The White Card Day 1 of 2 - St. Paul EPA (05.07.19)

The White Card Day 1 of 2 - St. Paul EPA (05.07.19)

CATEGORY: Performer

Penumbra Theatre
Saint Paul, MN

Job Details


Call Type: EPA


Talvin Wilks - Director
Sarah Bellamy - Artistic Director
Randy Reyes - Associate Producer Merritt Rodriguez - Production Manager

Callbacks: Friday, May 10, 2019: 2:00pm - 6:00pm
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
First Preview: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Opening: Thursday, February 6, 2020 Closing: Sunday, March 1, 2020

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.

Equity actors for Claudia Rankine's THE WHITE CARD.
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Equity actors for Claudia Rankine's THE WHITE CARD.

Rankine’s The White Card is a moving and revelatory distillation of racial divisions as experienced in the white spaces of the living room, the art gallery, the theater, and the imagination itself.

Composed of two scenes, the play opens with a dinner party thrown by Virginia and Charles, an influential Manhattan couple, for the up-and-coming artist Charlotte. Their conversation about art and representations of race spirals toward the devastation of Virginia and Charles’s intentions. One year later, the second scene brings Charlotte and Charles into the artist’s studio, and their confrontation raises both the stakes and the questions of what—and who—is actually on display.

CHARLOTTE CUMMINGS: female, black. Yale MFA graduate, forty-ish. Her most recent collection of work uses photography. She has received major prizes and is on the verge of breaking into the international art market. Her mother is a lawyer for the ACLU and her father is an epidemiologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and a professor at Columbia University.

ERIC SCHMIDT: male, white. Dealer, early forties. The great-grandson of Anton Franz Schmidt, who founded one of the most prestigious art galleries in New York. Eric is a connoisseur of modern conceptional art and a strong advocate of young progressive artists. He has been instrumental in shaping the Spencer Art Collection for the last decade and is on the board of the Spencer Art Foundation.

CHARLES HAMILTON SPENCER: male, white. Entrepreneur, art collector, early sixties. Highly knowledgeable, well connected to political figures and businessmen, he is a lover of contemporary art who made his money in real estate. He is also a well-respected philanthropist who is intereseted in ideas around diversity.

VIRGINA COMPTON SPENCER: female, white. Charles's wife, fifty-five to sixty. She is interested in art and in her late twenties was an art consultant for corporate clients. They have been married thirty years and have two sons.

ALEX COMPTON-SPENCER: male, white. Twenty, a junior at Columbia University, and an activist. Deeply involed in current American politics, he is passionate as he sees the injustices in America. He sees his parents as part of the problem.

To schedule an appointment, please contact Randy Reyes, Associate Producer, at



Audition Information


Penumbra Theatre
270 Kent St
Saint Paul, MN 55102-1744

Auditions will take place on stage of the theater.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Prepare one contemporary monologue. Sides will be provided.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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