Casting Call – Two Male Actors

CASTING CALL

TWO MALE ACTORS REQUIRED (playing age of both: 25 – 35) for
THE BIG FELLOW
An original theatre piece for two male actors by Declan Gorman, based on Frank O’Connor’s 1937 biography of Michael Collins.
A co-production of Bachelors Walk Productions & Co-Motion Media in association with Drogheda Arts Festival.

The show will be rehearsed in Dublin during April. It will premiere at Drogheda Arts Festival on May 1st, transfer to Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin and will then tour for two weeks during May in the Midlands/East region. The ‘home base’ for touring will be County Dublin.

GENERAL NOTE
Two actors are required, one to play Michael Collins, the other to play Frank O’Connor who in turn doubles as several other characters.
The style will be robust & physical, requiring trained, fit performers. Both the main characters were Corkmen (one city, one rural) and a strong regional “sense of Cork” will be a core aspect. It is not essential that the players actually hail from Cork city or county, (all the better if they do….) but they must show a convincing understanding of place, local culture, cadence of speech etc.
This is a wholly professional production and only actors with appropriate training and/or professional experience should be referred or should apply. CVs will be required in advance.

Auditions by appointment in Dublin and Cork in late January.
Cork Auditions: at The Granary Theatre on Monday 25 January from 1.30pm – 6pm by appointment only. Please contact Declan Gorman 086-3615585 / bachelorswalk@yahoo.ie

PROFILES: MICHAEL COLLINS:
AGE: The actor will be in the playing age range 25 – 35.
PHYSIQUE: 5’10” or taller – well-built, sturdy, fit, able to create a big, warm, volatie
presence (but does not need to be a Collins lookalike)
ABILITIES/ATTRIBUTES: Helpful, but not essential– basic hurling skills; open approach to
physical theatre work; basic singing ability. Should have good comic gifts.
O’CONNOR
(doubling up as – Cathal Brugha, Arthur Griffith, Eamon DeValera and several cameo figures):
AGE: 25 – 35 range
PHYSIQUE: Likely to be 5’10” or smaller in height; more ‘slight’ or slender than ‘well-built’ in
the muscular sense. While the actor must be sporting fit, the character of O’Connor is
bookish & intellectual.
ABILITIES/ATTRIBUTES Helpful, but not essential: basic GAA skills (soloing etc); open
approach to physical theatre; singing; comic gifts; mimicry / accents / flexible role-changing.

FOR FURTHER INFO or to book audition appointment: Declan Gorman 086-3615585 / bachelorswalk@yahoo.ie