Portland Stage Company
Book: Willy Holtzman (based on his play) Music: Louise Beach
Lyrics: Darrah Cloud
Director: Jackson Gay
Music Director: Edward Reichert
Casting Director: Jenn Haltman
Artistic Director: Anita Stewart
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
1st Performance: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Opening Night: Friday, May 8, 2020
Closing: Sunday, May 24, 2020
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 submit.
Submissions from AEA members only for various roles. See breakdown.
This neo-romantic, lyrical musical love story, based on the historical figures involved, tells of a severely ill-woman's journey from a psychiatric patient to a renowned psychoanalyst. Sabina's quest to find a cure for her madness, and the hero who will save her, ignites a love triangle of mythic proportions between her, Carl Jung, and Sigmund Freud.
SABINA SPIELREIN: Female-identifying, 20s, Russian. Caucasian. A dark, fragile and haunted young woman who awakens her own powerful inner strength. Starts the play at age 18 and the musical focuses primarily on her life as a young adult (although by the end she ages to her early 30s). The highly educated daughter of a prosperous Russian/Jewish family. Admitted to a Swiss asylum with a diagnosis of schizophrenia and suffers with severe mental illness throughout her life. She is also a brilliant medical student and pioneering feminist psychoanalyst. VOCAL RANGE: A3 to F5. A soprano with nice lower notes.
CARL JUNG: Male-identifying, 30s/40s, Swiss. Caucasian. A brilliant, senior staff member at the Burgholzli Asylum and a rising star in the psychiatric world. His successful psychoanalysis of Sabina brings him to the attention of Sigmund Freud. VOCAL RANGE: G2 to F4. A baritenor with some nice higher notes but strongest in the lower range. Historical figure was 6’1”.
SIGMUND FREUD: Male-identifying, 50s/60s, Austrian. Caucasian. Both charming and tough as nails. The father of modern psychology, he fears this new science will fall prey to anti-Semitic slander and he sees Jung as a potential gentile heir. VOCAL RANGE: A2 to Eb4. A baritenor with a solid upper range.
We welcome actors of all abilities, ethnicities and gender identities to submit.
For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP. email@example.com
NYC Appointment Only auditions Feb 6 - 7, 10am to 6pm.