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CASTING CALL – Male Actors

Black Apple Theatre present
The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Black Apple Theatre is currently casting an independent production of Anton Chekov’s The Seagull, for Midsummer Festival, 2016.

Black Apple’s Seagull will be an edgy, cross disciplinary reimagining of Chekov’s masterpiece, staged against the backdrop of Putin’s Russia. In this production of The Seagull the character of Kostya will be cross-cast to create a queer reading of the Kostya/Nina/Masha triangle; this Seagull will be political, rebellious and explosive – it will also a rare opportunity for performers to take on roles not normally available to them.

The production season will run from the 2nd – 7th of February, 2016.
Rehearsals will start in the first week of November, 2015.

Sunday 10th December
Monash University Student Theatre
Individual slots booked from 2.00pm.*

*Additional dates and times may be available if you cannot make these dates. Please contact the producers if this is the case.

Please forward your resume and head shot to James at and let us know your availability for the audition day. We will get back to you with a confirmed time.

Sorin (Pyotr Nikolayevich Sorin): Male, > 25 – 45
An unhappy Santa Claus, Sorin has a deep and openly expressed affection for the strange family that he gathers around him.

In the original 1896 reading of the text Sorin is dying of ‘old-age’ at 65. In this staging we have decided to take a more contemporary approach and realise Sorin as a man in his late 30s – 50s, suffering from terminal cancer.

Sorin’s journey centres upon his struggle to come to terms with his own mortality – his bitterness and grief over a life only part-lived, his unfulfilled dreams and aspirations for a rapidly diminishing future. The inverse side of Sorin lies in his humanity; his deep compassion and boundless affection for his family – in particular his niece Kostya, with whom he has a special bond.

Sorin functions as the foil to dry, rational Dorn and also to his sister, the melodramatic, attention-seeking Arkadina. With his jocular, often cutting wit Sorin can be every bit as theatrical as his famous sister and is frequently the life and soul of the family gathering – peacekeeper and court jester combined

Auditionees will be asked to prepare a short scene from the play and familiarise yourself with a second scene which will be forwarded to you upon application. If you have another piece of your own you would like to present you may have the option to do this at the audition as well.

For more information about the production, head to
For information on auditions please contact the production manager James Masefield at

Closing date for applications is Thursday 10th December.

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Published 03-12-2015