Dreamwell Theatre is holding auditions for the Iowa premiere of Artemisia written by Lauren Gunderson, and directed by Carrie Podzol!

Auditions will take place at the Iowa City Public Library:
Sunday, April 7, 2024 2:00-5:00 pm
Monday, April 8, 2024 6:00-9:00 pm

Actors will be asked to read sides from the script. A copy of the script will be available for your perusal at the Iowa City Public Library beginning February 1st.

Actors of all ethnicities and identities are welcome and encouraged to audition.

Performances will take place at The James Theater:
June 27-29 at 7:30 pm, and June 30 at 2 pm

Synopsis: Artemisia Gentileschi was the most celebrated female painter of the 17th century, yet her name was all but lost for centuries. Attacked at just seventeen, publicly shamed and tortured to prove her truth, Gentileschi nevertheless fought for her art and the freedom to make it on her own terms. Always contending with her father, consumed with passion for her lover, and ferociously devoted to her children, Artemisia is a modern woman before her time. Artemisia is a work of humor and warmth that celebrates the courage, artistry, and humanity of a woman who attacked the glass ceiling with every brush stroke.

Content Note: The script contains adult language and situations, as well as discussions of sexual assault, and the death of a child.

Available Roles (ages indicated are character age ranges, not an age requirement for actors):
Artemisia Gentileschi: 17, feisty, smart, strong, confident (Also plays Prudenzia Figlia: her daughter, 16-20s, sweet natured, and mischievous).
Prudenzia Madre: Her mother, 40s, kind, and steady (Also plays Grand Duchess Christina of Lorraine, hilarious, and flighty).
Orazio: Her father, 40s-60s. Like Artemisia, but a man. A bit brutish and hasty.
Francesco: Her lover and friend and confidant, 40s. A really good guy.*
*Role involves kissing on stage. An intimacy choreographer will be present to assist with staging.

**Questions can be directed to Carrie Podzol at caferguson1@gmail.com**