Hope Summer Repertory 2022 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 03.01.22) | Playbill

Hope Summer Repertory 2022 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 03.01.22)

CATEGORY: Performer

Hope Summer Repertory Theatre

Job Details



$571 weekly minimum (LOA ref LORT D)

Viewing auditions:
Lenny Banovez Artistic Director
Marcus Johnson Associate Artistic Director
Erik Alberg General Manager

Every Brilliant Thing, First rehearsal 5/09/22, Open 5/13/22, Close 5/21/22

A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, First rehearsal 5/23/22, Open 6/17/22, Close 7/23/22

Much Ado About Nothing First rehearsal 6/13/22, Open 7/8/22, Close 7/22/22

Hold These Truths, First rehearsal 6/27/22, Open 7/15/22, Close 8/6/22

The Color Purple, First rehearsal 7/5/22, Open 7/29/22, Close 8/11/22

It's a Wonderful Life First rehearsal 12/15/22, Open 12/21/22, Close 12/23/22


Plans are for in-person, indoor rehearsals and performances in Holland, MI on the campus of Hope College (141 E. 12th St, Holland, MI 49423), which will be contingent upon Equity approval and current county and state COVID-19 guidance.

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 Hope Summer Repertory 2022 Summer Season (see breakdown).

We encourage auditions of actors from a diversity of race, ethnicity, geography, gender and ability for all roles.

Some roles will be understudied.


Montague "Monty" Navarro, Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way.
Miss Shingle, Monty's unexpected visitor.
Sibella Hallward, The girl Monty loves.
Phoebe D'Ysquith, Monty's cousin.
The D'Ysquith Family, multiple roles played by one actor.

Benedick, a lord and soldier from Padua; companion of Don Pedro.
Beatrice, niece of Leonato.
Don Pedro, Prince of Aragon.
Don John, "the Bastard Prince", brother of Don Pedro.
Claudio, of Florence; a count, companion of Don Pedro, friend to Benedick.
Leonato, governor of Messina; Hero's father.
Antonio, brother of Leonato.
Balthasar, attendant on Don Pedro, a singer.
Borachio, follower of Don John.
Conrade, follower of Don John.
Innogen, a 'ghost character' in early editions as Leonato's wife.
Hero, daughter of Leonato.
Margaret, waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero.
Ursula, waiting-gentlewoman attendant on Hero.
Dogberry, the constable in charge of Messina's night watch.
Verges, the Headborough, Dogberry's partner.
Friar Francis, a priest.

Gordon Hirabayashi, A Nisei college professor in his mid-60’s, who, while reflecting on his childhood years, “becomes” his younger self---a freshman college student from a devoutly religious Japanese immigrant farming family.


Celie (African-American, 20s-early 30s): Drives the story. Vulnerable, spirited, introverted, mischievous, seemingly passive but really not, has a deep, hard soul, believes that she is ugly, has a sense of humor which is sometimes wicked. She is an observer. Has a great belt singing voice with lots of soul.

Shug (African-American, 30s-40s): A popular singer, we meet her at death’s door. Attractive, confident, dynamic, powerful, irresistible, but has a frailty, like a wounded animal. Her vulnerability is shocking later on. She is loved by both Celie and Mister. Has a knockout, Bessie Smith-style, bluesy singing voice.

Mister (African-American, 30s-40s. Also known as ALBERT): Like Celie, a deep well. Handsome, big, masculine, strong presence, dominating, capable of brutal behavior but also a victim in his own way. Gets his power for free. Married to Celie, he abuses her. He is in love with Shug. He transforms to a kind man by the end of the story. Has a great singing voice.

Sofia (African-American, 30s): Powerful warrior woman. Physically bigger but beautiful. Comfortable being large, great sense of humor, touching, vulnerable. Married to Harpo, she does not let anyone mistreat her. Needs comic chops. Needs a great belt singing voice.

Harpo (African-American, 20s): Mister’s vulnerable, confused, good-hearted son. Represents the new generation. He marries the independent Sofia. He spends much time trying to get Sofia to obey him the way Celie obeys his father, but he is unsuccessful, as Sofia is considerably stronger than he is. Harpo eventually establishes a jukejoint in his first house and becomes Squeak’s lover. Later, he and Sofia reconcile. Through his love of Sofia, he learns how to love a woman. Has a great tenor singing voice.

Nettie (African-American, 20s): Celie’s younger sister. Attractive, adventuresome, feisty spirit, maternal, more educated and knowledgeable than Celie. She has a powerful bond with Celie. Forced by Mister to leave Celie, she starts a new life in Africa. Has a great belt singing voice with African influence.

Squeak ( African-American, 20s): Harpo’s lover after Sofia leaves him. Although she is mistreated, she eventually undergoes a transformation, demanding to be called by her actual name, Mary Agnes, and starting a new life. She is of mixed ancestry. Attractive, sassy, fiery, strong-willed, unafraid to take anybody on, has a caring heart. Has comic chops. Has a great singing voice with belt and soprano capability.

Each actor plays multiple characters.
Freddie Filmore
Jake Laurents
Sally Applewhite
Lana Sherwood
Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood

Please prepare a brief song and a 1 min Shakespeare monologue. Please slate your audition with your name, and the pieces you are using.

Deadline: 03/01/2022



LOA $571 weekly minimum (LOA ref LORT D)




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