Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, June 2, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
10:00 am - 6:00 pm each day
Staged Rdg - $500/wk stipend/2 wks pension/health
Ripley-Grier 520 (Everyone must show
government photo ID to enter building.)
520 8th Ave. (36th/37th)
New York, NY
Studio 16J (Holding rm 16L)
Equity actors, male and female. This is a punk rock musical. All singing and musical performances are to be delivered with a punk sensibility.
Please prepare a pop rock song.
Reh: 7/1-7/3 and 7/8-7/14
Presentations in mid-July at Gramercy Theater (dates TBC)
Dir Richard Israel
Music Dir: David O
Gen Mgr: Davenport Theatricals
Music/Lyrics: /Fat Mike/Jeff Marx
Book: Soma Snakeoil/ Fat Mike
Casting: Cindi Rush Casting
· 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.
NOTE FOR ALL ROLES:
This is a punk rock musical. All singing and musical performances are to be delivered with a punk sensibility.
Sue (Sue-icide): Over 18 to play 16, Caucasian. A sheltered teenage incest victim from the suburbs. An innocent schoolgirl who retreats from her abusive father through self-cutting. Shy and withdrawn but eager to explore, and with an inner strength and toughness that allows her to transform into an empowered, take-charge street punk. Alto, versatile lead singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range, prefer belt up to D.
Mom: Late 20s, early 30s, any ethnicity. A bad-ass riot girl and the matriarch of the street tribe. She is the maternal influence on the street kids, acting as their pimp/protector as well as their moral compass. A proud practitioner of BDSM, she is bawdy, overtly sexual, controlling and unapologetic. She wields her power with a mix of maternal nurturing and implied threat. She is Sue's guide through the world of street punk. Alto, versatile lead and ensemble singer, strong punk belter with powerful low range.
PD: 18-22, any ethnicity. A flamboyant, witty, gutter-fag street punk. Charismatic, campy and self-aware, he is a snarky street hustler with a brain. Uses sarcasm and wit to hide his overwhelming desire to be cared for. Wide range tenor or Bari-tenor, prefer low G to high A, low notes flexible, strong punk lead and ensemble singer.
Niko: Late 20s to early 30s, any ethnicity, a drug dealer. Easygoing and laid back, but can turn vicious with no warning. Inherently threatening and prone to violence, he is a smiling cobra who is always looking for the next score. Baritone.
Sue's Father: Late 30s, early 40s, Caucasian a police officer. Bored with his unfulfilling marriage, he has turned his sexual attention towards his daughter. He treats Sue with a mix of gentleness, eroticism and heavy-handedness, which keeps her off guard and under his thumb. While his actions are reprehensible, he believes he is committing the ultimate act of affection towards his daughter. Baritone, strong lead singer
Sue's Mother: Late 30s, Caucasian, a suburban mother, but in the mold of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES. Trapped in an unhappy marriage, aware of the abuse that is going on under her roof, but unable or unwilling to stop it. She harbors a twisted jealousy of Sue for the attention she is receiving from her husband. Soprano or Mezzo, strong lead singer.
The 3 Fates/Hobos: 2 women, 1 man, early 20s, any ethnicity. Our Greek chorus. The Fates act as our guide through Sue's story, commenting on the action and setting the tone for the storytelling. They are an omniscient presence, smart, sassy, and with a well-developed sense of irony. The Fates/Hobos double as various street folks, cops, etc. Must be good with harmony. Versatile and strong punk lead and ensemble singers. Females are both Alto/Mezzos with strong low ranges. Male is a Tenor or Bari-Tenor.