LOS ALTOS STAGE COMPANY IS AUDITIONING FOR THE SOUTH BAY PREMIERE OF OSLO BY J.T. ROGERS
All roles are open for the South Bay Premiere of the 2017 Tony Award winning play.
It’s 1992. The bloody tension between Israel and Palestine has never been higher. US-led peace negotiations continue to fail. Violence tears the region apart. Unbeknownst to the world, a Norwegian couple dared to try to help. Terje Rød-Larsen and Mona Juul organized a secret channel of negotiations in Oslo, Norway, where Israeli and Palestinian delegates were challenged to do something for the first time 一 face each other, not as mortal enemies, but as fellow human beings. Oslo by J.T. Rogers is the poignant, inspiring, timely, and true story of how people, no matter how different or at odds, can come together and make extraordinary strides towards peace 一 together.
Oslo will be directed by LASC Artistic Director Gary Landis (2018 TBA Award Nominee for Distracted)
Performance dates: Wednesday through Sunday, January 23 through February 16, 2020. Wednesday-Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 3pm.
Audition date: Saturday, September 14, from 10am-1pm.
Where: The Bus Barn Theatre, 97 Hillview Ave, Los Altos CA, 94022
Callbacks: Tuesday, September 17 from 6-10 pm. Callbacks will be held in Bus Barn Theater
Rehearsals: Weekly, Sunday through Thursday, from noon-3pm (Sundays) and 7pm- 10pm (Monday-Thursday). Rehearsals begin December 2019.
Actor Stipend: $450 for rehearsals and performances.
Audition requirements: Please prepare a two-minute contemporary monologue. Please bring hard copies of your headshot and resume.
Please forward all questions and audition timeslot requests to Allie Bailey, Production Manager, email@example.com
CHARACTER BREAKDOWN (Major Character Descriptions)
Terje Rød-Larsen – Norwegian; Director of the Fafo Institute for Applied Social Sciences; married to Mana Juul.
Mona Juul – Norwegian; Officer in the Foreign Ministry; reports to Jan Egeland; married to Terje Rød-Larsen,
Jan Egeland – Norwegian; Deputy Foreign Minister; actor also plays Ron Pundak.
Jonah Jorgen Holst – Norwegian; Foreign Minister; married to Marianne Heilberg; actor also plays Finn Grandal and others.
Finn Grandal – Norwegian; Groundman at the Borregaard estate outside Oslo; married to Toril; actor also plays Jonah Jorgen Holst and others.
Marianne Holst – Norwegian; Executive with the Fafo Institute; work with Terje Rød-Larsen; married to Jonah Jorgen Holst; actor also plays Toril Grandal and others.
Toril Grandal – Norwegian; Housekeeper and cook at the Borregaard estate outside Oslo; married to Finn Grandal; actor also plays Marianne Holst and others.
Thor Bjornevog – Norwegian; Senior Officer with the Police Intelligence Service; actor also plays the American Diplomat and others.
Trond Gunderson – Norwegian; Officer with the Police Intelligence Service; actor also plays other roles.
Ahmed Qurie – Palestinian; also known as “Abu Ala”; Finance Minister for the Palestine Liberation Organization.
Hassan Asfour – Palestinian; Official PLO liaison.
Yair Hirschfeld – Israeli; Senior professor of Economics at the University of Haifa; actor also plays Shimon Peres.
Yossi Beilin – Israeli; Deputy Foreign Minister.
Uri Savir – Israeli; Director-General of the Foreign Ministry.
Joel Singer – Israeli; Legal advisor to the Foreign Ministry; senior law partner for a Washington DC firm.
Ron Pundak – Israeli; Junior professor of Economics at the University of Haifa; actor also plays Jan Egeland.
Female Ensemble – Will play multiple characters
** Actors will play additional ensembles roles as needed