Fires In The Mirror - NYC EPA

Fires In The Mirror - NYC EPA

CATEGORY: Performer

Signature Theatre Company Inc.
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Off Broadway
Expected salary: $867/week

Artistic Director: Paige Evans
Associate Artistic Director: Beth Whitaker
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Director: Saheem Ali
General Manager: Meghan Lantzy
Casting Director: Caparelliotis Casting
In attendance at EPA: Natasha Sinha, Artistic Line Producer; Dave Caparelliotis, Casting or Joe Gery, Casting Associate; Candis Jones, Casting Associate

First Rehearsal: September 23, 2019
Announced Run: October 23, 2019 through December 1, 2019 (plus potential extension through December 22, 2019).

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.

A single Equity actor to perform all characters in a series of monologues. See breakdown.

All SM positions have been filled.


FIRES IN THE MIRROR: There are three sides to every story: yours, mine and the truth. Following the deaths of a Black American boy and a young Orthodox Jewish scholar in the summer of 1991, underlying racial tensions in the nestled community of Crown Heights, Brooklyn erupted into civil outbreak. FIRES IN THE MIRROR was Anna Deavere Smith’s groundbreaking response. Birthed from a series of interviews with over fifty members of the Jewish and Black communities, the resulting play offers 26 characters, to be portrayed by one actor. The Drama Desk award winning work revolutionized the genre of documentary theatre. As much a provocation as an exploration, this landmark play launches Anna Deavere Smith’s Residency 1 at Signature.

Seeking a single actor:
To play characters 30s-50s, any gender, African-American or mixed-race. One chameleonic, nuanced and engaging actor performs all characters in this series of monologues that was created from interviews about the 1991 Crown Heights riots. Characters include members of the African-American and Lubavitcher Jewish communities in Crown Heights, Brooklyn as well as those who comment on US race relations - Ntozake Shange, The Reverend Al Sharpton, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, and others. Requires the ability to embody many different kinds of people by skillfully navigating a wide range of vocal texture, physicality, tone, energy and dialect. Muscularity, depth and precision of inhabiting multiple roles are necessary. Vocal strength and transformational ability a must.

All SM positions are filled.

Signature Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages performers of all ethnicities, genders, abilities, ages, and other ways of identifying, to audition.



Audition Information


Pershing Square Signature Center
480 W 42nd St
New York, NY 10036

Rehearsal Studio

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


Sides will be provided. Actors may perform a side or a brief contemporary monologue. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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