ACTION Festival TV 1st Scene Reading: Orpheus, by Richard Giarraffa

Set in Ancient Greece, our protagonist Orpheus gets entangled with the god Apollo, who teaches him how to play his lyre, becoming a muse and an instrument used by gods for their bidding. Within the year he turns 18, Orpheus performs alongside other Apollo protégés and is chosen to go abroad with Jason and become an Argonaut by playing his instrument. After experiencing war and coming into the full realisation of what it means to be chosen, Orpheus now determines in himself to free himself from this burden, be a free man and free from the bidding of the gods.

Narrator: Steve Rizzo
Orpheus: Geoff Mays
Eurydice: Elizabeth Rose Morriss
Apollo: Sean Ballantyne