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AUDITIONS for Napoli Milionaria
AUDITIONS for Napoli Milionaria

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Producer: Teatru Manoel and MADC
Venue: Teatru Manoel
Date: 03 April 2020
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Description

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE AUDITIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED
More information about a future date will be issued in due course

AUDITIONS

Napoli Milionaria by Eduardo de Filippo

Performed in English

Desperate to survive during the second world war, matriarch Amalia directs her family’s activities in the Italian black market, despite the disapproval of her husband Gennaro. When Gennaro returns from his time as a prisoner of war, he discovers that his family has descended even deeper into the criminal world.

First written in 1945, whilst having its comedic moments, De Filippo’s classic play examines the plight of the poor and the moral corruption of the black market. 

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Produced by Teatru Manoel and MADC

Directed by Chris Gatt

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Performances (minimum 6):  16th to 25th April 2021

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Rehearsals at MADC and/or Teatru Manoel as follows:

January 2021 (from 17th January): Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays

February 2021: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays (all day)

No rehearsals 21- 26 February

March 2021: Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays (all day)

No rehearsals: 14 - 19 March

22 March - 11 April daily (except Saturday)

Production week: 12th – 15th April 2021

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Chosen Malta-based actors must be VAT registered.

Chosen actors based overseas must be able to cover travel and accommodation costs for auditions, recalls and throughout the rehearsal and performance period.

Full-time professional actors may only be required to rehearse (off-book) from 22nd March 2021.

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Audition Dates:

These will be communicated at a later date.

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How to apply for an audition slot:

To apply for an audition slot please send a CV (max 2 pages) and full colour head shot in pdf format to info@teatrumanoel.mt by Friday 3rd April 2020.

 Auditionees living abroad can send in auditions by video.

Please enter Napoli Milionaria Audition in the email subject field and specify which part/s you will be auditioning for.

Audition slots will be assigned to successful applicants on a first come first served basis.

Please select preferred audition date and time and we will do our best to accommodate this but cannot guarantee.

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Character descriptions

GENNARO JOVINE

About 50, a tram driver, thin and spindly-shanked. He has an open, honest face lined with hardship. He is husband to:

AMALIA JOVINE

Still an attractive woman, in her late 30’s.  She has established a nice little racket in black-market food—most of which she hides under a great bed. Her way of speaking, her tone of voice and her gestures are all decisive. She is obviously someone well used to taking charge. She has restless eyes, which don’t miss a thing. She is hard, businesslike and unsentimental. She is mother to:

MARIA ROSARIA JOVINE

About 19, Maria is a quiet enough girl, she is at that age between girl and woman. She is brother to:

AMEDEO

A young man in his early twenties. Slim, dark-skinned, pleasant of manner and not too robust.

ADELAIDE SCHIANO

A talkative middle-aged woman, neighbour of the Jovines and aunt to:

ASSUNTA

A young woman of about 24, naïve, open, a little scatty. She is apt to go into hysterical laughter for no apparent reason in the middle of a sentence.

FEDERICO

A young man in his early 20’s, works in the gas company, like his friend Amedeo

ERRICO

Strikingly handsome in a Neapolitan sort of way, he is a taxi driver in his mid-30’s. Dark-skinned and wavy-haired, he is strong well-built with alert eyes. He is likeable wide boy, good-humoured and rather patronisingly self-confident especially with women. He is in partnership with Amalia for whom he procures the goods for her black-market business. He has also developed a fondness for Amalia, something she does not always reciprocate.

PEPPE

Colleague of Errico, also in his mid-30’s and a taxi driver, he is cruder, slower and not too bright. His huge chest and bull-like neck suggest the strength of someone who can lift cars with his shoulders, an ability that earned him the nickname, ‘The Jack’. He’s used this talent to into partnership with crooks stealing tyres. He seems to be permanently in a bit of a daze.

RICCARDO SPASIANO

The Clerk in the accounts department of a small Firm. Around 30, he is a father to three children, unassuming and dignified, in a boring kind of way he is a typical middle-class man, he will get into financial difficulty thanks to his aspirational lifestyle. Neat and tidy, wears a dark suit and pince-nez. 

SERGEANT CIAPPA

A man of about 50 with greying hair, direct manner and a sharp eye. He knows his way around and is not easily taken in. He has the art, so necessary in Naples, of knowing when to turn a blind eye.

FRANCO & PASCOLINO

Two shady characters, useful for when you want scarce things urgently.

TERESA & MARGHERITA

Friends of Maria, they chase the newly arrived American soldiers, in the hope of a better life in the US. They are not naïve, more, shall we say, of a practical persuasion.

DOCTOR

Young, newly qualified, he is businesslike and obviously knows what he’s about.

Other parts include:

Plain clothes policemen, wine man, customers, neighbours.

NB. Please note that the ages of the various characters are based on the original script, however there is some leeway either side of the age mentioned.

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Audition pieces to prepare

Below are the pieces to prepare for the audition. Please download the pieces from the links below.

If the character you are auditioning for is not specifically mentioned, you should choose characters according to their age group, regardless of the actual character you are going for.

30-year-old and older women should look at Amalia, Adelaide, etc.

Younger women should look at Maria, Teresa, Margherita, Assunta

Older men should look at Gennaro, Ciappa.

Younger ones should look at Francesco, Amedeo, etc.

Thirty something should look at Errico, Riccardo

 

Pieces:

Napoli Milionaria Amalia Ricardo Errico, Gennaro

Napoli Milionaria Amedeo Maria Gennaro

Napoli Milionaria Assunta, Errico, Amalia

Napoli Milionaria Ciappa Gennaro

Napoli Milionaria Federico Gennaro

Napoli Milionaria Teresa Margherita, Assunta, Amalia, Maria

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