A CHRISTMAS CAROL - Actors Theatre of Louisville Auditions

Posted: September 5, 2019

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL - NYC Appointments

Actors Theatre of Louisville

APPOINTMENTS
NYC Appointment Only auditions to be held September 24 and 25.

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $941/week

SEEKING
Submissions from AEA members for various roles. See breakdown.

INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, email picture and resume by 9/19. Subject line must include: "A Christmas Carol 2019 Casting: YOUR NAME / ROLE"
Deadline: Thu, Sep 19, 2019

SUBMIT TO
assistant@katelumpkincasting.com

PERSONNEL
Producer/Theatre Company: ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE
Director: Drew Fracher
Writer: Barbara Field
Artistic Manager: Zachary Meicher-Buzzi
Casting Director: Kate Lumpkin, CSA

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal 10/29/2019
Tech 11/15 - 11/22/2019
Preview 11/20 - 11/22/2019
Opening 11/29/2019
Closing 12/23/2019

OTHER
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 submit.

BREAKDOWN
Actors Theatre is working to create and maintain an environment of mutual trust where people are treated with dignity and respect. We seek an environment that is absent of intimidation, oppression and harassment and upholds our Core Values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Brave Curiosity, Listening and Sharing, and Adaptability. With our Anti-Harassment Policy, Actors Theatre will prevent and correct inappropriate behavior and we ask all involved to uphold these and join us in this work.
***In reference to the information below – these are descriptions of the characters as identified in the script and in collaboration with the creative team. They are not meant to be exhaustive of who should play these roles and we seek to cast as expansively and authentically as possible. We are committed to the most inclusive representation of race/ethnicity, gender, body type, and ability on our stages.
As an ADA compliant theatre, we welcome performers of all abilities and will make all reasonable accommodations in order to cast performers, regardless of disability, in any role possible. We also recognize that most characters are written on the binary (use he/him or she/her pronouns) and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.
Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there are any accommodations we can provide to make your audition experience positive.
SEEKING
[BOB CRATCHIT / AS CAST]
(He/Him/His, 20s/30s)*** Understands the realities of having to keep his family fed and alive -- and sometimes that truth hits him quite hard. Constantly put upon by Scrooge and he never fights back. Always leads with loving optimism and hope. Must be comfortable working with children. Experience singing and/or playing a musical instrument a plus.

[BELLE / MRS. FRED / AS CAST]
(She/Her/Hers, 20s)*** The love of Scrooge’s life. She is lower in social status but above him in every other way. Leads with warmth, intelligence, and gumption. Has a great sense of irony and humor. The kind of person who makes Scrooge, and every other person in the room, feel intimidated. Strong person who knows and values her own strength. Her strong moral center allows for self-sacrifice when it is most needed. Must be comfortable working with children. Experienced singer. Ability to play an instrument is a plus.

[JACOB MARLEY / OLD JOE / AS CAST]
(He/Him/His, character ranges from 20s-50s, seeking actors that can embody this range)*** OLD JOE – Archetypal low life Dickensian character. Truly beaten down by society. Filthy. Broken and cruel. JACOB MARLEY – The terrifying ghost of a King of Capitalism. Horrible, greedy, and always thinking about making a deal. Titan of industry. Buttoned up yet commanding. Should always take charge and lead with his brain. Must be comfortable working with children. Experience singing and/or playing a musical instrument a plus.

[FEZZIWIG / GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT / AS CAST]
(He/Him/His, 30s/40s)*** Enormous warmth and heart, a grand presence, the embodiment of hope and good will, easy laughter, a booming voice, must handle language and text easily and move very well. Must be comfortable working with children. Experience singing and/or playing a musical instrument a plus.

[NARRATOR / AS CAST]
(pronouns not specified, all ages)*** The entry into the play for the audience. Must have a facility with language and a warm open demeanor. Must be comfortable working with children.

[MRS. CRATCHIT / AS CAST]
(She/Her/Hers, 20s/30s)*** Wife to Bob Cratchit and mother to Tiny Tim and his siblings. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she's got. She is the glue that holds the family together. Must be comfortable working with children. Experience singing and/or playing a musical instrument a plus.

STORYLINE:
This production, adapted by Barbara Field from the novel by Charles Dickens, is an annual remount of the second longest running production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL in America. It is a true Louisville tradition.
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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 submit.

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