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Theatre at St. CLement’s Off Broadway: Auditions for “Caravaggio”

CARAVAGGIO – THEATRE AT ST. CLEMENT’S
OFF BROADWAY

New drama about the visionary Baroque painter whose naturalistic style drew both admiration and hostility from his contemporaries. When Caravaggio murders a man in a quarrel, he must flee Rome, beginning a difficult and lonely life in exile. As he clashes with the artistic/religious establishment in his quest for a pardon, and as he struggles for survival, he begins to discover his purpose as a painter – and achieves the most revelatory work of his short life.

CASTING:
FRANCESCO / STEFANO: Double role. Francesco: Mid 20s. Dark hair. A budding painter and Caravaggio’s valet. In love with Caravaggio. Ripe, loyal, honest. Stefano: Late 20s. Knight of Malta. Determined to discover Caravaggio’s true nature. Enigmatic, intense, clever, watchful. Should move well, convince as a soldier and have stage combat experience.

LENA: 20s. Roman prostitute who also models for painters. Companion and muse to Caravaggio. Attractive, charismatic, at home in her body. Performer must be able to play comedy and lightness but be capable of depth and earnestness. Voice could contrast with appearance in an interesting way.

CARRACCI: 45 – 55. Famous painter from a rival school to Caravaggio’s. Takes in the disgraced Caravaggio when no one else will. He’s the darling of the art world, but secretively at a creative impasse. Distracted, likable, with a subtle comic sense.

PAY RATE: $516/WEEK MINIMUM

SUBMISSIONS:
CARAVAGGIO
C/O BANK ST. THEATRE
155 BANK ST
NY, NY 10014

Audition: June 9, 10, 11
Start Date: September 22
Run: October 20, 2008 – January 18, 2009

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