San Diego Repertory Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 07.29.21)

 

San Diego Repertory Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 07.29.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

San Diego Repertory Theatre
San Diego, CA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
$739 weekly minimum (LORT D)

PERSONNEL
Kim Heil, Casting Director (viewing auditions)

See breakdown for production-specific personnel.

OTHER DATES
See production dates in breakdown.

OTHER
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
San Diego REP is currently seeking actors for their upcoming season (see breakdown). All roles will have understudies.

San Diego REP is committed to diverse casting. We encourage actors of all ethnicities, actors who are differently-abled, actors who are neuro-diverse, and actors who identify as LGBTQIA+ to audition.

BREAKDOWN

MOTHER ROAD
Written by Octavio Solis
Directed by Sam Woodhouse

First Rehearsal: September 9, 2021
First Preview: October 7, 2021
Opening: October 13, 2021
Closing: October 31, 2021

Story: Inspired by John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath, this world-premiere play by playwright Octavio Solis (Don Quixote, El Paso Blue) finds hardworking and hard-living William Joad with no blood kin to inherit the family farm. No one, that is, until he finds an unexpected relation: Martín Jodes—a young Mexican-American man descended from Steinbeck’s original protagonist Tom Joad. This powerful story—filled with humor and heart—about land, family and survival inventively reverses the Joads’ mythic journey, as these modern-day Joads travel from migrant farm-worker camps in California back to Oklahoma.

Characters
William Joad (Male Caucasian, 70s), an old man from Oklahoma looking for his kin – ALREADY CAST

Martín Jodes (Male Latinx, 20s-30s), a Mexican-American young man looking for a home – ALREADY CAST

Seven Chorus Members, from whom the following characters emerge:
Roger Graves (Male Caucasian, 50s) Will’s old friend and lawyer – ALREADY CAST
Mo (Female Latinx, 20s-30s) Martín’s migrant worker pal – ALREADY CAST
Amelia (Female Latinx, 20s-30s) Martín’s love, also a migrant worker
James (Male African-American, 30s-40s) Martín’s friend from his rough youth – ALREADY CAST
Ivy the Waitress (Female, 30s-40s) – ALREADY CAST
Cook (Male, 30s-40s) – ALREADY CAST
State Trooper (Male, 30s-40s) – ALREADY CAST
Officer Hamilton (Female 30s-40s) – ALREADY CAST
Abelardo, a motel clerk (Male Latinx, 50s-60s) – ALREADY CAST
Father of Abelardo (Male Latinx, 30s-40s) – ALREADY CAST
Curtis (Male, 30s-40s) – ALREADY CAST

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon
Adapted by Simon Stephens
Directed by Todd Salovey

First rehearsal: December 9, 2021
First preview: January 6, 2022
Opening: January 12, 2022
Closing: January 30, 2022

Story: Fifteen year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork. Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington, and he carefully records each fact of the crime. But his detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world.

Christopher Boone (Supporting): Male, 13-19, any ethnicity. A teenager who is an outsider due to his unique perception of the world, which he sees in surprising and revealing ways. He notices things in minute detail yet has difficulty understanding social and emotional cues and difficulty empathizing with others. This lack of understanding often makes the world seem frustrating and frightening to him, and he can become agitated and even violent when he has to deal with too many overwhelming external stimuli. From a diagnostic point of view, he is probably on the autism spectrum and exhibits some behavior that might be characterized as having Asperger’s Syndrome, though what is most important is that he is different. Actor must be physically agile. – OFFER OUT TO ACTOR

Ed Boone/Others (Supporting): Male, 30-55, any ethnicity. Christopher’s father. He is estranged from his wife, Judy and struggling as a single parent trying to raise his son the best he can. A working class man. Proud, gruff, and brusque, he is unable to convey his emotions and feelings but loves his son deeply. He has trouble communicating with Christopher, who often frustrates him.

Judy Boone/Others (Supporting): Female, 30-50, any ethnicity. Christopher’s mother, is estranged from her husband, Ed after having an affair with her neighbor Roger. She works as a secretary and is a working class woman with a tough exterior who has no support system to raise her son and blames herself for her inability to cope with him effectively. Loving, yet impatient, she has felt very alone in her situation with Christopher and it frustrates her to a point of absolute desperation.

Siobhan/Others (Supporting): Female, 20-49, any ethnicity. Christopher’s teacher and mentor, she is the only person in Christopher’s life with an understanding of his situation. She strives to teach Christopher how society works and how to behave within its guidelines. Constantly negotiating around Christopher’s anger, she is professional, warm, caring, calm, gentle and self-possessed and also sensitive to his strained relationship with his father. She often serves as the narrator of Christopher’s story and of his feelings.

Mrs. Shears/Mrs. Gascoyne/Others (Supporting): Female, 30-50, any ethnicity. Mrs. Shears is Roger’s ex-wife and Christopher’s neighbor, rough around the edges. Worn out by life, disappointed, haggard. Mrs. Gascoyne is the headmistress of the school for “special needs” children that Christopher attends. Condescending and lacking in sensitivity, nuance and imagination.

Roger Shears/Duty Sergeant/Others (Supporting): Male, 30-50, any ethnicity. Roger Shears is Mrs. Shears ex-husband. A middle class man who works at a bank. Has left his wife as a result of his relationship with Judy, which not built on sturdy ground. Doesn’t have a clue or any interest in understanding Christopher. The Duty Sergeant is a local Swindon desk sergeant (policeman) who releases Christopher to Ed’s custody after Christopher’s been arrested. Firm, experienced, tough but fair-minded.

3 Additional Ensemble members, ages 20-60, to play: Mrs. Alexander, Reverend Peters, Station Policeman, Policeman, Mr. Thompson, Man with Socks, No. 40, Information, Punk Girl and Others

THE GREAT KHAN
Written by Michael Gene Sullivan
Directed by TBD

First Rehearsal: February 3, 2022
First Preview: March 3, 2022
Opening: March 9, 2022
Closing: March 27, 2022

Story: Jayden, an African-American teenager, just wants to be his game-playing nerdy self. But after he saves a girl, Ant, from almost being raped he and his mother are forced to move to keep him safe from the boys who attacked her. And while Jayden debates with himself if he should toughen up, Ant tries to reject the tough Black girl persona she has adopted in reaction to her victimization. Both are trying to figure out how to be themselves in a country that sees them as runaway slaves, trying to define themselves in a culture that insists on defining them as only and forever dangerous. Then Genghis Khan shows up.

JAYDEN - A Black teenaged boy
ANT - A Black teenaged girl
CRYSTAL - Jayden's mother, 30's - 40's
GAO-MING - A Chinese American teenaged girl
MR ADAMS - A White schoolteacher, 30's - 40's T
EMUJIN - a Mongolian man, 30+

IN EVERY GENERATION
Written by Ali Viterbi
Directed by Todd Salovey

First Rehearsal: April 28, 2022
First Preview: May 26, 2022
Opening: June 1, 2022
Closing: June 19, 2022

Story: One family. One holiday. Four millennia. The Levi-Katz family celebrates Passover again and again (and again and again) and while times, location, and languages change, traditions stay the same. Over matzah ball soup and (vegan) brisket, the close-knit clan contends with questions of race, religion, and inter-generational trauma. The present echoes the past—and the past the present—as the family repeatedly reenacts the exodus from Egypt, each time asking themselves: must we define ourselves through trauma? Will we ever be free? And why is this night different from all other nights?

VALERIA LEVI, female, white, first generation American, daughter of Davide and Paola, mother of Devorah and Yael, 57 years old in Part 1, 88 years old in Part 3

DEVORAH (DEV) KATZ, female, Chinese American, adopted, daughter of Valeria, older sister to Yael, 23 years old in Part 1, 54 years old in Part 3

YAEL KATZ, female, white, daughter of Valeria, younger sister to Devorah, 19 years old in Part 1, 50 years old in Part 3

DAVIDE LEVI, male, white, Italian, married to Paola, Valeria's father, 87 years old in Part 1: has ALS and no longer has the ability to speak, 22 years old in Part 2

PAOLA LEVI, female, white, Yugoslavian/Italian, married to Davide, Valeria's mother, 85 years old in Part 1, 20 years old in Part 2

*Though we meet the characters at a variety of ages, actors should use the Part One ages as a guide.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
On video, please perform two contrasting monologues, no more than 3 minutes total. Please upload your video to YouTube, Vimeo, Dropbox, or other third-party platform; please not send your audition video as a file attachment. Please email the link to your audition video NO LATER THAN JULY 29, 2021. Please include Pic & Res in your email as attachments.

Deadline: 07/29/2021

SUBMIT TO
kheil@sdrep.org

Union

AEA

SALARY

LORT Non-Rep $739 weekly minimum (LORT D)