11TH HOUR THEATRE COMPANY 2019-20 SEASON - 11th Hour Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: July 15, 2019

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11th Hour Theatre Company 2019-20 Season - Philadelphia EPA

11th Hour Theatre Company

AUDITION DATES
Wed, Jul 24, 2019
11:00 am - 7:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 2:00-3:00 pm

Thu, Jul 25, 2019
11:00 am - 7:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 2 to 3

APPOINTMENTS
AEA Members contact Michael O'Brien by calling 267-987-9865 or emailing casting@11thhourtheatrecompany.org.

CONTRACT
SPT $309/week (Level 2); $392/week (Level 4)

SEEKING
Equity Actors who sing for Next Step Concert Series and Mainstage Musical Production. (See breakdown.)

Local actors particularly encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION
Prepare a brief contemporary musical theatre song . Bring Sheet music, accompanist provided.

LOCATION
11th Hour Theatre Company Studio
2329 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19148

PERSONNEL
Expected to attend:
Michael Philip O'Brien - Producing Artistic Director
Steve Pacek - Associate Artistic Director
Megan Nicole O'Brien - Resident Director

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates.

OTHER
Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
NEXT STEP CONCERT SERIES (SPT Level 2)

FALSETTOS
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by James Lapine
Directed by Jennie Eisenhower
October 8th – 20th, 2019
Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend
WHIZZER (Tenor)
20s-30s – Handsome, athletic, and confident. Marvin’s lover.
TRINA (Mezzo)
30s – ex-wife to Marvin, mother to Jason. Charmingly neurotic. Now married to her ex-husband’s psychiatrist. Soprano/Belt.
MENDEL (Bari-tenor)
30s-40s - Marvin’s psychiatrist. Married to Trina.
JASON (Tenor/Alto)
13. Marvin’s and Trina’s son – smart and very concerned about his impending Bar Mitzvah, and grappling with his parents’ divorce and while trying to understand his father’s new relationship with WHIZZER.
CHARLOTTE (Alto/Mezzo)
30s - A dedicated doctor alarmed by the mysterious illness that is killing her gay male patients. Tough, but extremely nurturing and very much in love with her partner, Cordelia.
CORDELIA: (Mezzo/Belter)
30s – Dr. Charlotte’s partner who runs her own kosher catering business. A home maker but passionate about making a contribution to the world.
MARVIN The role of MARVIN is pre-cast.
(Bari-Tenor) 30s. Ex-husband to Trina and father to Jason. Charming, Smart and Charismatic. Torn between the traditional family he thought he always wanted and his new life with Whizzer.
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CHESS
Music by Benny Andersson & Bjorn Ulvaeus
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Book by Richard Nelson
Directed by Steve Michael Philip O’Brien
Rehearsal dates: January 7th -10th, 2020. Perfs: January 11th - 19th, 2020
Actors of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to attend

FLORENCE (Mezzo/Belter)
20s-30s. Freddie’s chess 2nd, extremely smart and motivated. Will not be pushed around, torn between her commitment to Freddie and her feelings for Anatoly.

FREDDIE (High Tenor)
20s-30s. American Chess Champion. Extremely talented yet a very tortured soul. A once in a lifetime chess player. Loosely based on Bobbie Fisher.

ANATOLY (Bari-Tenor)
30s. Russian chess champion. Very measured and focused player. Passionate about both chess and his country, but not at all political. Fed up with the Russian political machine and its use of him as a weapon of the cold war.

MOLOKOV (Bass)
40s-50s. Intense, Russian bureaucrat who continuously reminds Anatoly that this is much more than just a chess game, this is war between two nations. Very smart and conniving, with a great sense of the political implications of each move he makes.

SVETLANA (Mezzo/Belter)
30s. Anatoly’s wife. Stoic and subdued. Very strong in her own right. A dramatic contrast to Florence.

ARBITER (High Tenor)
30s. Host/Referee of the chess tournament. A showman with a quick temper and very strict when it comes to the rules of the game. Always aware that he is in the spotlight and in charge.

WALTER (Baritone)
30s-40s. American Marketing expert and representative of Freddie’s television sponsor. He is there to keep Freddie in check and make as much money as possible for his company.
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Mainstage Production (SPT Level 4)
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Book by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Trask
Directed by Megan Nicole O’Brien
April 23rd - May 10th, 2020
First Rehearsal: April 7th, 2020
First Performance: April 23rd, 2020
Opening Night: April 27th, 2020
Closing Perfomance: May 10th, 2020
Trans, gender non-conforming and gender fluid actors of all ethnicities encouraged to attend

YITZHAK (High Tenor/Mezzo/Belter)
20s-30s. Hedwig’s husband, they have a very submissive and controlling relationship. Although Yitzhak dreams of performing as woman, they have given it up because of their love for Hedwig.
HEDWIG
The role of HEDWIG is pre-cast. (Tenor) Late 30s – 40s. FormerlyHansel Schmidt, becomes Hedwig and has a botched sex change operation to get married and escape communist East Berlin. Becomesrock singer and front woman of The Angry Inch. Glamorous, funny and a true rock star.
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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