Local Theater Company 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 11.29.21)

 

Local Theater Company 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 11.29.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Local Theater Company
Boulder, CO

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
SPT
$331 weekly minimum (SPT 1)

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Pesha Rudnick, Artistic Director
Nick Chase, Associate Artistic Director
Betty Hart, Co-Director, Local Lab

OTHER DATES
Fall Local Lab: November 29-December 5, 2021
Pop Up Labs: February 14-18, 2022, March 7- 13, 2022
Spring Local Lab: April 18-24, 2022

Callbacks will be held by appointment throughout the season.

OTHER
www.localtheaterco.org

LTC is casting for Local Lab 11, its annual new play festival. Local Lab will feature play readings throughout 2021 and 2022

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.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in Local Theater Company 2021-22 Season (see breakdown).

Local Theater Company is an equal opportunity organization committed to the principle of equity, diversity and inclusion in casting. Local does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, age, national origin or ability. All performers are encouraged to submit.

BREAKDOWN

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS :

Performers are asked to submit a video recording of themselves that includes:
1. Slate (including agency, if applicable)
2. One contemporary monologue no longer than 90 seconds in length
3. A brief instrumental performance (if applicable)
4. Complete the phrase, “One thing you can’t tell just by looking at me is...”
5. A joke, not to exceed 60 seconds in length

SEASON 11 SHOWS

Clown Lung
By Steven San Luis
Fall Local Lab, December 4, 2021 | 2pm
Rehearsal period: November 29-December 4, 2021
Boulder, CO

Clown Lung plays with the idea of “purposeful miscasting.” It is a play that utilizes drag to examine identity and explore the many ways to perform it. Each performer in Clown Lung portrays a number of characters who satirize and challenge “traditional” notions of binary gender. Often times, being queer in a straight world feels like you are putting on a costume every day that is two sizes too small. Clown Lung turns the world inside out: This time, everyone else is wearing the costume.

All roles are open to any gender expression, age, ability and ethnicity.

TRACK 1: Boy, Jellyfish Boy
A boy-next-door type who finds himself in a world that’s too big for him. He does his best to roll with the punches and go with the flow. He was born crying and literally never stopped. Androgynous, queer, genderfluid, trans, nonbinary; The only grounded and steady character in the world.

TRACK 2: Narrator, Customer, Tamer, Mother, Jellyfish Customer
Each, in their own way, a mother. A woman in her 40s to 80s or a man who is wearingbarely enough makeup to be considered drag.

TRACK 3: Pizza Girl, Fortune Teller, His Girlfriend, Jellyfish Pizza Girl
Someone who can be typecast as the “manic pixie dream girl.” A girl-next- door whose only purpose in a story is to be the girl who the main character can have a crush on. OR someone who would absolutely NEVER be typecast as the female love interest: Pro football player or rugged bad boy or schoolyard bully or male stripper, etc.

TRACK 4: Boss of this Pizza Shop, Ringmaster, Woman in a Suit, Jellyfish Boss of this Pizza Shop
Women who are in charge. They are wealth oriented business people whose identity is tied to their careers. Owner of a business in a way that prevents an audience from ever taking them seriously. If Jennifer Coolidge or Danny Devito played a strict boss.

TRACK 5: Her Boyfriend, Lion, Son, Her Jellyfish Boyfriend
Can make an audience examine their notions of masculinity. Anyone from the heartthrob of a boy band to a femme queer kid trying too hard to pass as straight to the heartthrob of a girl band.


Shells
Created by Nick Chase & Roslyn Hart
Fall Local Lab, December 5, 2021 | 6pm
Rehearsal period: November 29 - December 5, 2021
Boulder, CO

Shells (pre-cast)
White, female, mid-30s.
Shells is an affluent Manhattan woman working in finance. She has delusions of grandeur and launches a cabaret career. She slings jokes, wisdom songs and drunk dials. from the stage. Has strong comic and improv abilities.

Piano Accompanist
Open to any gender expression, age, ability and ethnicity. A skilled piano player who has a facility for (re)arranging pop music and accompanying a live cabaret performer.


Stockade
By Andrew Rosendorf
Directed by Pesha Rudnick
Pop-Up Lab, Thursday, February 17, 2022 | time tbd
Rehearsal period: the week of February 14, 2022 (dates and times tbd)
New York City, NY
*this is a co-presentation with Roundabout Theatre Company

CLIFF – early-30s, white, male. Astronomer, the epitome of respectability, understand numbers and science more than the chemistry of people (or social mores), feels distant from everyone and everything but the stars.

EDDY – 28, Black, the spotlight follows him, was a GI who entertained troops as a female impersonator during the war, can fucking sing (watch out for his Carmen Miranda), a young Billy Porter.

GLENN – 28, white, not much for words, some might call him the definition of white masculinity to be held up on the cover of a physique magazine, Joe Friday.

HUGH – 25, white, male. Beaten down by the world, a romantic, all heart with a touch of Joan Crawford.

BARB/BILLY – twins played by the same actor. BARB – 25, Black, female. At first glance seems to have a naïveté that causes many to underestimate her, all love that can get her in trouble, fighting for a way forward BILLY – 22, Black, male. A protector, which is his ultimate downfall.

KAY - 27, Japanese-American, female. She does what she needs to do to survive, doesn't suffer fools, wears her heart on her sleeve (so always wears long sleeves)


Maybe the Saddest Thing
By Harrison David Rivers
Pop-Up Lab, Thursday, February 17, 2022 | time tbd
Rehearsal period: the week of February 14, 2022 (dates and times tbd)
New York City, NY
*this is a co-presentation with Roundabout Theatre Company

Deshaun
mid-late 20s. He/Him. Black. Fit. Introverted and sexy. A monosyllabic wordsmith and drug dealer. Had ambitions once. Maybe still does?

Frankie
mid-late 20s. She/Her. Black. Studious and sweet. A late bloomer, but now on the fastest track she can afford. Cleans hotel rooms, but wants to be the boss.

Noble
mid-late 20s. He/Him. Black. An effortless performer and sandwich artist. Wants to see a real Van Gogh.

Press
mid-late 40s/early 50s. He/Him. Black. Knows what he wants and goes after it.

Gloria
mid-late 30s. She/Her. Black. A talker. No, an over-sharer. But more sensitive than you would think. Frankie’s co-worker at the hotel. Stuck.

June
early 30s. He/Him. Black. Successful – whatever that means. A closer. In town for work. Makes promises.


The Lady M Project
Devised by Anne Penner and Mare Trevathan
Written by Hadley Kamminga-Peck, Anne Penner and Mare Trevathan
Pop-Up Lab, March 12 & 13, 2022
Rehearsal period: tbd
Denver, CO

LADY M (pre-cast)
Female-presenting, 35-45. She is the Lady from the play, and Gruoch from history, and one of us today, seizing the story and telling her side of it. She loves deeply and fights for her family, but also embraces the chance for a reckoning with her actions. This Lady M is complicated - passionate, violent out of need, with a tragic history that still lives in her bones, and yet a deep-seated desire to find peace.

DUNCAN/PROSECUTION (pre-cast)
Male-presenting, 40-60, caucasian. Duncan is the former king of Scotland; he is summoned by the Weird Sisters to serve as the prosecution for Lady M’s trial. He serves as the voice for “the way things have always been done,” and may also have a personal grudge to settle.

ESHU (pre-cast)
Male-presenting, 25-45, member of the global majority. Eshu is one of the Weird Sisters; he was a stevedore in life. When cargo went missing, he was accused of being a thief and hanged without trial. His particular talent is a trickster, a shape-shifter, yet he is the sister with the strongest desire to see true justice happen.

SENGA (pre-cast)
Female-presenting, 25-45, any ethnicity. Senga is one of the Weird Sisters. She was a midwife and herbalist with two young children; after she was widowed, a neighbor made advances, which she rejected; he accused her of hexing him, and she was tried and hanged as a witch. She is an oracle, reading tea leaves and interpreting dreams. She is most interested in chaos.

Greer
Female-presenting, 18-25, any ethnicity. Greer is Lady M’s niece; she serves as a lady-in-waiting to Lady M and takes on the role of her defense lawyer; she is Lady M’s staunchest supporter. She is intelligent, loyal, a fast learner, and feminist.

Corvus
Male-presenting, 25-45, any ethnicity. Corvus is one of the Weird Sisters; he was an actor when alive, and became a witch after being tried and hanged for homosexuality. His particular talent is scrying. He is vibrant, takes delight in his power, and sympathizes with Lady M.

Macbeth
Male-presenting, 35-50, member of the global majority. He is Macbeth from the play, but a Macbeth who survives. He has been searching for his wife, seeking understanding, but has not yet faced the dark truths of his actions.

Musician/Sound Designer
A collaborative artist to participate in rehearsals and help integrate sound and score into The Lady M Project, shaping and motivating moments, activating the atmosphere, and helping fully express the play. Preferably can play multiple instruments.


You Enjoy Myself
By Topher Payne
Spring Local Lab, Friday, April 22, 2022 | 7 pm
Rehearsal period: Monday, April 18 - Friday, April 22, 2022
Boulder, CO

Eileen
(60s, she/her) Heartfelt, good-humored, and a bit didactic. The self-appointed manager of any group she’s in. Attended a liberal arts college and, for a time, her entire life was a liberal art- a bucolic existence at a Vermont farmhouse as part of a contented throuple, following their favorite band on tour. But that was a long time ago. She eventually married, moved to the city, had a child, got a desk job, started shopping at Chico’s. Now she’s widowed, her child has long since moved out, and she’s begun to wonder what the next version of her life is going to be.

Judith
(50s, she/her) A transgender woman who uses stridency and wit as her sword and shield. When Eileen left everything at the farmhouse behind, Judith doubled down. Her daily existence hasn’t changed substantially since she was 25 years old. She’s a bit of an emotional hoarder. A novelist- and a damn good one- who’s had a nasty case of writer’s block for a quarter century. Striking and engaging. You can’t help but let her talk.

Jasper
(early 30s, he/him) Eileen’s son. A professional bass player who gets hired to accompany singers on tour, so he might do three months of Lil Nas X, followed by three months of Faith Hill. He notably does not create his own music, and probably has no idea what that would sound like. His only constant is his girlfriend, Isabel, which was sweet at one time but now he treats her like home instead of like a person. Searching, dissatisfied, but hopeful. He’s introspection-avoidant, and inherited his mother’s desire for reinvention but not her focus.

Isabel
(early 30, she/her) A bartender with a BFA, she has two modes of operation: Jasper is home, which means she’s part of a couple and they perform the rituals of domesticity, or Jasper is on the road, which means she’s effectively single and doesn’t have to consider anyone but herself. Seven years of that pattern has resulted in nothing in her life appreciably advancing forward. Dreamy and off-kilter- she might be brilliant, but she’s never properly checked. Confrontational and quippy, an avid consumer of music and literature- she wants so very much to be passionate about something.

Cory
(early 30s, her/him)) He did everything right- went to college, married an ambitious man who looked good in a cable knit sweater, got the Nancy Myers kitchen of his dreams... and none of it fit. He found the perfect monochrome palette and then longed for color. Now he’s divorced, and working with Isabel at the bar. Cory’s always been friends with the cool kids, but down to his bones is such a square. He wears the awesome vintage concert tee but it’s so clear he ironed it. He wants to be a radical queer, but marching in the streets is noisy and it’s hard to find a bathroom. He wants to be shaken up, be someone totally different, but also loved and embraced for exactly who he is.


The Lotus
By Esther Omegba
Spring Local Lab, Saturday, April 23, 2022 | 2 pm
Rehearsal period: Monday, April 18 - Saturday, April 23, 2022
Boulder, CO

Jayda (Jay)
(she/her) A technical wizard, outspoken, sophisticated 19-year-old who seemingly isn’t afraid of anyone or anything. She has a beautiful afro and is on the curvier side. She has seen what poverty, neglect, and abuse can do to a family and is determined to get herself and her little sister out and create a better future for the both of them. African American, female.

Brea (pronounced “Bray” for Breanna)
(she/her) A loud, effervescent 16-year-old. She is very popular at school and flirty with everyone. She loves her sister but doesn’t understand the computer stuff she is constantly working on. She wants her sister to open up and treat her like an equal, not as a younger sister. African American, female.

Mitchell
(he/him) A twenty-two-year-old programmer who has secrets of his own. He works at Pell, a well- known computer company. He is the only person of color there. He has been trying to create the next great technology since he was 17. Hispanic, male.

Rick
(he/him, 30s to 40s) JAYDA and BREA’s step-father. Abusive. A drunk. Any race, male.

Jude
(he/him, 30s) The librarian. In his thirties. Handsome. Brea’s crush. He knows a little something about everyone who frequents the library. Any race, male.

Hugo
(he/him, 40s+) Mitchell’s racist, money-hungry boss who will do anything to succeed. Caucasian.

Affinity Lunch Minutes
By Nick Malakhow
Spring Lab, April 24, 2022 | 2pm
Rehearsal period: April 18 - April 24, 2022
Boulder, CO

Ben
he/him/his, 30’s, Multiracial with Black heritage, Drama teacher, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) dean. Black people have told him he speaks like a white boy. White people have told him he’s “articulate and thoughtful.”

Jasmine
she/her/hers, 20’s or 30’s, Black, Afro-Latina, History teacher, a bit of a firebrand. Frustrated. White people have told her that she’s “strong willed” and “speaks her mind.”

Cal
he/him/his, 18, a high school senior, super liberal Quaker legacy student. Pictures of his extended family stare back at you on the walls of the school.

Jill
she/her/hers, 50’s-60’s, White, Head of school--Penn Valley’s first woman head in 133 years.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Submit at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7LJLn01-1MXefykekcgz2RBaS0MEMVvliF81RL2RbngUQdw/viewform .

Deadline: 11/29/2021

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https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe7LJLn01-1MXefykekcgz2RBaS0MEMVvliF81RL2RbngUQdw/viewform

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SPT $331 weekly minimum (SPT 1)