CASTING CALL FOR CHEKHOV AUDIO PLAY

THE HOUSE WITH THE MEZZANINE

by David Fletcher, based on a short story by Anton Chekhov

The third production in our season of audio-plays will be a free adaptation of a wonderful tale by one of the world’s greatest short-story writers. This short play is both a tale of unrequited love, and also a depiction of the clash between two visions of the world represented by an artist and a political activist.

The production will be rehearsed and recorded on Zoom over five or six sessions in late April, and will go live in the week beginning 10th May.

There are five characters:

Nikolai, a painter, in love with Genya

Piotr, his friend, a landowner

Lydia, a teacher and political activist

Genya, her young sister

Ekaterina, their mother

The casting will, of course, adhere to the Loft’s casting policy which “values diversity in race, disability, gender, sexuality, socio-economic background, faith and age, so casting will start from this position and always be open and neutral”.

If you are interested in being considered for a role in this recording, please email David on davidfletcher@lofttheatrecompany.com by the end of Monday 5th April.

For general questions please email suemoore@lofttheatrecompany.com Loft Artistic Director.