Dave - NYC EPA


Dave - NYC EPA

Arena Stage
Washington, DC

Job Details




Dave - NYC EPA


Call Type: EPA

LORT Non-Rep
LORT B ($914/week minimum)

Director: Tina Landau
Music & Lyrics: Tom Kitt
Book: Nell Benjamin
Music Supervisor: Tom Kitt
Choreographer: TBD
Casting: Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin (expected at the EPA)

Rehearsals: June 12, 2018
Performances: July 13, 2018
Closes: August 19, 2018

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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.

Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.


40s-50s. Any ethnicity.
Bill is the cocky 2nd term President of the United States, who has lost his soul to politics. A charismatic operator who has traded his dreams for power, he now despises the voters he keeps conning. Smart, slick, persuasive. Dave, Bill’s exact lookalike, is his exact opposite in character. He's a down-on-his luck teacher who, in spite of his troubles, has maintained his optimism, hope for a better life and a passion for America and American history (Lincoln in particular). Dave is funny, warm, buoyant, and open-hearted. Looking for a strong leading man with a comedic sensibility, loads of charm. Very strong bari/tenor who feels comfortable to a high A. Comfort in a wide range of styles. Strong mix and belt. PRINCIPAL.

40s-early 50s. Any ethnicity. First Lady of the United States. Formidable and smart. She projects enormous strength, and her stature and intelligence make her intimidating to many. Although she and her husband have succeeded politically, their dreams and their marriage have died. She tries never to lose her composure, so when she does, it’s huge. Her tough exterior conceals a more vulnerable interior. Alto/Soprano - Strong belt with soprano range as well. PRINCIPAL.

30s-40s. Any ethnicity. Secret Service Agent. A man of few words who projects enormous strength. He’s used to seeing things you can’t imagine and not talking about them. It takes a lot to get through his official persona, but underneath is a man who wanted to serve his country with honor and is disgusted by the dysfunction in the system. Bari/Tenor, comfortable with Pop/R&B and traditional theatrical styles. PRINCIPAL.

Mid 40s-60s. Any ethnicity. White House Chief of Staff and the power behind Bill Mitchell’s throne. Bob is an expert manipulator who also has a red-hot temper. He’s shrewd, nimble, and possesses a wit to match his edge. The former head of the CIA with a dark and dangerous streak. He’s a wealthy Reagan Republican type who doesn’t believe government can help people who can’t help themselves. Baritone - great comic and showbiz sensibilities necessary in his songs. PRINCIPAL.

Late 30s-40s. Any ethnicity. Susan is director of White House communications, with more ambition than morals. She’s a high-power, high-efficiency woman who is not afraid to be aggressive. Though she works for Bob, she meets him as an equal. She responds quickly and aggressively to the press with double-talk, counterattacks and all the tools of PR. Any ethnicity. Alto/Soprano - Strong belt with high soprano range. PRINCIPAL.



Audition Information


Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507

16th floor

Friday, February 23, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30


Please prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre selection. Must show range and character. Please bring sheet music for your song; a piano accompanist will be provided. Bring a photo/resume stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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