Second Stage Theater
New York, NY
Call Type: EPA
Salary: $1,592/week $1,668/week as of 2/10/20
By Bess Wohl
Directed by Leigh Silverman
President and Artistic Director: Carole Rothman
Executive Director: Casey Reitz Casting: Telsey + Company
Emily Lovett, Literary/Artistic Assistant (attending EPA)
First rehearsal: November 25, 2019
First Preview: December 20, 2019
Opening: January 23, 2020
Runs through March 1, 2020
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 for various roles. SM positions are all filled.
Bill and Nancy have spent fifty full years as husband and wife. They practically breathe in unison, and can anticipate each other's every sigh, snore and sneeze. But just as they settle comfortably into their new home in Grand Horizons, the unthinkable happens: Nancy suddenly wants out. As their two adult sons struggle to cope with the shocking news, they are forced to question everything they assumed about the people they thought they knew best. Funny, shocking and painfully honest, Bess Wohl's new play explores a family turned upside-down and takes an intimate look at the wild, unpredictable, and enduring nature of love.
Male; mid 70s to 80s. Lives in Grand Horizons. Nancy’s husband (for 50 years). Grumpy and a little resigned. Former pharmacist; working on his stand-up routine; specializes in crude & dirty jokes. Notices more than he lets on. Deflects earnestness. Scared of dying alone.
Female; mid 70s to 80s. Lives in Grand Horizons. Bill’s wife (for 50 years). Kind, giving, resourceful; willing to speak her mind. Former librarian; now the habitual caretaker of Bill. Eager to feel something, anything. Of late, very invested in the Syrian refugee crisis.
Male; late 30s to 40s; Nancy and Bill’s eldest son. Largely financially responsible for his parents; an attorney. Worried about his marriage. Marriage in general.
Male; mid 30s to 40s; Nancy and Bill’s second son. High school drama teacher; high strung; lonely. Worried about the spring musical, Oklahoma!.
Female; late 20s to 30s; Ben’s wife, pregnant with her first child; newly credentialed family therapist (and sometimes it shows). Strong-willed and outspoken.
Male; mid 20s to 30s; Brian’s late-night hookup. Flirty, blunt. A little freaky.
Female; late 60s to 70s; from the Midwest; salt of the earth, friendly, a talker. Former receptionist, never married. Bill’s girlfriend.
All roles will be understudied.
SM positions are not available.
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Thursday, July 11, 2019
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
Please prepare a contemporary monologue no more than 2 minutes in length. Bring picture and resume.