softy. He is exceedingly French. Musical skills a plus.
20's - 30's. She/Her/Hers. Any race or ethnicity. A young woman in search of her own sexual identity. She catches the eye of Julie and immediately becomes infatuated with her which will lead them to a whirlwind romance. Emily is young and bold, but possibly a bit reckless. She lives in the moment. Musical skills a plus.
Mid 30's - Mid 50's. He/Him/His. Any race or ethnicity. He is the Master of Horses to the King of France. A powerful and wealthy nobleman. He at first appears to an avuncular patron, but we quickly see his interest in the young Julie is carnal, abusive, and obsessive. Musical skills a plus.
Mid 30's - Mid 50's. He/Him/His. Any race or ethnicity. A once widely popular singer, whose best days are behind him. Sort of late-stage Elvis. He is also a bully who serially sexually abuses his co-workers. Musical skills a plus.
[MADAME DE SENNETERRE]
30's - 40's. She/Her/Hers. Any race or ethnicity. The play’s narrator. Powerful, funny, and very comfortable in her skin. She spins the yarn, and owns the theatre. You have the sense that she has experienced much, not all of it pleasant, but has come out the other side wise, worldly and witty. Musical skills a plus.
20's - 30's. He/Him/His. Any race or ethnicity. A wealthy young nobleman who challenges Julie to a duel, she fights back hard and wounds him. While nursing him back to health, they become lovers. Bright-eyed and in love. Musical skills a plus.
Please submit your headshot and resume. The subject line should read: OSF Submission/REVENGE SONG – (LIST ROLE YOU ARE SUBMITTING FOR) Please note musical skills (especially drums, bass, guitar, and keyboard) in the submission. If actors have any other special skills of note, including tumbling and/or other abilities, please also note in the submission.
LORT Non-Rep $1,096 weekly minimum (LORT B)