Portland Stage Company
LORT D; $696/week min
Director: Cait Robinson
Casting Director: Jenn Haltman
Artistic Director: Anita Stewart
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday September 3, 2019
1st Performance: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Opening Night: Friday, September 29, 2019
Closing: Sunday, October 13, 2019
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 submit.
Submissions from AEA members for various roles. See breakdown.
A romantic comedy about loss, love, change and redemption. Matilde, a former student of humor, has left Brazil after the death of her parents to work as a housekeeper for Lane, a career-minded doctor, and her husband, Charles. When Matilde suddenly stops cleaning, Lane is beside herself—until her sister, Virginia, secretly begins cleaning on Matilde’s behalf. Meanwhile, Charles has fallen head over heels for the passionate, charismatic Ana, his patient who is dying from cancer. Ruhl's enchanting play reminds us that there is humor and beauty to be found in life's most unlikely messes.
We welcome actors of all abilities, ethnicities and gender identities to submit. SEEKING FOR SUBMISSIONS:
Female-identifying, late 20s, Brazilian. A lifelong student of humor and the daughter of parents who were both very funny and very in love. Very refined sense of deadpan. Portuguese is her first language. We are ideally looking for a bilingual actor for this role. Interested in seeing a wide range of looks.
Female-identifying, early 50s, Any ethnicity. A successful, well-liked doctor. Confident, poised, smart. Until the beginning of this play, everything has gone right for her. Interested in seeing a wide range of bodies and looks.
Female-identifying, late 50s. Any ethnicity. Lane’s sister, who secretly arranges to clean Lane’s house instead of Matilde. A caregiver. She is funny, educated and a little in love with Charles. She looks nothing like her sister. Strongly seeking actors of color for this role and are interested in seeing a wide range of bodies and looks.
A MAN / CHARLES:
Male-identifying, 50s, Any ethnicity. Lane’s husband. A compassionate surgeon who is childlike underneath his white coat. Travels to Alaska to cut down a tree in order to save the life of the woman he falls in love with. In the first act, he plays Matilde’s father. Strongly seeking an actor of color for this role and are interested in seeing a wide range of bodies and looks.
A WOMAN / ANA:
Female-identifying, 60s, Argentinian. Impossibly charismatic. Spanish is her first language - we are seeking an actor who is fluent. In the first act, she plays Matilde’s mother. Strongly seeking an actor of color for this role and are interested in seeing a wide range of bodies and looks.
For consideration, email picture and resume asap to : firstname.lastname@example.org
NYC APPOINTMENT ONLY auditions to be held June 25-26 2019, at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue (Bet. 36th & 37th Streets) 10am to 6pm.