Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, March 24, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1 to 2
(sign up begins at 9:45)
D; $600/week AEA minimum
265 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Auditions will be held in the Wilma studio; holding room in lobby.
Equity actors, men and women, for the 2014-15 season.
Please prepare a contemporary monologue of no more than 2 minutes. Bring headshot/resume stapled together.
Philadelphia EPA: 3/24, 10 to 6, at the Wilma Theatre
NYC EPA: 3/20, 10 to 6, at Studio 353. (see separate notice)
Nell Bang-Jensen, Artistic Assistant, expected to be in attendance at the EPA.
· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
No appointments. AEA members may sign up for times on day of audition at audition location beginning at 9:45am.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
Playwright: Gina Gionfriddo
Runs October/November. Exact dates TBA.
Early forties. Teaches at a university in New York City. Well-respected feminist scholar. Confident and assertive, but experiences doubt when she returns home after her mother has a heart attack.
Early forties. Mother of two, married to Don. Attended graduate school with Catherine. Generally positive but feels frustrated with her marriage. Recently sober.
Early forties, Catherine’s former lover and Gwen’s husband. American Lit Professor turned disciplinary dean. Dissatisfied but also unmotivated. Flirtatious charmer and mellow underachiever.
Seventies. Catherine’s mother. Recently had a heart attack but is generally healthy. Satisfied homemaker. Both maternal and unsentimental.
AVERY WILLARD Twenty-one. College-student and frequent babysitter. Working to film a reality show with her boyfriend. Opinionated and confident, sense of having it all figured out. Sharp, thoughtful, and witty (sometimes unintentionally).
THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
Playwright: Dan O’Brien
Dates: Show will run January/February. Exact dates TBA.
Male Actor 1:
MAN IN HIS 30s: Mostly plays Dan, a playwright finishing a residency in Princeton. He is dedicated to his work and successful, but plagued by self-doubt. Married to an actress. Reaches out to Paul because he wants to write a play about him.
Male Actor 2:
MAN IN HIS 50s: Mostly plays Paul, a Canadian reporter and Pulitzer-Prize winning photojournalist. Haunted by traumatic memories of war scenes. Gruff and feels that unhappiness is central to being successful at his work. Was born with a congenitally deformed hand. Married with a young son.
Please note: The roles of Dan and Paul are shared by two actors. Both actors also play a wide range of other parts including Terry Gross, a Somalian translator, a Polish immigrant, a therapist, Inuit teenagers, a Ghanaian man, a Canadian cab driver, and Mother Theresa, among others.
HAMLET and ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
Playwright: Shakespeare/Tom Stoppard
Director: Blanka Zizka
Dates: Hamlet will run in March/April (exact dates TBA), Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead will run in May/June (exact dates TBA).
A color-blind ensemble of 12-14 actors who will act in both shows.
Roles to be assigned: Claudius, King Hamlet, Gertrude, Ophelia, Polonius, Laertes, Players, Rosencrantz, Guildenstern, Horatio, Alfred, Fortinbras, and Marcellus.