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A BETTER PLACE **Updated** - Directors Company Auditions

Posted: January 27, 2016

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Directors Company | New York, NY

Date of Audition:

Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)Equity Principal Auditions (3 days)
Friday, January 29, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM each day. Lunch 1 to 2

Off Broadway
$1,000/week (contract/salary pending)

Actors' Equity Association NYC Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Equity male and female actors for various roles.

See breakdown.

Prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary monologue

Bring picture and resume

Other Dates
Rehearsal Starts: 3/29/16
1st Preview: 5-5-16
Opening: 5/15/16
Close: 6/12/15


Dir: Evan Bergman
By: Wendy Beckett
Casting: Judy Henderson

Michael Parva, Artistic Director
Leah Michalos, Managing Director

Produced in association with Pascal Productions (Adam Fitzgerald)
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Personnel expected in the room at the EPA:
The following casting/creative personnel are expected to be in attendance at the EPA at
various times throughout the day. Not all are expected at the same time, but all have
casting authority:
Evan Bergman - Director
Leah Michalos - GM/Producer - The Directors Company
Adam Fitzgerald - Producer - Pascal Productions
Alexis Atkinson - Casting Associate
Jasmine Hurtado - Casting Associate
Rachael Benjamin - Casting Associate
Nicolette Marinos - GM Assistant (will also be in attendance, but will be in the room with
one or more of those listed above with casting authority)


50s/60s. Mary Roberts is a working wife and mother. She grew up in Brooklyn where she met her husband John. Mary is a contradictory woman; she both approves and disapproves of many things and sometimes at the same time. She is hoping to retire soon. She isn’t sure of her future anymore. She is facing lots of change.

50s/60s. Johnathon Roberts (Mary’s husband) is a hardworking man who has a passionate interest in horse racing. A gambler he has always lived his life by chance and mostly it has worked out for him. He has risen considerably in social status and is enjoying the good life. He is unconsciously drifting away from his family.

Carol Roberts
Late 20s. Mary and John’s daughter. Has grown up in the ‘best of times’ and under her parents care. She lives the good life. Two years ago she was jilted at the altar and now - continues to remain at home with her parents. An only child she is given to self-absorption and behaves like a regular Daddy’s girl. From her father she inherited a love of real estate and despite never having worked she aspires to get her hands on some.

Late 20s/Early 30s. The younger of the neighboring gay couple, is the more flamboyant. He waits tables. He displays an intensity about him. Committed to ‘doing the right thing ideologically’ in the world he can appear earnest and yet it can read as ‘precious’. Les is envious and restless and wants to break free but can’t. He is given to dramatics and over-reaction. He longs for a different reality; a world he doesn’t know. Les is the central character of the play. It is through his eyes that we examine the role real estate plays in our lives.

The elder of the gay couple, is an academic, a philosophy teacher. He cares deeply for his partner and exudes a mature ‘knowing patience’ about him. He is balanced and calm but he can be cheeky. Sel is happy to be safe. He is steady, organized and grounded. He loves to wind Les up.

A male actor to play multiple roles under 40 years old. These are: broker (several different ones) therefore lover to daughter Carol- as well as- a brief role at the plays end as concierge. In erotic scenes with Carol he will appear to be a ‘player’.Ideally when this actor is playing the ‘broker as lover’ he needs to be able to be: over-talkative and theatrical. (There may be some non-specific distant nudity). His roles as broker vary: he can be humble, uncertain or confident. The audience will see that he represents ‘the broker’ as archetype. His brief role as Concierge at the end of the play is polite and courteous. A different accent might make this appear significantly different in tone. (He may or may not be fully visible fully during this final scene.)

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