New York, NY
Call Type: EPA
$652.00 PER WEEK
Playwright: Mara Nelson-Greenberg
Director: Margot Bordelon
Artistic Directors: Sarah Stern/Douglas Aibel
Casting Director: Henry Russell Bergstein
In the room: Casting Director – Henry Russell Bergstein and/or
Casting Associate – Serafina Tiranno-Cimisi
1st Rehearsal: Thursday, February 14th, 2019
Tech: Friday, March 8th through Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
1st Preview: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Also seeking a PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER and an ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER. Resumes can be sent to the attention of Katherine Stout at Vineyard Theatre - 108 East 15th Street - NY, NY 10003.
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 actors with an excellent facility with language, a strong sense of rhythm, melody, and timing, and STRONG COMIC CHOPS for all roles.
In Mara Nelson-Greenberg's dark comedy, Sofia is hired as an empathy coach at a debt collection agency — and clearly, she has her work cut out for her. These employees can barely identify what an emotion is, much less practice deep, radical compassion for others. As they painstakingly stumble towards enlightenment, someone keeps mugging Eva in the kitchen, and the unspoken dynamics of their seemingly blithe workplace culture become increasingly unsettling.
Actors must have an excellent facility with language, a strong sense of rhythm, melody, and timing, and STRONG COMIC CHOPS for all roles.
Latina, Black, Indian, Middle Eastern, or Asian Female. Late 20s/early 30s. An empathy coach who is sent out by her company to corporate offices to teach employees how to have empathy. She is warm, assertive, and non-judgmental; she is also a bit wide-eyed and naive. She has a habit of suppressing her own anger which ultimately leads her to a point of complete explosion.
Female. Early 30s. Any ethnicity. Long time employee at Cash Flow Accounts who is nervous, high- strung, and eager to please. She has great emotional depth. A bit frumpy and awkward.
Male. Late 40s. Any ethnicity. The boss at CFA. Excellent at playing the nice guy. He presents himself as warm and easy-going. Wants to be the friend and ally to everyone in the office -- until he's no longer getting what he wants.
Caucasian Male. Early 30s. An employee at CFA with severe anger issues. He can be short, dry, and dismissive.
Latino, Black, Indian, Middle Eastern, or Asian Male. Late 20s. The youngest employee at CFA. The sensitive-poet, and the “nice guys always finish last” type.
Latina, African-American, Indian, Middle Eastern, or Asian Female. Mid 50s. SOFIA’S MOTHER is empathetic and grounded, with bouts of neuroses. She is trying to balance being a supportive, hands- off mother with being a person who needs hands-on support herself right now. JANIE experienced trauma in the office but she has done work on healing herself. A smart, empathetic straight-shooter.
Caucasian Male. 70s or older. His violent tendencies have only been tempered by age. A charismatic, threatening man who takes up a lot of space. He also shows moments of true vulnerability. He may use a wheelchair or a walker due to his old age.
108 E 15th St
New York, NY 10003-2102
Saturday, September 8, 2018
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Please prepare a contemporary comedic monologue. Bring picture and resume.