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ANGEL REAPERS - Signature Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: June 17, 2015

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ANGEL REAPERS - NYC EPA

Signature Theatre Company | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
7/6/2015




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Monday, July 6th, 2015
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
Off Broadway
$593/week

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


Seeking
Equity actors for various roles.
Note: All performers must be excellent rhythmic movers and/or dancers

see breakdown

Preparation
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue and a short excerpt of a hymn or choral song. Total audition time should be no more than 2 minutes.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together

Other Dates
First Rehearsal: January 5, 2016
Announced Run: February 2, 2016 through March 13, 2016 (possible three-week extension).

Other
Artistic Director: James Houghton
Associate Artistic Director: Beth Whitaker

Personnel
Director/Choreographer: Martha Clarke
Text by: Alfred Uhry
General Manager: Gilbert Medina
Casting Director: Telsey + Company— Tiffany Little Canfield
· 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

ANGEL REAPERS: Featuring traditional Shaker songs and a stunning mix of modern dance and actual Shaker movements, Angel Reapers captures the soul of the Shakers, an early American religious sect who sought to connect with God through ecstatic ritual and strict celibacy. While the congregants strive desperately to maintain divine purity, the needs of the flesh threaten to take hold. With text by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry, this wildly theatrical collage about the glorious love of the divine and the overwhelming desire for human connection marks the return to Signature of Residency Five playwright and MacArthur “Genius” Award winner Martha Clarke.

*NOTE: All performers must be excellent rhythmic movers and/or dancers. Must sing moderately to very well. Singing is a cappella and in choral rounds. Style is more hymnal than Broadway-style belting.

SEEKING:

MOTHER ANN LEE
Mid-thirties to early forties. A leader. She has spiritual transparency and transcendence, but also, an earthiness about her. She is beautiful—you can’t take your eyes off her—but she is also intense and deeply charismatic. Has a beautiful voice.

WILLIAM LEE
A couple of years younger than Ann. Formerly a man about town with a real sexuality who has given up everything for the adoration of his sister. Excellent tenor voice.

VALENTINE RATHBURN
Late twenties to early thirties. A disbeliever. His charm makes him an unexpected “Judas” to the faith.

MARY CHASE
Late teens to early thirties. Sweet and innocent. She has a simplicity about her; no psychological cunning. In spite of becoming pregnant, she is the “golden girl”. Very pure vocally. A sweet soprano voice.

DAVID DARROW
Late thirties to early forties. Strong character, but a deep sensitivity. He maintains a skepticism about the faith, but is in love with his wife and this trumps all else.

GRACE DARROW
Late thirties to late forties. She has a complex nature. She is attractive and magnetic, but beneath the surface, she is combusting.

MOSES
African-American. Late twenties to early thirties. A runaway slave. He is virile. He is at once both gentle and also a source of fierce energy.

AGNES RENARD
Late twenties to late thirties. French. Has great intensity and fervor.

SUSANNAH FARRINGTON
Late thirties to late forties. Has suffered abuse. Seeking refuge and solace in the faith.

HANNAH COGSWELL
Mid-thirties to early forties. Unhinged. Needy. Very intense.

JABEZ STONE
Thirty to mid-forties. Homosexual and struggling with his love for a married man. Troubled.



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