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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE 2021-22 SEASON - Actors Theatre of Louisville Auditions

Posted: July 2, 2021

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ACTORS THEATRE OF LOUISVILLE 2021-22 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Actors Theatre of Louisville


CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $764 weekly minimum (LORT D, under the Equity Remote Media Allowance)

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in 2021-22 season (see breakdown). No roles will be understudied.

Our need for Equity Stage Managers for our upcoming season remains undetermined. If needed a Stage Manager notice will be posted.

INSTRUCTIONS
Slate your first and last name, pronouns (optional), and prepare one comedic monologue and include an additional contrasting monologue. Please keep your audition within a span of 3-4 minutes. Please submit all Self-Tape Submissions via this following Airtable form https://airtable.com/shrfK5gPokoaRTZKG. Self-Tape Submissions deadline by 12:00pm EDT Monday July 12th 2021.
Deadline: Mon, Jul 12, 2021

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Emily Tarquin, Artistic Producer, CSA (They/Them/Theirs)
Sujotta Pace, Casting Associate, CSA (She/Her/Hers)
Kavin Moore, Artistic Coordinator (He/Him/His)

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates.

OTHER
Please contact Sujotta Pace at auditions@actorstheatre.org with any questions or concerns. Thanks!
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 of Louisville’s goal is to create a casting process that is welcoming, absent of intimidation, and serves those auditioning as well as the creative team in the full exploration of the material. An environment of mutual trust that upholds our mission statement which unlocks human potential, builds community and enriches quality of life by engaging people in theatre that reflects the wonder and complexity of our time.
***As an ADA compliant organization, we welcome actors of all abilities and will make all reasonable accommodations in order to cast actors, regardless of disability, in any available role. 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.
In reference to the descriptions 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 intentionally with consideration of race/ethnicity, gender, body type, and ability.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. If there are any provisions we can make to enhance and support your audition experience, just let us know. Please reach out through the note section of your breakdown submission or by emailing Sujotta Pace at space@actorstheatre.org.




DRACULA
First Rehearsal: September 21st, 2021
Tech: October 8th, 2021
Open: October 15th, 2021
Close: October 31st, 2021

DOCTOR VAN HELSING: 40s+. American. A female vampire hunter. She takes no crap from anybody. She wears dusty beaten clothing and a big cowboy hat. She has a long nasty old scar all up and down the side of her face, as if someone has taken their hand and RIPPED down, long ago. It’s from an encounter she’d rather not talk about. She’s been through it. She’s a bit of a know-it-all; okay, she’s a lot of a know-it-all. She’s prickly. She’s strong. She’s brilliant. She’s no lady. She’s on the hunt. She is badass–and 19th century men do not, as a rule, appreciate it.
MINA HARKER: 20s-30s. Very smart. Caring. Loyal. Wants to do the right thing. Was raised to be a Lady, and is thus suppressing an inner fire that emerges throughout the progression of the play. Visibly pregnant throughout much of the show. Great emotional depth, good sense of humor. Must face her darkest fears – comes out stronger at the end of it. Secretly an adventurer, and fighter. Is called to be more than she once was.
LUCY WESTENRA: 20s-30s Bright, funny, vivacious, playful, and mischievous. Feels trapped by expectations and torn about her lot in life. About to be married, and deeply conscious of how that puts her under a 19th century man’s control. Reflexively flirtatious. Believes she must pretend to be less than she is.. Yearns for freedom. Falls desperately ill after being bitten by Dracula... and then becomes a completely different being -an animalistic, vampire demon – a naturally manipulative predator. Lucy’s vampire self is deeply unpredictable and frightening, but also… compelling.
MARILLA / MAID: 20s-30s. A vampire. More animal than human. Was lured into vampirehood by Dracula, who then proceeded to exploit her. Enjoys being a predator. Finds pleasure in consuming others. Resents her objectification. Manipulative; vicious; probably sociopathic. Capable of moving very fast– blink, and oh God, she’s right behind you. Sister-wife to DRUSILLA. Doubles with MAID – an underpaid, resentful servant
DRUSILLA / MILLER / MERCHANT: 20s-30s. A vampire. More animal than human. Was lured into vampirehood by Dracula, who then proceeded to exploit her. Enjoys being a predator. Finds pleasure in consuming others. Resents her objectification. Manipulative; vicious; probably sociopathic. Capable of moving very fast – blink, and oh God, she’s right behind you. Sister-wife to MARILLA. Doubles with MILLER – a casually brutal asylum attendant, and MERCHANT – a merchant looking to make a sale.
RENFIELD: any age: a madwoman. A poet, once. Smart, but with all the hope and rage of a feral child. Worships Dracula. Believes that if she can earn his approval, she will be free. Not a bad soul, really, but capable of extreme brutality or duplicity in service of her religious zealotry.

DRACULA / DOCTOR(late 30s – late 50s.): A physically imposing man. He is....extremely confident. Strong. Funny. Charming. Sexy. He looks JUST LIKE you and me, but – better? You’d like him, reader - no, really, you would. He makes people lose their heads. Manipulative. Commanding. Capable of being very, very frightening. Unpredictable. Physically strong. Incredible with language. Unimaginably powerful. Brilliant. Casually takes pleasure in cruelty. An equal-opportunity sexual sadist. A toxic predator; a wolf in the fold; a very old and clever parasite, capable of adapting and surviving. Fundamentally enjoys himself. DOCTOR: a wordless doctor – may just be Dracula himself, playing games.
JONATHAN HARKER (20s-40s): A nice man. A truly decent man. A lawyer; a man of letters; a slight man; a slightly fussy man. If being unkind, one could say he’s delicate. He’s very, very British. Cares about people. Is maybe a little rule-bound. Loves his wife, Mina, deeply. Is bitten by Dracula, and then loses his mind – becoming an easily-confused, raving shambles. After recovering from sickness, he slowly gives in to Dracula’s darkness – becoming an abusive, toxic man. Once he’s under Dracula’s influence, we can’t always tell if he’s telling the truth. Can quickly switch from likeable to extremely volatile.
DOCTOR GEORGE SEWARD: (30s – 40s): The head physician of a lunatic asylum. A good man, but starts out the play as a product of his era – has some trouble listening to women. Believes only in the evidence of his own eyes. Tends to mansplain. Deeply in love with his fiancé Lucy Westenra, of whom he is overprotective. Has a very contentious relationship with Van Helsing. Doesn’t like to not feel in control. Chivalrous. Thinks of himself as a modern man; a man of science. Over the course of the play, he learns to accept female leadership and question his assumptions. A brave man. Likeable

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
First Rehearsal: November 16th, 2021
Tech: December 2nd, 2021
Open: December 10th, 2021
Close: December 23rd, 2021
ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE

SCROOGE
PERFORMER

EVERY BRILLIANT THING
First Rehearsal: January 18th, 2021
Tech: February 4th, 2021
Open: February 11th, 2021
Close: February 20th, 2021
NARRATOR (No Specific Gender, Open To All Ethnicities) Empathetic, Charming, Engaging, and Warm. Performer must be able to switch between comedy and drama with ease. Able to tell a story with honesty and make an audience feel comfortable.

WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE SEA
First Rehearsal: March 15th, 2021
Tech: March 25th, 2021
Open: April 1st, 2021
Close: April 10th, 2021
ALL ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST
*Our need for Equity Stage Managers for our upcoming season remains undetermined. If needed a Stage Manager notice will be posted.


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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