Center Stage at Southampton Cultural Center Will Hold Open Auditions for Tina Andrew’s “Buckingham”
Southampto Cultural Center, Southampton,
When: Saturday, January 5 at 1 PM and Sunday, January 6 at 1 PM
Where: Southampton Cultural Center (lower level), 25 Pond Lane, Southampton Village
Center Stage at the Southampton Cultural Center will hold open auditions for performances of Tina Andrews’ new play “BUCKINGHAM” on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1PM and Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1PM at the Southampton Cultural Center at 25 Pond Lane, Southampton, NY.
Rehearsals begin January 19th. Performances begin February 1, 2013 and run through February 10, 2013. Tina Andrews directs. BUCKINGHAM is written by award-winning writer, director and producer Tina Andrews (Warner Bros. “Why Do Fools Fall In Love”; the CBS miniseries, “Sally Hemings An American Scandal”).
The play takes place in 1760 and dramatizes the aristocratic intrigue, ethnic scandal, and family dysfunction in the life of Germany’s Princess Charlotte Sophia who was forced to hide her Moorish features and skin tone under heavy white Elizabethan make-up in order to marry Britain’s “mad” King George III. Since they married “By Proxy”, the king did not discover her true ethnicity until their wedding night.
Based on meticulous research coupled with her acclaimed penchant for connecting dramatic dots, the play was a sizzler in its debut at the Highways Performance Space in Santa Monica, CA. Andrews adapted it from her novel: “Charlotte Sophia: Myths, Madness and the Moor” which will also be sold at the Center.
Miss Andrews is looking for several parts:
KING GEORGE III: 20-35 years old. Occasionally humorous. British accent.
JOHN STUART, EARL OF BUTE: 40-50 years old. The King’s Scottish confidant
DUCHESS ELIZABETH: 50’s. Demanding matriarch of the Frederick family. British accent.
GRAND DUKE ADOLPH FREDERICK: 30’s. Gay but not effeminate. British accent.
LENA BAPTISTE: Jamaican, 45-55 years old. The Frederick’s servant. Jamaican accent.
JON BAPTISTE: Jamaican, 20-30 years old. Lena’s son. Jamaican accent.
LADY SARAH LENNOX: 20-30 years old. King George’s Irish paramour. Irish accent.
JOHANN CHRISTIAN BACH: 25-35 years old. Falls in love with Charlotte. British accent.
WILHELM ALBERTINA: 20-30. Has a distinct stutter. British accent.
LORD GREGORY: 60-70 years old. Charlotte’s fiancé. German accent.
To be sent scene sides and information, contact Tina Andrews at: email@example.com or Casting Director Peter Matyas at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Southampton Cultural Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, combines art, education, music and theatre to engage and nourish the entire community with the arts. Established over 25 years ago, the Cultural Center serves all East End residents and visitors by providing a variety of programming including classes and live performances for children and adults at affordable prices. For more information visit our website at www.scc-arts.org or call (631) 287-4377.