Actors Wanted for “Skylight”
On a chilly night in East London, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from Tom Sergeant, Kyra’s one-time boss and long-time lover. After the painful (and unresolved) dissolution of Tom and Kyra’s relationship, the pair have pulled away from each other physically, emotionally, and ideologically, as Tom continues to focus on his business ventures and Kyra donates her time to teaching the underprivileged. Tom and Kyra grapple with each other, moving between tender passion and vicious political polemics, as the night darkens and the lines between past and present begin to blur.
Skylight is a complex, thought-provoking, and remarkably timeless drama about power, politics and passion.
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesFirst rehearsal will start in mid-August at times negotaited with the cast - approx 10 hours per week (2 weeknights / 1 weekend afternoon). Because of the volume of lines it would be expected that lines will be learnt prior to first rehearsal.
Tom (stage age 55)
(Lead role. On stage for approx. 85% of the play.) A self-made man who came from nothing and built a restaurant empire, giving him a typical insensitivity, perhaps even a disdain, for what he considers the unenterprising poor. Had an affair with Kyra, 20 years his junior, that she broke off when his wife discovered the truth. Now seeking to re-unit with Kyra a year after his wifes death.
Males, aged 40 to 60 from South Australia, Australia
Edward (stage age 20)
(Support role. On stage for approx. 15% of the play.) Toms son, his presence helps to provide some context of the relationship between his father and Kyra.
Males, aged 18 to 30 from South Australia, Australia
- Located in South Australia, Australia
- Joined September, 2018