Institutional Off-Broadway 2019 (Signature Theatre, New Group) - NYC EPA (07.24.19)

Institutional Off-Broadway 2019 (Signature Theatre, New Group) - NYC EPA (07.24.19)

CATEGORY: Performer

Various Producers
New York, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Off Broadway

PERSONNEL
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OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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SEEKING
Equity actors and actor/singers for roles in the following theatre's seasons:

Siganture Theatre
The New Group

See each theatre's breakdown for info.


BREAKDOWN

Signature Theatre 2019-20 Season

Artistic Director: Paige Evans
Associate Artistic Director: Beth Whitaker
General Manager: Meghan Lantzy
Casting Director: Caparelliotis Casting

Attended by one or more of the following: Rob Marcato,
Artistic Producer; Natasha Sinha,
Director of Artistic Programs; David Caparelliotis, Caparelliotis
Casting; Joseph Gery, Caparelliotis Casting

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

Contract tier/Salary: BB ($780/week) and CC ($867/week)

FIRES IN THE MIRROR
Author: Anna Deavere Smith
Director: Saheem Ali
The Linney – Off-Broadway CC

First Rehearsal: September 23, 2019
Performances: October 22, 2019 through December 1, 2019 (plus potential three-week extension).

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.

SEEKING a single actor to play multiple characters ages 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.

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER (position filled)

ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER (position open)
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THE YOUNG MAN FROM ATLANTA
Author: Horton Foote
Director: Michael Wilson
The Diamond - Off-Broadway CC

First Rehearsal: October 8, 2019
Initial Run: November 5, 2019 through December 15, 2019 (plus potential three-week extension).

Set against the backdrop of a rapidly modernizing 1950s Houston, the Kidder family’s lives are turned upside down once again when a figure from their son’s past shows up in town. They deny, deflect and deceive in an effort to avoid the danger but can’t avoid the inevitable reckoning.

SEEKING:

WILL KIDDER
White male, 60s. A successful Texas businessman whose life begins to unravel after his son dies under clouded circumstances.

TOM JACKSON
White male, 35. Will’s colleague who was hired and mentored by Will and eventually replaces him.

TED CLEVELAND JR.
White male, 44. Head of Will’s company, whose father originally hired Will and built the company into a success with him. CAST

LILY DALE KIDDER
White female, late 50s-early 60s. Will’s wife. She, too, is devastated by her son’s death and is also unraveling. She doesn’t sleep and has become very religious since his death.

PETE DAVENPORT
White male, late 70s. Lily Dale’s stepfather who now lives with the Kidders.

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CLARA
African-American female, 30s-60s. The Kidders’ maid and cook. CAST

CARSON
White male, 27. Pete’s great nephew and also a former boarding house roommate of the Kidders’ son in Atlanta. CAST

ETTA DORIS
African-American female, late 70s-80s. Former maid of the Kidders who travels to visit them despite her declining health. CAST

All SM positions are filled.
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CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND
Author: Lauren Yee
Director: Chay Yew
The Diamond - Off-Broadway CC

First Rehearsal: January 7, 2020
Initial Run: February 4, 2020 through March 15, 2020 (plus potential three-week extension).

Guitars tuned. Mic checked. Get ready to rock. This darkly funny, electric new play with music tells the story of a Khmer Rouge survivor returning back to Cambodia for the first time in thirty years as his daughter prepares to help prosecute one of Cambodia's most infamous war criminals. Backed by a live band playing contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, this thrilling story toggles back and forth in time as father and daughter face the music of the past.

Note: CHUM, SOTHEA, LENG, ROM, and POU are bandmates in the fictional 1970s Cambodian rock band The Cyclos. The music is raucous, loud, bubblegum, dissonant psychedelic surfer rock. Rock background or band experience a plus.

CHUM
Male, 51 and 18, Cambodian. Neary’s lovable, well-meaning, and wary father in 2008... full of charisma and dad jokes, purposefully withholding his history from Neary, and just trying to bring her back to safety in America. Unsettled by her interest in the dangerous Khmer Rouge. We also see him as a sincere, optimistic young man in the 1970s, caught between fleeing Cambodia and sticking with his beloved band The Cyclos. More of a fighter than we may initially expect. MUSIC: Lead Guitar or Bass Guitar, vocals. Serves mainly as an actor but instrumental skill a necessity. CAST

NEARY
Female, 26, Cambodian-American (also plays SOTHEA). Headstrong, intelligent, and ambitious. Grew up in Massachusetts, and has spent the past two years investigating war crimes in Cambodia. There is also a vulnerable quality about her—she’s a little lost, because she hasn’t figured out a part of her own history. She’s a strong young woman, but also a child wanting to connect with her father. MUSIC: Lead vocals (powerful belter who can let loose vocally, and with personality), tambourine. Serves mainly as an actor but vocal skill a necessity.

LENG
Male, 20s, Cambodian (also plays TED, Neary's supportive Thai-Canadian boyfriend). Chum’s best friend and bandmate in the 1970s, frontman for the band who focuses on the group's professional future as a way to avoid thinking about Cambodia's political turmoil and what it might mean for him. Will do anything to survive and can control the room, despite being conflicted by moral choices. Underneath his bravado, we find he's bit of a coward. MUSIC: Bass Guitar or Lead Guitar, vocals. Serves mainly as an actor but instrumental skill a necessity.

DUCH
Male, 30s/40s/maybe 50s, Cambodian. The physicality and presence of a spirited emcee and trickster. Vivacious, funny, mischievous. A leader. Incredibly educated and charming... but with a darkness underneath it all. The ability to suddenly transform into a terrifying and sadistic man. We’re seduced by him in Act 1, before finding out he’s a war criminal in Act 2. Justifies his actions by saying he’s only following orders, but we see that he is haunted. Hides his true passions in order to amass great destructive power. MUSIC: No musical skill necessary, but music background a plus.

ROM
Can be of any gender identity, 20s-30s, Cambodian (also plays JOURNALIST). A bandmate in The Cyclos. MUSIC: Drums/percussion. Serves mainly as a musician. CAST

POU
Can be of any gender identity, 20s-30s, Cambodian (also plays S21 GUARD). A bandmate in The Cyclos. MUSIC: Keyboard, vocals. Serves mainly as a musician. CAST

PSM and ASM positions are currently open.
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THE HOT WING KING
Author: Katori Hall
Director: Steve H. Broadnax III The Griffin – Off-Broadway BB

First Rehearsal: January 14, 2020
Performances: February 11, 2020 through March 22, 2020 (plus potential three-week extension).

Ready, set, fry! It’s time for the annual "Hot Wang Festival" in Memphis, Tennessee, and Cordell Crutchfield knows he has the wings that’ll make him king. Supported by his beau Dwayne and their culinary clique, The New Wing Order, Cordell is marinating and firing up his frying pan in a bid to reclaim the crispy crown. When Dwayne takes in his troubled nephew however, it becomes a recipe for disaster. Suddenly, a first place trophy isn’t the only thing Cordell risks losing.

SEEKING:

CORDELL
African-American male, 40s. The head chef of the clique. Has a dream of opening a hot wing place. Recently emerged from the closet to co-habitate with Dwayne. In a not so former life, had a wife and two kids.

DWAYNE
African-American male, 40s. Might not be the head chef, but is the head of the household. Holds Cordell and everyone down. Has been a mentor to his struggling nephew for years. Holds resentment towards Cordell for taking so long to legitimize their relationship.

ISOM
African-American male, 30s. New friend. Playlists include gospel and trap and that’s exactly how he talks. Met the duo at church.

BIG CHARLES
African-American male, 40s. Old friend. Met the duo at the barber shop. Observant, laid-back. The Rock.

EVERETT AKA EJ
African-American male, (18+ actor to play) 16. Dwayne’s nephew. In need of guidance and a new home.

TJ
African-American male, late 30s. Everett’s father. A long-time dealer who is “about that life.” Struggles with teaching his son how to be a man, but unsure if Cordell and Dwayne can be good father figures to his son.

All SM positions are filled.
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TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992
Author: Anna Deavere Smith Director: Taibi Magar
The Diamond - Off-Broadway CC
First Rehearsal: March 30, 2020
Performances: April 28, 2020 through June 7, 2020 (plus potential three-week extension).

One verdict can change the course of history. The news of the police officers’ acquittal in Rodney King’s police brutality case reverberated throughout the streets of Los Angeles. Variously called a “riot, a revolution, or a social explosion,” the events that followed the verdict drew worldwide attention. Playwright, actor and scholar Anna Deavere Smith responded artistically by dissecting the anatomy of the unrest. She interviewed over 350 Los Angelinos in preparation for the performance. Declared a “rich, panoramic canvas of a national trauma” by The New York Times, Smith’s transformative study of the 1992 L.A. riots reveals the fault lines that set the city ablaze.

SEEKING:

PERFORMER #1
Any gender, age or ethnicity. Plays approximately one quarter of the play’s 37 characters. Must be able to embody a wide range of people In physicality and voice, so vocal dexterity and transformational ability are essential. Actively seeking actors from all communities.

PERFORMER #2
Any gender, age or ethnicity. Plays approximately one quarter of the play’s 37 characters. Must be able to embody a wide range of people In physicality and voice, so vocal dexterity and transformational ability are essential. Actively seeking actors from all communities.

PERFORMER #3
Any gender, age or ethnicity. Plays approximately one quarter of the play’s 37 characters. Must be able to embody a wide range of people In physicality and voice, so vocal dexterity and transformational ability are essential. Actively seeking actors from all communities.

PERFORMER #4
Any gender, age or ethnicity. Plays approximately one quarter of the play’s 37 characters. Must be able to embody a wide range of people In physicality and voice, so vocal dexterity and transformational ability are essential. Actively seeking actors from all communities.

All SM positions are filled.

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CONFEDERATES
Author: Dominique Morisseau
Director: Kamilah Forbes
The Griffin – Off-Broadway BB

First Rehearsal: April 14, 2020
Performances: May 12, 2020 through June 21, 2020 (plus potential three-week extension).

Sarah, a savvy slave turned Union spy, and Sandra, a brilliant professor in a modern-day private university, are facing similar struggles, even though they live over a century apart. This New York premiere by MacArthur Genius Fellow Dominique Morisseau, directed by Kamilah Forbes (By the Way, Meet Vera Stark), leaps through time in order to trace the identities of these two black American women and explore the reins that racial and gender bias still hold on American educational systems today.

SANDRA
Black woman, late 30s, early 40s. Scholar, Professor of Political Science, practical, sturdy, compassionate with students, protected with her own emotions, and a striving spirit in the face of institutional racism.

SARA
Black woman, early 20s. Tenacious, spunky, tough and resilient. A slave woman with a fighting spirit, unwilling to be broken by her circumstances. Crafty and a sharp, witty tongue. Slowly becoming a Union Spy.

ABNER/MALIK (Doubled Role)
(1) ABNER - Black man, early 20s. Energetic and driven. A bit stubborn but strong-willed. A runaway slave and soldier for the Union. Brother of SARA. Loves his sister fiercely.
(2) MALIK - Black man, early 20s. Studious and focused on his education. Driven and intellectually stimulating. A student of SANDRA's who tries to carefully navigate her status over his.

MISSY SUE/CANDICE: (Doubled Role)
(1) MISSY SUE - White woman, mid 20s. Spirited, driven, a strong sense of duty and mission. Somewhat oblivious. Emotionally free and open. Daughter of SARA's Master. SARA's former childhood friend.
(2) CANDICE - White woman, mid 20s. Loquacious, intellectually curious, and uncensored in her ideas. Can be misinterpreted as insensitive but is likely unaware. Emotionally free and open. Student and assistant to SANDRA.

LUANNE/JADE: (Doubled Role)
(1) LUANNE - Black woman, early 20s. Curious, eager, and inquisitive. A fellow slave with SARA who has been afforded privileges Sara has not. In an affair with the Master. Pushing for kinship with SARA.
(2) JADE - Black woman, late 30s, early 40s. Straight shooter, unafraid of confrontation, down-to- earth. Fellow professor and colleague to SANDRA. Navigates institutional racism more directly than SANDRA.

PSM and ASM positions are currently open.

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The New Group 2019-20
Artistic Director: Scott Elliott
Associate Artistic Director: Ian Morgan
Executive Director: Adam Bernstein
Casting Director: Judy Henderson Casting (one in two and The Seagull, Woodstock, NY); Telsey + Co (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice)
Attended by one or more of the following: Ian Morgan, The New Group’s Associate Artistic Director; Nick Peciaro, Judy Henderson Casting.
Contract tier/Salary: CC ($867/week)

The New Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity in all forms. Performers of all genders, races, religions, national origins, abilities, or sexual orientations are encouraged to audition.

CYRANO
Book by Erica Schmidt
Music by Aaron Dessner and Bryce Dessner (of The National)
Lyrics by Matt Berninger (of the National) and Carin Besser
Directed by Erica Schmidt
The Daryl Roth Theatre – Off-Broadway CC

First Rehearsal: September 2, 2019
Performances: October 15, 2019 – December 29, 2019

Cyrano - Male. 40’s. Any ethnicity. A proud poet and swordsman. A cadet. A letter writer. Lives hand to mouth. Refuses to compromise his principles. Hates lies and injustice. Loves words. Loves Roxanne. Believes himself to be unlovable because of his... nose. His own worst critic, judge and jury; he is his own destruction. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Christian - Male, 30. Any ethnicity. Easy on the eyes. A fighter. A man's man. Not so comfortable with words, letters, books. The actor needs to be funny - and able to play that he is ‘at a loss for words’ with grace and humor. Christian ultimately sacrifices himself for his love: a noble heart. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Roxanne - Female. 20-30. Any ethnicity. A little bit angry; a little bit gullible. A beauty who wants to be wooed with the mind. Loves letters and poems. A feminist ahead of her time. Loyal and funny. A charmer - easy to love and very hard to please. [ROLE HAS BEEN OFFERED]

Le Bret- Male, 20-30. Any ethnicity. Cyrano’s best friend; and right hand man. Bret was brought up and mentored by Cyrano and he looks up to him but he still calls him on his vanity and pride and blindness. Bret is also a cadet - a fighter. The voice of reason and calm. Has wit and charm. Must be a powerful singer and able to move well. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

De Guiche - Male, 50. Any ethnicity. The most powerful man in town. The money; the upper class. He has an arc - he moves from trying to destroy what threatens him to respecting and upholding and understanding it. He learns humility and compassion. He wants to possess Roxanne but ends up truly loving and knowing her. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Montgomery/Cadet 1-Carbon/Musician - Male, 40s. Any ethnicity. A large masculine presence. Montgomery is a lascivious, gluttonous actor. Carbon is the captain of the Guards: a crack, upstanding, principled soldier with a wife and daughters back home. Someone with heart - on the young side of 50. Needs to sing very well and move well. Ability to play guitar is a plus. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Ragueneau/Cadet 2/Musician — Male, 40s. Any ethnicity. Ragueneau is the poet baker. A friend to Cyrano. He dislikes De Guiche and any abuse of power - he will do anything for a friend. Cadet 2 has a girl back home that he never confessed that he loved. it should tear the heart in two to hear him tell it. Needs to sing very well and move well. [ROLE HAS BEEN OFFERED]

Jodelet/Priest/Cadet 3 — Male, 50s. Any ethnicity. A comedic track - hopefully. Jodelet is the producer of the play. Needs humor and pizazz. A showman and spin man. The priest is very very thick/dull/slow/easily duped - but kind hearted and well intentioned. Cadet 3 has a father that was a drunk - and possibly follows in his footsteps. Needs to sing very well and move well. [ROLE HAS BEEN OFFERED]

Orange Girl/Sister Claire/Patience — Female, 20s. Any ethnicity. Orange Girl is attracted to Cyrano and not afraid to show it - which makes her progressive. Patience is a lady of the night who hates the upper class which makes her a revolutionary. Sister Claire is a nun who can’t stop admiring her own face in the mirror which makes her a kind and well intentioned sinner. All three are not exactly as they seem and are open to the special and particular something that the actor brings to the room. Looking for an ingenue with wit: a glimmer in her eye and fire in her belly. Needs to sing very well and move well. [ROLE HAS BEEN OFFERED]

Chaperone Marie/Mother Marthe — Female, 40. Any ethnicity. Marie took care of Roxanne when her parents died - she went from the hired and paid Governess to the volunteer position of Chaperone. (She stayed when Roxanne was orphaned out of love and duty.) The Chaperone is akin to the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. She's sometimes overbearing but kind and loving; she's funny and has a huge heart. She loves Roxanne. She loves sweets. Mother Marthe is the Mother Superior of Our Lady of the Holy Cross: she is gracious and open. Needs to sing very well and move well. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

SM positions have been offered.
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ON IN TWO
by Donja R. Love
directed by Stevie Walker-Webb
The Griffin – Off-Broadway CC
First Rehearsal: October 21, 2019
Performances: November 19, 2019 through January 12, 2020

Person Standing On the Left - Black, Male, 20s/30s. Role open to all physical types/abilities. GBTQ identifying actors encouraged to audition.

Person Standing in the Middle - Black, Male, 20s/30s. Role open to all physical types/abilities. GBTQ identifying actors encouraged to audition.

Person Standing On the Right - Black, Male, 20s/30s. Role open to all physical types/abilities. GBTQ identifying actors encouraged to audition.

In the course of the play, the above characters might assume any of the following tracks:

Track #1 Donté - a sensitive young Black queer man

Track #2 Mom - Donté’s mother, very caring, overly worried. Banjii Cunt at the Center - a queer feminine and flamboyant man, with a quick tongue. Trade - a genuinely tough, ‘hood’ gay man, into rough anonymous sex. Person at Bar - could be any type

Track #3 Bartender - at Donté’s favorite bar, professional but genuine

Nurse - overworked and it shows, can be both manic at times and a nurturer

Kinda Ex-Boyfriend - loving but scared

Married Man at the Center - though a nice guy can be matter-of-fact and easily annoyed

All three actors will need to be able to play all of these characters simply and naturally. HIV+ actors strongly encouraged to apply.

PSM and ASM positions are currently open.

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BOB & CAROL & TED & ALICE
Book by Jonathan Marc Sherman
Music & Lyrics by Duncan Sheik
Directed by Scott Elliott
The Linney – Off-Broadway CC
First Rehearsal: December 9, 2019
Performances: January 21, 2020 through March 29, 2020

Bob Sanders - mid-late 30s. Married to Carol. Buddies with Ted. Documentary filmmaker. Active and engaged. Seemingly comfortable with himself and confident with others, especially women. Role open to all race/ethnicities or physical types/abilities. Strong singer with pop sensibility, Baritone - vocal range A3 - E4.

Carol Sanders - early 30s. Married to Bob. Close to Alice. Housewife. Loves to play tennis. Sheltered, but hungry for experience. Energy and imagination more than a match for Bob, and open to the changing world. Role open to all race/ethnicities or physical types/abilities. Strong singer with pop sensibility, Alto/Mezzo - vocal range G3 - C5 (belt).

Ted Henderson - early 30s. Married to Alice. Buddies with Bob. Attorney. Ironic and funny. A by- thebook person, nervous but intrigued about shaking up his marriage and his life. Role open to all race/ethnicities or physical types/abilities. Strong singer with pop sensibility, Tenor - vocal range C3 - A5 (falsetto).

Alice Henderson - early 30s. Married to Ted. Close to Carol. Housewife. Brilliant but frustrated. Skeptical of the changing mores, and doubtful of the others’ motives, including her husband’s. Role open to all race/ethnicities or physical types/abilities. Strong singer with pop sensibility, Mezzo/Sop - vocal range A4 - F5.

Bandleader and other characters - played by one actor. Must have vocal range and ability to embody different ensemble parts. ROLE CAST

All SM positions are filled.

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THE SEAGULL / WOODSTOCK NY
by Thomas Bradshaw
directed by Scott Elliott
The Linney – Off-Broadway CC
First Rehearsal: March 16, 2020
Performances: April 21, 2020 – June 21, 2020

Irene (Irina) - White, early fifties, an actress. Self absorbed.

Kevin (Constantine) - White, mid twenties. A writer. Moody. Irene’s son.

Mark (Medviedenko) - White, early 30’s. Pathetic.

Sasha (Masha) - White Mid-Twenties. Brooding.

Samuel (Sorin) - White, sixties. Irene’s brother. Retired Lawyer. Jovial, yet full of the sense that his best years are behind him.

Nina - Bi-Racial, early twenties. Beautiful, charismatic. Naïve about the ways of the world, but becomes quite Jaded.

Pauline (Paulina) - White, late forties, early fifties. Irene’s good friend. Unhappy in her marriage.

Dean (Dorn) - fifties, any race/ethnicity. A retired brain surgeon. Self-satisfied. Aloof.

Darren (Shamraeff) - White, early fifties. Vain. Comes from Old Money.

William (Trigorin) - African American, late thirties, early forties. Blunt. Endearing. Compulsively follows his desires.

All SM positions are filled.

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Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

WHEN
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

WHAT TO PREPARE

Actors may perform a brief contemporary monologue.
Please bring TWO copies of picture and resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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