Ford's Theatre 2014-2015 Season - Local EPA in DC
Ford's Theatre|Washington, DC
Date of Audition:
Equity Principal Auditions
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
10 AM to 5:30 PM (NEW times)
lunch 1 to 1:30
Cat. A; $935/week AEA minimum
Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
641 D Street NW
Washington, DC 20004
Equity actors and actors who sing, men and women, for the 2014-2015 season to include:
DRIVING MISS DAISY
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
THE WIDOW LINCOLN
Revised preparation instructions: Please prepare maximum 3 minutes material. You can
either prepare two contrasting monologues, or one monologue and one song. An accompanist
will be provided.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
see breakdown for show dates.
Ford's Theatre will also be participating in the DC/Baltimore Area Liaison Auditions on 2/17, also at Woolly Mammoth Theatre. See separate notices for that information.
Questions specific to Ford’s Theatre casting may be submitted by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls, please.
In attendance at this EPA:
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.
No advanced appointments. AEA members seen on first come, first seen basis.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
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.
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:
65-90. White. Fiercely independent. Smart, savvy, but growing frail. Does not want to admit when she needs help.
55-80. African American. Patient and hard-working. Starts as Daisy’s chauffer, ends as her closest friend.
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:
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.
50s or older. Deceased business partner of Scrooge. Once bitter, he now cautions Scrooge against self serving practices.
30s. Cheerful and devoted employee of Scrooge. Optimistic and caring father.
30s. Loving wife of Bob Cratchit. Worried mother, harbors ill will toward Scrooge.
late 20s. Scrooge’s young nephew. Genial and appreciative of the Christmas Spirit.
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.
30s or older. Jovial lawyer with a hearty laugh and quick smile.
30s or older. Generous lawyer, but a bit of a hothead.
Topper/Young Jacob Marley:
20s. Bumbling with words, pleasant attitude, boyish charm.
50s. Jovial merchant, former business affiliate of Scrooge. An energetic dancer.
50s. Wife of Fezziwig. Spirited and joyful; a real firecracker.
20s. Ingénue, love interest of young Scrooge. Beautiful, with a heart of gold.
THE WIDOW LINCOLN
by James Still
Directed by Stephen Rayne
1st Rehearsal: 12/16/14. Performances: 1/23 - 2/22/15
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.
48. African American. Mary’s dressmaker and closest confidante. She is the voice of reason.
20s-30s. White. A woman who has convincingly disguised herself as a male Union soldier. Brave, but concerned her secret might be revealed.
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.
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.
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.
40s-50s. White. World famous actress. Smart, independent, and shrewd. Also plays one of the chorus of widows among other roles.
20s-30s. White. A medium who conducted séances for Mary. Also plays one of the chorus of widows among other roles.
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
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.
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