Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)
Monday, August 26, 2013
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
10 AM to 7 PM
Lunch 2 to 3
Tier 4; $322/week AEA minimum
2030 Samsom Street
Equity Actors (men and women) for the 2013-14 season.
Please prepare a contemporary monologue, 2 minutes or less. Have a contrasting contemporary monologue ready, if asked.
Bring picture and resume stapled together back to back.
Note: EMC will be on a waiting list and seen when no AEA members are waiting. Non-union auditioners will be seen as time allows.
Note: Seeking mostly local actors. Housing is available for 2 AEA actors maximum per show.
Producing Artistic Director: Russ Widdall
Founding Artistic Director & Managing Director: Ginger Dayle
Show directors: Aaron Cromie, Ginger Dayle & Russ Widdall
Casting Associate: Sarah Scholl
· A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
There are no appointments. Sign-in begins at 9:30 AM each day. AEA members will be seen on a first-come-first-serve basis.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
Written by Jack Holmes
Director: Ginger Dayle
1st rehearsal: 10/15/13.
Runs 10/31 - 11/24/13. Possible 1 week extension.
The play is a one person show that takes place during the last 4 years of Robert F. Kennedy’s life, starting 6 months after the assassination of his brother President John F. Kennedy. Actor must resemble the late senator but does not ned to be a look-alike. Actor must be able to not only play RFK believably but also reasonably portray minor characters such as JFK, Jacqueline Kennedy, J. Edgar Hoover, etc. Must do confident Massachusetts accent. Not an impersonator role.
This is a remounted production and we are only looking for understudies or possible replacements if the current actor is no longer available.
ROBERT F. KENNEDY, early 40’s: CAST
Written by Peter Morgan
Dramaturge: Ginger Dayle
1st rehearsal: 11/5/13
Runs: 12/5/13 - 1/5/14
Lead, 30s - 40s. British journalist, comedian and host of The David Frost Show. Leading man type. Must be able to do a convincing British accent.
Lead, needs to look 60s - 70s, can be younger. Should resemble former President Richard Nixon, post-Watergate. Not an impersonation.
Supporting, 30 -50. BBC's director of news and current affairs. Producer for the Frost team. Must be able to do a convincing British accent
Supporting, 30 -50. American Journalist, executive editor of the “Frost/Nixon” interviews. Large
JAMES RESTON, JR.:
Supporting, 30 -50. American author and journalist. Researcher for the Frost team.
IRVING “SWIFTY” LAZAR:
Supporting, 30 -50. Talent agent that represented authors and celebrities. Negotiated “Frost/Nixon” interviews on behalf of Richard Nixon. Bald and appears older than his actual age. Quirky.
Supporting, 40s - 50s. American journalist most known for being one of the original correspondents on “60 Minutes.”
Supporting, 30 -50. A retired US Marine Corps Reserve Officer (Colonel) and a political aide. Nixon's post-resignation chief of staff.
Supporting, 20s - 30s. David Frost's girlfriend. Lives in Monte Carlo. Fashion model, tall and slim, very attractive. Ability to do French accent helpful.
Supporting, 20s - 30s. Top female tennis play in the 1970s. Athletic with a mix of Australian and aboriginal heritage. Must be able to do a convincing Australian accent.
Supporting, 30s - 50s. Nixon's valet of 12 years. Cuban background.
ENSEMBLE will consist of up to 3 men and 3 women. Some ensemble members may be cast in
supporting roles as well. There will be double and some ensemble members may receive speaking roles. We are looking for at least 9 and no more than 15 actors for this production.
All of the characters are based on real people although being a lookalike is not required to be cast in this production. The ages listed are the ranges appropriate for the time the play takes place: late 1974-77.
HINCKLEY (working title)
Written & developed by Ginger Dayle
Director: Russ Widdall
1st rehearsal: 2/4/2014
lead, male, 20s - 40s. Will portray attempted assassin John Hinckley, Jr. from his childhood until the present. May also play characters in the Hinckley family.
supporting, male, 30s to 60s. Will play various men in John Hinckley Jr.’s life and imagination, including to President Ronald Reagan, Lee Harvey Oswald, Howard Cosell and Mark David Chapman. Must be versatile and good with accents.
supporting, female, 20s to 40s. Will play various women in John Hinckley, Jr.’s life and imagination, including Jodie Foster, Nancy Reagan, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Jo Anne Moore (mother of John Hinckley, Jr.).
NOTE: This play is currently being written and workshopped and there may be more roles
available. We are looking for actors who are interested in developing and originating the roles.
this production will have 2 more productions during the summer of 2014, and actors for this
production will be considered for future productions as well.
There will be a reading series that takes place for 2 weeks during May. This will be a 3 week contract (1 week of rehearsal and 2 weeks of performance) and we are looking for AEA members to participate. We will choose 3 to 5 plays for the festival Current plays under consideration are:
AN EVENING WITH RICHARD NIXON by Gore Vidal
A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS by Paula Vogel
ABE LINCOLN IN ILLINOIS by Robert Sherwood
OUR AMERICAN COUSIN by Tom Taylor
1776 by Sherman Edwards and Peter Stone