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ARENA STAGE 2012-13 SEASON **Updated** - Arena Stage Auditions

Posted: May 3, 2012

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Arena Stage 2012-13 Season– Equity Principal Auditions
Washington, DCLORTB/D; $765/week and $566/week minimums
Artistic Associate and Casting Director: Daniel Prusksarnukul

Equity Principal Auditions:
Monday,May 7, 2012at the Actors' Equity Audition Center
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
Lunch from 1 - 2.New York, NY

Please prepareeither: 1)a short monologueunder 2 minutes; or 2) a brief song; or 3) a one-minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. If singing, bring sheet music in correct key; accompanist provided but may not transpose.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN
Written and Directed by Randy Johnson
Kreeger Theater: LORT B
Co-Production with Cleveland Playhouse

ClevelandPlayhouse:
First Rehearsal: July 10, 2012.First preview: July 27
Open:August 1.Close, with possible one week extension:August 19

ArenaStage:
First preview: September 28.Open:October 4
Close, with possible one week extension:October 14

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll, proving music wasn’t just a man’s world anymore.The show also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis – like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. Now, in a new musical event, playwright-director Randy Johnson createsa compelling portrait of an artistthrough the words, inspiration and music of one of America’s greatest rock ’n’ roll originals.

Seeking:

Janis Joplin– Music legend. Age portrayed in show is 27 years old. Strong acting and vocal skills required. Must be able to vocally carry and perform the show 8 performances per week. Guitar skills a plus but not required.

The Blues Singer– Character portrays Janis Joplin’s musical influences over the years. Needs to be able to vocally cover; Bessie Smith, Nina Simone, Tina Turner, Aretha Franklin, Odetta, Big Mama Thornton. Age range is 25 – 35 years. Not looking for impersonators.

Casting understudies for both roles. Understudies will also perform as on stage back up singers in the production.


MY FAIR LADY
Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Adaptation and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Lowe
Directed by Molly Smith
Fichandler Stage: LORT B

1st rehearsal: 10/2/2012.Open: 11/15/2012.Close: 1/6/2012

Seeking:

Eliza Doolittle
Freddy Eynsford-Hill
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill
Colonel Pickering
Henry Higgins
Alfred P. Doolittle
Mrs. Pearce
Zoltan Karpathy
Cockney Quartet (1st, 2nd, et al)
Lady Boxington
Lord Boxington


PULLMAN PORTER BLUES
CO-PRODUCTION WITHSEATTLE REPETORY THEATER
Book, Music, & Lyrics by Cheryl L. West
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Kreeger Theater: LORT B

Open: 11/29/2012.Close: 1/6/2013

Set in 1937 on the Panama Limited train, Pullman Porter Blues centers on three generations of African-American porters working the sleeping cars as tensions flare and the Midwest blues flavor the night.

NOTE: All casting will be handled by Seattle Repertory Theater


GOOD PEOPLE
By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Jackie Maxwell
Kreeger Theater: LORT B

1st rehearsal: 1/2/2013.Open: 2/7/2013.Close: 3/10/2013

Seeking:

MARGARET
50s, CaucasianWoman

STEVIE
Late 20s, Caucasian Man

DOTTIE
Mid 60s, Caucasian Woman

JEAN
50s, Caucasian Woman

MIKE
50s, Caucasian Man

KATE
Early 30s, African-American Woman


MARY T & LIZZYK.
Written and Directed by Tazewell Thompson
Kogod Cradle: LORT D

1st rehearsal: 2/12/2013.Open: 3/28/2013.Close: 4/28/2013

Tazewell Thompson stitches together an insider's look at the unlikely friendship between First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her talented seamstress, the successful freed slave Elizabeth Keckly.

Seeking:

MARY TODD LINCOLN
Middle aged, Caucasian Woman.Well-educated, vain, vulnerable, and excitable woman with aristocratic airs.

ELIZABETH KECKLY
Late 40s-50s, African-AmericanWoman.Smart, ambitious, and self-possessed attractive woman with great taste. Hard-working.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Mid 50s, Caucasian Man.16th president of the United States. Tall, charismatic, and down to earth. Highly intelligent with the worn, weathered face of a farmer.

IVY
Early 20s, Caribbean Woman.Lizzie’s student. Extraordinarily beautiful with a patch over one eye. Speaks in broken English/Caribbean patois. Illiterate. Very talkative.


THE MOUNTAINTOP
By Katori Hall
Directed by Robert O’Hara
Kreeger Theater: LORT B

1st rehearsal: 2/26/2013.Open: 4/4/2013.Close: 5/12/2013

Seeking:

DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR
39, African-American, Man.Nobel Peace Prize winning civil rights movement leader

CAMAE
20s, African-American, Woman.Lorraine Hotel maid. Beautiful. Sassy.


OTHER DESERT CITIES
By John Robin Baitz
Directed by Kyle Donnelly
Fichandler Stage: LORT B

1st rehearsal: 3/26/2013.Open: 5/2/2013.Close: 5/26/2013

Seeking:

Polly Wyeth(60s-70s, Woman)

Brooke Wyeth(30s-40s, Woman)

Lyman Wyeth(60s-70s, Man)

Silda Grauman(60s-70s Woman)

Trip Wyeth(30s-40s, Man)


Update,posted 5.3.12: The following shows/roles have been added.

RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICK-ASS WIT OF MOLLY IVINS
Written By Margaret Engle & Allison Engel
Directed By David Esbjornson
Kogod Cradle: LORT D
First Rehearsal: 8/16/12
Opens: 8/26/12
Closes: 10/28/12

Starring Kathleen Turner

Helper (20s-30s Male):
AVAILABLE ROLE. Actor must be agile and reasonably strong. Performs onstage set moves. Must have a presence.


METAMORPHOSIS
Based on the classic poem by Ovid
Directed by Mary Zimmerman
First Rehearsal: 1/29/13
Opens: 2/14/13
Closes: 3/17/13
Arena Stage states that all casting will be handled by Lookingglass Theatre Company.

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