Describe The Night- NYC EPA


Describe The Night- NYC EPA

Atlantic Theater Company
New York, NY

Job Details




Describe The Night- NYC EPA


Call Type: EPA

Off Broadway
$690 weekly minimum

Written by Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Artistic Director, Neil Pepe
Associate Artistic Director, Annie MacRae (expected to attend)
Director of New Play Development, Abigail Katz (expected to attend)
Artistic Associate, David Mendizábal (expected to attend)

The show will be produced at the Alley Theatre in Houston, followed by the Atlantic Theater in NYC.

Alley Theatre run
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017 First Performance: Friday, September 15th, 2017
Final Performance: Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Atlantic Theater run
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
First Performance: Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 Opening Night: Monday, Nov 20t 2017 Closing: Sunday, Dec 17, 2017 (with possible extension of one or two weeks)

Alley Theatre will be on the LORT C contract and compensation with be at the minimum rate for that contract.

Atlantic Theater Company will be on the Off- Broadway CC contract for this production, and compensation will be at the minimum rate for that contract ($690/week.) This production will take place in Atlantic Theater Company’s main stage, the Linda Gross Theater at 336 West 20th Street.

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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Equity actors for DESCRIBE THE NIGHT. See breakdown.


Time: 1920-2010
Places: Poland, Russia, East Germany

Cast (in order of history)
* denotes actual historical figure.

NOTE: Actors should not use a dialect. All roles must have both profound depth and surprising wit and humor.

Isaac* Male, 40ish, (plays a range of ages) Russian, Jewish. He is the writer Isaac Babel.

In 1920 he is 25 years old. A quiet, shy young man with dreams of being a successful writer, but traumatized from the Polish-Russo war, where he is a wire- service journalist—a job he took in order to experience something in life he could write about.

In 1937-40 he is a successful writer of fiction and films. He has robust appetites, and is far more self- assured; he is not intimidated by anyone. He craves danger.

Nikolai* Male, 40ish, (plays a range of ages) Must have both great danger and deep humor.

Russian. A Captain in the Russian Red Cavalry in 1920, when he is 30 years old. He is enormously self-assured, an accomplished military man. A violent man.

In 1937-40, he is the Head of Stalin’s Secret Police which will become the KGB.

In 1989, when he is 99, he is a living relic of Russian history, and knows it. He enjoys tormenting young KGB agents.

Yevgenia* Female, 40ish, (plays a range of ages)
Russian, the wife of Nikolai Yezhov. In 1940, she is 40. Bright, beautiful, drawn to astrology and

supernatural topics. Unhappy in her marriage, but would never say so.

In 1989 she is 89 years old. Mischievous, with a humor that is rooted in pain and tragedy.

Vova* Male, 40ish, (plays a range of ages)

Russian, a KGB agent stationed in Dresden, East Germany, in 1989, at which time he is 35 years old.

In 1999-2010, he is a politician of enormous stature. Deeply self-assured, the tremendous polish he has acquired cannot entirely hide that he is, at heart, a simmering thug with a chip on his shoulder.

Urzula Female, 30ish.
Sexy, intimidating, self assured, an intellectual with a playful, irreverent streak. Polish, and in 1989, an

immigrant, living in Dresden. The grand-daughter of Yevgenia. Feliks Male, 21

Polish. Thin, covered with tattoos, a dreary disposition. An orphan. At 21, in 2010, his soul feels middle-aged.

Mariya/Mrs. Petrovna

Mariya is Russian, 30’s, a journalist for a state-run newspaper in 2010. Moscow born and bred. Strong, smart, tough, savvy; it takes big events to shake her, and big events are happening.

Mrs. Petrovna is Russian, 70’s, the owner of a laundromat. The mother of Mariya.



Audition Information


Atlantic Theatre Administrative Offices & Studios
76 9th Ave
New York, NY 10011

5th floor

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm


Actors should prepare a brief contemporary dramatic or comic monologue.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult