Florida Studio Theatre
$739 weekly minimum (LORT D)
Alexa Doggett, Casting and Hiring Coordinator
Jason Cannon, Associate Artist
Richard Hopkins, Producing Artistic Director
Kate Alexander, Associate Director At-Large
Sydney Scott, Casting and Hiring Intern
See breakdown for production dates.
Florida Studio Theatre is an established LORT D, Equity regional theatre in Sarasota, FL. Great artistic environment. Equity Contract with competitive, negotiable salaries.
All auditions and callbacks will be held electronically. These productions will only be produced if approved by Equity.
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 MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT and ROUNDING THIRD (see breakdown).
Florida Studio Theatre is working towards becoming a more anti-racist and inclusive theatre. FST is thus committed to developing a work environment that is reflective of the diverse world that it serves. People who share this belief are encouraged to audition.
MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT by Deborah Brevoort
Directed by Kate Alexander
Presented by Florida Studio Theatre as part of a Rolling World Premiere with the National New Play Network.
Begins rehearsals: 6/8/2021
Previews: 6/30/2021, 7/1/2021
Possible Extension(s) through: 9/5/2021
“In 1937, after performing a sold-out concert in Princeton, NJ, internationally renowned singer Marian Anderson was refused a room at the whites-only Nassau Inn. With nowhere to go, Albert Einstein invites her to stay in his home, beginning an intimate friendship between two icons that lasts a lifetime. Based on actual events during a turbulent time in our nation’s history, Deborah Brevoort’s new play offers a rare glimpse into what transpired that fateful evening.”
ALBERT EINSTEIN – White, male identifying, 58. The German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity. He fled Nazi Germany and settled in Princeton NJ where he was offered a position with the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University.
MARIAN ANDERSON - African American, female identifying,41. One of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century. She performed on concert stages around the world, but suffered discrimination at home in the United States. The actress playing this role must be able to sing. Vocal type: contralto.
ABRAHAM FLEXNER - White, male identifying, 60s. Head of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton University, he recruited Einstein to be a fellow at the Institute.
MARY CHURCH TERRELL - African American, female identifying,60s – with the energy of a 30-year old. A civil rights activist and suffragist who worked tirelessly to put an end to racial prejudice. One of the early foot soldiers of the civil rights movement, she helped plan Marian Anderson’s historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.
ROUNDING THIRD by Richard Dresser
Directed by Jason Cannon
Begins rehearsals: 7/6/2021
Possible Extension through: 9/19/2021
“ROUNDING THIRD is the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game. The audience is the stand-in for the team, so the coaches speak directly to the audience about competition, character, punctuality, and the importance of wearing the right equipment.”
DON – Late 30s to 40s, any ethnicity. A tough, blue-collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher.
MICHAEL – Late 30s to 40s, any ethnicity. A newcomer both to the town and to baseball; a corporate executive who agrees to be Don's assistant because he wants a special activity with his son, who's never played baseball before.
Submissions ONLY accepted from 9am EDT on 5/11/2021 to 6pm EDT on 5/12/2021. Anything sent outside of the range will not be viewed. For MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT: Prepare 1-minute monologue in the style of the show. Think: Contemporary takes on a historical event. For ROUNDING THIRD: Sides for each character can be found at: www.floridastudiotheatre.org/casting. Submit both sides for the character you're interested in. Slate your name at the top of the audition & upload to an Unlisted YouTube link.
LORT Non-Rep $739 weekly minimum (LORT D)