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SPEAKEASY STAGE CO. 2014-15 SEASON DRAMAS - SpeakEasy Stage Co. Auditions

Posted: May 11, 2014

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SpeakEasy Stage Co. 14-15 Dramas

- Boston EPA
SpeakEasy Stage Company | Boston, MA

Date of Audition:
5/27/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
Lunch 12 to 1
(5 minute time slots)

Contract
NEAT
cat. 6; $371/week current minimum

Location
Calderwood Theatre Pavilion
527 Tremont St
Boston, MA


Seeking
Equity actors for the upcoming 2014-15 Season Plays.

see breakdown.

EPA for the Season Musicals will be held on Wed May 28 (see separate notice)

Preparation
Prepare a brief monologue or you may audition with material from one or more of the season’s shows. Reader, material from the scripts will be available at the auditions.

Bring picture/resume, stapled together

Other
Scripts are available for perusal at the StageSource office, 88 Tremont Street, Boston. See www.stagesource.org for directions and office hours.

Personnel
Expected to attend the EPAs:

Producing Artistic Director: Paul Daigneault

Producing Fellow: Ryan Began


General Manager/Production Manager: Paul Melone

· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
please email auditions@speakeasystage.com (preferred) or call
(617) 482-3279. (SEE BREAKDOWN FOR MORE INFO)

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

Full instructions for making an appointment:
AEA members may request an appointment by emailing auditions@speakeasystage.com (preferred) or call (617) 482-3279.

Please be sure to include a contact phone number and email, Equity status, and the hour during which you would like to be seen. You will receive an email or phone call confirming your audition time. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

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2014-2015 Season Dramas with available roles:

BAD JEWS
By: Joshua Harmon
Director: Rebecca Bradshaw

Rehearsals: September 29-October 23
Performances: October 24-November 22

DAPHNA FEYGENBAUM: (Female – 22) Daphna is a proud Jewish woman who is deeply passionate and not afraid to speak her mind, much to the dismay of those in her company. She is a mover and shaker with dreams that may make yours feel a bit inadequate. Her appearance screams “Jewish”; it is essentially oozing from her pores.

LIAM HABER: (Male – 25) Daphna’s cousin. A fiercely intelligent Asian studies Fullbright scholar who is less than interested in practicing Judaism. He has as much sense of humor as an overdue library book. Liam’s elitism and Daphna’s intensity do not play nice together. He is ambitious and motivated to succeed beyond the parameters of his religion.

JONAH HABER: (Male – 21) Daphna’s cousin and Liam’s younger brother. He is less brainy than his brother, but makes up for it with heart. His reason helps guide the conflict. Although less outspoken than Daphna and Liam, he eventually expresses himself through action rather than words.

MELODY: (Female – 24) Liam’s girlfriend. She is an All-American cute blonde. Her sweetness and naïveté is a breath of fresh air against this highly critical and judgmental family. She simply wants the best for her future with Liam.

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NECESSARY MONSTERS
By John Kuntz
Director: David Gammons

Rehearsals: November 17-December 4
Performances: December 5-January 3

DRAKE: (Male) Pill-popper. Doesn't remember much. Forward and blunt. Always heavily medicated. Paranoid and haunted by “beings”.

CISSA/GILLIAN: (Female) Cissa: A hard-working film special effects editor, displeased with her career. Tends to ramble. Gillian: Obedient, forgetful and somewhat dim. Mourning her recently deceased mother and being fired.

MIDGE/FAYE: (Female) Midge: An undercover cop. Forward, blunt and insensitive to the point of rudeness. Faye: A ruthless children’s TV star. Brutal, harsh, whiny and self-obsessed.

VICTOR/CLINT: (Male) Victor: An actor. Was attacked and is sensitive about it. Reticent and reserved. Seeks revenge. Clint: A sinister, sadistic serial killer who preys on young children.

STEPHEN/THEO: (Male) Stephen: All business, very professional. Had an intimate, emotional connection with Drake in the past. Theo: A struggling actor with one hand seeking revenge. Wishy-washy and non-committal, he feels victimized by his own wife and tends to overreact. This role has already been cast; actors may audition for possible replacements.

MIA/ABIGAIL: (Female) Mia: A prostitute. Brazenly open about her disturbing past. Desperate for approval and attention. Abigail: A binge eater who talks incessantly about the food she’s eaten. Anxious, lonely and depressed.

FLORA: (Female) A woman recounting her experiences on hash. Exaggerates often and rambles, she always seems as if she is still high. An obsessive stalker.

GREER: (Female – 50s-60s) A wealthy society matron, affluent to a point of ignorance. Speaks openly on her uncouth opinions of those she considers to be lesser than she. Bourgeois, apathetic and insensitive. This role has already been cast; actors may audition for possible replacements.

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A FUTURE PERFECT
By: Ken Urban
Director: M. Bevin O’Gara

Rehearsals: December 15-January 8
Performances: January 9-February 7

CLAIRE: (Female – late 30s) Career-driven, ball-buster, one of the boys. Claire acts first and thinks second, until something happens that makes her re-evaluate her priorities. She calls the shots in her relationship and in her professional life, and cannot stand the thought of being seen as powerless or weak. This role has been cast; actors may audition for possible replacements.

MAX: (Male – late 30s) Claire’s husband and Alex’s best friend. He is a kid at heart but now wants to make big life changes and do things that matter, in his personal life and professionally. He is a writer and performer of a puppet show for PBS. Must be able to play punk rock guitar. Skills with puppets a plus.

ALEX: (Male – late 30s) Claire and Max’s best friend from college. He is similar to Max in his guilty pleasures, but has been willing to make sacrifices and therefore has progressed farther in his professional career. He confides in Max, and shares his fears of fatherhood and responsibility. Also must be able to play guitar.

ELENA: (Female – early 30s) Alex’s wife, new to the gang. She places family over a career, and is desperate to not be seen as a failure in that realm. She clashes with Claire over priorities.

ANNABELLE: (Female – around 11 years old) A spunky, precocious child actress on Max’s PBS TV show. She is very career/money minded, and causes Claire to re-evaluate what’s important in her life.

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Theatre’s statement: “SpeakEasy Stage Co. shall not practice discrimination against any Actor on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political persuasion or belief, age or disability of such Actor. SpeakEasy Stage Co. adheres to the Non Traditional Casting policy of Actors’ Equity Association.

Directions / more info: www.speakeasystage.com.

Theatre’s mailing address: SpeakEasy Stage Co. 539 Tremont St. Boston, MA 02116.


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