29 May 2019
Masquerade will be holding auditions for an all-female cast of Accidental Death of an Anarchist by Dario Fo. This farce will be directed by Ian Moore at Blue Box in November 2019.
Auditions will be held on Sunday 7 July. To apply for an audition slot please send a CV (max 2 pages) and full colour head shot to email@example.com. You are to prepare a comedic monologue of your choice. Recalls will take place in the form a workshop to be held on Monday 8 July. Please enter Anarchist Audition in the email subject field and specify which part/s you will be auditioning for. All actors must be 18+ years before the end of August 2019. Audition slots will be assigned on a first come first served basis.
Synopsis: At a police station in Milan, Inspector Bertozzo is interrogating a certified madman about a series of frauds. Unfortunately for the policeman, the madman is far more quick-witted than he is, spotting an opportunity to evade the consequences of his crimes and wreak havoc on the police force in the process. Having outsmarted Bertozzo, the madman impersonates a judge, who is investigating the death of an anarchist. The anarchist apparently fell to his death from a fourth story window at the police station. The police claim he fell accidentally. Or he jumped accidentally (If that's a thing.) As the madman begins to unravel the police station’s attempted cover-up of the death, he affects various other personas that help expose the police officers’ incompetence and corruption.