Bright Star - Boston, MA EPA (05.06.19)

Bright Star - Boston, MA EPA (05.06.19)

CATEGORY: Performer

SpeakEasy Stage Company
Boston, MA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Cat. 6; $442.00/week

music, lyrics by Steve Martin & Edie Brickell,
book by Steve Martin;
directed by Paul Daigneault

Present at this EPA will be:
Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault and
Artistic Fellow David Keohane.

Rehearsals begin April 6, 2020;
Performances May 1- May 30, 2020 (Possible Extension to June 6, 2020)

Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition, and all roles are open to inclusive casting. SpeakEasy Stage
Company shall conduct all auditions / interviews in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ability statuses.

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Seeking Equity actor/singers for SpeakEasy Stage Company's production of BRIGHT STAR.

Particularly interested in actors who are highly skilled playing piano, accordion, mandolin, guitar, banjo, viola, violin,
fiddle, cello, upright bass, or percussion.


Alice Murphy: Female-identified, 34-39. Any Ethnicity. An editor of a southern literary magazine; intelligent, attractive, professional--but with an air of melancholy. The same actress will also play Young Alice at age 16--rebellious, high-spirited, sexually forward, adventurous. Must be very strong singer and comfortable in folk and bluegrass styles. Vocal range: Very strong singer in a pop-folk style. Wide vocal range.

Billy Cane: Male-identified, 22. Any Ethnicity. A soldier returning home from WWII; an aspiring young writer; fresh, open, optimistic, charming, and a little
naïve. Vocal range: Bright, natural Bari-Tenor.

Jimmy Ray Dobbs: Male-identified, 20-40. Any Ethnicity. Mayor Dobbs' son and young Alice's beau; handsome, boyishly charming, well-built, and intelligent; from a family of wealth and power and is being groomed by his father for a similar future in the family business; an independent thinker who is not afraid to stand up to his father for what he believes in; he has a sense of personal responsibility and morality as well as a deep reserve of passion and emotion. The same actor will also play an adult Jimmy Ray at age 40. Vocal range: Very strong singer in a pop-folk style. Bari-Tenor.

Mayor Josiah Dobbs: Male-identified, 56-67. Any Ethnicity. The Mayor of Zebulon; a political and financial powerbroker--distinguished, even elegant, an imposing and controlling presence; has a genuine interest in protecting his son's future and his family name, but in doing so, is ultimately pushed to a point of extreme and irrevocable cruelty. Vocal range: Bass-Baritone.

Margo Crawford: Female-identified, 22. Any Ethnicity. a small-town bookstore owner; a childhood friend of Billy's who now harbors romantic feelings towards him; a natural beauty with a keen intellect. Vocal range: A Mezzo-Soprano sweet, warm folk voice.

Daddy Murphy: Male-identified, 56-67. Any Ethnicity. Alice's father; an authoritative and a stern disciplinarian; devoutly religious, hard-working, a poor but proud farmer. Vocal range: Baritone.

Mama Murphy: Female-identified, 50-64. Any Ethnicity. Alice's mother; a caretaker to her family and her rural community; a warm, loving, sensible woman;
hardworking, with great inner strength and compassion. Vocal range: Strong singer in a pop-folk style. Alto.

Daddy Cane: Male-identified, 60-65. Any Ethnicity. Billy's father; a widower; spry, good-looking; kind- hearted, if a bit lonely. Vocal range: Bari-tenor.

Daryl Ames: Male-identified, 26-39. Any Ethnicity. an assistant at a literary magazine; funny, with a dry and officious sense of humor; insecure, and perhaps a bit socially awkward, but endearing and innately likable; some character singing required but not a major singing role; should be able to move well. Vocal range: Bari-tenor.

Lucy Grant: Female-identified, 20-30. Any Ethnicity. a junior editor at a literary magazine; an ambitious, professional young "modern" career woman of the 1940s; sexy, forthright, and provocative with a sharp sense of humor; must be able to vocally carry a big uptempo "foot stopping" drinking song and dance/move very well. Vocal range: Strong belt.

Ensemble (1-4 actor/singer/musicians): Any gender, 20-50. Any Ethnicity. Strong singers with ability to perform multiple roles; skilled musicians.

For an appointment, with your Equity status, contact information, and hour you wish to be seen. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.



Audition Information


BCA Plaza Theatres
539 Tremont St
Boston, MA 02116-6306

Black Box

Monday, May 6, 2019
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Auditions will be in 5 minute slots. Actors are encouraged to perform musical selections in the style of the show - Bluegrass, Country, Pop-Folk. Actors may also feature their skills with piano, accordion, mandolin, guitar, banjo, viola, violin, fiddle, cello, upright bass, or percussion. An accompanist will be provided. Scripts will be available at the StageSource office.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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