Huntington Theatre Company
$1008 (LORT B)
Playwright: Madeleine George
Director: Jenny Koons
Casting Directors: Alaine Alldaffer, Lisa Donadio
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Tech Begins: Saturday, August21, 2021
First Preview: Friday, August 27, 2021
Opening: Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Closing: Sunday, September 26, 2021
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 HURRICANE DIANE (see breakdown).
Director’s Note: Our process will include daily group warm-ups and generative world/character- building exercises. All performers will share leadership of exercises and contribute to an ensemble- based practice rooted in play, with emphasis on physicality and generative movement. It may or may not include: dancing to Rihanna, creating silent sketches of how characters clean their kitchens, choreographing comedic bits with household appliances, or learning social dances from TikTok.
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING:
DIANE: character’s pronouns: she/her, 30s-40s, any race/ethnicity. A demigod—a modern-
day Dionysus with tons of confidence. Diane is a charm factory, with that combination of swagger and stillness. She moves easily, casually. Diane, disguised as a landscaper, is on a mission to heal the Earth and restore it to its natural abundance.
CAROL FLEISCHER: character’s pronouns: she/her, 39, white. A neat and tidy woman who likes things crisp, clean, organized, and exactly as they should be. Lover of shiny gardening magazines and the status quo. Stubborn and persistent. She’s the most skeptical of and resistant to Diane’s persuasions.
PAM ANNUNZIATA: character’s pronouns: she/her, 40s, white. A“full blood Italian, both sides” Protective and loyal to her family and neighbors. Blunt and forthright. She’s bold and an open book, but she has an intuitive side that makes her cautious of Diane.
RENEE SHAPIRO-EPPS: character’s pronouns: she/her, 40s, Black, Indigenous, Person of Color. Confident, self-assured, and very knowledgeable about plants and gardening. Used to live on a permaculture commune where she grew her own food, but now finds herself unfulfilled by her successful career and suburban life. Tends to casually name-drop her one and only college lesbian relationship.
BETH WANN: character’s pronouns: she/her, 30s, white. A gentle, kind, and sincere woman who has an untapped wildness tucked deep inside her. Unfulfilled, vulnerable, and a little lost after her husband has recently left her. Beth is looking for connection with her neighbors. She gives over willingly to Diane.
**For HURRICANE DIANE, although pronouns are defined in the text, we welcome actors of any gender expression to audition.
Please send headshot and resume for consideration.
LORT Non-Rep $1008 (LORT B)