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AMERICAN REPERTORY THEATER COMPANY 2017-18 SEASON **Revised** - American Repertory Theater Company Auditions

Posted: July 11, 2017

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American Repertory Theater Company 17-18 Season - Cambridge MA EPA **Revised**
American Repertory Theater Company


Jul 21, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

Jul 22, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2


To make an appointment, email to: AEA members without appointments seen as time permits each day


LORT Non-Rep LORT B; $861/week current min. 2017 salary pending


Equity actors, singer/dancers for various roles and ensemble in the upcoming 2017-18 Season.


Please EITHER:
1) a brief pop rock song; OR
2) a brief monologue; OR
3) 16 bars of a song and a one minute monologue.

If singing, bring sheet music; accompanist provided.
Bring picture and resume


Loeb Drama Center
64 Brattle St
Cambridge, MA 02138-3443


Ryan Sweeney, Company Manager for the ART, will be in the room for the auditions.

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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.


Book and Lyrics by Andy Mietus
Music by Van Hughes, Nick LaGrasta, Brett Moses
Directed by Jenny Koons
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, August 1
First Tech: Wednesday, August 15
First Preview: Friday, August 18
Press Night: Wednesday, August 23
Opening Night: Thursday, August 24
Closing: Friday, September 8
Bobby - Male, any ethnicity, early 20s. Romantic, excitable, impulsive. A lonely kid who runs to the city from a broken home to find a new pack and a new identity. Though he is roughly the same age as Holly and Will, he is much more a boy, still yearning to grow into adulthood; Easily impressionable and swayed by magnetic personalities, love, and adventure.
Holly - Female, any ethnicity, early 20s. Driven and guarded but compassionate and loyal. A young professional who has used her interminable ambition to carefully build a new life for herself from the rubble of a turbulent past. Despite her best efforts to pose as authentic and casual, she guards her true self vigilantly. Only when she reunites with her childhood best friend can she reveal the vulnerable girl inside her, still longing to be cared for.
Will - Male, any ethnicity, early 20s. Gatsby for a new generation. Privileged and aloof, but effortlessly intoxicating and fascinating. Still processing complicated feelings about the recent death of his famous father, he believes the antidote to the ephemerality of everything is to be the life of every party, taking the lead to make every moment a memory.
Zak- Male, any ethnicity, late 20s. Cynical but funny, brooding but convivial, talented but tired. Once a promising fresh face on the music scene with a modest radio hit, he now fears he is losing touch with the artist he could have been, the girl he loves, the scene he is aging out of, and a world which grows more and more surreal to him. He seeks true connection with anyone who dares to be as unfiltered as he is about his creeping anxiety. Guitar proficiency required.

Ensemble of up to 5, varying gender identities

Adapted by Rob Roth
Directed by Michael Mayer
First Rehearsal (NYC): Tuesday, August 8
Travel Day: Sunday, August 20
First Tech: Tuesday, September 5
First Preview: Saturday, September 9
Season Launch Event: Wednesday, September 13
Press/Opening Night: Wednesday, September 20
Closing: Friday, October 13
Andy Warhol
Truman Capote

Adapted by Kate Hamill
Directed by Eric Tucker
First Rehearsal: TBD
First Preview: Saturday, December 10
Opening Night: Wednesday, December 13
Closing: Sunday, January 7
ELINOR DASHWOOD — the eldest Dashwood sister; sensible.

MARIANNE DASHWOOD — the middle Dashwood sister; sensitive.

MARGARET DASHWOOD — the youngest Dashwood sister; 10–13 years old.

MRS. DASHWOOD — mother to the Dashwood sisters.

JOHN DASHWOOD — half-brother to the Dashwood sisters (from their father’s side; no blood relation to Mrs. Dashwood).

EDWARD FERRARS — a gentleman; a bachelor.

FANNY (FERRARS) DASHWOOD — wife to John Dashwood and sister to Edward; nasty.

COLONEL BRANDON — an older bachelor; over 45 years old.

JOHN WILLOUGHBY — an unusually handsome young man.

SIR JOHN MIDDLETON — a country gentleman; distant relation to Mrs. Dashwood.

MRS. JENNINGS — a good-natured, boisterous woman; mother-in-law to Sir John and a terror to the countryside.

LADY MIDDLETON — an over-bred lady.

LUCY STEELE — a young girl from no fortune.

ANNE STEELE — Lucy’s sister; indiscreet.

ROBERT FERRARS — a callow young man; Edward Ferrars’ younger brother.

Written by Claudia Rankine
Directed by Diane Paulus
First Rehearsal: Monday, January 29
Travel Day: Sunday, February 18
First Preview: Friday, February 23
Opening: Wednesday, February 28
Closing: Sunday, March 18
Charlotte Cummings- FAMALE, BLACK: Yale MFA graduate, mid thirties. Her most recent collection of work uses photography, She has received major prizes and is on the verge of breaking into the international art market. Her mother is a lawyer of the ACLU and her father, a epidemiologist at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital and professor at Columbia University.

Eric Schmidt – MALE, WHITE: Dealer, late 40’s. The great-grandson of Anton Franz Schmidt who founded one of the most prestigious art galleries in New York. Eric is a connoisseur of modern conceptual art and a strong advocate of young progressive artists. He has been instrumental in shaping the Spencer Art Collection for the last decade and is on the board of the Spencer Art Foundation.

Charles Hamilton Spence – MALE, WHITE: Entrepreneur, art collector, philanthropist: early 60’s, Highly knowledgeable, well connected to political figures and businessman, he s a lover of contemporary art who made his money in real estate. He is also a well-respected philanthropist who is interested in the ideas around diversity but has no people of color on his board.

Virginia Compton Spencer- FEMALE, WHITE: Charles’s wife. 55-60. She is interest in art and in her late twenties was an art consultant to large corporations that wanted to both invest in art and decorate their offices. She no runs the Foundation with Charles. They have been married for thirty years and have two sons.

Alex Compton-Spencer – MALE, WHITE: 19, a junior at Columbia University, and an activist. Deeply involved in current American politics, he is passionate as he sees the injustices in America. He sees his parents as part of the problem.

Written by Diablo Cody
Music by Alanis Morrisette
Directed by Diane Paulus
First Rehearsal: Monday, March 12
First Preview: Saturday, May 5
Opening: Thursday, May 24
Closing: Sunday, July 15
MJ - female, mid 40s, mother

Steve - male, mid 40s, father

Nick - male, 20ish, son

Frankie – female, 16-17, daughter

Jo - gender fluid, 16-17, Frankie’s best friend

Phoenix - male, 16-17, Frankie's classmate
Ensemble of up to 15, varying gender identities

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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