Hope Street- based Burjesta Theatre is auditioning for its next production, a modernised adaptation of Christopher Marlowe’s 16th century play Doctor Faustus.
Doctor Faustus is a classic tale of a man who sells his soul to the devil and eternal damnation in hell in return for 24 years omnipotence on earth.
There a number of roles available for women or men, with many of the roles being non-gender specific, such as the Seven Deadly Sins and the Devils themselves – Lucifer, Mephistopheles and Beelzebub.
The original text is available to read here.
The company will be performing Doctor Faustus at their resident theatre space The Casa, early in November, and also actively seeking to perform the play in one other venue to be confirmed.
Anyone interested in getting involved does not need to prepare anything for the audition itself, although reading the play is recommended. Burjesta will be running two workshops leading up to the audition which will cover themes and elements from the play. The final workshop takes place at the Casa, Hope Street, at 7pm on August 5, and the company will only audition actors who have attended at least one.
For those cast, there will be a read through of the play on Saturday, August 15, with rehearsals beginning on Monday, August 17. Rehearsals will either be on weekday evenings (late afternoons if available) and Saturday daytimes.
It will be Burjesta’s 11th production to date since its formation in 2011. To find out more about them, visit their website.