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DC/Baltimore AEA Liaison EPA - Ford's Theatre

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Date of Audition:
2/17/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Performer Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Monday, February 17, 2014
10 AM to 6:30 PM
Lunch from 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
Cat. A; $935/week AEA minimum

Location
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004


Seeking
Equity Actors and actors who sing for the 2014-2015 Ford's Theatre.

See THIS breakdown for Ford's Theatre's season.

See the Main DC/Baltimore AEA Liaison notice breakdown for full audition information.

Preparation
Each actor will be afforded 3 minutes in which to display the variety of your talent; you may perform one or more monologues and/or sing a song of choice. It is NOT necessary to use all 3 minutes. (Please use your time wisely, as you will be timed.) Accompanist will be provided for those singing.

Other Dates
see breakdown for Ford's Theatre's show dates.

NOTE: Actors will be auditioning for several theatres participating in this DC/Baltimore AEA Liaison Audition. See separate notices for each theatre's info.

Other
Be sure to bring multiple copies of your picture and resume, each stapled together.

Personnel
Attending the audition for Ford's Theatre will be:
Patrick Pearson, Director of Artistic Programming
Carter Lowe, Artistic Programming Intern

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

Appointments
See the Main DC/Baltimore AEA Liaison notice breakdown for specific instructions to register and make an appointment.

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

DRIVING MISS DAISY
by Alfred Uhry
Directed by Jennifer Nelson

1st Rehearsal: 8/26/14. Performances: 9/26 - 10/26/14

All characters age 25 years throughout the course of the play.

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Boolie Werthan:
35-60. White. Daisy’s son. Smart. A good businessman and son who loves his mother, but does not always understand her.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST; SEEKING UNDERSTUDIES AND REPLACEMENTS FOR:

Daisy Werthan:
65-90. White. Fiercely independent. Smart, savvy, but growing frail. Does not want to admit when she needs help.

Hoke Colburn:
55-80. African American. Patient and hard-working. Starts as Daisy’s chauffer, ends as her closest friend.

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Original direction by Michael Baron
1st Rehearsal: 11/7/14. Performances: 11/20/14 - 1/1/15

THE FOLLOWING ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST WITH RETURNING ACTORS; SEEKING UNDERSTUDIES AND REPLACEMENTS FOR:

Ebenezer Scrooge:
50s or older. Transformed from jaded, pessimistic banker to joyful and appreciative philanthropist.

Ghost of Christmas Past/Doll Vendor:
30s or older. Illuminates the joys of Christmas to Scrooge.

Ghost of Christmas Present/Fruit Vendor:
30s or older. Towering physical presence. Joyful spirit.

Ghost of Christmas Future/Clock Vendor:
40s or older. Sturdy physical frame. As ghost, communicates non-verbally.

Jacob Marley:
50s or older. Deceased business partner of Scrooge. Once bitter, he now cautions Scrooge against self serving practices.

Bob Cratchit:
30s. Cheerful and devoted employee of Scrooge. Optimistic and caring father.

Mrs. Cratchit:
30s. Loving wife of Bob Cratchit. Worried mother, harbors ill will toward Scrooge.

Fred:
late 20s. Scrooge’s young nephew. Genial and appreciative of the Christmas Spirit.

Mrs. Fred:
late 20s. Wife of Fred. Strong-willed, but with a generous spirit.

Mrs. Fred’s Sister:
20s. Lover of Topper/Dick Wilkins. Sassy and sexy.

Solicitor #1:
30s or older. Jovial lawyer with a hearty laugh and quick smile.

Solicitor #2:
30s or older. Generous lawyer, but a bit of a hothead.

Topper/Young Jacob Marley:
20s. Bumbling with words, pleasant attitude, boyish charm.

Fezziwig:
50s. Jovial merchant, former business affiliate of Scrooge. An energetic dancer.

Mrs. Fezziwig:
50s. Wife of Fezziwig. Spirited and joyful; a real firecracker.

Belle:
20s. Ingénue, love interest of young Scrooge. Beautiful, with a heart of gold.

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THE WIDOW LINCOLN
by James Still
Directed by Stephen Rayne

1st Rehearsal: 12/16/14. Performances: 1/23 - 2/22/15

AVAILABLE ROLES:

Mary Todd Lincoln:
48. White. Smart, passionate, volatile. Has the weight of the world on her shoulders and the eyes of all the country watching her.

Elizabeth Keckley:
48. African American. Mary’s dressmaker and closest confidante. She is the voice of reason.

Guard/Asa Treadwell:
20s-30s. White. A woman who has convincingly disguised herself as a male Union soldier. Brave, but concerned her secret might be revealed.

Sally/Others:
50s-60s. African American. Must be a strong singer. Mary’s primary caregiver and friend as a child. Also plays one of the chorus of widows among other roles.

Young Maid/Others:
20s-30s. African American. Timid and unsure, but wants to do the right thing. Also plays one of the chorus of widows among other roles.

Queen Victoria/Others:
50s-60s. White. One of the only people who can truly empathize with Mary. Regal, wise, yet down to earth. Also plays one of the chorus of widows among other roles.

Laura Keene/Others:
40s-50s. White. World famous actress. Smart, independent, and shrewd. Also plays one of the chorus of widows among other roles.

Nettie Colburn/Others:
20s-30s. White. A medium who conducted séances for Mary. Also plays one of the chorus of widows among other roles.

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FREEDOM'S SONG
adapted from The Civil War, music by Frank Wildhorn and Gregory Boyd, lyrics by Wildhorn and Jack Murphy, additional material by Richard Hellesen and Mark Ramont
Directed and choreographed by Jeff Calhoun, Musical Direction by Jay Crowder

1st Rehearsal: 2/10/15. Performances: 3/23 - 5/16/15

AVAILABLE ROLES:

All actors must be fantastic singers, adept at a variety of styles, including modern musical theatre, rock, country, and gospel.

Man 1: 20s. White. Young Union soldier.

Man 2: 20s. White. Young Confederate soldier.

Man 3: 20s-30s. African American. Runaway slave.

Man 4: 30s-40s. White. Union captain.

Man 5: 30s-40s. White. Confederate captain.

Man 6: 40s-50s. White. Old Confederate soldier.

Woman 1: 20s-30s. White. Northern wife.

Woman 2: 20s-30s. African American. Runaway slave’s wife.

Woman 3: 20s-30s. White. Southern wife/Nurse.

Woman 4: 20s-40s. African American. Slave/Freedwoman.

Male Ensemble. 20s-40s. Strong singers/actors to play a variety of roles


Ford's Theatre will also be holding a separate/individual EPA for its season on Tuesday 2/17, also at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. see separate notice


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