VESSEL CASTING

*All suggestions need to have native Irish accents and valid passports

 

To book an audition slot, please contact Laura on vesselplay@gmail.com as the audition venue will be unable to answer questions regarding the production.

 

PRODUCTION

 

VESSEL

Written by Laura Wyatt O'Keeffe

Directed by Duncan MacInnes (Associate of Kenny Wax and Young Vic Genesis Directors Programme)

Ireland. 2018. Abortion is still illegal, another pregnant girl dies and Maia is forced into action. Hear a story that could divide a nation, win or lose a vote, and make history.

This multi-award nominated, five star play challenges the choices we are given, uproots the lies and the legacies we inherit, and boldly protests for the power of the individual.

 

DATES

Audition: 22nd January 6.30-9.30, Location: National Centre for Circus Arts, Coronet Street

Tour: 20-27th March, 14-24th September 2020

Rehearsals: 2nd-19th March 2020 and 12th-13th September 2020

Promotional Shoot: 1st of February


 

FEES

Equity Minimum 


 

CASTING BREAKDOWN 

MAIA, Southern Irish or preferably Cork accent, 22-26. Appearance - Any. 

Social policy student, fierce, opinionated and warm. 

She impregnates herself intentional to bring a court case against the government to demand a legal abortion.

SARAH, Northern Irish accent, 26-36. Appearance - Any. 

Sarah is an ambitious and ruthless freelance journalist with a particular interest in feminist and political stories. 

She meets Maia and begins to cover a story. A story she thinks could change Ireland forever.

JOHN, Southern Irish, preferably Cork accent, 26-36. Appearance - Any. 

John is a social worker at a centre for vulnerable teenagers. He is pragmatic yet has idealistic ideas about how the world should be. His long term girlfriend Maia impregnates herself intentional to bring a court case against the government to demand a legal abortion. And John unexpectedly becomes part of her campaign.