The Wilbury Theatre Group will hold auditions for its 2014-15 season on Saturday, May 17 from 10:00am-5:00pm, and on Sunday May 18 from 12:00pm-5:00pm. Audition slots are limited and are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Auditions will be held at the The Wilbury Theatre Group, 393 Broad Street, Providence RI.
The Wilbury Group is looking to cast various roles in the 2014-15 Season, which starts performances in September and runs through early June. The following roles are available:
THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY by The Civilians, written by Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis from interviews by the company, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman
September-October, 2014 | NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
Seeking a flexible ensemble of 3 men and 3 women, all actors must be versatile, comfortable with singing, and be capable of performing multiple roles. Actors who play a musical instrument especially encouraged to audition.
A PUBLIC READING OF AN UNPRODUCED SCREENPLAY ABOUT THE DEATH OF WALT DISNEY by Lucas Hnath
November-December, 2014 | NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
Walt, 55-70, a powerful man used to getting his own way
Roy, 50-70, level-headed and reasonable, overpowered but not a pushover
Daughter, 20-30, Walt’s head-strong and independent daughter, more or less motherly to Walt
Ron Miller, 20-30, Walt’s son-in-law, a jock, a “golden retriever of a person”
ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD by Tom Stoppard
Rosencrantz, 20’s-early 30’s, a childhood friend of Hamlet’s, intellectually engaged, philosophically at sea, mildly optimistic, and accepting.
Guildenstern, 20’s-early 30’s, a childhood friend of Hamlet’s, intellectually engaged, philosophically at sea, mildly pessimistic, and analytical.
The Player, 30’s-50’s, leader of the traveling troupe, The Tragedians, passionate, enigmatic, crafty, and confident, an opportunist, a showman, a charlatan, a philosopher and more.
Alfred, 16-late 20’s, a put-upon Tragedian who usually plays female roles.
Tragedians, Males & Females, 20-49, four traveling actors including The Player King, The Player Poisoner, and two Spies.
Hamlet, 20-30’s, Prince of Denmark, brooding, melancholy, and cynical.
Ophelia, 20-29, Polonius’s daughter, sweet, strong, broken, desperate and distraught for Hamlet’s affection.
Claudius, 40-69, King of Denmark, and Hamlet’s uncle, manipulative, masculine, intelligent, and ambitious, a king and a murderer.
Gertrude, 30-59, Queen of Denmark, and Hamlet’s mother, caring, crafty, but out of her depth, a queen and a mother.
Polonius, 40-69, Claudius’s main adviser, pompous and devious.
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN by Gina Gionfriddo
March-April, 2015 | RHODE ISLAND PREMIERE
Catherine Croll, 30’s-40’s, successful and respected academic teaching Women’s Studies in a New York City university, high-powered, assertive, emotionally fragile at times, at a crossroads in her life, which makes her somewhat desperate.
Gwen Harper, 30’s-40’s, Catherine’s friend and former room-mate from graduate school, has two children, one of whom she dotes on, unfulfilled in her marriage, frustrated with her husband, recently sober, her eccentricities belie her desperation.
Don Harper, 30’s-40’s, Catherine’s former beau and Gwen’s husband, stuck in his career as a Dean at a small New England liberal arts college, doesn’t feel he deserves or is capable of more, lacks the motivation to take action, he’s sexy, smart, charming and passive.
Alice Croll, 60’s-70’s, Catherine’s mother, who recently had a heart attack but is probably very healthy, determined, pragmatic, her sense of humor keeps her afloat, adores her daughter, has seen it all and, although often astonished but what she sees, enjoys the view.
Avery, 20’s, college student, very smart, sassy, tells it like it is, a truly “liberated” young woman, though surprisingly naive in some respects, often the voice of reason and has the clearest insight amidst the three mature adults going through their mid-life crises.
NEXT TO NORMAL Music by Tom Kitt, Book and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Diana, 35-40’s, delusional, bipolar, and depressed. The sexiness of her yesterdays has only recently begun to soften. She is determined to make her family perfect but is tortured by a death in the family. Range: G3-F#5.
Dan, 35-40’s, Diana's husband. He is handsome and genuine. Though a constant in Diana's tumultuous life, he has grown tired and weary of her antics. Range: Ab2-B4.
Dr. Madden, late 20’s-40, Diana's handsome psychiatrist. Quite assured in his practice and considered somewhat of a rock star. Range: A2-A4.
Gabe, 18-early 20’s, dashing, athletic, and bright. He is a playful man and everything a mother could imagine. Range: B2-C5.
Henry, 16-21, Natalie's classmate. The all-around musician, philosopher, and slacker. He has an intoxicating capacity for sympathy and romance. Range: G#2-B4.
Natalie, 16-21, Diana and Dan's troubled daughter. An accomplished pianist and hardworking student, her struggles are exacerbated by her mother's. Range: G3-G5.
Each performer will be allowed a maximum of 5 minutes to perform 1-2 contrasting monologues of their choice, or a monologue and song. Singers should be aware that an accompanist will not be available, and are asked to accompany themselves or to sing a cappella. Callbacks for individual plays will be announced at a later date.
Please provide a copy of your headshot/resume at the time of your audition.
To schedule your audition, please email Artistic Director Josh Short at firstname.lastname@example.org. In your email, please offer a time block of 2 hours on one of the days. We will reply with a specific slot. Digital copies of the scripts are available by request.
Interested stage managers or designers may send a resume to Production Manager Seth Finkle at email@example.com.
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