SpeakEasy Stage Company
Rehearsals $340/week, Exhibition $150/week
Directed by Pascale Florestal
Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault
Artistic Fellow Dwayne P. Mitchell
Rehearsal dates: March 8 - 21, 2021. Streaming Dates: (pre-recorded and streamed): April 16-22, 2021.
*All rehearsal and Film/Capture dates are scheduled to take place March 8, 2021 through March 21, 2021.
*Some additional dates, including reshoots and virtual discussions/meetings may be required between March 21 and April 22.
For these auditions, no nudity or any form of sexual contact will be required as part of an actor’s audition. We will not ask prospective participants to perform violence or sexual contact as part of an audition without disclosing this expectation in the audition notice or invitation. SpeakEasy Stage Company seeks to foster an environment of communication, safety, respect, accountability, and the health, safety, and well- being of institutions and its participants.
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 the New England Premiere of TJ LOVES SALLY 4 EVER by James Ijames (see breakdown).
For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. (No roles have been pre-cast as of the posting date.) No understudies are being cast.
Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition, and all roles are open to inclusive casting. SpeakEasy Stage Company shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ability statuses. SpeakEasy Stage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Please bring your Equity membership card to this audition.
PREPARATION: Submissions should be no longer than 5 minutes. Actors may perform one or more monologues, or prepare a combination of scene(s) and monologues(s) from other sources. SpeakEasy suggests, if not performing scenes, to choose two contrasting monologues.
Production scripts can be accessed by contacting SpeakEasy Stage
About the Show:
In this wildly irreverent and whip-smart satire, award-winning playwright James Ijames dissects a sordid slice of American history with the goal of reimagining the future. When Sally, a young Black college student, is faced with unwanted advances from TJ, her college’s white Dean of Students, she sets out, amidst a swirl of marching bands, beauty pageants, and bubbly tour guides, to dismantle the legacies that bind us.
SALLY- 20s. College student, Black, Female-Identifying. Hella smart, driven. (must have comfortability
in step, tap, and twerking)
TJ- 30s-40s. Dean of students. Also smart. Gregarious. Privileged. White, Male-Identifying. (must have comfortability tap and twerking)
ANNETTE- 20s. Sally’s friend. Black, Female-Identifying. She’s pre-med. Busy and Brilliant. She don’t have time for this. (must have comfortability in step, tap, and twerking)
PAM- 20s. Sally’s other friend. Black, Female-Identifying. She’s pre-law. Busy and Brilliant. She is better than you. (must have comfortability in step, tap, and twerking)
HAROLD- 20s. Sally’s classmate. Principled, argumentative, mischievous, activist. Black, Male- Identifying.
SEE BREAKDOWN FOR PREPARATION. Please email your Equity status, full name and pronouns, contact information, the shows for which you would like to be considered, your headshot/resume as a PDF titled "LAST NAME, FIRST NAME (2020)", and your video submission link. For your submission, please use a private link on a streaming service or website such as YouTube or Vimeo (not an attachment) and send the link via email.