TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
Redwood City, CA
Theatreworks Silicon Valley 2017-18 Season - Redwood City EPA 3 of 3 (04.03.17)
Call Type: EPA
LORT B, C Minimums - $861/wk, $799/wk
Casting by Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson. Please see breakdown for authors.
See breakdown for dates.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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Actors and Singers for TheatreWorks' 2017/2018 Season of dramas, musicals, comedies and premieres, as well as projects in our New Works Initiative and Education programs.
The Four Immigrants
Book, Music, and Lyrics by Min Kahng,
Based on Manga Yonin Shosei
by Henry Yoshitaka Kiyama,
Translated as The Four Immigrants by Frederik L. Schodt, World Premiere.
Directed by Leslie Martinson
Rehearsals begin June 13, 2017
Performs July 12 – August 6, 2017 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
Setting: The show begins in 1904, and ends in 1924, primarily in San Francisco, California, and nearby locations.
Charlie (Male, Japanese, Tenor, 19-39), Optimistic, charismatic, convincing. He has studied American society, and loves Western philosophy & ideas.
Frank (Male, Japanese, Baritone, 19-39), Kind-hearted, not very bright. Loyal, determined. Secretly, loves selling shoes. Also plays “Twin Child.”
Fred (Male, Japanese, Baritone, 20-40), Down-to-earth farmin’ boy who loves the ladies. Came to seek his fortune. Also plays “Bum”, “Charlie’s Father” and “Bakkapei Bao.”
Henry (Male, Japanese, Tenor, 18-38), Quirky and talented artist who loves finding humor in unexpected places. Came to San Francisco to study at the Art Institute. Also plays “Bum”.
The female cast members play all the other characters, both male and female, primarily Asian-American roles.
Elder (Female, Mezzo, 30s-40s), To play roles including the “Elder at the Buddhist Church”, “Frank’s Lady”, “Hot Dog Doug” and “Scared Bride.”
Kimiko (Female, Alto, 30s-40s), “Kimiko” is a sturdy, strong farmwoman, with a commanding demeanor, who marries Fred. Other roles include “Robber”, “Henry’s Lady”, “Parrot”, and “White Man.”
Anti-Asiatic Leaguer (Female, High Belter, 20s-30s), Other roles include “Fireman”, “Liberty Belle”, “Giddy Bride”, “White Man” and “Toddler.”
Hana (Female, Soprano, 20s-30s), Hana is a performer at the Pan-Pacific Exposition who later marries Charlie. Other roles include “Dr. Omori”, “White Lady”, “Fan-Tan Dealer”, “Judge” and “Vague Bride.”
by Nick Payne, Regional Premiere.
Directed by Robert Kelley
Rehearsals begin July 28, 2017
Performs August 23 – September 17, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Setting: multiple locations, limitless possibilities (the multiverse)
Marianne (Female, 30s)
Roland (Male, 30s)
The Prince of Egypt
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz,
Book by Philip LaZebnik, World Premiere.
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Rehearsals begin September 8, 2017
Performs October 6 – November 5, 2017 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
Setting: Ancient Egypt
Around the World in 80 Days
Adapted by Mark Brown,
From the novel by Jules Verne.
Directed by Robert Kelley
Rehearsals begin November 3, 2017
Performs November 29 – December 31, 2017 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
Setting: Play opens in 1872 England and travels, as the play implies, all over the world.
Actor 1 (Male), Gauthier Ralph, British Consul, Director of Police, Priest, Sir Francis, Judge Obadiah, Chinese Broker, Ship Clerk, Porter, Bunsby, Proctor, Engineer, Mudge, Clerk, Speedy, Ship Engineer, Train Clerk
Actor 2 (Male), Andrew Stuart, Detective Fix, Priest, Conductor, Elephant Owner, Young Parsi, OysterPuff, Reverend Wilson’s Servant (a woman)
Actor 3 (Male), Passepartout, John Sullivan
Actor 4 (Female), James Forster, Newspaperman, Priest, Aouda
Actor 5 (Male), Fogg
The Santaland Diaries
by David Sedaris. Directed by Jeffrey Lo
Rehearsals begin November 14, 2017
Performs December 5 – 23, 2017 at the Lohman Theatre at Foothill College, Los Altos
Setting: Santaland in Macy’s department store, present day
Character Name: (Male, late 20s -early 30s)
by Dominique Morisseau, coproduction with Marin Theatre Company, Regional Premiere. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli
Rehearsals begin at Marin Theatre Company January 2, 2018
Performs January 25 – February 18, 2018 in Marin
Rehearsals begin at TheatreWorks March 3, 2018
Performs March 7 – April 1, 2018 at the Lucie Stern Theatre, Palo Alto
Setting: Detroit, Michigan. Somewhere around the year 2008. The last small exporting auto-plant.
Faye (Female, African American, mid-late 50s), Working class woman. Tough and a lifetime of dirt beneath her nails. Somewhere, deep compassion.
Dez (Male, African American, mid-late 20s), Working class man. Young hustler, playful, street-savvy, and flirtatious…Somewhere, deeply sensitive.
Shanita (Female, African American, mid-late 20s), Working class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hard-working. By-the-books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.
Reggie (Male, African American, late 30s), White collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The Foreman. Somewhere, a fire brims.
The Bridges of Madison County
Book by Marsha Norman,
Music and Lyrics by Jason Robert Brown,
Based on the Novel by Robert James Waller.
Directed by Robert Kelley
Rehearsals begin March 6, 2018
Performs April 4 – 29, 2018 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Setting: Iowa and Italy, 1965.
Francesca (Female, late 30s - early 40s), a beautiful Italian woman, generous, luminous, and funny, now married to a farmer and living in Iowa
Richard “Bud” Johnson (Male, mid 40s), Francesca’s husband, an Iowa farmer, a good guy, diligent and dependable, but always exhausted and irritated that things haven’t gotten easier.
Robert Kincaid (Male, 40-50), a ruggedly handsome, worldly, visionary photographer
Marian (Female, early 30s), Robert’s former wife, a musician, may play other women including: Chiara and State Fair Singer
Michael (Male, 16), Francesca and Bud’s son
Carolyn (Female, 14), Francesca and Bud’s daughter
Marge (Female, 45-60), Francesca’s neighbor, sassy and nosy
Charlie (Male, 60s), Marge’s husband
by Joe Gilford. Directed
by Giovanna Sardelli
Rehearsals begin May 11, 2018
Performs June 6 – July 1, 2018 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
Setting: New York City, 1950-1953
Mickey Dobbs (Male, 35-45), A comedian and actor
Natalie Meltzer (Female, 28-35), An actress and activist
Bobby Gerard (Male, 30-35), A choreographer
Fred Lang (Male, 40-50), An actor and painter
Rep. Francis Walter (Male, 45-55), Chairman, House Committee on Un-American Activities
Visit https://www.theatreworks.org/contact-us/auditions/ before Friday, March 24 at 4:00pm to request an appointment.
350 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065
Rehearsal Halls. Please enter from the south side of the building. Parking available.
Monday, April 03, 2017
11:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Total of 3 minutes: Either one song and one monologue, or two monologues. Bring sheet music in the key you plan to sing, headshot and resume.