VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE - McCarter Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 7, 2012

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VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE

– EPAs by Appointment in NJ

McCarter Theatre Center(Princeton, NJ)LORT C; $710/week minimum

Co-producer: Lincoln Center Theater

By Christopher Durang, directed by Nicolas Martin.

Casting by Daniel Swee

Princeton local casting by Adam Immerwahr

McCarter Theatre: (Berlind Theater)

1st Rehearsal:(at the McCarter Theatre) 8/14/12.1st Preview:9/7. Runs: 9/14 – 10/14/12

1stRehearsal: (at LCT Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater: 10/18/12. 1stPreview: 10/25. Runs: 11/12 – 1/13/13

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT:

Monday, March 19, 2012at theMcCarter Theatre CenterAdministrative Offices

10 AM – 6 PM91 University Place

Lunch from 1 - 2.Princeton, NJ08540

For an appointment,Emailcasting@mccarter.orgor call Chelsea Adams, Casting Assistant, at (609) 258-6505 during office hours (10am-6pm) to schedule an appointment. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.

Sides will be provided at the EPA.Visually impaired performers may request sides in advance upon making an appointment.

Show is set in the present, in a lovely farm house in Bucks County.

Vanya:

Male. 50-62. Lives in Bucks County with his step-sister Sonia, he took care of their aging parents over a long time. Didn't do much of what he'd like to do with his life, but is resigned to the present, more or less, at least compared to Sonia. Somewhat contented. Acts the peacemaker between his two sisters.

Sonia:

Female. Early to mid 50s. Vanya's step sister living with him in Bucks County. Discontent, upset, regretful. Never had a romantic life. Volatile, and angry that the pretty sister Masha has had a life

Masha:

Female. 50 to 62. Vanya’s sister. Glamorous and successful actress who goes gallivanting around the world. A bit grandiose, but also charming. Has had five failed marriages and has recently taken up with a young actor. Has been paying everybody's bills.

Spike:

Male. Late 20s. An aspiring actor. Masha’s new companion. Sexy, self-absorbed, friendly and charming, his first reflex is to be seductive. Attractive and in very good shape.

Nina:

Female. Early to late 20s. Lovely, sincere would be actress, visiting her aunt and uncle next door. Star struck and energetic in her enthusiasm. Responds to Vanya and is kind to him.

Cassandra:

Female. 30-55. Cleaning lady and soothsayer, she often bursts into prophecy, her diction sounding like Greek tragedy mixed with contemporary thoughts and references. Her seeing the future is kind of truthful/accurate, though not always 100% accurate. She often criticizes her employers Vanya and Sonia, but at the core wants to help them. Verbal dexterity necessary.

NOTE:Understudies will be cast for all roles for Lincoln Center Theater portion ONLY. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.



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