WILMA THEATRE 2014-15 SEASON - Wilma Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 5, 2014

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Wilma Theatre 14-15 Season - Philly EPAs

Wilma Theater|Philadelphia, PA

Date of Audition:
3/24/2014


Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions
Monday, March 24, 2014
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1 to 2
(sign up begins at 9:45)

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
D; $600/week AEA minimum

Location
Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Auditions will be held in the Wilma studio; holding room in lobby.


Seeking
Equity actors, men and women, for the 2014-15 season.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Please prepare a contemporary monologue of no more than 2 minutes. Bring headshot/resume stapled together.

Other Dates
Philadelphia EPA: 3/24, 10 to 6, at the Wilma Theatre
NYC EPA: 3/20, 10 to 6, at Studio 353. (see separate notice)

Other
www.wilmatheater.org

Personnel
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.

Appointments
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.


Breakdown

RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN
Director: TBD
Playwright: Gina Gionfriddo
Runs October/November. Exact dates TBA.

Seeking:

CATHERINE CROLL
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.

GWEN HARPER
Early forties. Mother of two, married to Don. Attended graduate school with Catherine. Generally positive but feels frustrated with her marriage. Recently sober.

DON HARPER
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.

ALICE CROLL
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).

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THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN
Playwright: Dan O’Brien
Director: TBA
Dates: Show will run January/February. Exact dates TBA.

Seeking:

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.

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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).

Seeking:

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.


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