Show: 33 VARIATIONS
Theater: FORGE THEATRE
Theater Website: http://www.forgetheatre.org
Theater Phone: (610) 935-1920
Start date of auditions: 01/12/2020
Forge Theatre is hosting auditions for 33 Variations, by Moisés Kaufman. Auditions dates 1/12/20 & 1/14/20 @7pm*
*Snow date as deemed necessary 1/15/20 @7pm
A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they’re separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.
Dr. Katherine Brandt (Accent: American, NY) – A musicologist who is striving to complete her monograph on Beethoven’s obsession with Diabelli’s Waltz.
Clara Brandt (Accent: American, NY) – Katherine’s daughter, who is trying to life her life according to her own compass, which makes the relationship with her mother a rocky one. She follows her mother to Germany.
Dr. Gertrude Ladenburger (Accent: German, Bonn) – A colleague of Dr. Brandt’s, she works in the Bonn archives in Germany and becomes close to Katherine.
Mike Clark (Accent: American, NYC, perhaps Bronx) – A practicing medical nurse who initially meets Clara through treating her mother. They become involved, and he follows her to Germany.
Anton Diabelli (Accent: Austrian, Mattsee) – The composer of the original Waltz, with which Beethoven develops a fascination.
Anton Schindler (Accent: Czechian & German Mix) – Beethoven’s assistant, servant, and friend.
Ludwig van Beethoven (Accent: German, Bonn) – Beethoven. The famous German composer and pianist who was known for his compositions and innovations in musical styles.
All accent work ought to be 100% understandable. If you aren’t confident auditioning with an accent, then don’t stress it. Accents can be learned.
For casting and additional info, visit: https://www.forgetheatre.org/33-variations.html
Note: Audition scheduled for January 15, 2020 is slated as a snow date *only* and is subject to be cancelled by the director. Information will be posted on our website, www.ForgeTheatre.org, and our social media profiles.