Open Auditions : Seize The Day

by Kwame Kwei-Armah
Directed by Mya Onwugbonu

Performance dates and venue :
Evenings at 7.30pm : Wednesday 31 January – Saturday 3 February and Tuesday 6 – Saturday 10 February
Matinées at 3pm : Saturdays 3 and 10 February
to be performed at the Tower Theatre, Stoke Newington

Audition dates and time :
Auditions will take place at the Tower Theatre on Tuesday 7 November (6pm – 9pm) and on Sunday 12 November (12pm – 3pm and 3pm – 6pm).
Possible recalls will take place the following week.

Actors should contact the Director Mya Onwugbonu to find out more and book your audition slot. She will also provide a full audition pack which contains extra information about the production, audition pieces and rehearsal dates. Also please contact Mya if you are unable to make the audition dates shown, would like to arrange an alternative or if you have any questions about the production.

These auditions are open to both Tower Theatre Company Members and to non-members.

If you are not a member and are cast. you will be required to join the Tower Theatre Company. Click here for more information.

The auditions will consist of a monologue reading, and a scene read through.. You must read the script before auditioning! The script is available to buy here; there will also be a copy available to read in the Tower office.

Please come prepared at auditions to give the Director any dates during the rehearsal period that you are unavailable. Please make it clear if you wish to audition for certain roles only and are not prepared to accept another part.

About the play

Seize the Day is a smart and pacy political drama about Jeremy Charles, a man who could be London’s first black mayor. It chronicles his campaign through conversations that deal out the harsh realpolitik of politics and the complexities of real life.

Cast required
Jeremy Charles: Former insurance executive, now a celebrity. (Male mid thirties .Black)
Lavelle: Youth. (Male 17-23)
Howard Jones: Head of major statutory organisation. (Male, Late forties)
Jennifer Thompson: Head of organisation ‘Campaign Black Vote’. (Female, thirties)
Alice Charles: Jeremy’s wife. (White Female, thirties)
Ravinder Persaud: MP and close friend of Howard. (Asian male, very late thirties)
Susan: close friend to Jeremy. (Female, late thirties)
Sheila: Lavelle’s mother. (Female, late thirties)

Rehearsals will begin on Sunday 19 November; and will generally be on two evenings each week (6pm – 9pm) and on either Saturday or Sunday (4pm – 8pm) until the performance dates

All cast are require for the get-in on Sunday 28 January (10am – 10pm) and for technical rehearsals on Monday 29 January (10am – 10pm) and dress rehearsals on Tuesday 30 January (4pm – 10pm).

Mya Onwugbonu

Mya Onwugbonu is a multi-disciplinary artist with experience throughout the creative industry. She is an award-winning writer and director, after her debut play, Hear Me Now, had 2 sold out runs at the Southwark Playhouse and the VAULT Festival, and was awarded ‘Show of the Week’. But this was only the beginning of the success Hear Me Now has brought her, as she is pleased to be a 2023 nominee for ‘Best Director’ in the British Black Theatre Awards. After forming a working relationship with the Tower Theatre in 2021, she has been the assistant director for hang and In Hiding. Mya is excited to bring Seize the Day to the Tower Theatre walls.

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