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The Trial Auditions

They will take place at CBS School, Synge Street, home of No Drama on:
UPDATE CHANGE IN SUNDAY AUDITION TIME

  • Tuesday March 1st from 6:30 until late
  • and Sunday March 6th from 3pm- 7pm(ish).
  • Sunday March 6th from 12 – 3pm at the Harbour Playhouse (map here)

    All auditionees are asked to audition for K. and one other part. Please read through the character profiles (or do your own research) and send an email of preference to Noel Cahill, the latest Director : noeljcahill@yahoo.ie or contact@nodramatheatre.com. Due to time constraints, please get your email in as soon as possible. Note all actors are expected to know their lines by heart for the audition. You also have to be a member of No Drama to be cast (which in this case means being a paid up member for March). Cheers!

    Character Profiles

    K.(m/f – originally male but all actors are asked to audition and try for K.) The hero and protagonist of the play. It is K.’s trial. K was the ambitious, successful Chief Clerk of the Bank before his untimely arrest one morning for no reason. He is a shrewd, more-competent-than-kind, thirty-year-old man who slides into desperation while trying to grapple with an all-powerful Court and an invisible Law.

    Huld(m/f) K.’s fustian advocate who provides precious little in the way of action and far too much in the way of anecdote. He is a verbose hypochondriac who is unhelpful to all of his clients. He is a key part of K.’s trial, representing the enigmatic reality of the judicial system in which he works.

    Leni(f) She is Huld’s nurse and is instantly attracted to Joseph K.. She soon becomes his lover. Apparently, she finds accused men extremely attractive – the fact of their indictment makes them irresistible to her. She is open and frank with her feelings and desires, and often objectified by her employer, Huld.

    Block(m/f) Block, the Tradesman, is another accused man and client of Huld. His case is five years old, and he is but a shadow of the prosperous man he once was. All his time, energy, and resources are now devoted to his case. Although he has hired hack lawyers on the side, he is completely and pathetically subservient to Huld with whom he now lives. He represents a presage of what K. could become.

    Titorelli(m/f) Titorelli, the Painter, inherited the position of Court Painter from his father. He knows a great deal about the comings and goings of the Court’s lowest level. He offers to help K., and manages to unload a few identical landscape paintings on the accused man. He is expressive, opportunistic and strange.

    Guard 1(m/f) One of the two officers who arrest Joseph K. one morning. They both carry out the duty that they are required to do, neither disclose K.’s crime to him. They take some clothes belonging to K. and are later reprimanded for the crime once K. has informed the authorities. Willem/William is the younger of the two, he begs K. to let him go as he claims to have a fiancée waiting for him.

    Guard 2(m/f) One of the two officers who arrest Joseph K. one morning. They both carry out the duty that they are required to do, neither disclose K.’s crime to him. They take some clothes belonging to K. and are later reprimanded for the crime once K. has informed the authorities. Franz/Frank is the older of the two guards and may have had a run in with the law in his youth.

Workshops, Auditions & Workshop Auditions

Tomorrow (Tuesday 22nd) Noel Cahill will be running an audition workshop with a view to creating an entirely original piece.

The audition is in the form of an informal, loose improv workshop where everyone gets the chance to show their stuff.
It’s on the theme of ‘enemies’.

Six actors will be cast after the audition (3 male, 3 female) and from there we will write and improvise a piece on the above-mentioned theme with the intent of performing this piece in approximately two months in front of our peers at the main No Drama Workshop.

The actors will not be asked to write themselves, the writer/director will polish their words into a simple twenty minute piece which they will learn off and perform coming closer to November.
Please come along and audition if interested, no experience needed, just hard work and plenty of enthusiasm.

This audition workshop will be starting at 7pm sharp in CBS Synge Street alongside the usual No Drama workshop which is… all about auditioning!

Facilitated by Daniel O’Brien the workshop is titled “Auditioning: Face the panel! Be the panel! Fake audition competition in a real life environment.”
Learn how to deal with nerves, rejection, and preparation.