Audition Notice: Antigone
Directed by Holly Leveque

Synopsis: Ravaged by civil war, the city of Thebes and the two sons of the late Oedipus have fallen in battle. One has been given full funeral rites, the other banished as a traitor to rot on the battlefield. Antigone believes that both brothers deserve a proper burial, so she and her sister defy King Creon's orders, and are sentenced to death. Their uncle, King Creon, must decide their fate. What follows is an intense, cosmic exploration of morality, law, gender roles, and the depths of human suffering.

Auditions: Please audition with a dramatic classical monologue of your choosing. The monologue must be 1-2 minutes long.

In Person Auditions: Auditions at the Helen Borgers Theatre 4250 Atlantic Ave. Long Beach 90807 on Tue 1/30 3 PM - 8 PM and Sat 2/3 12 PM - 4 PM

Virtual Auditions: Available by request. Please contact to set up your zoom audition.

Self-Tape Auditions: Self-tapes due to by Sat 2/3

Callbacks: Sun 2/11 1-4 PM

Rehearsals: Start in February, weekdays 7 - 10 PM and weekends 11 - 5 PM on Zoom and at the Helen Borgers Theater.

Tech: Starts 4/5 - 4/11, Opening: April 12th

Performances (11): April 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 25th, 26th, 27th, 28th, May 4th + an extra event on May 3rd

Strike: May 5th @ 12 PM

Character Breakdowns:

Antigone: Strong, sincere, sharp-witted, passionate, and full of love; sometimes to a fault; she feels a heaviness of duty to her family name and to the Gods, and to her, they are one and the same; fearless and thoughtful, takes risks, and is quick to judge; empowered by her defiance, she is proud, sensitive, and open, which gives her a gravitas that is new to her; a leader,

Creon: A man who tries desperately to be a strong, dependable, good King. Though he is intelligent and logical, his stubbornness and need for control eventually consume everything he loves. He is intelligent, practical, and stubborn, as the weight of duty follows him.

Ismene: Antigone’s older sister and decided protector. Mourning the death of her brothers, grief-stained and horrified at the desecration of her family; she is haunted by past trauma and her family’s curse, therefore risk averse, and seeks safety in rigid societal structure; a follower, she is suicidal and terrified of life without family, so eventually clings to her only remaining, the one Antigone.

Haemon: The son of Creon and engaged to marry Antigone; he is a man of passion and is driven by an intrinsic sense of good. He is passionate, wise, and loving, sees no wrong in her actions; sees himself as a man of the people, embraces the gray areas in life, empathetic, and sees good in all people.

Tiresias: A blind oracle; mystic, wise, connected to the Gods, and emotionally affected by visions; their religious stature and other-ness keep them separate from social/political hierarchy, and lets them speak with impunity; keeper of dark prophecies, and feels the weight.

Guard: Loyal to the point of personal gain and safety; a worrier, but also an optimist – leans into emotions as they arise; quick to assume and to speak for others; an opportunist, not particularly skilled, but lucky.

Messenger: Forgiving, rational; sees beauty in joy and peace and seeks it out; stricken and shocked by deaths, but composed and dutiful.

*Please note LBSC is a non paying and not equity theater. *