Institutional Off-Broadway Group Auditions 2019 - NYC EPA (06.25.19)

Institutional Off-Broadway Group Auditions 2019 - NYC EPA (06.25.19)

CATEGORY: Performer

Various Producers
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Off Broadway

See each theatre's breakdown for personnel info.

See each theatre's breakdown for productions dates.

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 and actor/singers for various roles in the following theatres seasons:

Playwrights Horizons

New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater

WP Theater


Playwrights Horizons 2019-20
Artistic Director: Tim Sanford
Casting Director: Alaine Alldaffer,
attending auditions Associate Casting Director: Lisa Donadio,
attending auditions Casting Assistant: Gail Quintos,
attending auditions Off Broadway BB; $780/week min as of 8/1/19

by Jaclyn Backhaus
Director: Margot Bordelon Peter Jay Sharp Theater Off-Broadway BB

1st Reh: 7/26/19.
Performs: 8/23/19- 10/27/19

WIFE 1: 20s-50s. Female. South Asian. A headstrong badass. A natural leader. Elements of comedy, presiding-ness, and wit. Plays several characters. Ability to sing a plus. CAST

WIFE 2: 20s-50s. Female. Any ethnicity. A comic storyteller with a confident streak and a willingness to witness. Plays several characters, at least one British accent involved. Ability to sing a plus. CAST

WIFE 3: 20-50s. Female. South Asian. Alternately ice cold fierce and full of doubt and wonderment. Elements of serenity, comedy, and rage. Plays several characters. Ability to sing a plus. CAST

MAN: 20s-50s. Male. South Asian. Overly confident comedic dolt. Plays several characters. Ability to sing and play guitar a plus. CAST


by Will Arbery
Director: Danya Taymor
Mainstage Theater Off-Broadway BB

1st Reh: 8/16/19.
Performs: 9/13/19- 11/17/19

GINA: 64. Female. New president of a small conservative Catholic college. Both warm and cold, casual and formal. Extremely intelligent and charismatic. Could have been president of the country. Had 8 children and taught the whole time.

EMILY: 25. Female. Warm, kind-hearted, funny. Suffers from severe chronic illness. Gina's daughter. Worked in pro-life Catholic charities. CAST

KEVIN: 28-30. Male. From Oklahoma. Works at a Catholic textbook company. Tortured, self-loathing, funny, alcoholic. CAST

TERESA: 28-30. Female. From Connecticut. A conservative journalist and columnist. Fierce, brilliant, confident, acerbic. Right-wing. Nationalist. CAST

JUSTIN: 38. Male. An ex-Marine sniper. Bearded. Quiet, intense, strong, religious. A hunter. Plays the guitar. CAST

by Lucas Hnath Director: Les Waters Peter Jay Sharp Theater Off-Broadway BB

1st Reh: 10/25/19.
Performs: 11/22/19- 2/16/20

LINDA: Late 50s, early 60s. English. She’s a medium who knows that what she does is just a trick, Institutional Off-Broadway Group Auditions 2019 - NYC EPA Page 2 of 11

and yet, she has no concerns that she’s deceiving people. Linda is someone who very comfortably and deftly justifies seemingly contradictory stances. Moreover, she treats her work as though it’s the most ordinary thing in the world, never playing into the overtly mystical, woo-woo image of psychics. She undersells her remarkable claims, and this gives her a very sneaky kind of authority.

HILDA: Mid to late 30s. She believes she has some sort of access to the spirit world. She is persistently unassuming. She tip toes through her narration of the play. Even if she goes so far as to make a claim, she’s quick to back off it with a shrug or an “I don’t know.” Smitten with Linda. CAST

SYLVIA: 40s, somewhere right in between Hilda and Linda. Has a great deal of money; we’re never sure how. Also smitten with Linda and feels a bit put off by whatever relationship Linda seems to have with Hilda. There’s a risk of thinking that Sylvia’s stances and opinions are flimsy, but in fact, she honestly believes and seriously thinks through everything she says. She is genuine. CAST

JERRY: 40s. Linda’s American cousin. All we know is that he does some kind of work helping politicians with their campaigns. Always reasonable — can be frustratingly so. Never gets upset. Smitten with Hilda. CAST

Book and Lyrics: Daniel Goldstein
Music and Lyrics: Michael Friedman
Director: Trip Cullman
Mainstage Theater
Off-Broadway BB

1st Reh: 1/10/20.
Performs: 2/14/20- 4/19/20

ELLEN RABINOWITZ: 40ish. A sophisticated OBGYN, living on the Upper East Side. Fiercely intelligent. Soprano, belt/mix to C

ANDREW HOFFMAN: 40ish. A librarian, living in Ithaca. He’s a little lonely and has an active imagination. A romantic. Baritone up to an F

LUCY LEMAY: 20s: A young woman, who found love and lost it. We see her in the years immediately following World War 1. Legit Soprano to G5.

FRANCIS GRAND: 20s - A soldier, recently returned from World War 1. An amnesiac. Tenor up to high A

LUCY ANDERSON: 80s. She has been living with the loss of the love of her life for more than 60 years. Also the loss of her daughter and granddaughter. She is not a happy woman. Soprano A3 to C#5

YOUNG ELLEN/LUCY RABINOWITZ: ELLEN at 10 years old. Smart and inquisitive. LUCY is a real New York kid. 11 going on 17. Soprano A3 to C5

DOCTOR: Male. any age, a vaudevillian. Any ethnicity. Baritone CHORUS: Two men, two women. 20s. Any ethnicity. SATB


by Sylvia Khoury Director: Tyne Rafaeli Peter Jay Sharp Theater Off-Broadway BB

1st Reh: 2/28/20.
Performs: 3/27/20- 5/31/20

TAROON: Early 30s. An Afghan man who worked as an interpreter for the US Army.

AFIYA: Early 30s. Afghan. Taroon’s sister. A seamstress.

LEYLA: Late 20s. Afghan. Afiya’s neighbor and childhood friend.

JAWID: Late 30s. Afghan. Afiya’s husband, a tailor.


by Jeremy O. Harris
Director: TBD
Mainstage Theater

Off-Broadway BB

1st Reh: 4/17/20.
Performs: 5/15/20- 7/19/20

MOM: 40s. A maternal figure. A sounding board. A therapist.

VINNIE (BEFORE): Teens- early 20s. A child on the precipice of manhood. Long, Kinky hair. Mutable. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat.

VINNIE (AFTER): 20s- 30s. A grown man who was once a child. Shaven hair. Mute. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat.

BABY BOY: Teens- early 20s. A child. Kinky hair with a doubting, but mutable spirit. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat.

BEN: 20s- 30s. An elder, jaded. Fixed. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat. MICHAEL: 20s- 30s. An elder, tender. Mutable. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat.

JOSE: Teens- early 20s. A peer, reckless. Cardinal. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat.

BRAHIM: Teens- early 20s. A peer, wistful. Fixed. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat.

JAKEEM: Teens- early 20s. A peer, melancholic. Cardinal. Strong dancer including ballet. Strong stage combat.


Artistic Director: Oskar Eustis
Executive Director: Patrick Willingham
Directors of Casting: Jordan Thaler/Heidi Griffiths
Attended by one or more of the following:
Jordan Thaler (Director of Casting),
Heidi Griffiths (Director of Casting),
Kate Murray (Casting Director),
Chalin Tulyathan (Casting Associate),
Danica Rodriguez (Casting Assistant),
and Claire Yenson (Casting Assistant)

The Public Theater is committed to casting diverse companies. For ALL PROJECTS, we are seeking
qualified actors of all ages and ethnicities; disabled and non-disabled; and all gender identities.

A new musical
Play and Lyrics by David Henry Hwang
Music and Additional Lyrics by Jeanine Tesori
Choreography by Sam Pinkleton
Directed by Leigh Silverman
First Rehearsal: 8/27/19
First Preview: 9/24/19
Closing: 11/3/19
Possible Extension: 12/8/19
Newman Theatre
Off-Broadway EE: $1,281/week

All roles have been [CAST]


for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf
A choreopoem by Ntozake Shange
Directed by Leah C. Gardiner
First Rehearsal: 9/3/19
First Performance: 10/8/19
Closing: 11/17/19
Possible Extension: 12/15/19
Martinson Theater
Off-Broadway DD Contract: $1,103/week

All roles have been [CAST]


Written and Directed by Richard Nelson
First Rehearsal: 9/16/19
First Performance: 10/19/19
Closing: 11/17/19
Possible Extension: 12/15/19
LuEsther Hall
Off-Broadway CC Contract: $867.00/week

All roles have been [CAST]


Written by Tony Kushner
Directed by Oskar Eustis
First Rehearsal: 9/23/19
First Performance: 10/29/19
Closing: 12/8/19
Extension Closing: 12/22/19
Anspacher Theatre
Off-Broadway DD Contract: $1,103/week

Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, reunites with longtime collaborator and Public Theater’s Artistic Director Oskar Eustis in a scorching new version of his first play, the prescient 1985 masterwork suggesting the possibility of the Reagan counter-revolution eventually giving rise to American fascism. Agnes, an actress in Weimar Germany, and her cadre of passionate, progressive friends, are torn between protest, escape, and survival as the world they knew crumbles around them. Her story is interrupted by an American woman enraged by the cruelty of the Reagan administration, and a new character, grappling with the anxiety, distraction, hope, and hopelessness of an artist facing the once unthinkable rise of authoritarianism in modern America. Funny, brilliant, and devastating, this new production of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY revisits an epic work that takes a piercing look at the vulnerability of American democracy, and demands to know: when the devil takes up residence in your country...will you act?


AGNES EGGLING: Female. 30s. Any ethnicity. An actress, most known for smaller roles in the German cinema. She is a kind and fiercely loyal caretaker to her friends and takes great comfort in the relative predictability of her routine. As the world she knows begins to disappear, she becomes paralyzed with horror and unable to act.

GREGOR ‘BAZ’ BAZWALD: Male. 30s. Any ethnicity. A gay man, vivacious and imaginative, who works at the Berlin Institute for Human Sexuality. He is fond of his own voice and very outspoken about his disdain for the current political climate.

PAULINKA ERDNUSS: Female. 30s. Any ethnicity. A decadent, alluring actress who loves gossip. She uses opiates to distract herself from her deep unhappiness. In her own words, she is “incapable of resisting anything.”

VEALTNINC HUSZ: Male. 40s. Any ethnicity. A Hungarian cinematographer, exiled for fighting as a Trotskyite during the 1918 Revolution. A vehement critic of fascism, he sleeps with his remaining eye open, due to his deep distrust of the mainstream establishment.

ROSA MALEK: Female. 20s-30s. Any ethnicity. A low-ranking Communist official. Eager to impress her superiors, she is very hard on herself. She believes deeply in discipline and justice.

EMIL TRAUM: Male. 20s-30s. Any ethnicity. A Communist official. His official rank is relatively low, but still higher than his colleague Malek, a fact he does not like to let her forget. Defensive and strategic, he is very careful to not let his emotions get the better of him.

GOTTFRIED SWETTS: Male. 50s-60s. Any ethnicity. The devil incarnate. He is elegant and imposing, strengthened by the doubts of his existence. He is summoned by Husz to illuminate the nature of evil one night for Agnes and Paulinka.

Written by William Shakespeare
Directors TBD
Mobile Shakespeare Unit
Dates TBD
Contract: Off-Broadway – Special Agreement, equivalent to Off-Broadway AA ($753/week)

Now in its eighth year, The Public Theater’s MOBILE SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE is focused on bringing Shakespeare to non-traditional venues such as prisons, homeless shelters, and centers for disadvantaged youth around the tri-state area. Actors travel by company van and participate in set-up and striking of small scenic elements, props, and costumes. The company will present approximately six performances per week during the tour. The final three weeks will be played at The Public Theater with eight performances per week, and will be open to the general public.

We are seeking a diverse group of collaborative, language-oriented actors who enjoy working in a
physical style. All roles will double with multiple characters. We welcome actors of all cultures, ages, gender identities, disabled and non-disabled.



By Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen
Original Music by Steve Earle
Directed by Jessica Blank
First Rehearsal: 1/14/2020
First Preview: 2/18/2020
Closing: 3/29/2020
Possible Extension: 4/26/2020 Anspacher Theatre
Off-Broadway DD Contract: $1,103/week

In 2010, the Upper Big Branch mine explosion killed 29 men, and tore a hole in the lives of countless others. In this riveting, emotionally stunning new work based on first-person accounts by survivors and family members, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, award-winning writers of The Exonerated, and three- time Grammy Award-winning country/folk legend Steve Earle, dig deep into the lives and loss of the most deadly mining disaster in recent U.S. history. Jessica Blank directs this haunting World Premiere that gives voice to those yet unheard and shines a piercing light on the deadly forces of greed and the enduring power of love.

JUDGE BERGER: 40’s – 70’s. Female. Any ethnicity. Judge presiding over the case of the US v. Don Blankenship.

TOMMY DAVIS: 40’s – 50’s. Male. Miner. Any ethnicity. Grizzled, raw, wiry and powerful with a thick Appalachian accent.

STANLEY “GOOSE” STEWART: 50’s – 60’s. Male. Miner. Any ethnicity. Robust, earthy, good- humored and intelligent.

MINDY STEWART: 40’s – 50’s. Female. Any ethnicity. GOOSE’s wife, a spitfire with a wicked sense of humor.

PATTI: Late 40’s. Female. Any ethnicity. A nurse. Wry and funny, with a deep, romantic sadness palpable
just below the surface.

JUDY JONES PETERSEN: 60’s. Female. Any ethnicity. Whip smart, sturdy and matriarchal. West Virginia-born and bred, she rose above her humble origins by becoming a doctor.

ROOSEVELT LYNCH: 40’s. Male. Black. Physically powerful, soft-spoken due to sadness but possesses a strong undercurrent of life and humor just under the surface.

GARY QUARLES: 60’s. Male. Any ethnicity. An emotionally contained, old-school union guy. ____________________

By Mona Mansour
Directed by Mark Wing-Davey
First Rehearsal: 2/11/20
First Preview: 3/17/20
Closing: 4/26/20
Possible Extension: 5/17/20
LuEsther Hall
Off-Broadway CC Contract: $867.00/week

Mona Mansour, award-winning playwright and alum of The Public’s Emerging Writer’s Group, delves into the Palestinian struggle for home and identity in THE VAGRANT TRILOGY, a single epic story told in three parts. In 1967, Adham, a Palestinian Wordsworth scholar, goes to London with his new wife to deliver a lecture. When war breaks out at home, he must decide in an instant what to do—a choice that will affect the rest of his life. The two parts that follow explore alternate realities based on that decision. Each part in the trilogy speaks to the others, together painting a rare and moving picture of Palestinian displacement and a refugee’s life of permanent impermanence. Featuring six actors in 19 different roles, Mansour’s drama spans four decades and three generations of a family uprooted by war and politics. Obie Award winner and Drama Desk Award nominee Mark Wing-Davey directs this sweeping new epic about the poetry and pain of losing the place called home.


ACTOR TWO: To play multiple roles, including JENKIN, a “words” man, a professor who is like an uncle to Adham; PROFESSOR LEWIS, a taciturn, stern academic; and ADHAM in his 60s, living in a refugee camp, bitter and closed off. Male. Middle Eastern. 40s to 60s.

ACTOR THREE: To play multiple roles, including GEORGE, a supremely confident and charming English professor; JAWAD, an Arab man raised in England, kind, but not a pushover; and GHASSAN, a conspiracy terrorist living in a refugee camp. Male. Middle Eastern. 30s to 50s.

ACTRESS TWO: To play multiple roles, including DIANA, a confident, elegant, worldly English woman; LEAH, a tough, talkative English professor; and ABIR in her late 50s/early 60s, living in a refugee camp, resilient, has seen everything. Female. Middle Eastern. 20s to 50s. ___________________

Book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey
Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by Daniel Sullivan
Choreographed by Lorin Latarro
First Rehearsal: 2/17/20
First Performance: 3/24/20
Closing: 5/10/20
Possible Extension: 6/21/20
Newman Theatre Off-Broadway EE: $1,281/week

With heart, humor, and lush new songs, Pulitzer Prize and Tony-winning team Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey with Kwame Kwei-Armah bring their soul-stirring new musical based on the acclaimed independent film, THE VISITOR by Thomas McCarthy, to The Public for its World Premiere. Widowed and living alone, Walter is a college professor whose life has lost a sense of purpose. When he discovers two young undocumented immigrants living in his New York apartment, the drummer Tarek and jewelry maker Zainab, Walter finds himself in the middle of their battle to stay in an America that’s lost its better angels. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan directs this unforgettable new musical about friends and lovers caught between two worlds.



STUDENT 1: 20’s. Male. Any ethnicity. A student at the college where WALTER teaches.

STUDENT 2: 20’s. Female. Any ethnicity. A student at the college where WALTER teaches. ACADEMIC: 20’s – 50’s. Male. Any ethnicity. A participant at a conference that WALTER attends.

CHARLES VAN HORN: 40’s – 60’s. Male. Any ethnicity. The head of WALTER’s academic department.

GUARD: 20’s – 50’s. Male. Any ethnicity. Works in the immigrant detention center.


By Erika Dickerson-Despenza
Directed by Candis C. Jones
First Rehearsal: 6/1/2020
First Performance: 7/7/2020
Closing: 8/16/2020
Possible Extension: 9/6/2020
LuEsther Hall
Off-Broadway CC Contract: $867.00/week

Erika Dickerson-Despenza’s new Afro-surrealist play premieres at The Public about three generations of Black women living through the current water crisis in Flint, Michigan. It’s been 936 days since Flint has had clean water. Marion, a third generation General Motors employee, is consumed by layoffs at the engine plant. When her sister, Ainee, seeks justice and restitution for lead poisoning, her plan reveals the toxic entanglements between the city and its most powerful industry, forcing their family to confront the past-present-future cost of survival. As lead seeps into their home and their bodies, corrosive memories and secrets rise among them. Will this family ever be able to filter out the truth?

NOTE: All actors should be able to hold a note and be comfortable with singing. In this family, music comes as easily as breathing.

AINEE: Mid-30’s. Female. Black. Marion’s defiant sister. 34 weeks pregnant.
PLUM: 18+ to play 9. Female. Black. Marion’s daughter. In chemotherapy treatment for leukemia.

Physically frail, but resilient.
BIG MA: 60’s. Female. Black. The matriarch of the family. Frank and stubborn. Believes in God.

MARION: 30’s. Female. Black. Resilient, practical, responsible, lonely. Big Ma’s daughter. The one everyone depends on, but the strain is starting to wear on her. Willing to do everything in her power to protect her family.

REESEE: 18+ to play 17. Female. Black. Queer. Marion’s daughter. Opinionated and outspoken. Quick witted, with a bit of a filthy mouth. Wants to become a doula someday. Spiritual.


Women's Project & Productions, Inc. 2019-20 Season
Producing Artistic Director: Lisa McNulty
Managing Director: Michael Sag

Attended by one or more of the following: Rachel Karpf (Artistic Producer), Tamilla Woodard (Associate Artistic Director)

Off Broadway Category 2; $623/week

Playwright: Alexis Scheer
Director: Whitney White
Casting: Kelly Gillespie
1st Rehearsal: 8/13/2019
1st Preview: 9/11/19
Opens: 9/24/19
Through: 10/20/19

SEEKING Equity actors for various roles.
NOTE: For PIPE, ZOOM, SQUEEZE, and KIT, please advise if actor will be under 21 years of age for
production dates. Must be at least 18 years old for production dates.

– female, Latina. 18. Must be at least 18 years old for production dates. President of the Dead Leaders Club. Brilliant, Demanding, Dictatorial. A steely exterior that hides deep shame and grief. Will run a Fortune 500 company one day. Cuban-American and white presenting, born in Miami, FL.

– female, White/Jewish, 15. Must be at least 18 years old for production dates. Pipe’s lifelong next door neighbor. Impulsive, Hilarious, Excitable. The youngest of the bunch which is evident by her very genuine, wide-eyed view of the world. Will probably start a YouTube channel. An excellent singer. Jewish-American, born in Miami, FL.

– female, Biracial, 16. Must be at least 18 years old for production dates. Pipe’s best friend. Incisive, Charming, Stubborn. Just as severe as Pipe, but with a greater capacity for empathy making her a natural born leader. Will run for Congress the second she is old enough. An excellent dancer/mover. Puerto Rican on mom’s side, something else on dad’s, born in Miami, FL.

– female, Latina, 17. Must be at least 18 years old for production dates. New girl in town. Sensual, Mysterious, Restrained. The kind of impossibly-cool that is both intimidating and seductive. Is not thinking so much about the future, only about how to get by in this moment. Colombian-American, born in New Jersey.

– male, Latino, 40s. Yes, that Pablo Escobar. Ruthless, Loved, Feared. The girls’ idealized version of the infamous narcoterrorist, so somehow both a sex icon and father figure. Colombian, killed in Medellin. 44. *Spanish speaking.

– female, Latina, 11. The paragon of girlhood. Fierce, Precocious, Extraordinary. Bursting at the seams with potential. At the top of her game in School, Ballet, Taekwondo, Piano, Swim, and probably any other extracurricular you can think of. Cuban-American, born in Miami, FL.

Off-Broadway Category 2; $623/week

Playwright: Donnetta Lavinia Grays
Director: Tamilla Woodard
Casting: Kelly Gillespie
1st Rehearsal: 1/09/2020
1st Preview: 2/01/2020
Opens: 2/13/2020 Through: 05/15/2020

WHERE WE STAND: Part southern revival, part town hall, this epic poem chronicles the rise and fall of a community and invites the gathered audience to decide if they will sacrifice the one for the many.


THE MAN: Male or Female, African American. A storyteller and strong singer. All music is A Cappella. This is essentially a solo performance with high audience participation. Facility with poetic language, spoken word and A Cappella singing in the style of worksongs, blues and spirituals is needed.

WP Theater Pipeline Festival 2020- General
Playwrights: Eboni Booth, Vanessa Garcia, Bryna Turner, Christina Quintana (CQ), and Charly Evon

Directors: Victoria Collado, Sarah Hughes, Candis C. Jones, Rebecca Martinez and Arpita Mukherjee. Producers: Illana Becker, Maria Cisco, Lucy Jackson, Stephanie Rolland and Alyssa Simmons. Off-Broadway Contract - TBD

WP Theater’s Pipeline Festival showcases the work of the celebrated WP Lab, a two-year artistic residency for exceptional playwrights, directors, and producers. The Pipeline Festival provides a unique opportunity for audiences and industry to access five new plays at various stages of development, ranging from staged readings to full-length workshop productions. The Festival, true to its name, will serve as a pipeline to funnel talented female and trans artists and their work to the forefront of American theater. Each play will rehearse for two weeks and run for four days between March 3, 2020 and April 25, 2020. Exact Dates for each play are still TBD.




Audition Information


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

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

Lunch 1 to 2


Prepare a brief monologue of choice, preferably no longer than 2 minutes in length.
Please bring THREE copies of your picture and résumé, each stapled together.
Note: accompanist not provided on this day

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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