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AN OCTOROON - Theatre For a New Audience Auditions

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AN OCTOROON - Equity Principal Auditions

Theatre For A New Audience | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
11/12/2014




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Wednesday November 12, 2014
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
D; $600/week minimum

Location
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
Equity actors, men and women, for various principal roles.

See breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare a contemporary monologue (no TV/ FILM) under 2 minutes.

Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

Other Dates
First Rehearsal: January 5, 2015
First Preview: February 14, 2015
Opens: March 1, 2015
Closing: March 29, 2015

Other
Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Sarah Benson

www.tfna.org

Personnel
The following personnel are expected to be at the EPA, each for half of the audition day - exact scheduled yet TBD.
Casting Director: Jack Doulin
Casting Associate: Taylor Sharky Wiliams
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

An Octoroon is a contemporary reworking of Dion Boucicault‘s 19th century melodrama The Octoroon.

SEEKING:

revised description as of 10/31: BJJ / GEORGE/ M’CLOSKY: Male, 20s-30s, African American. Young contemporary playwright struggling to make sense of Boucicault’s original. He is inquisitive but confused, idealistic but ironic. Also able to step into the classical roles of George and M’Closky

DORA:
Female, late 30s to mid-40s. White. A fading Southern Belle. Primary character in Boucicault’s original.

ASSISTANT/ PETE/ PAUL:
Male, 20-30s. Native American. Strong and loyal.

MINNIE:
Female, 20s. African American. A domestic on the estate, a bit slow.

PLAYWRIGHT/ WAHNOTEE/ LAFOUCHE:
Male, 30s-40s, Caucasian. Plays the role of Dion Boucicault, the Irish Playwright. Also plays Wahnotee and LaFouche.

DIDO:
Female, 30s. African American. A domestic on the estate. Dry, ironic and wise.

GRACE:
Female, 20s-30s. African American. A domestic on the estate. Funny and forgetful.

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The following roles have already been cast, seeking possible replacements:

ZOE:
CAST. Female, 20s- 30s. African American. The Octoroon of the title.

BR’ER RABBIT/ CAPTAIN RATTS:
CAST. Male, any age. African American. Silent observer of the action of the play dressed as a rabbit. Also plays a salty sea captain.



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