Spring Awakening - LA EPA (06.07.23) | Playbill

Spring Awakening - LA EPA (06.07.23)

CATEGORY: Performer

East West Players
Los Angeles, CA

Job Details



$574.36 weekly minimum (SPT 5)

Wednesday, June 7, 2023
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM (P)

David Henry Hwang Theatre
120 Judge John Aiso St Fl 4
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3852

Director: Snehal Desai
Choreographer: Preston Mui
Musical Direction: Marc Macalintal

Expected to attend:
Casting Director - Andy Lowe
Music Director - Marc Macalintal
Assistant Director - Tyree Marshall
Casting Associate - Allesandra Gutierez

Rehearsal: September 26, 2023 (34 hour/week max)
Tech: October 17-25, 2023
Previews: October 26, 2023
Opening: October 29, 2023
Closing: November 19, 2023

Possible extension through December 3, 2023


EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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 attend every audition.

Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

Equity actors for roles in SPRING AWAKENING (See breakdown).

Asian, Pacific Islander, or mixed race musical theater performers are encouraged to audition.

Please prepare one full song. Preferably contemporary musical theatre that tells a story (no longer than 1 1/2 minutes). Connect the words to the character and show us an arc. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist marked as you would like it played, and bring your book in case we ask for a variation. Also, please bring you headshot and resume stapled together.



All characters are Asian American, Pacific Islander, South Asian, Mixed Race, and/or BIPOC presenting. All have strong storytelling and movement skills, solid vocals and musicality. Please note that this show contains mature content. Prior to auditioning, we recommend actors to familiarize themselves with the script.



Wendla Bergman (Pop Soprano) 18+. A sweet, but naive young girl who is trapped in her family’s unwillingness to teach her about the adult world, but with every passing day, she grows bolder and more curious about her body. Both vulnerable and a willing participant in her evolution. There is possibility for partial or implied nudity and sexually explicit conduct for this staging. An intimacy Coordinator will be provided for this process.

Ilse Neumann (Pop Soprano/Belter) 18+. A misguided young girl who runs away from an abusive home to live in an artists’ colony. Kind and resilient while also broken and stuck in a cycle of abuse. There is a strong emotional connection between Ilse and Moritz; perhaps in another life they could have been happy together.

Martha Bessell (Alto/Belter) 18+. One of Wendla’s friends who is abused by her father, and she keeps the worst of the abuse to herself. She has a crush on Moritz, and is chastised by the other girls for it. Best friend of Anna and protective of her.

Anna (Mezzo-Soprano) 18+. A kind school girl and Martha’s best friend. She is more aware of injustice than the other girls and recognizes that what happens to Wendla is wrong. Has a secret crush on Martha.

Thea (Alto) 18+. A confrontational school girl and Wendla’s best friend. Outwardly believes the adults but secretly questions the blind faith demanded of her. Does not want to rock the boat.

Ensemble Girl (Various Voice Parts) 18+

Melchior Gabor (Bari-Tenor) 18+ A headstrong, smart and charismatic schoolboy. He knows much more than the others because of what he reads in books and is able to see the corruption in society. His radical points of view about most things are correct but misunderstood. He falls in love with Wendla. There is possibility for partial or implied nudity and sexually explicit conduct for this staging. An intimacy Coordinator will be provided for this process.

Moritz Stiefel (Tenor) 18+. Melchior’s intense and nervous best friend. He has an overwhelming confusion relating to sexual feelings, which seems comedic at first, but quickly develops into a serious issue for him. The system has failed him. Highly sensitive and aware of his inability to fit into the system. Feels like a failure. One of the childhood four: Wendla, Melchior, Moritz and Ilse.

Hänschen Rilow (Tenor) 18+. A cunning and attractive schoolboy, who manipulates the other students, especially Ernst, whom he seduces. Like Melchior, he also appears to be very intelligent, but uses his knowledge in favor of the system.

Ernst Röbel (Bari-Tenor) 18+. A sweet and naive classmate. He is Hänschen’s love interest.

Georg Zirschnitz (Tenor) 18+. A hormonal schoolboy who lusts after his older, busty piano teacher.

Otto Lämmermeier (Bari-Tenor) 18+. Another schoolboy who has a disturbing dream about his mother.

Ensemble Boy (Various Voice Parts) 18+

NOTE: Each adult will double as multiple roles.

Adult 1 (Mezzo-Soprano) Female, 40+. Frau Bergman: Wendla’s mother; Fräulein Knuppeldick: an associate of Headmaster Knochenbruch Frau Bessell: Martha’s mother

Adult 2 (Mezzo-Soprano) Female, 40+. Fräulein Grossebüstenhalter: Georg’s piano teacher; Fanny Gabor: Melchior’s mother

Adult 3 (Bari-Tenor) Male, 40+. Herr Sonnenstich: a schoolteacher; Herr Stiefel: Moritz’s father; Schmidt: the abortionist; Herr Neumann: Ilse’s Father

Adult 4 (Bari-Tenor) Male, 40+. Headmaster Knochenbruch: the boys’ school headmaster


SPT $574.36 weekly minimum (SPT 5)




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