• Auditions


    By the Bog of Cats by Marina Carr

    Springs Ensemble Theatre (SET) will be hosting auditions for BY THE BOG OF CATS by Marina Carr, co-directed by Beth Clements-Mosely and Matt Radcliffe. Auditions will be held in 10-20 min increments from 3:00pm to 8:00pm on Saturday, June 8. All interested performers should contact crowdercarley@gmail.com or call or text 719-244-2682 (texting preferred). Your message should include your name, contact information, and time preference.

    Resumes and headshots preferred, not required. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Sides and monologues from will be provided at the door and a link to the sides will be posted here as soon as possible.

    Open to all genders, ethnicities, ages, physical types, abilities.

    Looking for Irish accents or a good ear for learning dialect. Extensive coaching will be provided if cast.

    Performance Dates:
    September 26-28,
    October 3-7, 10-13

    Loosely based on Euripides’ tragedy Medea, set in contemporary times in the midland Irish bogs. By the Bog of Cats is a furious, uncompromising tale of greed and betrayal, of murder and profound self-sacrifice.

    HESTER SWANE: 40. A modern day Medea. Has a young daughter, Josie, with Carthage Kilbride, her younger ex lover. **Role has already been cast**

    CARTHAGE KILBRIDE: 30. A modern day Jason. A farmer. Began his relationship with Hester at 16. Marrying Caroline.

    JOSIE SWANE/KILBRIDE: Hester and Carthage’s young daughter. **Role has already been cast**

    MRS. KILBRIDE: 50s+. Carthage’s mother. Has an underlying viciousness towards Hester that comes out even in her conversations with Josie. A bit of a narcissist.

    MONICA MURPHY: 50s-70s. A bit of an outsider. A kind woman who knew Hester’s mother. She represents what the chorus would have been.

    CATWOMAN: 50s+ Crazy blind seer, wears cat pelts around and eats mice. An outcast Modern Day Tiresias.

    XAVIER CASSIDY 50s-60s: Father of the bride. Farmer. Brutal. Mercenary.

    CAROLINE CASSIDY: 18-early 20s. The Bride. Sweet. Caught in the middle of the ugliness. Hester used to babysit her.

    GHOST FANCIER: (non-specified age/gender) Creepy/comforting? A spirit that guides souls to the land of the dead. Frames the play at the start and end with a prophesy and collection.

    GHOST OF JOSEPH SWAIN: 18-mid 20s? Hester’s dead brother.

    FATHER WILLOW: The priest that marries Carthage and Caroline. Wears pjs under his robes. Adores the Catwoman and has a cute flirtation going on with her.

    WAITER, Wedding Guests