Gulfshore Playhouse 2014-15 Season NYC EPA
Gulfshore Playhouse|Naples, FL
Date of Audition:
Equity Principal Auditions
WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
9:30 am-5:30 pm
(lunch 1:00-2:00 pm)
$626/week current AEA minimum
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Equity actors, men and women for 2014-15 season. Please see breakdown for details.
Please prepare a brief monologue in the style of one of the shows in our season.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
See breakdowns for first rehearsal, opening and closing dates.
If unable to attend EPA, please submit materials to:
Michael Cassara Casting
333 W. 39th Street – Suite #800
New York, NY 10018
Producing Artistic Director: Kristen Coury
Artistic Associate: Cody Nickell
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA
· 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.
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall, directed by Cody Nickell
1st Rehearsal September 12, 2014
Opens October 4, 2014
Closes October 19, 2014
The Mountaintop: The night before his assassination in Memphis, TN, Dr. Martin Luther King, JR must confront his mortality, his mistakes, his successes, and his legacy. Camae, a maid at The Lorraine Motel, is much more than she appears to be, and is Dr. King’s guide into this dark night of his soul.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.-39 African-American, Nobel Peace Prize-winning civil rights movement leader. Not necessary that the actor look exactly like Dr. King, but certainly needs to bring the charisma and oratory style into the characterization, though this isn’t the whole picture. This is a Dr. King that shows his fears and exhaustion, his world-weariness.
Camae- 20s, African-American. Lorraine Motel maid. Versatile actress who can play many layers. There is much more to this character than at first appears. Smart, sexy, funny, strong, but at her center, she is a caring and vulnerable woman.
Body Awareness by Annie Baker, directed by Cody Nickell
1st Rehearsal October 10, 2014
Opens November 1, 2014
Closes November 16, 2014
Body Awareness: Joyce, a high school teacher, is living with her son and her girlfriend and struggling to make it all work. Her son Jared probably has Asperger’s, and her girlfriend Phyllis is in charge of hosting Body Awareness week at the local collage. Into the mix comes Frank, an art photographer whose pictures are of naked women of all different shapes and ages. The play unfolds as the characters struggle to find a way to live together in a home where tensions are running high.
Joyce 55- Mother of Jared, high school teacher, girlfriend of Phyllis. The play finds Joyce at a crossroads. Joyce feels pulled in many directions and can’t quite figure out where she wants to go. A woman with a strong emotional center, she is currently in a place where she might not be able to be at her strongest. Good humored and openhearted.
Jared 21-Probably has Asperger’s syndrome, though this is not diagnosed. Very smart, very prickly, socially harsh, but inside is a very curious young man with a lot of pain and need.
Phyllis 45- A strong, out-spoken feminist, and PHD professor, Joyce’s girlfriend. Thinks she has all the right answers and is struggling with the fact that these “right answers” don’t seem to be answering anything.
Frank Bonitatibus 59- A photographer who takes pictures of naked women of all shapes and sizes. An earthy, sensual man, who finds it easy to make himself at home almost anywhere he goes. Does not exploit the advantages afforded him because of his race, gender, and age, but certainly has an ease about him because of these things. A generous spirit.
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol by Tom Mula, directed by Kristen Coury
1st Rehearsal November 18, 2014
Opens December 6, 2014
Closes December 21, 2014
Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol: Jacob Marley has died and finds himself in the afterlife being held accountable for the poor life that he led. The only way that he can save his soul is to save Scrooge’s soul. And so his adventure begins. This play follows Marley through heaven and hell and back to earth, the past and the future. With a cast of familiar characters (and some wonderful new additions) all played by one actor, this play is humorous, moving and at times frightening.
Jacob Marley et al- Plays all the characters in the show. Tremendous range and vocal skills needed. Must play from 8 to 80 years old. (THIS ROLE IS CAST/EMERGENCY REPLACEMENTS ONLY.)
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang, director TBA
1st Rehearsal December 29, 2014
Opens January 17, 2015
Closes February 8, 2015
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike: Vanya and his sister Sonia live in their parents house in the country and lead an uneventful, boring life. She may be a little bit in love with him (which is okay, because she’s adopted), but he is gay so he is not interested. Their soothsaying housekeeper keeps warning them of upcoming disasters, that manifest in the arrival of their sister Masha, who is a movie star. Masha brings her new young boyfriend into the home, which she threatens to sell. Hilarious hijinks ensue. With a liberal dose of Chekhov thrown in, this comedy has a lot of heart at its core.
Vanya- 50s, living in Bucks County. Resigned to his life, more or less, at least compared to Sonia.
Sonia-his step sister, early 50s, living with him in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful.
Masha-his sister, 50s, glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world.
Spike- an aspiring actor, 29, sexy, self-absorbed, Masha’s new companion.
Nina- lovely, sincere, would be actress, 20’s visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck and energetic.
Cassandra-cleaning lady and soothsayer, any age, probably African American
The Butcher by Gwydion Suilebhan, directed by Kristen Coury, 1st Rehearsal February 6, 2015 Opens February 28 closes March 22, 2015
The Butcher: The Butcher tells the tale of two strangers: Jane, an Evangelical Christian struggling with her faith and Massoud, and Iranian Halal Butcher steeped in tradition, who witness a man cut off his own hand with a meat saw. As they and their families try to make sense of this bewildering event, they question their faith, their firmly-held beliefs, and the choices that their cultures have forced them to make.
Massoud Esfahani- a butcher, 44- An Iranian Halal butcher who has been in America for about 20 years. A devout Muslim, he struggles with his wife who wants to assimilate more than he does. A blue-collar man’s man, think Stanley Kowalski, with a very soft heart. Strong.
Sholeh Esfahani- his wife, 43- Iranian. She is in college to get her nutritionist’s degree, and wants to embrace America and its culture more than her husband does. A loving wife who speaks her mind more than her husband might like. Sholeh is torn between the negative aspects of Islam that she sees her son embracing, and the beauty and traditions that she was raised with.
Jane Horvath- a housewife, 29- White. After a recent personal tragedy, Jane is having a crisis of faith. Not sure how to change things up, she wanders into a Halal butcher shop, and the events that transpire there change her deeply. She is very fragile at the beginning of the play, but grows stronger and more sure of herself through the course of the play. (Already cast)
Wes Horvath- her husband, 42- White. Evangelical Christian who isn’t dealing well with the changes that he is facing with his wife. He is deeply grounded in his faith and has hope that it will carry he and his wife through this difficult time. As Jane’s behavior becomes more erratic, he has fewer tools to deal with the situation, but his love for his wife and his faith never waiver.
Deborah Niefeld- a writer, 32 Jewish. A former reporter who left reporting behind because she wanted to include her opinions more in her work. An atheist who firmly believes that religion and zealotry cause terrible problems in the world, she is out to write this story by any means necessary. A smart, opportunistic woman who works every angle to get what she wants.
The Liar by David Ives, directed by Kristen Coury
1st Rehearsal March 13, 2015
Opens April 4, 2015
Closes April 26, 2015
The Liar: Daivd Ives’s new adaptation follows the adventures of Dorante, a man incapable of telling the truth, as he lies his way through the streets of Paris. Falling in love with women at first sight, breaking up engagements, tricking his father into believing that he is already married, dueling with rivals, and causing no end of confusion to his manservant, are just some of the escapades that Dorante gets up to in this fast paced comic romp.
DORANTE, a young man just arrived in Paris- Charming, handsome, fast-talking, fast thinking, and never tells the truth. Must have great comedic skills, language skills and be a very physical actor. 20s-30s All ethnicities may apply.
GERONTE, Dorante's father- Gullible father of The Liar. Wants the best for his son, but is easily gulled by his sons lies. 50s-60s All ethnicities may apply.
CLITON, Dorante's servant- 30s-40s Fun and charming everyman, our narrator for the evening. Always one-step behind The Liar, but always willing to play along, however, he can only tell the truth. Must have excellent language and comedy skills. All ethnicities may apply.
CLARICE, a young lady of Paris-An outspoken beauty, smart and maybe a bit frivolous. She goes where the winds blow her. Must have excellent language and comedy skills. 20s-30s All ethnicities may apply.
LUCRECE, Clarice's best friend- The quieter of the two beauties, Lucrece is much more reserved than her outspoken friend, though passions run deep in this young lady, too. Must have excellent language and comedy skills. 20s-30s All ethnicities may apply.
ALCIPPE, Clarice's secret fiancé-20s-30s An angry young man who flashes hot very easily. All ethnicities may apply.
PHILISTE, Alcippe's friend-20s-30s A stalwart friend. Must have excellent language and comedy skills. All ethnicities may apply.
ISABELLE, vivacious servant to Lucrece } both played by
SABINE, puritanical servant to Clarice } the same actress 20s-40s An actress with a wide comic range. Deadpan to ditzy. Must have great language and comedy skills. All ethnicities may apply.
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