2013-03-11America/New_YorkAudition2013-03-11THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY - Off Broadway Theatre TBATHE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY - Off Broadway Theatre TBA
THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY - EPAs Robert Driemeyer, Morgan Sills, Jim Lande|New York, NY
Date of Audition: 3/20/2013
Call Type Equity Principal
Time(s) Equity Principal Auditions
Wednesday March20, 2013 9:30 AM — 5:30 PM Lunch from 1 - 2. And Thursday, March 21, 2013 9:30 AM — 5:30 PM Lunch from 1 - 2.
Contract Off Broadway Category A
The Network 242 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10018
at the Actors' Equity AuditionCenter 165 West 46th Street, 16thFloor New York, NY 10036
Seeking Equity Actors (m/f) for:
Felice and Felice Understudy: male, 40s–early 50s
Clare Understudy Only: female, 40s–early 50s
see breakdown for details. Preparation Please prepare a Tennessee Williams Monologue or something in the style of Mr. Williams. Please bring a photo and resume. Other Dates Rehearsal/Run dates: TBD Personnel Director: Gene David Kirk Casting: Wojcik | Seay Casting GM: Brierpatch Productions Writer: Tennessee Williams · 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 THE TWO-CHARACTER PLAY by Tennessee Williams—Felice and Clare, brother and sister, are two actors on tour who find themselves deserted by their troupe. Faced by an audience expecting a performance, they enact The Two-Character Play. The characters in the play within the play are psychologically damaged from witnessing the traumatic murder/suicide of their parents. They have remained recluses in the family home since the incident and are attempting to make contact with the outside world. As Felice and Clare dip in and out of performance they find it difficult to differentiate illusion from reality. Part Southern Gothic thriller, psychological drama and black comedy, The Two-Character Play is strikingly different from Williams’ best known plays; yet he personally referred to it as his “most beautiful play since Streetcar.”
Felice and Felice Understudy: Male, 40s–early 50s. He has the quality of youth but is not young. He has a gaunt, almost emaciated, world-weary look. He is both a playwright and an actor. He is most likely an alcoholic. He is nervous and intense. In the play and the play within the play he is both the manipulator and caretaker of his sister.
The role of Clare has been CAST. Seeking Understudy Only:
Clare Understudy ONLY: Female, 40s–early 50s. She has the quality of youth but is not young. She has a gaunt, almost emaciated, world-weary look. She is the female star of the company. She is a drug addict and perhaps schizophrenic. Her character in the play within the play has a childlike simplicity about her, the pure and sad preciousness of a little girl.