The Phipps Center for the Arts will hold auditions for The Lion in Winter, directed by Joe Hendren, Monday, July 18 and Tuesday, July 19 from 6-9p.m. with callbacks on July 21 in the evening.
Virtual audition submissions will also be accepted. See below for full details on both audition methods.
PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19 REQUIRED TO AUDITION AND PERFORM IN THE LION IN WINTER.
Sign up to audition HERE: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/thelioninwinter
ABOUT THE SHOW
James Goldman’s modern classic The Lion in Winter is a snapshot of the lives of King Henry II of England and his wife Queen Eleanor as they play a masterful game of real-world chess with the lives of their sons and the French King and princess. Though set in 1183 and inspired by actual figures, this is no dry historical drama. Told through a decidedly modern lens, the story is both tragic and wickedly funny.
A note about the characters’ ages. Specific ages are listed for the characters in the script, however, the exact ages are less important than the characters’ ages in relation to each other. The following ages should be considered approximations only.
At this time, we are only considering actors aged 18 and older.
The Lion in Winter Characters
Henry II, King of England - 50s-60s
Alais, a French Princess - 20s-early 30s
John, the youngest son - 18-25
Geoffrey, the middle son - 20s-early 30s
Richard Lionheart, the oldest son - 20s-30s
Eleanor, Queen of England, Henry’s wife - 50s-60s
Philip, King of France - 20s-30s
Rehearsals are expected to begin in early August, with performances September 16-25, 2022.
The Phipps, 109 Locust St., Hudson, WI 54016
TO AUDITION IN PERSON:
1) Sign up for an audition time. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4caaaf29abf94-auditions12
2) Choose one of the provided Character Sides to read for your audition.
3) BRING a headshot (snapshot OK), performance resume, and a list of all conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.
4) DOWNLOAD and COMPLETE the attached audition form and bring it with you. You may also fill out the audition form in-person the day of your audition.
The Phipps Center for the Arts is located at 109 Locust St., Hudson, WI 54016
TO AUDITION VIRTUALLY - Sign up for a "virtual audition slot" then EMAIL THE FOLLOWING in a single email to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line LION IN WINTER AUDITION:
1) RECORD A VIDEO of yourself reading one of the provided Character sheets. Read the provided sides TWICE, recording both.
Upload the videos to a site like Youtube, Vimeo, Google Drive, or a personal website and include the link.
2) A digital copy of your headshot (snapshot OK) and performance resume (PDF preferred).
3) DOWNLOAD and COMPLETE the attached audition form. Be sure to include a list of all conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.
VIRTUAL AUDITIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY 6pm, Tuesday, July 19, 2022.
Callbacks will be held IN-PERSON on July 21, 2022 in the evening.
Masks are required for auditions and rehearsals. We intend to perform without masks, if COVID conditions allow.
The Phipps Center for the Arts
Vision - Bringing the Arts to Life.
Mission - The Phipps Center for the Arts, propelled by our community-based Arts Council, serves as a welcoming and open home for the St. Croix River Valley region and beyond to empower and cultivate lifelong artistic expression, participation, and appreciation.
Statement of Inclusion
The Phipps Center embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion as core beliefs and values. We strive to create and foster an environment of respect, where everyone’s creative spirit is supported and celebrated, no matter their race, ethnicity, creed, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, socio-economic status, religion, age, gender, or gender identity.
We, at The Phipps, will endeavor to maintain an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible organization by actively addressing barriers, exclusions, and biases. We will honor differences to make The Phipps a place in which each unique person can collaborate, create, and celebrate with others.