THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE - Second Stage Theatre Auditions

Posted: January 30, 2014

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THE SUBSTANCE OF FIRE - Equity Principal Auditions

Second Stage Theatre|New York, NY

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions
Thursday, February 13, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Off Broadway
$751/week minimum salary

Telsey + Company
315 West 43rd Street, 10th floor
New York, NY

Equity actors, men and women.
See breakdown.

Sides from the play will be provided.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
1st Rehearsal: March 25, 2014
1st Preview: April 22
Opening Night: TBD
Closing: on or about June 8

General Manager: Seth Shepsle
Production Stage Manager: Lori Ann Zepp

Author: Jon Robin Baitz
Director: Trip Cullman
Artistic Director: Carole Rothman
Executive Director: Casey Reitz
Casting: Telsey + Company, Will Cantler & Karyn Casl

· 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.


Male, Jewish, late 20s to 30s: The eldest son. Soulful, sensitive, a bit fragile. Lives upstate and is a professor of landscape architecture at Vassar. He is the most willing of the siblings to subsume his ego for the greater cause of family harmony.

Male, Jewish, mid/late 20s: The middle child. The only Geldhart child to go into the family business, Aaron is desperate to save the publishing house from financial ruin and bring it into the modern era. Buttoned up and unsentimental, Aaron may appear cold and distant because he is harboring painful secrets of his own, and has been deeply wounded by his father's scorn.

Female, Jewish, mid/late 20s: The baby of the family. Lives in LA and is an actress. Underneath her West Coast vibe, Sarah has both a keen intelligence and a neurotic insecurity. She desperately wants to resolve her family's issues, but is trapped by a reluctance to do the painful work required to achieve harmony and closeness with her siblings and father.

The following roles have been CAST. Actors auditioning may be considered for possible replacements if needed:

Male, Jewish, 60s: Patriarch and intellectual; Isaac is a Holocaust survivor and the cofounder of a prestigious small publishing house whose finances are in peril due to his unwavering loyalty to his noncommercial authors. Vicious and vulnerable, witty and wounded, ice cold with a red hot temper, Isaac is a deeply complex character. In act two we find a disturbingly diminished Isaac -- betrayed by his children, and possibly suffering from dementia. ROLE IS CAST

Female, any ethnicity, 50s: A social worker from a well-to-do background. Kind, patient, and deeply intelligent. Marge also has a hidden agenda from a former time in her life when she was the wife of a prominent politician, who killed himself in disgrace. ROLE IS CAST

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