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BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATRE 2014-15 SEASON - Boston Playwrights Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 5, 2014

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Boston Playwrights' Theatre 2014-15 season - EPAs
Boston Playwrights Theatre|Boston, MA

Date of Audition:
6/18/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
11:00 am-6:00 pm
(no lunch break)

Contract
NEAT
$260 weekly minimum

Location
Boston Playwrights Theatre
949 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
On the street or under Harry Agganis Arena ($2/hour).


Seeking
Equity actors for three shows in Season for plays entitled Reconsidering Hanna(h) by Deirdre Girard, Chosen Child by Monica Bauer, and Uncle Jack by Michael Hammond.

See breakdown for more information.

Preparation
Please prepare one monologue or read from script.

Other Dates
See breakdown for rehearsal, opening, and closing dates.

Personnel
Reconsidering Hanna(h) is directed by Bridget Kathleen O'Leary
Chosen Child is directed by Megan Schy Gleeson
Uncle Jack is directed by Michael Hammond.

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
CONTACT: Kate Snodgrass at ksnodgra@bu.edu or 617-353-5104 on June 4-June 17, 10AM to 4 PM. EMAIL PREFERRED

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

RECONSIDERING HANNA(H) by Deirdre Girard
Rehearsals begin Sept. 2, 2014
Opening Sept. 25, 2014
Closing Oct. 19, 2014
Directed by Bridget Kathleen O’Leary

Past Hannah of 1600s vs. present-day Hannah, both at war with the world and with themselves.

HANNA/HANNAH (same actor), early 40s: Journalist, intense, strong-willed.

Matt, 40s: Editor, kind, driven, concerned about Hanna.

Joanna, 30s: Journalist with a secret, complicated.

Mary, 40-50s: Midwife, religious, friend of Hannah’s.


CHOSEN CHILD by Monica Bauer
Rehearsals begin Oct. 6, 2014
Opening Oct. 30, 2014
Closing Nov. 23, 2014
Directed by Megan Schy Gleeson

Through betrayal and family abandonment, one woman discovers the true meaning of responsibility.

CLAUDIA, 30s: ages from 12 to 64, from vivacious child to depressed and burdened mother

LEE, 50s: ages from 19 to 85; a young, naïve farm girl to weary and wise great-grandmother.

DONNA, 30s, ages from 12 to 46, from rebellious pre-teen to acerbic author of books on the psychology of family life, and exasperated mother of her own rebellious child.

DAVID, 20s, Jewish, ages from 6 to 40, from childhood precociousness to schizophrenia. The same actor will double as 31-year-old JIMMY.

WOMAN, 30s: Plays the various ANNES: the Bus Ticket Lady, the Social Worker, Claudia’s roommate Annie in Hollywood, and Lee Ann, Donna’s daughter.


UNCLE JACK by Michael Hammond
Rehearsals begin January 12, 2015
Opening Feb. 12, 2015
Closing March 1, 2015
Directed by Michael Hammond

Retelling of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, set in a fictional theatre company in the Berkshires.

Derek, 70: a theater director; British expatriate.

Elena, 35-40: Derek’s much younger wife.

Sonya, 28-30: Derek’s daughter by his first marriage: theater co. gen. mgr.

Jack, 50: Sonya’s uncle; managing director of theater company.

Wolfe, 40: a medical doctor.

Tug, 45-50: estate caretaker.

Clare, 70: retired theater professor; theater co. dramaturge; born in Ireland.


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