Ford's Theatre LORT 2019-20 Season - NYC EPA

Ford's Theatre LORT 2019-20 Season - NYC EPA

CATEGORY: Performer

Ford's Theatre Society
Washington, DC

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
LORT B; $941/week min

PERSONNEL
In attendance:
Jose Carrasquillo, Director of Artistic Programming;
Stephanie Klapper, Casting Director.

OTHER
Questions specific to Ford’s Theatre casting may be submitted by e-mail to auditions@fords.org. No phone calls, please.

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.

SEEKING
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season. See breakdown.

SMs may submit resumes for consideration. See separate notice on Casting Call for info.

BREAKDOWN

Please Note: The Ford's Theatre Society 2019-2020 theatre season will not be publicly announced until February 2019. Until that time, please do not post any related season information (roles, productions, directors, etc.) on social media. We appreciate your discretion and support.

FENCES
By August Wilson
Directed by Timothy Douglas
1st Rehearsal: August 27, 2019
1st Performance: September 27, 2019
Opens: October 2, 2019
Closes: October 27, 2019

SEEKING:

The role of RAYNELL will be cast at a later date.

The following roles have been CAST:

TROY
The husband of Rose, and father to Cory and Lyons, Troy is the central character of Fences. African- American. Mid 50’s

ROSE
Wife to Troy and mother of Cory, Rose represents the maternal gentleness of the Maxson household. African-American. Mid-late 40’s

LYONS
Troy’s oldest son from a previous relationship. Lyons strives, against the wishes of his father, to be a professional musician. African-American. Mid 30’s

JIM BONO
Troy’s best friend, Bono is the follower in their relationship, evidenced by his admission to Troy when confronting him about his affair. African- American. 50’s

GABRIEL
Troy’s brother, Gabriel is the victim of a brain-injury he received at war. As a result of the injury, Gabe’s gone insane and lives trapped in the psychotic belief that he is St. Gabriel. African-American. Mid 40’s

CORY
The son of Troy and Rose, Cory embodies a hope for the future unmet by the pessimism of his father. African-American. Early 20’s

Note: Understudies will not be used for this production.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Original direction by Michael Baron
1st Rehearsal: November 8, 2019
1st Performance: November 21, 2019
Opens: November 29, 2019
Closes: January 1, 2020

All roles are any ethnicity. The following roles have been CAST with returning actors; seeking understudies and replacements for:

EBENEZER SCROOGE
50s or older. Transformed from jaded, pessimistic banker to joyful and appreciative philanthropist.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST/DOLL VENDOR
30s or older. Illuminates the joys of Christmas to Scrooge.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT/FRUIT VENDOR 40s or older. Towering physical presence. Joyful spirit.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE/CLOCK VENDOR
40s or older. Sturdy physical frame. As ghost, communicates non-verbally.

JACOB MARLEY
40s or older. Deceased business partner of Scrooge. Once bitter, he now cautions Scrooge against self serving practices.

BOB CRATCHIT
30s-40s. Cheerful and devoted employee of Scrooge. Optimistic and caring father.

MRS. CRATCHIT
30s-40s. Loving wife of Bob Cratchit. Worried mother, harbors ill will toward Scrooge.

FRED
late 20s. Scrooge’s young nephew. Genial and appreciative of the Christmas Spirit.

MRS. FRED
late 20s. Wife of Fred. Strong-willed, but with a generous spirit.

MRS. FRED’S SISTER
20s. Sassy and opinionated.

TOPPER/YOUNG JACOB MARLEY
20s. Bumbling with words, pleasant attitude, boyish charm.

SOLICITOR #1
30s or older. Jovial lawyer with a hearty laugh and quick smile.

SOLICITOR #2
30s or older. Generous lawyer, but a bit of a hothead.

FEZZIWIG
40s or older. Jovial merchant, former business affiliate of Scrooge. An energetic dancer.

MRS. FEZZIWIG
30s or older. Wife of Fezziwig. Spirited and joyful; a real firecracker.

BELLE
20s. Love interest of young Scrooge. Beautiful, with a heart of gold.

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SILENT SKY
By Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Seema Sueko
1st Rehearsal: December 17, 2019
1st Performance: January 24, 2020
Opens: January 29, 2020
Closes: February 23, 2020

All roles any ethnicity.

SEEKING:

HENRIETTA LEAVITT
30s, brilliant, meticulous, excited.

MARGARET LEAVITT
30s, homebody, creative, sweet, Henrietta’s sister.

PETER SHAW
30s, the head astronomer’s apprentice.

ANNIE CANNON
40s, the leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand.

WILLIAMINA FLEMING
50s, smart as a whip and fun, Scottish.

Note: Understudies will not be used for this production.

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GUYS AND DOLLS
Original Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows
Original Music by Frank Loesser
Directed by TBD
1st Rehearsal: February 4, 2020
1st Performance: March 24, 2020
Opens: March 29, 2020
Closes: May 20, 2020

All roles any ethnicity.

SEEKING

for the following and understudies:

NATHAN DETROIT
A hopeless and humorous manipulator, Nathan is the facilitator of illegal gambling in town. He maintains a distance by acting only as a broker; seldom a gambler. A consummate businessman with divided loyalties; he pacifies his fiancé Adelaide with vague promises of a marriage ‘some time’ in the future.

MISS ADELAIDE
A strongly comic and classic show girl. A club singer and Nathan’s longsuffering fiancée, Adelaide is not always the brightest. Weary of the disruption Nathan’s
involvement in the craps game causes to their relationship, she longs for quiet family life away from New York.

SKY MASTERSON
A charming but self-assured gambler. Sky is able to adapt to any situation but ready to reel off prepared anecdotes regarding his view of the world. Despite his failings, Sky is immensely likeable and oozes style.

SARAH BROWN
An idealistic but sheltered missionary, Sarah is kind-hearted but too categorical in her view of the world

ARVIDE ABRNATHY
A member of the Save-a-Soul mission, Arvide is Sarah’s grandfather. He is a reasoned old man with a warm heart that harbors only the kindest intentions, even if he tends to be a little gullible.

NICELY-NICELY JOHNSON
An eccentric gambler and one of Nathan’s closest associates.

BENNY SOUTHWEST
He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates/friends.

RUSTY CHARLIE
He is a gambler and one of Nathan’s primary associates/friends.

HARRY THE HORSE
A gambler with a complaining streak and is one of Nathan’s primary associates.

BIG JULE
An intimidating hustler from Chicago, Big Jule is temperamental and a sore loser.

LT. BRANNIGAN
A policeman engaged in what he perceives to be a battle of wits with Nathan to stop the craps game.

GENERAL MATILDA B. CARTWRIGHT
The regional director of the Save-a-Soul mission, General Cartwright is authoritative through necessity but motivated by charity.

ENSEMBLE
Male and Female. Seeking a diverse group of 6-10 excellent singer/actors to double as both ensemble members and understudies for principal roles

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Note Understudies will be utilized for GUYS AND DOLLS and A CHRISTMAS CAROL. No understudies will be utilized for FENCES or SILENT SKY

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

Studio K, holding room Studio H

WHEN
Thursday, December 20, 2018
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare EITHER
1) a brief classic or modern American monologue that’s no more than 90 seconds; OR
2) a brief musical theatre song no more than 90 seconds. Please provide your own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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