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Title: Salome
Playwright: Oscar Wilde
Company: Promethean Theatre
Director: Seamus Fera
Choreographer: Chantal Gering
Intimacy Director: Phay Moores
Venue: TBA
Rehearsals: June/July- Exact Dates TBA
Run: August 2021 - TBA
Compensation: Box Office Split
Auditions: March 6th-20th via Zoom
Audition requirement: A 2-3 Minute classical monologue. Please provide a headshot and resume
Role: Herodias (Female, 19-50)

Herodias is the wife of Herod and mother of Salome. She is a power behind the throne and uses her daughter to achieve what she wants. Was formerly married to Herod's brother.
Synopsis: King Herod is throwing a banquet. His step daughter/niece, Salome, steps outside for some air and is haunted by the prophetic voice of Jokanaan, who is being kept as a prisoner. When he is brought up, Salome is immediately drawn to him, who quickly spurns her as base and vile. Driven by her desire, Salome will stop at nothing to get the one thing she wants- a kiss from Jokanaan.

Notes: Please note that this production includes simulated scenes of self harm and suicide as well as themes of incest, sexuality and violence. The role of Salome will include a choreographed dance which culminates in the removal of a shirt/bra. We will be supported by an intimacy director throughout the process who will help navigate scenes of intimacy.

Promethean Theatre is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. We strongly encourage submissions from all qualified performers, without regard to age, disability, ethnicity, race, or gender identity.  Promethean Theatre has a COVID-19 safety plan to comply with provincial and regional protocols.