Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions
This day is for AEA members only.
Monday March 31st, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1 to 2
D; $600/week AEA minimum
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street
AEA actors/actors who sing, for various theatres 14-15 seasons.
See THIS breakdown for Wilma Theatre Season Info.
See separate notices for each participating theatre's breakdown and Main GPAA EPA notice for current list of participating theatres
All actors will be given 3 minutes to perform: 2 song selections, a song/monologue combination, or 1 monologue. You will be contacted by a staff member to confirm an appointment and will be required to send forty photocopies of your headshot for the attending organizations.
More information is available at www.phillyannualauditions.org
Appointments will be accepted on a first come first serve bases until full. Equity members are still encouraged to come to the audition to sign up for stand-by list.
See Breakdown for additional note on participating theatres.
· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Please email PhillyAnnualAuditions@gmail.com
Include the following: Your name, phone number, and choices of appointment times. There are NO fees.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
Playwright: Gina Gionfriddo
Runs October/November. Exact dates TBA.
Early forties. Teaches at a university in New York City. Well-respected feminist scholar. Confident and assertive, but experiences doubt when she returns home after her mother has a heart attack.
Early forties. Mother of two, married to Don. Attended graduate school with Catherine. Generally positive but feels frustrated with her marriage. Recently sober.
Early forties, Catherine’s former lover and Gwen’s husband. American Lit Professor turned disciplinary dean. Dissatisfied but also unmotivated. Flirtatious charmer and mellow underachiever.
Seventies. Catherine’s mother. Recently had a heart attack but is generally healthy. Satisfied homemaker. Both maternal and unsentimental.
AVERY WILLARD Twenty-one. College-student and frequent babysitter. Working to film a reality show with her boyfriend. Opinionated and confident, sense of having it all figured out. Sharp, thoughtful, and witty (sometimes unintentionally).
THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
Playwright: Dan O’Brien
Dates: Show will run January/February. Exact dates TBA.
Male Actor 1:
MAN IN HIS 30s: Mostly plays Dan, a playwright finishing a residency in Princeton. He is dedicated to his work and successful, but plagued by self-doubt. Married to an actress. Reaches out to Paul because he wants to write a play about him.
Male Actor 2:
MAN IN HIS 50s: Mostly plays Paul, a Canadian reporter and Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist. Haunted by traumatic memories of war scenes. Gruff and feels that unhappiness is central to being successful at his work. Was born with a congenitally deformed hand. Married with a young son.
Please note: The roles of Dan and Paul are shared by two actors. Both actors also play a wide range of other parts including Terry Gross, a Somalian translator, a Polish immigrant, a therapist, Inuit teenagers, a Ghanaian man, a Canadian cab driver, and Mother Theresa, among others.
HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
Playwright: Shakespeare/Tom Stoppard
Director: Blanka Zizka
Dates: Hamlet will run in March/April (exact dates TBA), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will run in May/June (exact dates TBA).
A color-blind ensemble of 12-14 actors who will act in both shows.
Roles to be assigned: Claudius, King Hamlet, Gertrude, Ophelia, Polonius, Laertes, Players, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Horatio, Alfred, Fortinbras, and Marcellus