ABOUT LOVE - The Culture Project Auditions

Posted: October 17, 2019

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ABOUT LOVE - NYC EPA

Culture Project, The

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Oct 29, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

CONTRACT

Mini $580 weekly minimum

SEEKING

Actors for roles in ABOUT LOVE (see breakdown). Stage management positions may also be available.

PREPARATION

Sides will be provided. In lieu of sides, actors may choose to do a brief contemporary monologue of their choosing.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

(Inspired by “First Love” by Ivan Turgenev)
Based on an idea by Nancy Harrow
Playwright/Director: Will Pomerantz (expected to attend)
Music: Nancy Harrow (expected to attend)
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA (expected to attend)

OTHER DATES

First rehearsal: 1/28/2020
First preview: 2/25
Close: 3/22

OTHER

Although there is a music component of this production, performers will not be asked to sing at this audition and an accompanist will not be present.
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

SEEKING:

(note: all characters will likely sing, at least a bit – actors will not be asked to sing prior to callbacks.)

PETER– male, any ethnicity, 18+ to play late teens; sensitive and earnest, intelligent, and not without a sense of humor; comes from a well-to-do family; completely infatuated with Zina.

ZINA– female, any ethnicity, early to mid-20s; charismatic and complex; she comes from fallen nobility, but she makes up for her lack of means through her innate magnetism and intelligence; under her vibrancy and seemingly limitless self-confidence lies a vulnerable young woman.

ACTOR 1(track includes: FATHER, CAPTAIN MARKOV, HOTEL MANAGER):
FATHER – Late 30s/40s; dashing, private; an almost romantic figure, if a bit cold; rules the household; he is idolized by Peter.
CAPTAIN MARKOV – a military man; formal, even a bit stiff; not a lot of humor; believes he can conquer anything, if he puts his mind to it. In love with Zina.
HOTEL MANAGER -- a decent man, with a sense of decorum; runs a fancy hotel in Moscow

ACTOR 2(track includes MOTHER, MAIDONOV, MAN WITH HORSES):
MOTHER – 40s/50s; from a well-to-do family; cultured; her marriage with Peter’s father has cooled somewhat; protective of Peter; aware of social niceties and obligations; has a bit of a temper.
MAIDONOV – a narcissistic poet and hanger-on; larger than life and dramatic; in love with Zina
MAN WITH HORSES – a working-class horseman who works at a stable in a tough part of Moscow

ACTOR 3(track includes LUSHIN, VONIFATY, DMITRI):
LUSHIN – 30s/40s; Lushin is a doctor; he has a keen sense of irony regarding life, as well as a bit of ruefulness at times; has a Chekhovian warmth and wisdom; in love with Zina.
VONIFATY – a cranky manservant who works for the family of the Princess and Zina; doesn’t get paid much, and delivers accordingly.
DMITRI – a youngish servant within Peter’s household; good-natured, artistic, and gets along with Peter.

ACTOR 4(track include THE PRINCESS, COUNT MALEVSKY, MASHA):
THE PRINCESS – 40s/50s; married into money and a title; has lost pretty much everything but the title; never really had the manners and breeding of nobility, which became more obvious after her husband’s death; a bit scattered and nostalgic for the ways things were; has a lot of pressure on her due to the debts left by her husband; has let herself go a bit.
MALEVSKY – low-level nobility; a schemer always on the make, always interested in money; ready to charm whomever he needs to, to get what he wants; in love with Zina, or at least is very interested in sleeping with her.
MASHA – a simple and sincere washerwoman employed by Peter’s family; knows a scandal when she sees one.


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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