Producing Org TBD
New York, NY
The Iceman Cometh (Broadway) - NYC EPA (10.19.17)
Call Type: EPA
$1974/week current min.
Producer: Scott Rudin Productions
Writer: Eugene O’Neill
Director: George C. Wolfe
Casting: Jordan Thaler/Heidi Griffiths
First Rehearsal: 1/29/18
First Performance: 3/22/18
Poss Extension: 7/8/18
Venue: Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
EPA Attended by the Jordan Thaler, Heidi Griffiths, or Rebecca Feldman (TBD)
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.
The role of THEODORE HICKMAN (HICKEY has been CAST: DENZEL WASHINGTON
“No one here has to worry about where they’re going next, because there is no farther they can go.”
New York City 1912. In Harry Hope’s bar, a cheap gin mill on the lower west side of Manhattan, a group of men drink. Alcohol is the only passion they have left, and they drink with wild abandon, using it to cover up and obliterate the myriad disappointments of their lives. They are waiting for the arrival of Hickey, a travelling salesman who comes every year to celebrate Harry’s birthday. Hickey has money and Hickey will buy them booze. A lot of booze. And Hickey will make them believe that all of the shattered pipe dreams they had for their lives will finally be realized. For one night the long buried ghosts of who they once were will shine brightly again and anything will seem possible
THEODORE HICKMAN (HICKEY): DENZEL WASHINGTON SEEKING:
60s-70s. Male. The proprietor of a saloon and rooming house. He is an old world romantic, still mourning the loss of his wife who died 20 years earlier. His grief has rendered him unable to face the world, so he has retreated into the perennially twilight world of his bar where he referees the petty squabbles and disagreements of his customers. He nominally controls his unruly patrons but he is more bark than bite. A frail, soft-hearted man who feigns a testy terseness. But like a tortoise without a shell he is easily taken advantage of.
Late 50s. Male. The charismatic one time leader of an anarchist group. He still has incredible fire, energy and command but it has been long rendered dormant by alcohol and disillusionment. Possesses a huge intellect and deep rage at the inequalities and hypocrisy of the world. With the mind of a revolutionary and the soul of a poet he has never lost his ability to use words to incredible effect. There is a volcano inside of him that booze has numbed but which, at a moment’s notice, could erupt.
20s. Male. A man/boy who has lost his way but who is still able to create the illusion that his future is golden. Charming and buoyant one moment, fearful and angry the next. The son of an anarchist, his mother is now in jail for life, convicted of a bombing which killed several people. He is still full of life and promise and in comparison to the denizens of Harry’s bar, he appears like a beacon of light. But his outward optimism and bravura belie his growing sense of fear, guilt, and panic that stem from the terrible secret he is carrying.
Late 50s-60s. Male. Was once the editor of an Anarchist newspaper and still carries with him the air of an Eastern European émigré intellectual. He is still capable of spitting out fiery political rhetoric, but his rants are now more madman than idealist. A great thinker who’s mind has been wasted by booze and defeat.
70s+. Male. African-American. A sport. “He had this open space in the front of his mouth where his gold tooth used to be.” Joe still carries the residues of his former life running his own gambling house. He wears the flashy clothes of a player but they are now disheveled. He still shows flashes of the drive and imagination he once had and might have been a great entrepreneur were he not trespassing in a white man’s world.
50s-60s. Male. Aka Jimmy Tomorrow. A writer and war correspondent whose creative juices and curiosity about the world have long since run dry. He knows how to play at being a gentleman in order to matriculate in society but he is really a likeable, affectionate boy who never grew up.
50s. Male. Aka “The General.” He still has the bullish quality of an old warrior, but drastically gone to seed. A commander of an Afrikaner brigade during the Boer War, but years of debauchery have wreaked havoc on his body. On opposite sides during the war, he and Lewis now make an unlikely pair of sparring partners, trading insults and memories.
50s-60s. Male. Aka “The Captain.” An ex-British army officer who fought in the Boer War, he is “as obviously English as Yorkshire pudding” and still has the air and upright carriage and square shoulders of an army man. Prone to waxing nostalgic about the glory days of the British Empire one minute and drunkenly stripping to the waist to show his battle scars the next.
50s. Male. A onetime police lieutenant. His old profession is indelibly stamped onto every aspect of his being and bearing. He is the quintessential New York cop. He was thrown off the force for accepting bribes. “The biggest drunken grafter that ever disgraced the police force”. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary he tenaciously believes in his own innocence and dreams about the day he’ll get back on the force.
50s-60s. Male. Harry Hope’s brother-in-law and onetime circus man. He favors an outfit that is worn but flashy with more of the appearance of a theatrical costume than clothes. Everything about him feels a little fake, including his brass watch chain with no watch on it. He is doughy and shapeless. A grifter and con man who is too inherently lazy to have ever really mastered his crooked schemes and swindles. Essentially benign and harmless he talks a great game while he waits for the return of his glory days.
Late 30’s- 40s. Male. Once handsome, he is now gaunt, haggard and dissipated. Vulnerable and without the tools to take care of himself amongst the occupiers of a rougher world than he was born into. An alumnus of Harvard Law School. As a young man, his life and career were filled with promise, but he has now entirely gone to seed. He grew up surrounded by the trappings and benefits of wealth and privilege. Prone to going on benders in the city, his family would either bail him out or dry him out, but now he is just left to rot as he spirals toward rock bottom. He can be charming and loquacious.
30s. Male. A bartender. Italian-American. He is the quintessential tough guy. On the surface he’s a dumb thug, ever ready with a bat or his fists, but underneath he is somewhat sentimental and the first to pour a free drink in return for a good story. Likes to think of himself as an entrepreneur because he runs a couple of whores as a side business, but he flies into a rage if anyone calls him a pimp. A none-too-bright goodhearted guy who is equal parts decency and brutality.
MARGIE and PEARL
20s. Female. Streetwalkers. Working class New York City girls turning tricks to pay their rent. They are young enough that, despite the way they make a living, they still retain a sense of youthful optimism and fun with a perpetual giggling banter flowing between them. They are tarts, not whores, an important distinction to them.
30s- 40s. Female. She is older and more experienced than Margie and Pearl but less able to defend herself against the vagaries and abuses of the world. She turns tricks for a living but daydreams of marrying Chuck, her steady guy, and retiring to a farm in New Jersey. She might have been beautiful once but drinking and whoring have left their mark. She is filled with good intentions and truly believes that she she’s going to marry Chuck and get on the bus to Jersey but there are too many bars on the way.
30’s-early 40s. Male. Harry Hope’s daytime bartender. A mug. Physically imposing. He is enamored of Cora and turns a blind eye to her drinking and whoring and believes that everything will turn around when they get the hell out of the city. Prides himself that he is Cora’s man not her pimp but after being let down by her one time too many he figures why the hell not become the man who takes her money and beats her.
MORAN & LIEB
30’s – 50’s. Male. Two homicide detectives who are in pursuit of Hickey. These roles will also cover other principal roles.
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
Thursday, October 19, 2017
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Please prepare a short (no more than two minutes in length) contemporary monologue. Bring picture and resume.