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ASOLO REPERTORY THEATRE 2017-18 SEASON - Asolo Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 9, 2017

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Asolo Repertory Theatre 2017-18 Season - NYC Appointments
Asolo Theatre Company

APPOINTMENTS

NYC audition to be held on 5/22 by appointment only.

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep LORT B. $861/week plus housing

SEEKING

Equity actors for various actor tracks to be in one or more productions within the season. See breakdown for more info.

Seeking submissions from AEA members. AEA members must submit themselves directly in order to be considered via this posting (no agent or third-party submissions).

INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit to Asolosubmissions@gmail.com You must put your union status and the role you are submitting for in the subject line of your e-mail or it may not be opened.

SUBMIT TO

Asolosubmissions@gmail.com

PERSONNEL

Artistic Director: Michael Donald Edwards
Managing Director: Linda M. DeGabriele
Generale Manager: Corinne G. Deckard
In House Casting/ Dramaturg: Lauryn E. Sasso
Casting Director: Paul Hardt - Stewart / Whitley

OTHER DATES

Callback Date(s): 05/24/2017
Rehearsal Date(s): 11/28/2017
Closing Date(s): 04/14/2018

OTHER

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

Shakespeare in Loveadapted by Lee Hall, based on the screenplay by Marc Norman &
Tom Stoppard
Directed by Rachel Rockwell
First Rehearsal: 11/28/17
First Preview: 1/10/18
Closing: 3/28/18

Morning After Graceby Carey Crim
Directed by Peter Amster
First Rehearsal: 11/29/17
First Preview: 1/17/18
Closing: 3/4/18

Rhinocerosby Eugène Ionesco, adapted by Frank Galati
Directed by Frank Galati
First Rehearsal: 12/29/17
First Preview: 2/7/18
Closing: 4/14/18

Roeby Lisa Loomer
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani
First Rehearsal: 2/6/18
First Preview: 3/14/18
Closing: 4/14/18

ROLE TRACKS – WITH START/END DATES PER TRACK

MALE 1
Sir Robert De Lesseps/Tilney in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and Angus in MORNING AFTER GRACE. Contract runs: 11/28/17-3/28/18.

[TILNEY] – Mid 40s-60. Male. Any ethnicity. Master of the Revels. Theatre censor who is in charge of decency and keeping women off the stage. Serves as the basis for Twelfth Night’s, Malvolio. Some singing and movement required. (Doubles with ROBERT DE LESSEPS).

[SIR ROBERT DE LESSEPS] – 50s-60s. Male. Any ethnicity. Viola’s father. Sees her marriage as a transaction. Does not care about Viola finding love, interested in her breeding with Wessex. (Doubles with TILNEY).

[ANGUS] – Early 60s-70. Male. Any Ethnicity. Retired human rights lawyer. Curmudgeonly and cantankerous, with a biting wit that’s a bit of a defense mechanism. Physically fit. Recently bereaved.

MALE 2 Ralph in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and Jean in RHINOCEROS. Contract runs: 11/28/17-4/14/18.

[RALPH] – 30s-50s. Male. Any ethnicity. Works at a tavern. Dreams of being an actor but is “a drunken sot.” Good comic sensibilities. Plays the Nurse in the play-within-the-play. Singer, and have some experience with swordplay.

[JEAN] – Early 30s-Late 40s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Well kept, stern, a little pompous and self-righteous. Favors reason over emotion, and rationalizes away the rhinoceros crisis.

MALE 3Lord Wessex in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and Berenger in RHINOCEROS. Contract runs: 11/28/17-4/14/18.

[LORD WESSEX] – Mid-Late 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. The opposite of Shakespeare. Humorless. An ambitious man of title with no money. Looking to wed Viola as a contract for money and status. A bit of a fop (think Cecil Vyse in Room With A View, but thinks he’s a bad-ass. Can be ruthless in attaining his goals. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay.

[BERENGER] – Early 30s-40s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Drinks too much. Unkempt, and disaffected with society, but warm-hearted. Doesn’t feel like he fits in, isn’t sure he should try to. Deeply disturbed by the rhinoceroses and feels guilty about their rise.

MALE 4Will Shakespeare in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and *either* Dudard in RHINOCEROS *or* the Flip Benham track *or* the Henry McCluskey track in ROE. Contract runs: 11/28/17-4/14/18.

[WILL SHAKESPEARE] – Early-Late 20s. Male. Any ethnicity. A struggling actor-turned-playwright whose creative juices have dried up--until meeting the enchanting Viola de Lesseps. Always cash-strapped, he is currently trying to write “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter.” Requires a young leading man of exceeding humor and charm and ego and sex appeal. Passionate and sensitive. Must be adept at handling…well, Shakespeare. Some movement skills required. Must have some experience with swordplay.

[DUDARD] – 20s-40s. Male, Any Ethnicity. A handsome and well-spoken young hot shot at Berenger’s office; constantly makes excuses for the rhinoceroses.

[RON WEDDINGTON/JAY FLOYD/FLIP BENHAM/MICHAEL MANHEIM/ENSEMBLE] – Late 20s- Early 40s. Male. White. Ron Weddington: Sarah’s husband, a bright, ambitious lawyer, in his wife’s shadow. Jay Floyd: A lawyer in Wade’s office – not stupid but not brilliant either. Flip Benham: The head of Operation Rescue; charismatic, sincere, working class, attractive, passionate, folksy, fiery, a preacher. A true believer. Michael Manheim: A Hollywood TV producer.

[HENRY McCLUSKY/ROBERT FLOWERS/ABORTION DOCTOR/TV REPORTER/ENSEMBLE] – Late 20s-Early 40s. Male. White. Henry McClusky: An adoption lawyer, compassionate, closeted gay. Robert Flowers: A passionately pro-life lawyer in Wade’s office. TV Reporter: Charming and conservative.

MALE 5Ned Alleyn in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and *either* Dudard in RHINOCEROS *or* the Flip Benham track *or* the Henry McCluskey track in ROE. Contract runs: 11/28/17-4/14/18.

[NED ALLEYN] – Late 20s-Late 30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Handsome leading actor of the stage. Founder of the Admiral’s Men. Full of ego. Some singing and movement required. Must have some experience with swordplay.

[DUDARD] – 20s-40s. Male, Any Ethnicity. A handsome and well-spoken young hot shot at Berenger’s office; constantly makes excuses for the rhinoceroses.

[RON WEDDINGTON/JAY FLOYD/FLIP BENHAM/MICHAEL MANHEIM/ENSEMBLE] – Late 20s- Early 40s. Male. White. Ron Weddington: Sarah’s husband, a bright, ambitious lawyer, in his wife’s shadow. Jay Floyd: A lawyer in Wade’s office – not stupid but not brilliant either. Flip Benham: The head of Operation Rescue; charismatic, sincere, working class, attractive, passionate, folksy, fiery, a preacher. A true believer. Michael Manheim: A Hollywood TV producer.

[HENRY McCLUSKY/ROBERT FLOWERS/ABORTION DOCTOR/TV REPORTER/ENSEMBLE] – Late 20s-Early 40s. Male. White. Henry McClusky: An adoption lawyer, compassionate, closeted gay. Robert Flowers: A passionately pro-life lawyer in Wade’s office. TV Reporter: Charming and conservative.

MALE 6Ollie in MORNING AFTER GRACE. Contract runs: 11/29/17-3/4/18.

[OLLIE] – Late50s-Late 60s. Male. Any Ethnicity. Former major league baseball player – though he’s long past his playing days, should retain the vague outline of an athlete’s build. Robust, feels younger than he is. Extroverted, warm, and a bit of a gossip.

FEMALE 1Viola De Lesseps in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and Daisy in RHINOCEROS. Contract runs: 11/28/17-4/14/18.

[VIOLA DE LESSEPS] – Early-Late 20s. Female. Any ethnicity. An elegant beauty from the upper class. In love with the theatre. As she puts it: “I want poetry in my life. And adventure. And Love. Love above all.” There is a rebel inside of her. Must be able to dress convincingly as a teenage boy actor. Requires a young leading lady of unvarnished purity of soul, wit, and charm. She is Juliet and Viola rolled into one. Shakespeare’s muse. Must be very adept at Shakespearean text. Some movement skills required.

[DAISY] – 20s-30s. Female, Any Ethnicity. Warm-hearted and kind. Innocent, wants to see the best in everyone and in the world around her. Seemingly horrified by the rhinoceroses.

FEMALE 2Sarah Weddington in ROE. Contract runs: 2/6/18-4/14/18.

[SARAH WEDDINGTON] – Must be able to play 20-40 and believably aged up to 60 with makeup. Female. White. A feminist, a great lawyer, charming, brilliant, ladylike and quite composed. Texan.

FEMALE 3Norma McCorvey in ROE. Contract runs: 2/6/18-4/14/18.

[NORMA McCORVEY] – Must be able to play 20-40 and believably aged up to 60 with makeup. Female. White. Funny, angry, heavy drinking and drugging, hippie lesbian Texas sinner who is, at heart, either a true Christian or a liar…and an accidental heroine of history.

FEMALE 4Connie Gonzalez/Ofelia in ROE. Contract runs: 2/6/18-4/14/18.

[CONNIE GONZALEZ/OFELIA/ENSEMBLE] – Plays 40s-60s. Female. Latina. Connie: An even handed Tex-Mex lesbian with enormous patience and few words; loyal, loving. Ofelia: A housekeeper. Must have some proficiency with Spanish.

FEMALE 5Nurse in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE and Abigail in MORNING AFTER GRACE. Contract runs: 11/28/17-3/28/18.

[NURSE] - Mid 40s-Mid 60s. Female. Any ethnicity. Viola’s loving guardian, with much the same qualities of Juliet’s Nurse. Some movement required. Must be a true coloratura soprano.

[ABIGAL] – Mid 50s-Mid 60s. Female. Any Ethnicity. Grief counselor. Attractive, insecure, and quirky, yet also well-mannered. Knows who she is and isn’t afraid to embrace it. An empathetic woman of many passions.



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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