FOLGER THEATRE 2014-15 SEASON **Updated** - Folger Theatre Auditions

Posted: January 27, 2014

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Folger Theatre 2014/15 Season - EPA in NYC
Folger Theatre
Washington, DC


Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition
2/12/2014

Location
Ripley-Grier 520 (Everyone must show
government photo ID to enter building.
)
520 8th Ave. (36th/37th)
New York, NY
Studio 17D

Time(s)

Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

> EPA Rules are in effect.
> A monitor will be provided.

Personnel

Artistic Producer: Janet Alexander Griffin

Folger Theatre will be represented at the auditions by Daryl Eisenberg Casting.

Other Dates

see breakdown for show dates

www.folger.edu/theatre

Contract
LOA
ref. to LORT $545/week minimum

Seeking
Equity actors, men and women, all types, for the 2014-15 Season to include:

JULIUS CAESAR
SCHILLER’S MARY STUART
ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD

see breakdown.

Breakdown
A breakdown has been added for this notice. See below.

Preparation
Please prepare a brief Shakespeare or other classical monologue. Please bring a headshot and resume, stapled together.

Other
If unable to attend EPA, please email a picture/resume to folger@decasting.com, Subject Line: Folger 2014-2015 Season Submission [INSERT ROLE / PRODUCTION HERE].

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

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown

JULIUS CAESAR
by William Shakespeare
Director: Robert Richmond
NYC Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA

Rehearsals Begin: September 30, 2014
Performances: October 28 – December 7, 2014

NOTE: All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.

Seeking:

JULIUS CAESAR:
Male. 40s-60s. Recently returned from a successful military campaign, he is accused of being overly ambitious, despite publicly denying the crown multiple times. He is easily flattered by the public’s adoration, and ignores the ill omens that foretell his assassination. Charismatic, egocentric, and intelligent.

CALPURNIA:
Female. 30s-45. Julius Caesar’s wife. Her own prophetic dreams and the reported ill omens have made her fearful for her husband’s fate, and she urges him to stay home from the Senate on the Ides of March. Emotional and intuitive.

OCTAVIUS CAESAR:
Male. 20s-30s. Julius Caesar’s heir, he and Antony lead the army against the conspirators. Authoritative and confident.

MARK ANTONY:
Male. 30s-40s. Confidante and loyal follower of Caesar. He is a skilled orator and incites the public to rebellion during Caesar’s funeral. Strong and perceptive.

LEPIDUS:
Male. 50s-60s. Simple, loyal, and trustworthy, yet without any real power. A glorified errand-runner for Octavius and Antony.

BRUTUS:
Male. 30s-50s. Noble and idealistic, he is convinced by Cassius of the threat of Caesar’s ambition. He is driven to act for the good of the people rather than out of personal greed or malice.

CASSIUS:
Male. 30s-50s. Shrewd and unscrupulous, he leads the conspiracy against Caesar. He is incredibly manipulative, yet he yields to Brutus’s counsel, which leads to disastrous results for the conspiracy.

CASCA:
Male. 30s-50s. The first of the conspirators to stab Caesar. Talkative, pompous, and ambitious.

DECIUS BRUTUS:
Male. 30s-50s. The conspirator who is able to convince Caesar to attend the Senate on the Ides of March by reinterpreting Calpurnia’s ill-omened dream to instead symbolize his success.

CINNA:
Male. 30s-50s. The conspirator who urges Cassius to enlist Brutus in their cause, he then aids Cassius in deceiving Brutus with forged letters.

PORTIA:
Female. 20s-30s. Brutus’s wife. Strong-willed and trustworthy, she attempts to learn about the conspiracy her husband hides from her, and then becomes anxious she will reveal what she has learned. She commits suicide upon realizing her husband’s doomed fate.

LUCIUS:
Male. 20s. Servant to Brutus.

SOOTHSAYER:
Male or Female. 30s-60s. Warns Caesar of the Ides of March.

MESSALA:
A solider serving Brutus and Cassius.

LUCILIUS:
An officer loyal to Brutus who is captured by Antony.

TITINIUS:
An officer loyal to Cassius, he kills himself as Cassius did.

___________________

SCHILLER’S MARY STUART
by Peter Oswald
Director: Richard Clifford
NYC Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA

Rehearsals Begin: December 30, 2014
Performances: January 27 – March 8, 2015

seeking:

George Talbot:
40s-60s. Earl of Shrewsbury. Thoughtful and deliberate with a strong sense of justice.

William Cecil, Lord Burleigh:
40s-70s. Lord High Treasurer. Harsh, powerful, fiercely loyal to Elizabeth.

Sir Amias Paulet:
50s-60s. Knight, guardian of Mary. A man of honor.

Sir Edward Mortimer:
20s-30s. Sir Amias’s nephew. Young, zealous, and passionate, he is dedicated to Mary’s cause. This role doubles with EARL OF KENT.

Sir William Davison:
30s-50s. Secretary of State. Cautious and careful, he is made the scapegoat by Elizabeth. This role doubles with COUNT BELLIEVRE.

Hanna Kennedy:
40s-60s. Mary’s nurse. Devoted, spirited, and very protective.

Count Aubespine:
40s-60s. French Ambassador. This role doubles with MELVIL.

Count Bellievre:
30s-50s. Envoy Extraordinary of France. This role doubles with DAVISON.

Melvil:
40s-60s. Mary’s house steward. Devoted and kind, he has become a priest to hear Mary’s last confession. This role doubles with COUNT AUBESPINE.

Ensemble Male 1:
20s-30s. This track plays O’Kelly (Mortimer’s friend), Page, and Servant.

Ensemble Male 2:
30s-50s. This track plays Drugeon Drury (Mary’s second guardian), Sherrif, and Officer.

The following roles have been CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacements if they become needed:

Elizabeth: Queen of England. CAST.

Mary Stuart: Queen of Scotland. A Prisoner in England. CAST.

Robert Dudley: Earl of Leicester. CAST.

________________

ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by Tom Stoppard
Director: Aaron Posner
NYC Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA

Rehearsals Begin: April 14, 2015
Performances: May 12 – June 21, 2015

seeking:

Rosencrantz:
Male. 20s. A childhood friend of Hamlet’s. Intellectually engaged, philosophically at sea, mildly optimistic, and accepting.

Guildenstern:
Male. 20s. A childhood friend of Hamlet’s. Intellectually engaged, philosophically at sea, mildly pessimistic, and analytical.

The Player:
Male. 40s-50s. Leader of the traveling troupe, The Tragedians. Passionate, enigmatic, crafty, and confident. An opportunist, a showman, a charlatan, a philosopher, a liar, a cheat, and an excellent actor.

Alfred:
Male. Teens-20s. A put-upon Tragedian who usually plays female roles.

Tragedians:
4 of them. Male or Female. 20s-40s. A group of traveling actors including The Player King, The Player Poisoner, and two Spies.

Hamlet:
Male. 20s. Prince of Denmark. Brooding, melancholy, and cynical.

Ophelia:
Female. 20s. Polonius’s daughter. Sweet, strong, broken. Desperate and distraught for Hamlet’s affection.

Claudius:
Male. 40s-60s. King of Denmark, and Hamlet’s uncle. Manipulative, masculine, intelligent, and ambitious. A king and a murderer.

Gertrude:
Female. 30s-50s. Queen of Denmark, and Hamlet’s mother. Caring, crafty, but out of her depth. A queen and a mother.

Polonius:
Male. 50s-60s. Claudius’s main adviser. Pompous and devious.


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