VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE - Hartford Stage Auditions

Posted: February 11, 2014

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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

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Hartford Stage|Hartford, CT


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vanyasubmissions@gmail.com

NYC auditions in early March, by appointment only.

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NOTE: YOU MUST PUT YOUR UNION AFFLIATION AND ROLE YOU SUBMITTING FOR IN SUBJECT LINE

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
Cat B; $812/week AEA minimum

Seeking
Submissions from AEA members only for these appointments.

Note: In order to be considered via this posting, the AEA member must submit him/herself directly.

Other Dates
Rehearse: 4/25. Runs: 5/30 -6/22.

Personnel
Artistic Director: Darko Tresnjak
Director: Maxwell Williams
Author: Christopher Durang
Casting: Jack Bowdan/Binder Casting

Other
Note: Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is the Tony Award winning Best Play of 2013. It is set in the present at a lovely farm house in Bucks County, PA.


Breakdown

VANYA
(50s-60) Male. He lives with his stepsister Sonia at their family home. Basically resigned to the way his life has turned out – which was, with Sonia, taking care of their aged parents until they died. Dour, but highly intelligent, he plays peacemaker between his two sisters Sonia and Masha. Dry and sardonic. Actor must possess strong comedic and language skills as well as excellent timing.

SONIA
(early-mid 50s) Female. Vanya’s discontented stepsister who longs for a life not lived. Volatile and emotional, she is full of regret for never having left their home like Masha, and for never having had a romantic life. Jealous of Masha’s wild and glamorous life. Actress must possess strong comedic and language skills as well as a wide emotional range. Must be able to impersonate Maggie Smith.

MASHA
(50s) Female. Vanya and Sonia’s sister who became a glamorous and successful world-traveling movie star. More than a bit of a diva but also charming and funny. Very competitive and very insecure about aging and losing her allure. She has had five failed marriages and shows up at the house with her latest boyfriend, the much, much younger Spike. She has been paying everyone’s bills and has plans for the house that impact everyone.

SPIKE
(mid-late 20s) Male. Masha’s new boyfriend, he is an aspiring actor. Incredibly sexy with a superb body, he strips down to his underwear at the drop of a hat. A self-absorbed boy-toy, he is also friendly, charming, always seductive (with everyone) and totally aware of the effect he has on women and men alike. Seeking a strong comedic actor who is good at physical comedy.

NINA
(mid 20s) Female. A lovely, sincere, would-be young actress visiting her aunt and uncle, who live next door to Vanya and Sonia. Tremulous, starstruck and just a bit naïve, she is like a throwback to an earlier age. She delights in being with Vanya and doesn’t quite fit in with Spike, who is of her own generation.

CASSANDRA
(late 20s – early 50s) Female. Any ethnicity other than Caucasian. Cleaning lady and soothsayer, she frequently bursts into prophecy, sounding like Greek tragedy, but always with a contemporary edge. Smart, biting wit. Her predictions usually come true but not always in the way she thinks. Actress must possess very strong comedic and verbal skills.


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