A SOLDIER'S PLAY - Roundabout Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: August 30, 2019

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A SOLDIER’S PLAY - NYC EPA

Roundabout Theatre Company

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT A+. Salary: $1,592/week.

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. All roles understudied. See breakdown

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor, studio 16D. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

PERSONNEL
Charles Fuller, playwright; Kenny Leon, director; Jim Carnahan, casting

One of the following will be in attendance: Carrie Gardner (Senior Casting Director), Stephen Kopel (Casting Director), Jillian Cimini (Casting Director), Maureen Kelleher (Casting Assistant)

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal 11/26/19; First Performance 12/27/19; Opening 1/21/20; Max Run 3/15/20. American Airlines Theatre

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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
ALL AUDITIONEES ARE ASKED TO BRING A HEADSHOT AND RESUME
CAST
TECH/SERGEANT VERNON C WATERS – DAVID ALAN GRIER
CAPTAIN RICHARD DAVENPORT – BLAIR UNDERWOOD
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MELVIN PETERSON - TBD
CORPORAL BERNARD COBB – TBD
PRIVATE JAMES WILKIE- TBD
SEEKING THE FOLLOWING. ALL ROLES WILL BE UNDERSTUDIED:
CAPTAIN CHARLES TAYLOR (White male, mid-late 30s) – an officer who resists Davenport’s rank and assignment to investigate Waters’s murder. He does not believe that a black man can succeed in convicting a white man for the murder of another black man.
CORPORAL LOUIS HENSON (Black male, late 20s-early 30s) – The pitcher of the baseball team, he is often crude and outspoken. He tells Davenport about the shooting and that he saw someone place the murder weapon under CJ’s bunk.
PRIVATE TONY SMALLS (Black male, late 30s)- a timid career soldier who is arrested for going AWOL the night of Waters’s murder. He eventually admits to watching Peterson shoot and kill Waters.
CORPORAL ELLIS (Black male, 30s)- A spit and polish soldier who is assigned to be Davenport’s assistant during the investigation.
PRIVATE C.J. MEMPHIS (Black male, late 20s-early 30s)- The star of the baseball team who Waters resents for representing the type of behavior Waters believes black people need to put behind them in order to gain respect- singing, clowning, and dancing. Waters eventually provokes CJ to hit him, and then arrests him. The arrest leads CJ to suicide. Seeking actors who sing and play guitar.
LIEUTENANT BYRD (White male, 20s)- A by the books soldier who beats Waters up the night of his murder.
CAPTAIN WILCOX (White male, 30-40)- A medial officer who prevents Byrd from killing Waters the night of his murder.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE CAST BUT WLL BE UNDERSTUDIED. UNDERSTUDY TRACKING TBD.

TECH/SERGEANT VERNON C WATERS (Black male, late 50s-early 60s)- A well built light skinned black man who runs the baseball team. He believes that black people need to cast aside certain behaviors in order to gain more respect from white people. The tension this creates between the men leads to his murder.
CAPTAIN RICHARD DAVENPORT (Black male, 35-50)- A lawyer and military officer who investigates the murder of Waters
PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MELVIN PETERSON (Black male, 30s)- a model soldier who repeatedly goes head to head with Waters, challenging his every move. He eventually attacks Waters and shoots him twice, leaving him dead.
CORPORAL BERNARD COBB (Black male, mid-late 20s) – one of CJ’s closest friends, he reveals to Davenport what happened between CJ and Waters before their deaths.
PRIVATE JAMES WILKIE (Black male, early 40s) – a career soldier from Detroit who helps Waters run the baseball team. He has his stripes removed by Waters for drinking on guard duty. He is arrested by Davenport for putting the murder weapon under CJs bunk.

All stage management positions have been filled.
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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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