$1008 (LORT B)
$739 (LORT D)
Jody Feldman, Producer and Casting Director (viewing auditions)
Skylar Burks, BOLD Producing Associate
See breakdown for production-specific personnel.
First Rehearsal for Season: 08/10/21
Season Opening: 9/15/21
Season Closing: 6/26/22
Specific show dates included in character breakdown.
Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed to view at least 240 video submissions received from Equity members. Because submissions have already been requested for DARLIN' CORY and BINA'S SIX APPLES a further concession has been granted to exclude them from this seasonal notice.
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 submit.
Equity actors for roles in 2021-22 season (see breakdown).
All stage manager positions have been filled.
COCA COLA STAGE
Contract, LORT B
Written by Lydia R. Diamond, based on the book Curveball: The Remarkable Story of Toni Stone by Martha Ackerman
Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden
First Rehearsal: 02/02/22
*This is a Co-Production with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
First Rehearsal: 12/07/21
TONI STONE (female, Black, late 20s to late 30s) - Star player of the Negro Baseball Leagues for nearly a dozen years. Based on a historical figure. Highly personable, athletic, and charismatic. Toni wants to be treated as equal to her male counterparts but is comfortable in her own skin. She demands respect but shuns the idea of receiving special treatment. A person with integrity, grit, and strong comedic chops. Athletic, strong, physical, agile mover. Open to a variety of physical types. This looks good!
ENSEMBLE CHARACTERS BELOW (male, Black, various ages and body types) - Eight players on the Indianapolis Clowns, a Negro League baseball team. All are athletic, strong, physical, agile movers. Each actor in the ensemble doubles, playing various characters.
Ensemble/ALBERGA (“a young and sexy 63”) - A Jamaican businessman and Toni’s eventual husband. In love with Toni’s mind and drawn to her energy. Suave, cocky, and charismatic.
Ensemble/MILLIE: (mid 30s to late 40s) - Toni’s female confidant. A lady of Madame Mamie’s Gentleman’s Club. Excellent actor who has great comedic timing.
Ensemble/SPEC (mid 20s to late 30s; Open to a variety of physical body types) - The smartest member of the team. Professorial. While he is a great baseball player, Spec is probably better suited to become a doctor or a lawyer, but he was raised to love the game.
Ensemble/KING (early 30s to early 40s; Open to a variety of physical body types) - The celebrity of the team, King has baseball in his blood. Looking for his next opportunity to join the major leagues and tries not to give up on himself. Has a stern sense of humor.
Ensemble/WOODY (mid 20s to mid 30s) - A Casanova that sometimes fails to arouse. Always looking to poke fun at someone or something. He thinks he is the best left-handed pitcher in the league.
Ensemble/STRETCH (mid 20s to mid 30s, Open to a variety of physical body types) - Catcher, team manager, and coach of the Indianapolis Clowns. Stretch is the most talented catcher in the Negro League. Understands his team’s strengths and weaknesses. Organized, plays hard, and perhaps drinks a little.
Ensemble/ELZIE (mid 30s to mid 40s) - A tough talking member of the Indianapolis Clowns whose swagger and macho mannerisms often cover up his closeted sexuality.
Ensemble/JIMMY (mid 20s to mid 30s, Open to a variety of physical body types) - Newest addition to the Indianapolis Clowns. Plays fast and hard, but not smart. A bit timid and slower than the rest, yet everyone knows his value on the team.
Contract, LORT B
Music and Lyrics by Alan Zachary & Michael Weiner
Book by Robert Ben Garant & Thomas Lennon
Directed by Kenny Leon
First Rehearsal: 03/22/22
ACTOR, SINGERS, MOVERS
BILLIE RAE (female, Black/African-American) Street wise scam artist.
LOUIS (male, White) Privileged businessman who is suddenly challenged to find his way with no resources or support.
RANDOLPH (male, White) Bored old businessman. Mortimer’s partner.
MORTIMER (male, White) Bored old businessman. Randolph’s partner.
PENELOPE (female, White) Oppressed woman. Mortimer and Randolph’s niece. Louis’ fiancé.
OPHELIA (Trans/Non-Binary, Latinx) Sex worker who takes Louis in when he is in need.
BEEKS (male, White) Duke’s brothers hired gun. Mysterious, theatrical, sinister, yet bumbling. Actor should have physical ability (aka, a cartwheel)
COLEMAN (male, White) The Dukes brother’s butler with a heart. Dapper. Ensemble - All ethnicities and ages – Singer/Dancers
HANDS UP: 7 PLAYWRIGHTS, 7 TESTAMENTS
Contract, LORT D
Written by Nathan James, Nathan Yungerberg, Idris Goodwin, Nambi E. Kelley, NSangou Njikam, Erica Micha Holmes, Dennis A. Allen II
Co-Directed by Keith Arthur Bolden and Alexis Woodard
First Rehearsal: 09/14/21
Two Week Local Run-Outs: 11/01/21 – 11/14/21
SIX OF THE NINE ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST. THESE THREE ROLES ARE STILL OPEN.
HOLES IN MY IDENTITY - Black male, early 40s, light skinned, easy going and optimistic personality. Smart, articulate, always searching for the reason why something is the way it is.
THEY SHOOTIN! OR I AINT NEVA SCARED: A REVERBERATION IN 3 PARTS - Black male, mid-late 30s, brown or dark skinned, good sense with rhythm and poetry. Actor should have the facilities to handle heightened language.
ABORTION - Black male, 30s, brown or dark skinned, smart, lovable, accessible. An imaginative storyteller. Actor should have the ability to take audience on a journey using metaphors while remaining accessible.
CLUB HERTZ LIVE
These are approximately 19 Musical Acts, chosen by submission, to be Presented in the Hertz Stage Presentation Dates: 12/18/21 – 12/24/21
Contract, LORT D
Written by Eliana Pipes
Directed by TBD
First Rehearsal: 12/28/21
PATRICIA (Late 30s, Latinx) Accountant by day. Julia’s older sister, with a distinct Older Sister Complex. She’s practical to the core, and a natural caretaker—but often resentful of that role. Lived in the house for over a year taking care of their ailing mother. She believes money brings dignity, security, and meaning.
JULIA (Late 20s, Latinx) Elementary school history teacher by day. Patricia’s younger sister, six months pregnant. Hasn’t lived in the house since she left for college and is recently reclaiming her heritage in preparation for motherhood. Very sentimental. She believes culture brings dignity, security, meaning.
TESSA (Early 30s, White) Real Estate agent and TV Host. A bubblegum pink pep-princess. Blonde. Very genial and well meaning, dreams of making documentaries. Controls the reality show, and everything within it. She genuinely wants to help the Sisters and using the show to get them the biggest payout possible is her understanding of what they need.
Please prepare EITHER 1) a brief song OR a brief monologue; OR 2) 32 bars of a song and a one-minute monologue. If you do not have access to your own accompaniment, you may use the accompaniment for "Amazing Grace" provided at https://youtu.be/hEiVj4F3EVA. Submit headshot and resume. Subject line should read 2021-2022 EPA VIDEO SUBMISSION.
LORT Non-Rep; $1008 (LORT B); $739 (LORT D)