Laguna Beach, CA
Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 Season - Laguna Beach EPA
Call Type: EPA
Minimum - $799/wk
Ann E. Wareham: Producer/Artistic Director,
Wally Ziegler: Casting Director
No stage management positions are available. www.lagunaplayhouse.com
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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 Night with Janis Joplin first rehearsal 8/8/2017 runs 8/19/17 - 9/3/17 *This show is Cast
The Graduate first rehearsal 9/12/16 runs 10/4/17 - 10/29/17
I Am My Own Wife first rehearsal 1/2/17 runs 01/10/17 - 1/28/17 *This show is Cast
Twelve Angry Men first rehearsal 2/06/18 runs 2/28/17 - 3/18/17
Clybourne Park first rehearsal 5/15/18 runs 6/06/18 - 6/24/18
Adapted By Terry Johnston
Based On The Novel By Charles Webb
Screenplay By Buck Henry and Calder Willingham
Directed by Michael Matthews
ABOUT: The Broadway version of the Oscar-winning film comes to Laguna Playhouse. The coming-of-age classic boldly celebrates a May-December romance in 1960’s California in which the future can be summed up in one word: Plastics.
*Please note, the role of Mrs. Robinson has been cast*
Benjamin Braddock: 20-23 (***casting older)
Very good looking and youthful recent college graduate. He is in a crisis and faced with the idea that everything he dreamed of and worked hard for is without purpose or meaning. He wants a future that breaks away from the mold in which he grew up. His sense of humor is understated and dry yet biting at the same time. He is articulate, charming, and at the same time, completely vulnerable.
Elaine Robinson: 20-23
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robinson. Responsible, elegant, beautiful. She seeks a normal life and is looking for love and to be loved. She is in a fragile place and faced with many decisions. She remains optimistic, bright, and hopeful even while dealing with her destructive mother.
Mr. Braddock: Late 40’s-50’s
Benjamin’s father, and a very successful lawyer in Los Angeles. He is business partners with Mr. Robinson. Very proud of himself and the amount of money he has made. He seemingly wants the best for his son but has no idea who is son really is nor what he is going through.
Mrs. Braddock: Late 40’s-early 50’s
Benjamin’s mother. Very comedic role. She is quite pretty, maintained, and kept. She is a housewife and is completely unaware of anything happening around her. She tries very hard to understand people but somehow fails.
Mr. Robinson: Late 40’s-early 50’s
Elaine’s father and Mr. Braddock’s business partner. He is pretty much detached from his wife. He has a deep respect and love for Benjamin and wants to see him succeed.
Stripper / Ensemble: 20’s-30’s
Not the smartest girl in the world. She has been around the block a few times and is quite advanced on the pole. Must be comfortable in tiny clothes and be able to move well. (Will also play a mix of other roles)
Hotel Clerk / Ensemble: Male 30’s
Polite and professional and understands what Benjamin is up to. (Will also play a mix of other roles)
Priest / Ensemble: 40’s-50’s
(Will also play a mix of other roles)
Psychiatrist / Ensemble: 40’s-50’s
(Will also play a mix of other roles)
TWELVE ANGRY MEN
By Reginald Rose
Directed by Michael Matthews
ABOUT: In this classic drama, 12 jurors decide the fate of a young man accused of murder. What will the verdict be? Find out in this suspenseful thriller that pits passionate jurors against one another in a bold examination of the American justice system.
Juror One (Foreman): 30s-60s.All ethnicities.
Small and petty. Not overly bright, but determined. He handles himself formally and is impressed with the authority he has.
Juror Two: 40s.
Bank clerk. Meek, hesitant. A follower. Not quick to form strong opinions of his own. He is easily swayed and listens to and takes the opinion of the last person to state their own.
Juror Three: Mid 40s-50s.
Runs a company. Strong, forceful man. Overtly opinionated. Humorless & intolerant; not afraid of imposing his views on others. Has a sadistic streak.
Juror Four: Mid 40s-50s.
Stock broker. Vain man of wealth and position. Well-spoken; has an air of superiority about him. Completely appalled by the other jurors and their behavior and is very concerned about the case as a whole.
Juror Five: Mid 20s.
A mechanic. Young, blue collar worker. Naïve; easily intimidated. Takes his civic duty very seriously, but has trouble finding his voice in a room full of strong personalities. He finds it very hard to express his opinion and to speak up.
Juror Six: 20s-30s.
A housepainter. Honest, slow, methodical; dull-witted. He is a man who finds it difficult to create positive opinions. Listener.
Juror Seven: 30s-50s.
A salesman. Loud, flashy, and outspoken. Feels he is too important to sit on this jury. A bully, a coward, and has a temper. Very quick to form opinions on his own that he knows almost nothing about.
Juror Eight: 40s.
An architect. A quiet, thoughtful, gentle man. A man of strong character and compassionate. Has a strong moral compass & will fight for justice to be done
Juror Nine: 70s.
Retired. Mild and gentle man who has lived a quiet, respectable life
Juror Ten: Mid 40s.
A garage owner. Antagonistic, bigoted, bitter, angry, selfish. Not a pleasant man, and his frustrations with his station in life make him difficult and antagonistic. Has a cold.
Juror Eleven: 40s-50s.
Watchmaker. Refugee from Europe who came to America in the early 40s. Speaks with an accent. Humble. The injustice he’s endured have colored his outlook.
Juror Twelve: Early 30s.
Advertising exec. Slick, bright, aloof. Sees people as percentages, polls and graphs – not as human beings.
Guard: Any age.
Blue collar worker.
Book By Bruce Norris
Directed by Matt August
PLACE: 406 Clybourne Street, near the northwest of central Chicago. A white community in 1950’s Chicago frets about the African American family about to move in. Fast-forward to our present day, and the same house represents very different demographics. Irreverently climbing through the looking-glass of Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A RAISIN IN THE SUN, these contemporary characters explode into caustic comedy to reveal how far our ideas of race and gentrification have evolved—or have they?
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Actor 1: In Act I (1958): Russ (Caucasian, late 40s), a man who is unable to get over the loss of his son and is moving out of the house in which his son committed suicide. In Act II (2008): Dan: Workman beginning the renovations for the home’s new owners.
Actor 2: In Act I (1958): Bev (Caucasian woman, 40s). Married to Russ. Cheerful woman who wants to help her husband overcome his grief for the loss of their son. In Act II (2008): Kathy: Lawyer helping the new homeowners negotiate a petition brought against them by the homeowners’ association concerning planned renovations for their home.
Actor 3: In Act I (1958): Francine (African American woman, late 30s), Russ and Bev’s housekeeper who is inadvertently pulled into a debate concerning the neighborhood and the possible change of its demographic. In Act II (2008): Lena: Determined to keep her neighborhood a historical district and prevent the new homeowners’ planned renovations.
Actor 4: In Act I (1958): Jim (Caucasian, late 20s): The local pastor. Asked by the homeowners’ association to convince Russ and Bev not to sell their home to a black family. In Act II (2008): Tom: Neighbor arguing for preserving the historical look of the community. Also in Act II, plays Kenneth, son who has committed suicide. Must capture the discipline of a soldier.
Actor 5: In Act I (1958): Albert (African American, late 30s). Married to Francine. Helpful man, trying to keep himself and his wife out of the neighborhood’s argument. In Act II (2008): Kevin: Married to Lena. Defending his wife’s desire to preserve the neighborhood.
Actor 6: In Act I (1958): Karl (Caucasian, late 30s). Determined to preserve his neighborhood and property value by trying to stop the sale of the home to a black family. In Act II (2008): Steve: Married to Lindsey. The new homeowner who wants to renovate his new house to a larger scale than the historical single-family-home model.
Actor 7: In Act I (1958): Betsy (Caucasian, late 20s). Karl’s pregnant, deaf wife. Becomes lost in the conversation as it turns more volatile. In Act II (2008): Lindsey: Steve’s pregnant wife. Hearing. Fighting to understand why the community is against her renovations and to convince them otherwise.
Please sign-up at theatre on the day of auditions.
606 Laguna Canyon Rd
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Parking unavailable at the theatre due to summer festival season.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch: 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Two contrasting, short monologues of 2 minutes total.