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O'NEILL 2014 NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS THEATER CONFERENCE - Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Auditions

Posted: April 17, 2014

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O'Neill 2014 National Playwrights Conference - EPA

Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center|Waterford, CT

Date of Audition:
5/1/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Thursday, May 1, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
$480/week AEA minimum

Location
Ripley-Grier 520 (Everyone must show
government photo ID to enter building.
)
520 8th Ave. (36th/37th)
New York, NY


Seeking
Equity Female and Male Actors of all races, ethnicities and types for the 2014 National Playwrights Conference.

See breakdown for information.

Preparation
Prepare a brief monologue.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents staged readings of six (6) new plays during the National Playwrights Conference. Each new play is in residence for one week between June 27th - July 20th , 2014.

Other
EPA for the O'Neill National Music Theatre Conference will also be held on May 1st at Ripley Grier, same times, but in a different studio. (see separte notice)

Personnel
O'Neill National Playwrights Conference: Artistic Director- Wendy C. Goldberg
O'Neill Theater Center: Executive Director- Preston Whiteway
O'Neill Theater Center: General Manager- Jill A. Anderson

· 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.


Breakdown

2014 National Playwrights Conference Projects:

TIGER STYLE!
Seeking:

Albert Chen – Asian, late 20s to early 30s

Jennifer Chen – Asian, late 20s to early 30s

Russ the Bus / Reggie / Customs Guy – white, late 20s to early 30s

Tzi Chuan / Melvin / Dad / General Lee – Asian, 40s to 60s

Therapist / Mom / Cousin Chen / Matchmaker – Asian, 40s to 60s


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BRIGHT HALF LIFE
Seeking:

ERIKA: female, 38-50, any ethnicity. Erika is intelligent, disorganized, big-hearted and adorably neurotic. A soft butch.

VICKY: female, similar age as Erika, any ethnicity. Vicky is more grounded and business-like; a very “capable” person. Beneath her shell of competence, she’s sensitive and sensual.

** Casting Note:
These women are a lesbian couple that traverse 25 years throughout the course of the play. The shifts in time are instantaneous and come without warning requiring a quick and flexible actresses. The nature of this play requires emotional gymnastics.


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UGLY LIES
Seeking:

Jess - early 30's; severely distorted by third degree burns, uses a walker; quick-witted, intelligent, tough; trying to have strength in her body, vulnerability in her life

Kacie- Jess' older sister by a few years ; was probably beautiful once ; sweet, trying hard for positivity

Stevie - early 30's; an inviting smile that makes you want to live in it; life just keeps happening to him

Kelvin- older than Kacie; too comfortable in his own skin; a loveable loser

Voice/Their Mom- 60's (ish); passionate, powerful, maternal; casting preference should be given to someone with a strong vocal quality


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IM GONNA PRAY FOR YOU SO HARD
Seeking:

ELLA: Twenties. An up-and-coming actress.

DAVID: Seventies. A famous playwright. Ella’s father.


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THE IMAGINARY CRITIC WHO DOESN’ EXIST
Seeking:

LACEY: A thirty-eight year-old white lady with tattoos. She's a career rock writer and the Editor-in-Chief of, like, probably the most popular music news and reviews site on the internet, dischord.com.

JUSTIN: A black guy in his early thirties. A once promising MC, he's now the Producer of the annual music festival produced by Dischord. He's worked remotely ever since he and LACEY stopped dating about a year ago. He has the number one tattooed on the back of one of his hands. [NB: The actor who plays JUSTIN also doubles as #FRANKIE at the beginning of Act II.]

KAITLYN: A white lady in her early twenties with a choppy side shave and a septum piercing. She's a kind-of-mousey/kind-of-hate-filled hipster who's interning under LACEY. She's also the daughter of the site’s Publisher.

DRENA: An overwhelmingly charming black lady in her early to mid-forties. The booking agent for several big-name hip-hop acts. She and LACEY go way back because they used to work at Rolling Stone together.

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ICARUS BURNS
Seeking:

MARIA - 30’s,; (a Mexican immigrant, dark skinned, knows English well but has a strong accent)

TOMAS - 30’s,; (a Mexican immigrant, speaks little English, mostly speaks only Spanish, lighter than skinned than his wife)

ANTOINETTE - 6, (a young Mexican American girl, olive skinned, perfect English)

LORENZO - ageless (a birds that is not a North American native. That is to say, a bird that immigrated here a long time ago, but we think has always been
here)

(ALSO plays: VEGAS SHOW GIRL, A RANDOM FAN and MAN IN A GIANT BIRD COSTUME)

JAME - 28 - (a person of color, Latin American descent, Honduran, first generation American, light
skinned, no distinguishable accent)

LIAM - 36 - (a person of color, Latin American descent, Honduran, first generation American, light
skinned, no distinguishable accent)

ANDRES - 31 - (a person of color, of Spanish and Argentinian descent, immigrant, slight accent, and or darker skin than Liam, but not by much)


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