Life Sucks. and Holmes And Watson - Columbus EPA Day 1 of 2 (10.28.18)

Life Sucks. and Holmes And Watson - Columbus EPA Day 1 of 2 (10.28.18)

CATEGORY: Performer

Columbus, OH

Job Details


Call Type: EPA


Steven C. Anderson, CATCO Producing Director - Director of Life Sucks., Director of Holmes and Watson.
Joe Bishara, CATCO Associate Producing Director
Kirsten Upchurch, CATCO Production Stage Manager

Life Sucks.
By Aaron Posner
Sort of Adapted from UNCLE VANYA by Anton Chekhov
Rehearsals begin: Feb 22, 2019
Opening Performance: March 22, 2019
Closing Performance: April 7, 2019

Holmes and Watson
by Jeffrey Hatcher
Rehearsals Begin: May 3, 2019
Opening Performance: May 31, 2019
Closing Performance: June 16 2019

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

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.

Actors for the upcoming productions of LIFE SUCKS. and HOLMES AND WATSON. See breakdown for more information.


Life Sucks.

Vanya- 45. A ruminator. A kvetch, A smart, sweet, passionate, insightful, wound tight, failure.
Sonia- 25. Kind, Caring and quirky. Serious self-esteem issues. Not comfortable in her body.

Ella- 36. Searching, frustrated, hopeful and sad. Very attractive and rampantly desirable.

Babs- 64. Vibrant, artistic, outspoken and even enlightened. A great soul and scrappy wit.

The Professor- 62. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, small-ish soul. Selfish. Well-meaning.

Dr. Aster- 52. Broken, beautiful, dissatisfied, savvy and sad. He cares deeply and oddly.

Pickles- 40ish. An odd, sweet, loyal duck. Very literal. A relentlessly positive utopian lesbian.
Holmes and Watson

Watson - Terribly earnest; a bit too sure of himself and yet not certain enough. There is a dither just around the corner but now three years after Holmes’ supposed death he has come into his own.

Dr. Evans- No nonsense keeper of the asylum who must solve the secret of Holmes identity. He has an air of knowing everything.

Orderly/Moriarty/Inspector- The orderly is always present and always helpful without appearing to know anything about the proceedings. Nonetheless, little misses his subtle gaze. He plays two doubled smaller sinister cameos.

Matron/The Woman- The Matron is durable and made for work. She is neither good natured nor ill humored. She doubles with the slightly neurotic role of the Woman

Holmes 1/The Client - A classic Sherlock Holmes, urbane and sophisticated.

Holmes 2- Another classic Holmes but there is something Christ like about him. He seems to be quite mad and he frequently appears in a straitjacket.

Holmes 3/Signor Fonseca- An emaciated version of the other two. His head is shaved clean. He purports to be deaf as well as unable to communicate. His eyes are frequently glazed over and he appears not to be aware of his surroundings.



Audition Information


Vern Riffe Center
77 S High St
Columbus, OH 43215-6108

Sunday, October 28, 2018
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Actors will have three minutes to audition and may choose to present two contrasting contemporary monologue pieces, or one longer monologue that shows range. Cold Reading material will be provided.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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