Old Globe 2021 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.18.21)

 

Old Globe 2021 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.18.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Old Globe
San Diego, CA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
$1096/weekly minimum (LORT B+)

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Old Globe Associate Artistic Director, Justin Waldman
Associate Producers, Lamar Perry & Kim Heil

See breakdown for production-specific personnel.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates

OTHER
NON-EQUITY ACTORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUBMIT, BUT MUST BE WILLING TO JOIN ACTORS' EQUITY IF HIRED.

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 of all Ethnicities, Gender Identities, and Physical Abilities for roles in 2021 season (see breakdown).

San Diego actors encouraged to submit.

BREAKDOWN

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Please tape 2 contrasting monologues or 1 monologue and 1 song. Total audition time should not exceed 3 minutes. You may use a song of your choice or you may use the accompaniment for the selections from HAIR --

Alto: https://www.dropbox.com/s/nr7vg0b00t8p3fw/ALTO%20Aquarius%20EPA%20ECC%20Harmony%20 Part.m4a?dl=0

Soprano: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f0hth8ihvzmbldp/SOPRANO%20Aquarius%20EPA%20ECC%20Harmony %20Part.m4a?dl=0

Tenor: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ys1w23j2ap2iqf0/TENOR%20Aquarius%20EPA%20ECC%20Harmony %20Part.m4a?dl=0

Bass/Baritone: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lwmol7jo7w63mk5/BASS%20BARITONE%20Aquarius%20EPA%20ECC %20Harmony%20Part.m4a?dl=0

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical
Book and Lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado
Music by Galt MacDermot
Directed by James Vasquez

1st Reh: July 9, 2021
1st Prev: August 10, 2021 (Opening Night: August 15)
Closes: September 26, 2021
Lowell Davies Festival Theatre, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

The Age of Aquarius dawns again! It’s the Summer of Love, and a group of young Americans are looking to change the world! Directed by James Vásquez (The Old Globe’s American Mariachi and Tiny Beautiful Things), this legendary rock musical bursts onto the Globe stage with its Grammy Award –winning score featuring iconic hits such as “Let the Sunshine In,” “Good Morning Starshine,” and the exuberant title song. Make love, not war!—and celebrate “harmony and understanding” with Broadway’s first great rock musical. For mature audiences.

Seeking actors of all ethnicities, gender identities, and physical abilities. No roles will be understudied. Available roles:

Berger: A social activist recently banished from high school. An unrestrained animal. He knows what is right and sticks to it no matter the consequence. The leader of the tribe. High energy, athletic, wild. Strong presence and, though he may be a young man, he is looked up to. Any ethnicity. Rock baritone/tenor. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Claude: The most beautiful beast in the forest. Smart, attractive male, with a playful side, and a lover of life. Berger's best friend, recently drafted whose only valuable possession, other than his freedom, is his hair. A charismatic leader that women adore, boys emulate and men will follow into the breach. A man of conscience who struggles with the conflict of what his heart tells him is right and what the authorities around him lead him to believe. Any ethnicity. Rock tenor. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Sheila: A second semester student and passionate protester from NYU who lives with Berger and Claude, aspires to spread love. The most intelligent of the tribe. Wants to change society through peaceful protest. Not necessarily perfect on the outside, but must have a strong voice and presence. Any ethnicity. Rock alto/belter. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Woof: May not want to admit it but he is gay. A young animal. High energy, versatile performer. Must be a natural with comedy. Looks up to Berger and Mick Jagger... in many ways. Rock baritone/tenor. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Hud: Speaks his mind and hopes you can keep up with him. High energy, spiritual performer with a strong voice and presence. A true tone setter that is a natural on stage in any situation. African- American. Rock baritone. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Jeanie: A follower, not a leader. Incredibly sweet, understands Claude better than anyone. Wise, passionate, creative woman, who is pregnant with the tribe's baby. She has taken every drug, and takes care of the tribe. Any ethnicity. Alto. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Dionne: Sassy and lots of fun. Great with comedy and ad-lib vocals. African-American. Alto/mezzo belt. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Crissy: a flower child mourning a lost love - The youngest female of the tribe. Any ethnicity. Mezzo. [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Tourist couple: Two male performers, strong comic timing. One must be willing to appear as a believable woman, while the other is her miserable husband. Doubles as tribe members.

Tribe members: This is not a "chorus", as the entire cast is a true ensemble. Tribe members sing many featured songs including "Aquarius", "Black Boys", "White Boys", "Walking in Space", "Electric Blues", "Hippie Life", etc., and play many roles in the show including the PRINCIPALS, MOTHER/FATHER, historical figures, and more. Energetic, creative performers with heart and passion. Any ethnicities. Strong rock vocals.

Male Swing

Female Swing

World Premiere
The Gardens of Anuncia
by Michael John LaChiusa
Directed & Choreographed by Graciela Daniele

1st Reh: July 29, 2021
1st Prev: September 10 (Opening Night: September 17, 2021)
2021 Closes: October 17, 2021
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

A Globe-commissioned world premiere musical by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa. The Gardens of Anuncia is inspired by the life story of an icon of the American stage who directs and choreographs the show at the Globe: Broadway legend Graciela Daniele. Anuncia tends the garden of her country house as she reflects on her life, looking back on her girlhood in Juan Perón’s Argentina and paying homage to the family of women whose sacrifices allowed her to become an artist. This funny, poignant, and beautiful musical features a beguilingly romantic and tango-infused score filled with the exuberant sounds of women reveling in the joys of being alive.

Roles will not be understudied. Actors of all gender identities and physical abilities encouraged to submit.

OLDER ANUNCIA (Latinx, mid-70’s to early 80’s) – Elegant yet down-to earth, she is a woman of distinction who has achieved the highest heights in her profession. She moves with the grace of a dancer and her every gesture conveys the history of a life rich in complication. (Lower to mid range.) [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

YOUNGER ANUNCIA (Latinx, 18+ to play 8 years old to early teens) Precocious, inquisitive, and eager to experience life. Training to be a dancer, she yearns to find her own path. (Mid to high mix) [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

MAMÌ, Carmen (Latinx, late 30’s) Fiercely devoted to her daughter and family, she is passionate, stylish and strong, with a spine of steel. She also has a wry sense of humor and is a fine tanguera. (Mezzo, Strong mix to e) [OFFER OUT FOR THIS ROLE]

GRANMAMA, Magdalena (Latinx, early 60’s) A woman of passion and principle. She has a strong sense of right and wrong, but dives into the fun and humor of life. (Mezzo, mix to d) [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

TIA, Lucia (Latinx, early 30’s) Nuturing, creative, and romantic. She is poetic, warm, and maternal. In many ways, the opposite of her sister, Carmen. (Soprano/mix to g) [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

GRANDFATHER, (Latinx,60’s) – A loveable rogue, he comes and goes, but his loves never wanes. (Baritone, to e/f) [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

THE DEER (Latinx, 30’s) – also plays SOLDIER, MOUSTACHE BROTHER – Transformative performer, equally at home in magical realism and real life. Has a touch of the poet and a dry, sly sense of humor. (Baritone to f) [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

THAT MAN (Latinx, 30’s) – also plays SOLDIER, MOUSTACHE BROTHER, DOCTOR, TEACHER, PRIEST, MOVIE FATHER, and GILBERTO - Transformative performer, equally at home in magical realism and real life. Has a touch of the poet and a smidge of the cad. (Bari-tenor to c) [ROLE HAS BEEN CAST]

Trouble in Mind
By Alice Childress
Directed by Delicia Turner-Sonnenberg

1st Reh: January 7, 2022
1st Prev.: February 5, 2022 (Opening Night: February 10)
Closes: March 13, 2022
Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

A thrilling new production of a too-often neglected American classic. New York, 1955. A leading Black actress and a multiracial cast rehearse a challenging new Broadway play set in the South. Backstage rivalries and showbiz egos cause excitement of their own, but artistic differences between the cast and the white director soon bubble to the surface, revealing the truths that American drama covers over and the ways in which even well-meaning people can harm others under the guise of helping. The New York Times recently called Alice Childress’s groundbreaking Trouble in Mind “a rich, unsettling play that lingers in one’s memory long after its conclusion.”

Roles will not be understudied.

Wiletta Mayer (Supporting): Female, 50-69 attractive and expansive in personality. African American. Must be able to sing. Wiletta has been an actor for 25 years, but never a star. As an actor, a woman, and an African-American, she knows she is without power—and she has learned from experience how to swallow her feelings, get along, and say the right thing. Her strength and anger are rarely on the surface. But when she is pushed, her temper flares and we see a woman who can fight the world. As the play goes on, she grows increasingly confident and direct. Her performance of a spiritual must be galvanizing—for her, and for everyone around her. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Millie Davis (Supporting): Female, 30-39
knows how to make an entrance, but she’s discontented by her life—and especially by her career. She is politically active and aware, and deeply frustrated that she must continue to play roles that are passive and stereotypically conceived by white writers and directors. Even though she knows what’s right—she also knows that she needs to do to keep her job. Her own way of speaking is bald, flat, and direct. When she’s acting, she knows how to deliver the standard formula chuckle and extra warmth. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Judy Sears (Supporting): Female, 18-25 a young actor who has just graduated from Yale. She takes the privilege of her race (and the financial support of her parents) for granted. Earnest and well meaning, but her innocent belief in her “progressive” attitudes can make her seem cloying. When we first meet her, she is emotional and unsteady; life scares her. And yet, she has more self-awareness than one would expect. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Al Manners (Supporting): Male, 40-59 the director—energetic, confident, and patronizing. Underneath a veneer of kindness, he’s quite selfish, tactless and manipulative. He loves the challenge of a conflict—he needs to win. And if it helps him to win and to get what he wants, he can change his manner in an instant. He’s always watching and calculating his next step; he likes to catch others off guard. Touchy about outside criticism and boastful of his own trials and tribulations—which he suffers loudly. The kind of man who thinks he’s not racist—until he winds himself up and speaks without thinking. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

John Nevins (Supporting): Male, 18-25 a young, talented—and very charming—actor. At the start of the play, he is unable to contain his enthusiasm for the job, and scoffs at the idea that he would need to ingratiate himself with his white colleagues by being less than his authentic self. As the play goes on, and he becomes seduced by the idea of success, he unconsciously begins to mimic his white director, picking up the way he speaks and moves. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Henry (Supporting): Male, 70-79 a veteran of 50 years in show business, first as an electrician, and now the doorman. He’s Irish, and proud of it. A real character--somewhat garrulous, a bit deaf. When he’s working, he’s exact, precise, all business. He is both innately compassionate (especially around actors) and eager to please, but his temper can occasionally flare. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Sheldon Forrester (Supporting): Male, 75-85 must be able to carry a tune. An elderly character actor. Like Wiletta, he has learned from experience how to keep his head down, get along, and say the right thing. His way of getting by is to always be polite and not make waves. Ethnicity: Black / African Descent

Bill O’Wray (Supporting): Male, 50-59 an experienced character actor. When he is playing a part, he is dynamic and radiates strength and power. When he is only himself—he’s more a shadow of a man, and appears to be worried all the time, He prefers to avoid the company of other people as much as he can; when he tries to ingratiate himself, he often falls flat. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Eddie Fenton: (Supporting): Male, 20-39 the stage manager; eager and quick in Act I. As he absorbs the conflicts around him, he grows visibly nervous and drawn, lacking his easy-going attitude of the first act. Ethnicity: White / European Descent

Globe-Commissioned World-Premiere
Shutter Sisters
By Mansa Ra
directed by Donya K. Washington

1st Reh: September 3, 2021
1st Prev.: October 7, 2021 (Opening Night: October 14)
Closes: November 7, 2021
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

A Globe-commissioned world premiere that was developed in the 2020 Powers New Voices Festival. Shutter Sisters tells the story of two women living parallel lives on the hardest days of their lives. A white woman named Michael attends her adopted mother’s funeral, while a Black woman named Mykal kicks her adult daughter out of her home. A heartfelt and surprising journey through womanhood, identity, and what it means to belong.

No roles will be understudied.

Mykal, a Black woman in her fifties

Michael, a White woman in her fifties [OFFER OUT FOR THIS ROLE]

World-Premiere
El Borracho
By Tony Meneses directed by Eddie Torres

1st Reh: January 14, 2022
1st Prev.: February 17, 2022 (Opening Night: February 24)
Closes: March 20, 2022
Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Roles will not be understudied. Actors of all gender identities and physical abilities encouraged to submit.

Raul is ill. He drinks, because he always drinks, just like “el borracho” on the lotería card. In his final months, Raul is forced to move in with his ex-wife Alma, who now has to care for the man she thought she’d never have to see again, and his son David, who has secrets he’s longing to share. Developed as part of the Globe’s 2020 Powers New Voices Festival, the world premiere of Tony Meneses’s compelling tragicomedy follows one family’s journey to come together so they can finally say goodbye.

Raul, Latinx, late 40’s-early 50’s, [OFFER OUT FOR THIS ROLE] Alma, late 40’s-early 50’s, Latina [OFFER OUT FOR THIS ROLE] David, 21, Latino

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. All auditions will be reviewed if received by the deadline.

Deadline: 06/18/2021

SUBMIT TO
casting@theoldglobe.org

Union

AEA

SALARY

LORT Non-Rep $1096/weekly minimum (LORT B+)