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The Luckenbooth Theatre

Actors auditioning need to be 10 years of age or older.

Coffee with Edgar Allan Poe (Rehearses June 29 – July 11 via Zoom): Poe was an American writer, poet, critic and editor best known for evocative short stories and poems that captured the imagination and interest of readers around the world. His imaginative storytelling and tales of mystery and horror gave birth to the modern detective story. Many of Poe’s works, including “The Tell-Tale Heart” and “The Fall of the House of Usher,” became literary classics. Some aspects of Poe’s life, like his literature, are shrouded in mystery, and the lines between fact and fiction have been blurred substantially since his death. This new stage adaptation aims to address the most popular questions about Poe himself while celebrating his most beloved tales.

Those interested in auditioning should video a 1 minute monologue and send along with the above google form, headshot and resume. Video submissions will be accepted through 1pm on June 27. Actors auditioning need to be 10 years of age or older. Casting will be completed the evening of June 28th so everyone is ready to start rehearsing on June 29th.

Rehearsals will be Monday – Friday from 5 – 7pm via Zoom. The filming day for the performance will be Saturday, July 11 and it will have a 2 week run on Luckenbooth On Demand. Keeping with safety regulations and preferences collected from our recent community survey, this production will either be live streamed via Zoom or recorded at the theatre and streamed On Demand to our patrons. The final decision will be made based on cast preference.

Actors under the age of 18 are asked to pay a $100 production fee. Our production fee follows the industry standard among top ranking theatres nationwide and covers all production materials for each actor, a professional headshot session with our company photographer, personal direction/coaching and experience working alongside industry professionals. Proceeds will also be put towards Luckenbooth’s bounce-back fund as they recover from financial losses due to Covid19 restrictions.

ROLES:
Edgar Allan Poe – the man, the myth, the legend

The Players – actors will play a variety of roles including characters from Poe’s stories and real life people from Poe’s life

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