Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Monday, February 17, 2014
1 PM to 9 PM
Break 4pm to 5pm
Charles R. Wood Theater
207 Glen Street
Glens Falls, NY 12801
2nd Floor, Rehearsal Room
Equity actors and actor/singer/musicians for the season to include:
RING OF FIRE
SECOND ACT CABARET
A) Brief song or B) Brief monologue or C) A one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a song.
Accompanist provided. Those auditioning for RING OF FIRE are encouraged to accompany themselves.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
NYC Principal Auditions will be held February 20 (for RING OF FIRE and SECOND ACT CABARET) and 21 (for THE WHALE) at AEA. See separate notices.
Mark Fleischer, Producing Artistic Director
· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Call 518-798-9663 extension 30 for an appointment.
AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter
Director: Mark Fleischer (AT AUDTION)
First rehearsal: June 23 - July 9 (Glens Falls, NY)
Performances: July 10 - 19 (Glens Falls, NY)
Late 30s – 40s. Male. A morbidly obese man (somewhere around 650 lbs) who is dying of congestive heart failure throughout the play. He’s been wasting away for years, ever since giving up on himself since the death of his partner. But however awful his life has become, he has put all of his hopes and optimism on his daughter, who he hasn’t seen in 17 years. A very insightful, intelligent , well-educated man who is sensitive, gentle, and thoughtful. Actors of all physical types should audition.
19. Female. Charlie’s daughter whom he hasn’t seen since she was a baby. A deeply intelligent, deeply cynical teenager who feels—probably accurately—that she is always the smartest person in the world. Very manipulative and shrewd, has convinced herself that she doesn’t care about her ailing father. Never valley-girl or sarcastic and eye-rolling, Ellie doesn’t say things to be mean, she says them because they are true.
Late 30s – 40s. Charlie’s best friend. A nurse who would like to think of herself as very hardened, but she’s not. She’s masking a huge amount of emotional depth, and she’s constantly trying to shove her feelings down into herself. She’s brash, stern, and loud, but pretty sensitive on the inside.
Late 30s – 40s. Ellie’s mother. Charlie’s ex-wife, who has also not seen Charlie in 17 years. A hardened alcoholic who has been there, done that. A woman who has made a lot of bad choices, but feels that she has done the best she can given the cards she was dealt.
Male. A Mormon missionary who happens upon Charlie just as he has his first cardiac episode. A somewhat naïve, innocent young man who just wants to see Mormonism help one person before he ends his mission. He makes a big effort to be a good Mormon boy, but underneath it all he’s a normal disaffected, pot-smoking Midwestern teenager.
RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH
By Richard Maltby, Jr.
Director: Sherry Stregack
Music Director: Eric Anthony
co-pro with Arts Garage in DelRay Beach Florida.
First rehearsal: June 3 (Del Ray Beach, FL)
Tech and Performances AT ATF: July 21 - August 3 (Glens Falls, NY)
An ensemble of 8 actor/singer/musicians.
3 Men, 3 Women and 2 additional actors of either gender who play at a high skill level one or more of the following instruments: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro, harmonica, upright bass, piano, accordion, trumpet, drums. Actors must be able to move well. "Eefing" and "hambone" skills a plus.
SECOND ACT CABARET
Director: Mark Fleischer (AT AUDITION)
First Rehearsal: July 10, 2014 (Glens Falls, NY)
Performances: July 14 and 15, 2014 (Glens Falls, NY)
Each Season ATF officers a two night cabaret slot for up to two performers. The show is put together by ATF’s artistic director based on the talents and interests of the performer hired.
A versatile cabaret performer of any age with comedic timing and able to play at least one instrument. Existing cabaret acts will be considered.