Equity actors, men and women for 2014-15 season. Please see breakdown for details.
Please prepare two contrasting monologues in the style of the shows in the season.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
See breakdowns for first rehearsal, opening and closing dates.
See THIS breakdown for first half of season.
See notice 'Gulfshore Playhouse - 2nd Half Breakdown' for info on remainder of season.
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, attending the EPAs
Artistic Associate: Cody Nickell, attending the EPAs
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA
· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
This is Part 1 of a two part Breakdown. Click HERE for Part 2.
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