Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
Tier 6; $417/week AEA minimum (after 6/2)
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 2014 Season.
AEA Stage Managers also needed for the productions MADAGASCAR and ANNAPURNA. (see separate SM notice for info)
Please prepare a short contemporary monologue.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together
MA EPA: 4/25 at Town Hall Theatre in Chester, MA
NYC EPA: 4/30 at AEA in NYC
Full descriptions of plays available at www.chestertheatre.org
Byam Stevens, Artistic Director
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
note: a few roles have been pre-CAST. For those roles, performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.
MADAGASCAR by J.T. Rogers
Directed by James Warwick
Performances June 25- July 6
First Rehearsal June 2
About: Gideon has disappeared. His sister, June; his mother, Lilian; and Nathan, his father’s business partner, come to a hotel room in Rome seeking answers. As their stories unfold, weaving back and forth in time, a complex web of relationships is revealed. And yet, the essential mystery – why did Gideon vanish – remains.
NATHAN, around 60 – An economic theorist from the Midwest. Enthralled by his partner’s family.
The following roles have been CAST:
Role CAST. Early 30s – Cultured and soulful. A tourist guide by trade, a vestal virgin by nature.
Role CAST. Around 60 – Cultured, sophisticated Upper East Side society woman of substance.
by Sharr White
Directed by Robert Egan
Performances July 10-20
First rehearsal June 16
About: Twenty years ago, in the middle of the night, Emma walked out on Ulysses, taking their infant son. Now, hearing he’s in dire straits, she tracks him down in a trailer park on the high plains of Colorado. Their reunion is alternately comic and conflicted. And, the more they understand what drove them apart, the more they’re drawn together.
mid-50’s – once a cowboy poet and university professor, now a fast-talking master of denial.
The rollowing role has been CAST:
Role CAST. Mid-50s – An urbane, fierce, protective New Englander. Often selfless, but denies it.
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Byam Stevens
Performances July 30 - August 10
First Rehearsal July 7
About: Bernard learns that he has been cloned. Shocked, he seeks an explanation from his father, Salter. But then, so do two other “sons”. Who is the original? Who are the clones? A fast-paced psychological thriller and a dark tale of a father’s love for his son.
60 – An improviser. Without a shred of backbone. Always looking to game the system.
The following role has been CAST:
Role CAST. Late 30s – Also Bernard2 & Michael, clones. By turns earnest, frightening, content.
THE AMISH PROJECT
By Jessica Dickey
Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer
Performances August 14-24
First rehearsal July 21
About: A fictional exploration of the Nickel Mines Schoolhouse shooting, a tragedy in an Amish community. A one woman show in which the actress plays a host of characters – victims, community members, the gunman – some trapped in cycles of grief, others struggling to forgive.
The following role has been CAST:
Role CAST. Late 20s – Garrulous child to cynical wife to Hispanic shopgirl. Requires both range and facility with rapidly changing characterizations.
An Equity Stage Manager is also needed for the productions MADAGASCAR and ANNAPURNA
Stage Managers may also request a brief interview at the EPAs