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[New York] Actor — THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW – Rattlestick Playwrights Theater Auditions

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Rattlestick Playwrights Theater | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
10/9/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Thursday, October 9, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
LOA-NYC
$288/week minimum, pending approval

Location
Actors’ Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Seeking
Equity actors for 4 male and 2 female principal roles.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
First Rehearsal: February 23, 2015
First Performance: March 18th, 2015
Opening Night: April 2nd, 2015
Closing Night: May 2nd, 2015

Personnel
Written by: Laura Eason
Directed by: Kirsten Kelly
Artistic Director: David Van Asselt

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Synopsis:
It’s 1992. Hank is struggling to keep his legendary rock club going amid changing times and changing tastes. When his beloved daughter, Lena, starts dating a rising star DJ, Hank must contend with the destructive power of the next big thing.

Seeking:

HANK
(Late 40’s/50’s): A rock club owner. A talker. A storyteller with a great sense of humor even when he’s complaining. A guy people love to be around.

BETTE
(Late 40’s-50’s): Hank’s ex-wife. About the same age as Hank, maybe a few years younger. A tough, funny broad who can go toe-to-toe with Hank and anyone, really.

LENA
(Early 20’s): Hank’s daughter, in every way. Tough, a bit cryptic, cards kept close to the chest, has an air of disinterest that makes her irresistible to men.

NASH
(20’s): A DJ. A looker. A charmer. Driven and ambitious but has a heart, not too slick.

TOBY
(20’s): Hank’s bookkeeper, booker, guy who watches the door. A sweet, friendly rock nerd.

JOEY
(30’s): The landlord’s son. First generation and anxious to stake his claim. Is constantly trying to prove himself but pretends he’s not.


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[Charlotte] Actor — AMADEUS – North Carolina Stage Company Auditions

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North Carolina Stage Company | Asheville, NC

Date of Audition:
9/25/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Thursday, September 25th, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
SPT
Tier 4; $332/week AEA minimum

Location
North Carolina Stage Company
15 Stage Lane
(off of Walnut Street)
Asheville, NC
See website for directions and parking info

Seeking
Equity actors for various principal roles.

see breakdown.

Preparation

Other Dates
Rehearsals 6 days per week with a minimum of 30 hrs/wk.
Performs Wed – Sat at 7:30 and Sun at 2.

Runs at Asheville Community Theatre’s Heston Auditorium as a special addition to their 2014-2015 season.

1st reh: 2/4/15. Runs: 3/11 – 3/22/15

Other
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

www.ncstage.org

Personnel
Writer: Peter Shaffer

In attendance:
Charlie Flynn-McIver, Artistic Director, NC Stage
Angie Flynn-McIver, Producing Director NC Stage, Director

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
AEA members Email casting@ncstage.org for appointment and/or inquiries or call 828-239-0263 between noon and 5, Mon -Fri. Email preferred.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Seeking:

ANTONIO SALIERI
Ages 35 – 77 in the play. Italian composer and musician in the court of the Austrian Emperor Joseph II. He is proud, proper, restrained, ambitious. He has spent his life doing what is expected of him, and he wants the reward of being a magnificent composer, but his talent fails him. He is deeply and corruptingly jealous of Mozart.

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
Ages 25 – 35 in the play. Silly, passionate, absurd, and a genius composer, he comes to the court of Joseph II at the age of 25, and his reputation precedes him. His impolitic, frantic, mocking behavior makes enemies of the courtiers around him, and he and his family suffer from poverty and indignity. He is crude and brilliant.

CONSTANZE WEBER
Mozart’s wife. She is lower class, out of her depth at court, but principled and loves Mozart. She can be silly with him, but also admires his talent. She is shrewd when she needs to be.

JOSEPH II
The Emperor of Austria. His every opinion is supported and magnified by those around him. He is never challenged or questioned. He is a fundamentally uninteresting man made fascinating by his position.

COUNT JOHANN VON STRACK
COUNT FRANZ ORSINI-ROSENBERG
BARON VAN SWIETEN
These three men are in the Emperor’s inner circle. They are extremely skilled in the art of politics; they are wealthy, and they are knowledgeable. They are unused to making mistakes, or to admitting to making them. They hold themselves carefully, as if their power were a fragile thing.

THE VENTICELLI
These two men are Salieri’s spies—they are everywhere and bring him all the news and gossip. They blend in with everyone everywhere. They function as a chorus in the play.


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[Jacksonville] Actor — RING OF FIRE – Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Auditions

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Arts Center of Coastal Carolina | Hilton Head Island, SC

Date of Audition:
10/2/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Thursday, October 2, 2014
11 AM to 6 PM
no scheduled lunch break

Contract
SPT
Tier 7; $462/week AEA minimum

Location
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
14 Shelter Cove Lane
Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Seeking
Seeking strong/singer/actor/musicians. All must be highly proficient musicians with an understanding of country/rock music.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a 32 bars of a song either from the show or in the style of the show. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together. Accompanist provide. Any and all instruments that actors can play should be brought to first audition. Piano and amp will be provided.

Other Dates
1st Reh. – January 20, Opens – February 10, Closes – March 1, 2015

Other
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

Personnel
Director – Russ Treyz, Musical Director – TBD, General Manager – Richard Feldman, Created by Richard Maltby Jr., Conceived by William Meade.

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
AEA members may call Gail Ragland, 843-686-3945 ext. 236, or email gragland@artshhi.com. M – F 9AM-1PM

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Seeking strong/singer actors. All must be highly proficient musicians with an understanding of country/rock music. All must be excellent singers with a wide range that can handle powerful solos and intricate harmonies with rhythmical precision. All should be able to move well and handle choreography with ease.

ABOUT THE SHOW: From the opening chords of vintage Country to Rockabilly, Rock n’ Roll, searing ballads and gentle songs of love and deep faith, RING OF FIRE packs a score that provides a rich fabric in which to lay down the story of Johnny Cash. The great bio-pic “Walk the Line” told the story of the events of Cash’s life and the incredible struggles and triumphs of his life. RING OF FIRE gives the music the spotlight, as a core group of talented actor/musicians celebrate the songs that are such a part of our collective experience.

Actors who can play multiple instruments are highly desirable. Possible instruments include: Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass, Piano, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, ukelele, accordion, various percussion (tamb, shakers, also found objects/props onstage), and Dobro.

Female #1
(Supporting): Female, 18-64, All Ethnicities vocalist, (ideally mezzo with a country sound F#3 to F#5), doubling on acoustic guitar if possible.

Female #2
(Supporting): Female, 18-64, All Ethnicities vocalist, (ideally mezzo with a country sound F#3 to F#5), Guitar & Fiddle possible

Male #1
(Supporting): Male, 18-64, All Ethnicities vocalist (must have low D for “Daddy Sang Bass”), playing acoustic guitar.

Male #2
(Supporting): Male, 18-64, All Ethnicities vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo and fiddle.

Male #3
(Supporting): Male, 18-64, All Ethnicities vocalist playing acoustic and electric guitar.

Male #4
(Supporting): Male, 18-64, All Ethnicities vocalist playing bass (preferably double bass but electric bass can be used) and various percussion


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[Jacksonville] Actor — A LITTLE BIT OF MAGIC – Alhambra Children’s Theater Auditions

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Alhambra Children’s Theater / Alhambra Theatre & Dining | Jacksonville, FL

Date of Audition:
10/6/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, October 6, 2014
1 PM to 5 PM

Contract
TYA
$96.00/per performance

Location
Alhambra Dinner Theatre
12000 Beach Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32246

Seeking
An ensemble cast of 4, 2 men, 2 women

This show runs randomly throughout the year, so actors must be local and have daytime flexibility.

Preparation
No preparation needed. You may be asked to do an improvisation.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
This show runs randomly throughout the year, so actors must be local and have daytime flexibility.

Other
Non-AEA performers seen as time permits.

Personnel

Director – Lisa Valdini

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend. Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

This charming play, touches upon how special we are. Do-Nothing Dale, a little picked-upon wizard, wants to know what her little bit of magic is. On her journey to find out, she meets people like the laughing Coco the Clown and the singing Marilyn Melody, and she finds that she’s just as special as everyone else in the world. Bright musical numbers add sparkle to the story.


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[Philadelphia] Actor — STORYBOOK MUSICAL THEATRE 2014-15 SEASON – Storybook Musical Theatre Auditions

Storybook Musical Theatre 14-15 Season – EPAs
Storybook Musical Theatre | Abington, PA

Date of Audition:
9/27/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT (2 days)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
10 AM to 2 PM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014
5 PM to 9 PM

Contract
TYA
Tier II; $75/Performance

Location
Giant Community Rooms
315 N. York Rd.
2nd Floor
Willow Grove, PA 19090
Enter right door. Turn Right. Stairs & elevator on right. Go to 2nd Foor.

Seeking
Equity Actors/Singers, Male and Female, age 18+, for various roles in the upcoming 2014-15 Season.

See Breakdown for Details.

Note: No Housing nor per-diem available for Out-of-town actors available.

Preparation
Prepare a song to show vocal range. Accompanist provided. Music must be in your key. Actors may also read from sides – provided.

Bring Photo and resume stapled together.

Other Dates
see breakdown for show dates.

Other
AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.

Personnel
Patricia Goldberg, Artistic Director
Nancy Wiker, Musical Director
Rachel Goldberg, Casting Associate

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
AEA members Call 215-659-8550, Monday to Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. email: auditions@storybookmusical.org

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

CINDERELLA:
1st Rehearsal: 12/12/14, Opening: 12/17,/14, Closing: 1/17/15, Hiatus: 12/31 to 1/11/15

Seeking:

Cinderella – ingénue, mezzo soprano, youngest of the sisters and the most genuine, to play 18 to 25.

Mrs. Finch – Stepmother, character actress, soprano, the doting mother of Doreese and Zinnia, has a habit of repeating herself, mean to Cinderella, to play 40 to 55.

Doreese – Character actress, mezzo soprano,/soprano. Ugly inside, but not necessarily out. Pampered and spoiled with a “me” attitude. The female comic relief with her sister Zinnia. Plays age 20 to 35.

Zinnia – Character actress, mezzo soprano/soprano. Also ugly inside, but not necessarily out. Also pampered and spoiled. The older of the two sisters. Plays age 20 to 35.

Fairy Godmother – Character actress. Mezzo soprano who is witty, gentle and adoring.

King – Character Actor. Baritone. He’s annoyed with all that is going on, but good-natured. Plays age 40 to 55.

Prince Stefan – Baritone/tenor. Wide-eyed, romantic type. Can sweep any girl off her feet. To play age 25 to 35.

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FROG PRINCE
1st Rehearsal: 3/5/15, Opening: 3/10/15, Closing: 3/22/15

seeking:

Frog Prince – Baritone/tenor. A prince who as a young lad was turned into a frog. Is witty and wise and wants to break the spell. Plays age 20 to 25.

Princess Sarah – Mezzo soprano. Very self-centered, spoiled and narrow minded, plays age 20 to 25.

King – Baritone. Forgiving, patient, loving and has a forgetful memory. Plays age 40 to 55.

Cookie – Character actress. Alto/mezzo soprano. The palace chef who loves to make frog’s legs. A fun loving woman. Plays age 30 to 45.

Henri – Character actor. Baritone. The Frog Prince’s loyal valet who is masquerading as the palace gardener. Has a way of mixing up his words. Play age 30 to 45.

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PINOCCHIO
1st Rehearsal: 4/30/15, Opening: 5/5/15, Closing: 7/18/15, Hiatus: 5/10 to 5/25/15, 5/31 to 7/5/15

Seeking:

Pinocchio – Juvenile. Tenor. A wooden puppet that wants to become a real boy. Must be very agile. Age range: must look and sound young. To play age 14-18.

Geppetto – Character Actor. Baritone. An expert puppet maker and Pinocchio’s father. Kind, gentile man who loves children. Play age 35 to 55.

Fortunato Fox – Character actor. Baritone. A sly conniving Brooklyn-style gangster type fox. Must have a comic sense as part of comic duo. To play age 30 to 55.

Katrina T. Cat – Character actress. Mezzo soprano/soprano. A comically dumb, and fun-loving cat that pals around with Fortunato Fox. To play age 30 to 55.

Petrisi de Slezsi and Candito Zuccherino – One character actor to play both roles. Baritone/tenor. Must be able to play to distinct villains. Petrisi is the showbiz puppeteer who is looking to make a quick dollar at someone else’s expense. He is more easy-going of the two. Candito is a ruthless, cunning carnival owner who turns little boy into donkeys. To play age 35 to 50.

Blue Fairy – Puppeteer who needs rod and mouth puppet skills. Mezzo soprano. Angelic voice quality with some guts behind it. Needs to have ageless quality.


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[New York] Actor — THE METROMANIACS **Updated** – Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC Auditions

THE METROMANIACS – Submit for NY Appointment
Shakespeare Theatre Company of DC | Washington, DC

Send To
THE METROMANIACS / NY APPT / AEA SUBMISSION
LAURA STANCZYK CASTING
1674 BROADWAY, STE 703
NEW YORK NY 10019

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
$812/week AEA minimum

Seeking
NY auditions to be held 10/7 & 10/10, by appointment only

Seeking submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.
The AEA member must submit him/herself directly in order to be considered.

Mail picture/resume ASAP.

see breakdown

Other Dates
1st reh: 12/29/14. 1st Preview: 2/3/15.
Opens: 2/9. Closes: 3/8. Possible extension to 3/22

Personnel
Artistic Director: Michael Kahn
Director: Michael Kahn
Casting: Laura Stanczyk Casting

WRITTEN BY: Alexis Piron – La Métromanie (1738)
TRANSLATED AND ADAPTED BY: David Ives

Other
Mark Submissions: THE METROMANIACS / NY APPT / AEA SUBMISSION

Breakdown

DAMIS
20s or early 30s. A poet, comically out of touch with reality and with an extravagant, sweeping verbal style. He is capable of great comic-lofty disquisitions on love though he has no experience with women, and though not necessarily the most handsome of mortals he is the most romantic — in other words, he is a Cyrano. This is a leading part for a character comedian/actor adept with language and physical business. Good verse training a must.

BALIVEAU
50s. Damis’ uncle. A grumpy, tetchy judge from the provinces, he hates all things aesthetic and works against his poet-nephew’s plans. This is the classic ill-tempered uncle of all old comedies. Some physical size wouldn’t hurt.

MONDOR
Late 20s-30s. Damis’ valet. He is honest and smart and much more in touch with reality than his master. A trickster with a sarcastic wit, he is in love with Lisette, plotting to win her. Must be a comic excellent with physical business, spry and appealing. An underdog with a will to win, he must also win over the audience.

LISETTE
20s. Lucille’s maid. A classic comic French maid, sexy, dry, and down to earth. She is crafty and constantly directing traffic. She wants to be part of the upper class because she knows she has the brains. Keeper of all the secrets, she knows what’s what and who’s who. She gets to impersonate her mistress in a kind of play-within-the-play.


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[New York] Actor — THIEVES – El Portal Theatre Auditions

THIEVES – Equity Principal Auditions
Vagabond LLC | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
10/2/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Thursday, October 2, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
HAT
$500 / week

Location
Actors’ Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Studio B

Seeking
Equity actors for various principal roles.

see breakdown.

Thieves is a dysfunctional family drama that takes place in East Texas around the impending wedding of Lottie and Holly.

Preparation
Actors should perform a brief contemporary monologue.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
February 11, 2015 – April 4, 2015
(5 day performance week, 6 day rehearsal week)
Rehearsal in San Francisco
Performance at the Monroe Forum at the El Portal Theatre, North Hollywood, CA

Personnel
A new play by Charlotte Miller
Directed by Daniel Talbott
General Managers – Snug Harbor Productions

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

Thieves is a dysfunctional family drama that takes place in East Texas around the impending wedding of Lottie and Holly.

Seeking:

JASON
Early 20s, a hired hand on Lola’s fading East Texas plantation. Well meaning and masculine.

LOLA
Early 50s, mother to Lottie, Lana, and Walter. Ex-wife of Gordon. Beautiful, earthy, complicated. Wise with some intentional blind spots.

GORDON
Early 50s, alcoholic, formerly with a hard edge but now a little softened by drink.

HOLLY
Mid 30s. Lottie’s intended. She has a no-bullshit air about her that both comforts and frightens people.

LOTTIE
Early 30s. Holly’s intended. Daughter of Lola and Gordon, pretty, fragile, and very put together in a Texas way.

LANA
30. Daughter of Lola and Gordon, less done up than her older sister, but with a more steady core.

WALTER
Early 30s. Son of Lola and Gordon, brother to Lana and Lottie. Uneven, disheveled, with a thinly lidded rage.


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[New York] Actor — ONCE – National Tour Auditions

ONCE (National Tour) – Equity Principal Auditions
Barbara Broccoli, John Hart, Patrick Milling Smith, Fred Zollo, Robert Cole New York, NY

Date of Audition:
9/24/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
Production (League)
Production Contract Tour; $1861/week minimum

Location
Ripley-Grier 520 (Everyone must show
government photo ID to enter building.)
520 8th Ave. (36th/37th)
New York, NY
16th floor

Seeking
Equity actor/singer/musicians for principal roles.

Extremely interested in actors who play the cello. We are open to seeing actors who play cello for any of the roles.

Preparation
Prepare a short folk/rock song in the style of the show. You MUST accompany yourself while singing on one of the instruments specified in the breakdown.

There will be a piano and guitar in the audition room, any other instruments must be brought to the audition by you.

Bring picture/resume.

Other Dates
Currently running on tour.

Personnel
Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, Music & Lyrics
Enda Walsh, Book
John Tiffany, Director
Martin Lowe, Musical Director
Steven Hoggett, Choreographer
Jim Carnahan & Stephen Kopel, Casting

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

*Interested in actors of all physical types & ethnicities. Extremely interested in actors who play the cello. We are open to seeing actors who play cello for any of the below roles.*

SEEKING:

GIRL
(Mid-Late 20s) Direct, intelligent, no nonsense and witty. Has had to work hard at life but doesn’t think she deserves any sympathy. Must play the piano and sing extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

GUY
(Mid 20s – Late 30s) A struggling Irish musician. Lost and a bit sad, but extremely appealing. Works with his Da in a vacuum repair shop. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

BILLY
(Mid 30s – 40s) A large Irish man. Owner of the music store where GIRL plays piano. Loud, funny and protective of GIRL. Must sing and play guitar well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

REZA
(Late 20s-Early 30s) A sexy, funny, smart Czech girl. Often a bit larger then life. Must sing and play violin/fiddle extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

BARUSKA
(50s up). Mother of GIRL. A cool but caring Czech mother who likes a full house and full stomachs. Not many inhibitions. Must sing and play the accordion/piano well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

BANK MANAGER
(30/40s) Seems quite prim and proper but has a secret passion for music. Must sing and play guitar & cello well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

DA
(0’s up) GUY’S dad. A man of few words, but a lovely and caring father. Must play guitar, ukulele/mandolin well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

SVEC
(20s/30s) A real odd ball. Loves television and coffee. Must play guitar & drum kit extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

ANDREJ
(20s) Earnest and kind. An employee at a fast food chain, but has big dreams. Must play guitar & bass guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Czech (Eastern European) accent.

EAMON
(30s/40s) The music studio manager where GUY and GIRL record their album. A tough nut to crack but eventually gives into the musician’s talents. Must sing and play guitar & piano well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

EMCEE
(Late 20s-30s) The emcee at a bar. A good natured ball buster. Must sing and play guitar extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

EX-GIRLFRIEND
(20s) GUY’S ex-girlfriend who now lives in New York. Kind, lovely and likeable. Must play violin extremely well. Must have a strong Irish accent.

IVANKA
(5-7 year old girl) She is the sweet natured daughter of GIRL. Should be comfortable on stage and have the ability to sing. MUST be between 39 and 46 inches tall.


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[New York] Actor — FAMILIAR – Yale Repertory Theatre Auditions

FAMILIAR – Submit for NYC Appointment
Yale Repertory Theatre | New Haven, CT

Send To
FAMILIAR / AEA SELF SUBMISSION
Tara Rubin Casting
570 7th Avenue, Suite 401
New York NY 10018

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
$750-$1200/week

Seeking
NYC auditions November 2014, by appointment only

Seeking submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.
The AEA member must submit him/herself directly in order to be considered.

Mail picture and resume ASAP.

See breakdown.

Other Dates
1st reh: 12/29/14. 1st preview 1/30/15. Opens: 2/5. Closes: 2/21

World Premiere By Danai Gurira
Director: Rebecca Taichman

Personnel
Artistic Dir: James Bundy
Assoc. Artistic Dir: Jennifer Kiger
Literary Mgr: Amy Boratko
Artistic Assoc: Kay Perdue
Artistic Coord: Benjamin Fainstein

Other
Mark submissions: FAMILIAR / AEA SELF SUBMISSION

Breakdown

“In a snowy Midwestern suburb, Marvelous and Donald are preparing for the marriage of their eldest daughter. Clashes erupt within the family when the first-generation American bride-to-be insists on observing a traditional Zimbabwean wedding ritual. Familiar is a richly funny and deeply moving new play about the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters, sisters, wives and husbands—the customs they keep, and the secrets they keep buried.”

SEEKING:

Marvelous Chinyaramwira
50s-60s. An African (black) woman. She is the family matriarch. Leading role. She and her family live in a middle upper class suburb – perhaps Minneapolis. She is a PhD and chairs a university biochemistry department. She is poised, sophisticated and purposed, very driven by decorum and propriety, but conveniently and blissfully unaware of her own potent capabilities in impropriety when sufficiently provoked.

Donald Chinyaramwira
50s-60s. An African (black) man. Marvelous’ husband, and a partner in a law firm. He is a gentle, distinguished man. While he seems quieter than the ladies in the house, he is, we learn, no less passionate.

Margaret Munyewa
late 40s-50s. An African (black) woman. Marvelous’ youngest sister. She is a geology professor – and hides a drinking problem.

Nyasha
American-Zimbabwean young woman, 20s. Marvelous and Donald’s youngest daughter. She is stylish in an Erikah Badu, India Arie type of way, with a funky natural haircut and funky Afrocentric jewelry. She is a singer/songwriter and feng shui expert who lives in NYC.

Tariro
American-Zimbabwean young woman, late 20s-early 30s. Marvelous and Donald’s middle daughter. Glamorous, with an easy joy and calming aura surrounding her most of the time. She exudes the essence of an ex-beauty queen, as though there is a need to always be a little ‘on’. She is the water to Nyasha’s fire. She is also the most tender hearted of all the sisters. She wears an expensive weave, as well as expensive shoes.

Chris
A Caucasian American man, Tendikayi’s fiancé, 30s. He co-founded an international non-profit, and has spent time in South Asia and western Africa. He makes valiant efforts to show that he is respectful of his fiancé’s family and heritage. He and Tendikayi are members of an active church group.

Brad
A Caucasian American man, Chris’ cousin. 20s-30s. He is in the military, where he worked on conflict resolution. He is also funny and charming. Romantically interested in Nyasha.

Tendikayi
CAST (Marvelous and Donald’s eldest daughter)

Annie
CAST (Marvelous’ eldest sister)


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[New York] Actor — A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER – Walter Kerr Theatre Auditions

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER – EPA
Joey Parnes, Sue Wagner, and John Johnson | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
10/8/2014

Call Type
Non-Required Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
Production (League)
$1861/week minimum

Location
Actors’ Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036
Studio A

Seeking
Equity actor/singers for possible principal replacements in the currently running Broadway production.

See breakdown.

note: English accents are required for all roles.

Preparation
Prepare a brief song in the style of the show:
The style of the score is completely legit; a hybrid between Candide, A Little Night Music, and Gilbert & Sullivan.

Bring sheet music; accompanist provided.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
ECC/Singers: 10/7 at AEA. 9:30 FS, 2 MS
EPA: 10/8 at AEA. 9:30-5:30

Other
Casting: Binder Casting/Jay Binder, CSA & Jason Styres, CSA

Personnel
Director: Darko Tresnjak
Book: Robert L. Freedman
Music: Steven Lutvak
Lyrics: Robert L. Freedman, Steven Lutvak
Musical Director: Paul Staroba
Musical Staging: Peggy Hickey

· EPA Rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

NOTE: This is a high-style, English romantic farce set in the Edwardian era. It requires highly trained actors who sing beautifully with a legit sound and have great comic skills. All roles are similar stylistically to characters in Oscar Wilde plays. English accents are required for all roles.
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SEEKING THE FOLLOWING PRINCIPAL ROLES:

PRINCIPALS

THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY
(late 30s – mid 50s): Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic English types).

MONTY NAVARRO
(early 30s – mid 40s): Handsome and effortlessly charming, clever and charismatic, vulnerable and endearing, with a highly developed appreciation for life’s ironies. Monty is the engine of the plot; must be able to command attention and draw the audience in. While he is intent on killing off the entire family tree, he must have a winning charm that would garner anybody’s trust. High baritone with a strong top; solid low A to high A.

SIBELLA
(late 20s to mid 30s): Sexy, flirtatious, narcissistic, willful, calculating, and irresistible. A social climber, yes, but also truly loves Monty, and in the end would do anything to protect him. Tremendous wit and high style. Character mezzo, low F# to high A – belting not required.

PHOEBE
(early 20s – early 30s): Beautiful, virtuous, forthright, romantic, comically earnest, with a backbone of steel. She is not your typical ingénue. Actress must have a sense of irony and humor, in addition to a youthful innocence behind her sophistication. Coloratura soprano up to a high sustained C# with an optional high Eb. Very flexible and agile, B below middle C on the bottom. Also open to performers from a strong operatic background.

MISS SHINGLE
(late 40s – mid 60s): A Cockney housekeeper/governess who has served a wealthy, titled family for 30 years. She informs Monty that he is indeed a D’ysquith. Confident character voice with a superb ability to draw in the audience through storytelling. While she is forthright, there is a touch of mystery and cunning about her. Excellent vocal technique is not necessary. Should be comfortable with music hall style singing.

THE D’YSQUITH FAMILY STANDBY
(late 30s – early 50s): Standby. Must be an experienced, skilled, and transformational comedic actor who has a superb grasp on British farce. Physical comedy and stamina is a necessity. Does not necessarily need to be a phenomenal singer, but must be able to carry a musical comedy without an ounce of hesitation. Plays a full range of characters from the same family, ranging from an off-kilter priest to a closeted bee enthusiast to a lowly custodian (each of them intrinsic English types).


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