Rhinoceros And Orson’s Shadow - NYC Appointments

Rhinoceros And Orson’s Shadow - NYC Appointments

CATEGORY: Performer

Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
Wellfleet, MA

Job Details


Call Type: Open Call

Category 5 and 6 ($366/week minimum)

In the room:
Christopher Ostrom - Producer, Michael Steers – General Manager, Daisy Walker – Director, Rhinoceros

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.

Equity and non-Equity Actors for various roles. See breakdown.


By Eugene Ionesco
Translated by Derek Prouse
Directed by Daisy Walker

Please Note: Rhinoceros will be performed in repertory with Orson’s Shadow (see below). Actors may be cast in both productions.

First Rehearsal: August 12, 2019 (in Wellfleet MA)
First Public Performance: September 5, 2019
Press Opening: September 7, 2019
Closing Performance: September 28, 2019

Berenger: 30s – 50s, a slacker, uncouth and apathetic with a rumpled appearance, moved to action in by his neighbors’ complacency

Jean: 30s – 50s, highly cultured and fastidious, arrogant, but not immune to hypocrisy

Daisy: 20s – 30s, Warm hearted but naïve, Berenger’s love interest

Ensemble: remaining roles of Botard, Dudard, The Logician, Papillon, M. and Mme. Boeuf, Café Proprietor, and Townspeople to be cast from an ensemble of 5, multiple ages and ethnicities.


By Austin Pendleton
Directed by Brad Dalton

Please Note: Orson’s Shadow will be performed in repertory with Rhinoceros (see above). Actors may be cast in both productions.

First Rehearsal: August 12, 2019 (in Wellfleet MA)
First Public Performance: September 12, 2019
Press Opening: September 14, 2019
Closing Performance: September 29, 2019

Ken: English theatre critic and writer, mid 30s, bold, articulate and well-read

Sean: a stagehand, 20s – 30s, young and eager, perhaps a little goofy but endearing

Orson: Famed Hollywood director Orson Welles, mid 40s, a force

Larry: Sir Lawrence Olivier, 50s, dashing star of stage and screen, a touch arrogant

Joan: actress Joan Plowright, early 30s, Olivier’s latest flame

Vivien: actress Vivien Leigh, late 40s, soon to be the former Mrs. Olivier

Call: (508) 349-9428 ext. 109 or email: auditions@what.org


Open Call

Audition Information


Champion Studios
257 W 39th St
14th Fl
New York, NY 10018

Thursday, March 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM


2 brief contrasting contemporary monologues. Bring picture and current resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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