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2017 NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE - Eugene O'Neill Theatre Auditions

Posted: April 24, 2017

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2017 National Playwrights Conference - NYC EPA
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

AUDITION DATE

May 08, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep
2017 contract/salary pending; currently $510/week

SEEKING

Equity Female and Male Actors of all ethnicities for the 2017 Conference. See breakdown

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue. Please bring TWO copies of your picture/resume, each stapled together.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th AveNew York, NY 10018-6507
Room 16K, holding room 16L

PERSONNEL

Expected to be in attendance at the EPA:
Aislinn Frantz- Associate Producer, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
Dan Barron- Assistant to the Artistic Director, National Playwrights Conference

OTHER DATES

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents staged readings of eight new plays during the National Playwrights Conference - each play is in residence for one week between June 30 and July 29, 2017.

OTHER

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and subscribes to the LORT Agreement Non- Traditional Casting policy, encouraging participation by and casting of ethnic minority Actors (African American, Asian American, Hispanic American and Native American), women and Actors with disabilities in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane.

BREAKDOWN

NPC 1- WE ARE AMONG US
by Stephen Belber
Dates June 30- July 6

Khadija 26, Afghan but fairly Americanized; a lotta life
Laura: 40’s, white; former army reserves; strong, thoughtful
Shar: 30’s, Vietnamese, female; intense/imperfect conviction
Beau: 21, Laura’s son; smart, lost, wants to figure it out
Taylor: 40, black; former Army Special Forces, now a cop.

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NPC 2- THE QUIET ONES
by Mary Hamilton
Dates July 2- July 8

Katherine, mid-60's, female, a kindergarten teacher. Understated. Funny. Subtle. Has lived. Unfazed by what others think.
Fran, mid-60's, transitioned to female 30 years ago, Katherine's ex. Funny. Charming. Unapologetic. (Kate Borenstein did the part in a reading and was perfect.)
Brian, 30, Male, Katherine's son, confident bordering on arrogant, cares about his mother but also cares about keeping up appearances - which Katherine does not.
Anne, mid-40's, female, old school Brooklyn, no nonsense,
Charlotte, 30's, female, assertive, sometimes pushy but also deeply insecure
Ezther, 30's, female, quietly determined, Faint Eastern European accent.
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NPC 3-

QUEENS
by Martyna Majok
Dates: July 16- July 22

Renia - 40s, Polish (ages from early 30s-late 40s but skewing older is the way to go, I think)
Inna - late 20s/early 30s, Ukrainian
Lera/Joan/Agata - 30s, Ukrainian
Pelagiya - 30s, Ukrainian
Aamani - 40s, Afghan
Isabela/Glenys - late 20s/early 30s, Honduran
Silvia/Lydia/Eva - 30s/40s, Latina

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NPC 4- EXPOSURE
by Steve DiUbaldo
Dates July 9- July 15

*in casting, especially Eli, Herman, Jackie, and Kenny, basketball ability is vital to the authenticity of the piece. In terms of language, it's modern and urban but it is also southern (South Carolina) at its core.
ELI GAMBLE
17, Male, African-American - A 6'4 kid who just grew seven inches. Must be able to play basketball believably onstage. Born and bred in Columbia, South Carolina. Eli is an impressionable kid who believes he's ready to be treated like a man.
KENNY BETHEL
38, Male, African-American - old school Columbia, South Carolina. Still uses a flip phone, has a baby at home, a good marriage, and a small business. Money is tight. Kenny believes hard work and character are the keys to success. He is a straight shooter, but has a great sense of humor that he isn't able to use as he maintains authority with the kids - when he cracks a joke, it's disarming and funny.
DEION MEANS
29, Male, African-American - teenage boys think Deion is cool. His social media is on point and he wears the freshest kicks and clothes. He was never a great player, but he sees AAU basketball as an opportunity to quit his job as a car salesman and make big money. Knows how to relate to the teens.
HERMAN
18, Male, non-white - Eli's sidekick. Simultaneous support system and hater. Herman is always clowning, breaking tension when things get real. He loves Eli and looks up to Kenny.
JACKIE “MOLEY” ADAMOLI
17, Male, white - a kid from the suburbs who can really play basketball. He's been playing with kids from the city his whole childhood, and has learned how to fit in, but he can never truly fit in. He's chill, but very driven to play college basketball - it's his dream.
*The same actor plays both Coach Wicks and Coach Lundy*

COACH WICKS
30’s-40’s, Male, any ethnicity - A southern boy through-and-through. He's a local guy, LOVES the game, and is in coaching for all the right reasons. At times, he's been a bit naive about the business of basketball. Eli is his favorite prospect and he has love for the kid. When Eli grows, he becomes desperate to prove that U-Palm is still the place for Eli.
COACH LUNDY
30’s-40’s, Male, any ethnicity - A shark looking to land a big recruit. Lundy is on the fast track to become a head coach. Landing a late-bloomer like Eli could make him look like a genius. He works for Gallant University, a national powerhouse - they are very much in the business of illegal recruiting and cheating the system because the pressure to win is palpable each and every day.
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NPC 5- TITLE IX
by Elaine Romero
Dates: July 14- July 20

1972
SANDRA – A Latina teacher in her late 20’s.
PRINCIPAL BUTLER – her boss. 60’s, white.
PAMELA – A fellow teacher. A mentor. 60’s, white.
GLORIA – Sandra’s mother. Latina 40’s.
ANGEL – Sandra’s boyfriend, 35, Latino.
KATHY – Sandra’s best friend, 35, white.
2016
MILAGRO – Daughter of Sandra. Played by the same actress who plays Gloria.
ADRIENNE – A school district Title IX Administrator. Played by the same actress who plays Pamela.
VALERIA – Phil’s Administrative Assistant, a millennial. Played by the same actress who plays Sandra.
KIMBERLY – Played by the same actress who plays Kathy. A fellow teacher.
BILL - Played by the same actor who plays Angel.
PHIL - A superintendent. Played by the same actor who plays Principal Butler.
Notes about the Play:
*The themes and structure of the play require the double-casting as stated. The cast should not exceed 6 actors.
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NPC 6-

THE ONE ATM IN ANTARCTICA
by Adam Douglas
Dates July 7- July 13
JOLENE - Female. 29.
RONNIE - Male. 31.
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NPC 7- BLACK SUPER HERO MAGIC MAMA
by Inda Craig Galvan
Dates July 21- July 27
SABRINA JACKSON aka MAASAI ANGEL:
Female, 40, Black. Her son is the world that she orbits. Widowed 10 years ago but never had the luxury to grieve – who has that kind of time? What some folks might call “helicopter parenting,” Sabrina would call common sense and keeping her kid safe. Expert at code-switching. She used to draw; now she works for the phone company. MAASAI ANGEL: a warrior-like hero. Singular in focus. Relies on wits, brawn, and a big-ass blade to get it done. Really likes fighting.
TRAMARION JACKSON:
Male, 14, Black. Sabrina’s son. Genuinely likes school, member of the academic decathlon team. He’d brag about the fact that he’s the best – because he is – but he knows his mom might overhear and knock him down a peg or two. His plan for the future includes both being a doctor and creating a comic book empire with his best friend Flat Joe.
CONNIE WRIGHT aka KITTY KINCAIDE:
Female, 35, Asian. Connie’s real-world national news anchor position was hard-won and she enjoys the challenges. She can exploit the hell out of a story, but it’s wearing on her. KITTY KINCAIDE – a typical comic-book victim. She gains agency after witnessing Maasai Angel at work.
TOM BLACKMAN aka RANDY ROUGHGUY:
Male, 40, Black. A field reporter. He’s proud of the fact that you’d never guess he grew up on the Southside of Chicago. Pretentious. Thinks a lot about his next meal. RANDY ROUGHGUY – comic-book man-handler.
LENA EVERS:
Female, 32, Black. Community-minded, professional, stylish. Runs an Afro-centric art gallery in Hyde Park. Sabrina's sister and Tramarion's aunt. Has always benefitted from/relied on being the younger sister.
COACH COREY BRACKETT aka THE TEACHER:
Male, 40, Black. Part-time “acadeca” coach; full-time history teacher. Inspires “his kids” to make us all look good. Protective, fatherly, well-intentioned and typically successful at leading. Single and ready to settle down. THE TEACHER – comic book villain a little higher in the food chain. Full of puns. Tends to abduct younger victims. Weapon of choice is the shaolin meteor hammer.
FLAT JOE/JOSEPH A. HUGHES aka KID DANGER:
Male, 14, Black. At 14, he hardly even notices anymore when women clutch their purses in elevators. An artist skilled beyond his years and circumstances. Best part of his day is being insulted by Tramarion’s mom... in a nice, safe home. He shares T’s dream of creating their own comic book. Hopes he lives that long. Knows he likely won’t. KID DANGER – models his costume after Superman, though he has no inherent powers. He digs that people assume he’s the villain.
DAVE LESTER aka DEATH TAP:
Male, 40, White. A Chicago cop with a clean record. Married, a kid on the way. Owns a bungalow-style home in Brighton Park. Knows everyone by name at his two regular bars. One of those bars is in a bowling alley. Soooo over the douchebag Cub fans. Sincerely wants to protect and serve. DEATH TAP – comic-book villain. Gunslinger. Haughty.
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NPC 8- ASSISTED LIVING
by Michael Tucker
July 22- July 29
SUNNY AND JER
Are the hosts of the party. We are in their farmhouse about an hour north of New York City.
- SUNNY is in her early sixties and quite beautiful. She is a professor of Art History specializing in Italian Renaissance art at a nearby State University. She has been married for thirty-three years to JER

- JER is celebrating his seventieth birthday. He’s a professor of Modern Dramatic literature specializing in the Theater of the Absurd. Jer is a heartbreaker in a Left-Bank existentialist way and looks great in his clothes.
BILLY AND MICHIKO

- BILLY is a week away from his sixtieth birthday. He has been the bass player for the rock group Olly Golly for the last forty-two years. Olly Golly had a number of big hit records back in the Seventies and is still touring. Billy is married to Michiko
- MICHIKO met Billy backstage after an Olly Golly concert and they’ve been together ever since. Michiko is the executive assistant to the Dean of Fine Arts at the University and she’s very good at her job. Michiko is in her late forties.
VINCENT AND DARLA

- VINCENT is a well-known painter whose unique work falls between Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. His paintings are in the collections of art museums around the world. For a number of years he taught painting at the State University but he retired fifteen years ago to focus on his painting. He will celebrate his eightieth birthday in two months. He is married to Darla
- DARLA is a photographer and teacher of photography at the University. Darla is now in her late fifties. She and Vincent met at the University thirty years ago, had a torrid affair and have been together ever since.


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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