Casting Call: “Voice Actors” for World Premiere of New Deaf/Hearing Version of “Cyrano”

The Fountain Theatre is seeking “voice actors” for our upcoming co-production of Cyrano with Deaf West Theatre. Simon Levy directing.

Need strong actors [Men, 40’s-50] with vocal training, emotional depth, comic timing.  Don’t need to know sign language. Rehearsals start Feb 28. 

The world premiere of a new play written and directed by Stephen Sachs, Cyrano is a modern day reimagined deaf/hearing version of  “Cyrano de Bergerac”,  adapted from the Edmond Rostand classic. Acclaimed deaf actor Troy Kotsur will star as Cyrano. The project is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

STORYLINE: The setting is present day. Cyrano is a brilliant deaf poet in a modern day city. He is hopelessly in love with a beautiful hearing woman, Roxy. But she doesn’t understand sign language and instead loves his hearing brother, Chris. Can Cyrano express his love for Roxy with his hands – the source of such deaf pride and shame? Or must he teach Chris to “speak his words” for him, to woo her? ASL becomes the language of love in this modern sign language spin on a classic love story.

Seeking VOICE ACTORS for the following roles:

CYRANO: [Lead] male, 45. A lover of language, passionate, poetic, expressive, dynamic. A virile force of nature with a lyrical, romantic heart. Seeking a powerful stage actor with classical theatre training. Strong vocal technique, expressive speaking voice. Precise comic timing and a deep emotional well. To be a “voice actor” to vocally interpret role on stage with signing deaf actor.
CHRIS: [Lead] male, 50, an aging rocker. Cyrano’s brother. Drinks too much, not too bright, but big of heart. Haunted by inner pain and insecurity. Seeking a strong stage actor with trained vocal skill and an emotive voice. Good comic sense and emotional depth. To be a “voice actor” to vocally interpret role on stage with signing deaf actor.
BILL: male, 50,  Cyrano’s close friend. Kind, gentle, wise, warm-hearted. Likable and easy-going with a wry sense of humor. Has deep affection for Cyrano but not afraid to set him straight when needed. Seeking a strong stage actor with vocal skill and good comic timing. To be a “voice actor” to vocally interpret role on stage with signing deaf actor.

To submit for audition, email: FountainTheatre1@aol.com

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