Lincoln Center Theater
New York, NY
The Hard Problem- NYC EPA
Call Type: EPA
$936 weekly minimum
DIRECTOR: JACK O'BRIEN
WRITER: TOM STOPPARD
CASTING: DANIEL SWEE (expected to attend)
Casting Associate: Camille Hickman (expected to attend)
1st Rehearsal: September 14, 2017
1st Preview: October 19, 2017
Opening: November 13, 2017
Closes: December 31, 2017
Each of the following are expected to be in attendance at the EPA - one in the A.M. and one in the P.M. However, the exact schedule is yet TBD.
Casting Director: Daniel Swee Casting Associate: Camille Hickman
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Roles and understudies for THE HARD PROBLEM.
The play takes place in England over the course of six years SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ROLES AND UNDERSTUDIES:
HILARY MATTHEWS – 20’s. English. Intensely smart, sensitive, compassionate, thoughtful, articulate and full of feeling. We meet her first when she is graduating from a local university with a degree in psychology and later as a research scientist. Confident, questioning, an independent and original thinker who believes in the inherent goodness of human beings. A person of moral substance, who is trying to reconcile the scientific world with the spiritual world and trying to reconcile her past with her present. Undeniably attractive, vibrant, with a quiet charisma, everyone is drawn to her.
SPIKE – 30’s. English. We meet him first as Hilary’s university tutor and lover. A research scientist with confidence and ambition. Smart, sexy, articulate with real bad boy tendencies, he’s in love with Hillary, although he wouldn’t admit it. Comfortable in his skin. Confident in his view of the world and of his assessment of human behavior in purely scientific terms.
JERRY KROHL– 40’s. American. A mega-wealthy hedge funder, living in the UK, he’s created the Krohl Institute for Brain Science, a think tank and research institute to study the brain and human behavior. Magnanimous, gracious, charming, because he can be, he’s comfortable with his own power. A kind and caring father to CATHY, he’s a ruthless in business.
LEO REINHART – E40’s – E50’s. English. A research scientist, he runs the psychology department at the Krohl Institute. Brilliant, but in an understated way. Authoritative, but in an understated way. Attractive, but in an understated way. He’s a scientist and a true intellectual, with a hunger for understanding. In love with Hilary.
AMAL ADMATI– 20’S – E30’S. Indian. A Cambridge educated mathematician and biophysicist, now studying neurobiology, we first meet him while he is competing with Hillary for the same research position at the Krohl institute. He’s brilliant and he knows it, but he’s not terribly adept socially. Ambitious, articulate, with an acutely logical mind, he lacks imagination.
DR. URSULA TARRANT – L30’s – M40’s. English. A Research neuroscientist at the Krohl institute. Articulate, whip smart, capable, authoritative, very direct, with a good sense of humor.
JULIA CHAMBERLIN – 20’S. English. URSULA’S girlfriend, as a Pilates Instructor for the staff of the Krohl Institute. Warm, present, kind. Knows Hilary from high school.
BO SHENG-TSU – M 20’s. Chinese. A scientist, born and raised in China, with degrees from Caltech and Cambridge, now living in London. Intensely smart, hardworking, eager to please, in awe of and in love with Hilary.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm
Sides will be provided at the EPA