Westport Country Playhouse 2020 Season - NYC EPA (01.27.20)

Westport Country Playhouse 2020 Season - NYC EPA (01.27.20)

CATEGORY: Performer

Westport Country Playhouse
Westport, CT

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

LORT Non-Rep
LORT B; $969 per week minimum

Artistic Director: Mark Lamos
Associate Producer: David Dreyfoos
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting, Laura Schutzel and Claire Burke

In attendance will be David Dreyfoos and Liam Lonegan

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 and actor/singers for various roles in the 2020 Season.

SM positions may be available. See separate notice for submission info


We strongly encourage actors of all genders, races and ethnicities.

Directed and choreographed by Marcos Santana, Music Director TBD.
1st Rehearsal March 17, 2020 (1st reh in Westport subsequent rehearsals in NYC)
Tech April 9, 10, 11, 12, 2020
Previews April 14-17, 2020
Opening April 18, 2020
Closing May 3, 2020 or Extend to May 10 or 17, 2020

Character Breakdown

Diana (40 to 45, Female) Delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family. Vocal range top: F#5/bottom: G3

Gabe (18 to 21, Male) Diana & Dan's son. Dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine. Vocal range top: C5/bottom: B2

Dan (40 to 45, Male) Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics. Vocal range top: B4/bottom: Ab2

Natalie (16, Female) Diana & Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's behavior. She greatly admires Henry. Vocal range top: G5/bottom: G3

Henry (17, Male) Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance. Vocal range top: B4/bottom: G#2

Dr. Madden (30 to 40, Male) Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star. Vocal range top: A4/bottom: A2

by Michael Gotch,
director Mark Lamos.

1st Rehearsal May 19, 2020 (Rehearsals in Delaware)
Tech June 4, 5, 6, 7, 2020
Previews Opening Closing June 9-12, 2020 June 13, 2020 June 27, 2020

All Roles are cast. Previously produced as MINOR FANTASTICAL KINGDOMS by The Resident
Ensemble Players in Delaware. Original cast will reprise their roles for the WCP production.

Sam ROLE CAST. (Mid-late 20s, Female): Going off-grid. A new tiny home owner.

Nick ROLE CAST. (Late 20s-early 30s, Male): Married to SAM. Also going off-grid. Also a new tiny home owner.

Bernard ROLE CAST. (Mid-late 50s, Male): A survivalist. An enigma.

Billie ROLE CAST. (Early-mid 50s, Female): Sam's mother. A legend.

Larry ROLE CAST. (Early-mid 50s, Male): Sam's uncle. A high school science teacher.

Carol ROLE CAST. (Late 40s-early 50s, Female): An old-school hippie. Ren Faire.

Win ROLE CAST. (50s, Male): Married to Carol. Same. Also a balladeer.

by Richard Maltby and Murray Horwitz,
directed and choreographed
by Camille A. Brown.

1st Rehearsal June 16, 2020 (1st reh in Westport subsequent rehearsals in NYC)
Tech July 9, 10, 11, 12, 2020
Previews July 14-17, 2020
Opening July 18, 2020
Closing August 2 or Extend to August 8, 2020

This is a co-production with Barrington Stage Company in Pittsfield, MA. Dates are August 13 to September 6, 2020.

10 performers. All characters are African-American, Age Range 20’s to 50’s

All Performers must be strong singers and movers of highly skilled improvisational ability. We are seeking performers who can potentially play instruments such as a Female who can play the stride piano and females/males who can play harmonica, guitar, among others tbd. All performers must
have dynamic, virtuosic rhythmic ability and be process driven.

by Sophocles in a new translation
by Kenneth Cavander,
directed by David Kennedy.

1st Rehearsal September 1, 2020 (All rehearsals in Westport)
Tech September 24, 25, 26, 27, 2020
Previews September 29, 30 and October 1, 2, 2020
Opening October 3, 2020
Closing October 17, 2020

We strongly encourage actors of all genders, races and ethnicities.

Antigone/Ensemble (female, teens/early 20s): A young woman haunted by grief and trauma, she remains idealistic—but also proud, unyielding, and devoted to her beliefs with an almost prophetic righteousness. A person of deep feeling and startling intensity (think of Greta Thunberg’s speech at the UN), she is perhaps too in love with the idea of martyrdom. Motivated at all times by the absolute certainty that comes with youth.

Ismene/Ensemble (female, teens/early 20s): Antigone’s sister. Usually a cautious, sensible and moderate personality, she also has a certain emotional volatility. Though loyal to her sister, she too has suffered loss and hopes to avoid more, making her unwilling to risk challenging those in power. Later she becomes as eager to sacrifice herself as she once was anxious to stay out of trouble.

Kreon/Ensemble (male, 50s): A new king eager to reestablish order and consolidate power, inspiring extra vigilance and inflexibility. Valuing loyalty and obedience above all, he is given to fits of paranoia and rage, which he sometimes quickly masks with an offhand sardonic comment or flash of dark humor. He will not tolerate dissent, but when things go wrong he reveals a deeply sensitive man beneath the authoritarian exterior.

Haimon/Ensemble (male, teens/early 20s): Kreon’s son and Antigone’s betrothed, he has been a loyal and obedient subject until a profound injustice brings him to confront his father. Diplomatic at first, preferring reason and peaceful negotiation to bluster, he stands up to his father when pushed, defying him publicly. Motivated by the passions of youth he commits a rash, impulsive, and irreversible act.

Teiresias/Ensemble (any gender, 60s/70s): A blind seer and prophet, noble, dignified, possessed of gravity and great charisma reflecting a more ancient version of the ‘seer’—a shaman, a vehicle for a message from a non-human realm. When Teiresias speaks all who listen are enthralled. Wise and wedded to truth, Teiresias can rain down fury on those who show disrespect.

Sentry /Messenger/Ensemble (male, 20s/30s): A soldier in the palace guard, devoted to service in the name of self-preservation, he has a propensity to ramble under pressure. He is street smart, willing to tread very close to the line of speaking truth to power, but knows how far he can safely go. Later he shoulders the grim task of conveying terrible news with great sensitivity and a touch of stoicism, his previous irreverence having been knocked out of him by the grisly scenes he has witnessed.

3 Chorus/Ensemble Members (middle aged men and women): Kreon’s circle of advisors, thoughtful and cautious, they weigh their loyalty to king and state against their deeply conflicted feelings about events. They are individualized within their roles and may show different reactions depending on whether they are in the presence of Kreon, or whether they can talk among themselves more candidly.

by Pearl Cleage,
directed by LA Williams.

1st Rehearsal October 6, 2020 (1st reh in Westport subsequent rehearsals in NYC)
Tech October 29, 30, 31 and November 1, 2020
Previews November 3-6, 2020 November 7, 2020
Opening Closing November 21, 2020

All characters are African-American.

Angel Allen (Female): a thirty-four-year-old black woman who looks five years younger; former back- up singer at The Cotton Club; a cynic who will do anything for the sake of self-preservation; has just lost her job and her man but never stops looking for her next opportunity

Guy Jacobs (Male): a thirtyish black man; costume designer at The Cotton Club; smart, caring, and unapologetic, with an unwavering eye fixed on his dreams

Delia Patterson (Female): a twenty-five-year-old black woman; social worker on staff at The Margaret Sanger family planning clinic; an activist; focused, kind, and at times shy

Sam Thomas (Male): a forty-year-old black doctor at Harlem Hospital; a dedicated worker; always ready to celebrate

Leland Cunningham (Male): a twenty-eight-year-old black man from Alabama; a six-week resident of Harlem; God-fearing and quick to judge the unfamiliar world around him



Audition Information


Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504

4th floor

Monday, January 27, 2020
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


Prepare EITHER
1) 1 1⁄2 minute
contemporary/classical monologue for the plays or
2) For the Musical, a brief song that shows your range; or
3) A one minute monologue and 16 bars of a song if wished to audition for all shows.
An accompanist will be provided on for all Calls.
Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back

Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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