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ATLANTIC STAGE 2012-13 SEASON - Atlantic Stage Auditions

Posted: July 25, 2012

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Atlantic Stage
– Equity Principal Auditions byAPPOINTMENTin SC
Myrtle Beach SC SPT (approval/salary level pending; 20111-12 weekly minimum: $208).
Artistic Dir:Thom Penn
Managing Dir:Marjorie Craig Mitchell

Equity Principal Auditions byAPPOINTMENT:
Saturday,August11, 2012
9 AM – 5PM
Lunch from 12:30 – 1:30.
Coastal Carolina University Myrtle Beach Education Center
and900 79th Ave N,Room 212
Myrtle Beach SC 29572
Sunday, August 12, 2012
1 PM – 9 PM
Break from 4:30 – 5:30.

For a 5-minute AEAappointment,call 843/424-0224 (M-F, 12-5) or e-mailthom_penn@atlanticstage.com. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

Please prepare two contrasting,contemporarymonologues, totaling 4 minutes or less. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

Durang/Durang:THE ACTOR’S NIGHTMAREandSISTER MARY IGNATIUS EXPLAINS IT ALL FOR YOUby Christopher Durang. Dirs:Kristi Rau McIntyre (NIGHTMARE) and TBD (IGNATIUS). 1st reh: 10/16/12. Runs 11/8-25.

Two one-actspresented together as asingle evening. NIGHTMARE: Short comic play;involves an accountant who is mistaken for an actor's understudy and forced to perform in a play for which he doesn't know any of the lines. IGNATIUS revolves around a nun, Sister Mary Ignatius, explaining to the audience the basic tenets of Catholicism,assisted by her favorite student, 7-year-old Thomas. Halfway into her speech, some of her former students, now grown up, enter to perform a mock Christmas pageant from their childhood days and reveal to Sister Mary the deep psychological trauma her teachings left on them. Sister Mary's unwavering dogma combined with the absurdist nature of the play adds elements of biting comedy.

Note:All adult actorswill play a role in each one-act.

George Spelvin(NIGHTMARE)andAloysius Benheim(IGNATIUS):
George: 20-40. Young accountant, baffled and uncertain.Aloysius: 28-30. Former student of Sister Mary, somewhat damaged by the experience. Tense, formal, uptight.

Meg(NIGHTMARE)andDiane Symonds(IGNATIUS):
Meg: 25-30. The stage manager. Pleasant, efficient.Diane: 28-30. Former student of Sister Mary, somewhat damaged by the experience. Tasteful, well put together, methodical.


Sarah Siddons(NIGHTMARE) andSister Mary Ignatius(IGNATIUS):
Siddons: 50s-60s. Grandand glamorous actress. Sister Mary: 50s-60s. A teaching nun. Eerily pleasant, particular, a bit weary.

Dame Ellen Terry(NIGHTMARE)andPhilomena Rostovitch(IGNATIUS):
Terry: 30-40. An actress. Youngerand a bit less grand than Siddons.Philomena: 28-30. Former student of Sister Mary, somewhat damaged by the experience. Simple, a bit of a follower.

Henry Irving(NIGHTMARE)andGary Sullavan(IGNATIUS):
Irving: 28-33. An actor. Grand. Proud of his resonant voice.Gary: 28-30. Former student of Sister Mary, somewhat damaged by the experience. Casual, neat, pleasant.

Thomas(IGNATIUS):
7-8 years old. Intelligent parochial school boy.


HOLIDAY MEMORIESby Truman Capote. Stage version: Russell Vandenbroucke. DirTBD.1st reh: 11/13/12. Runs 12/6-23.

Thislargely autobiographical story takes place in the 1930s anddescribes a period in the lives of the7-year-old narrator and an elderly woman who is his distant cousin and best friend. The evocative narrative focuses on country life, friendship, and the joy of giving during the Christmas season, and it also gently yet poignantly touches on loneliness and loss.

Truman:
Middle-aged. The narrator and writer. Articulate, grounded.

Buddy:
Seeking adult actor who appears 20-30 to play age 7. Buddy isTruman’syounger self. Exuberant and youthful.

Miss Sook Falk:
60something.Buddy’sspecial friend, simple and kind-hearted.

Man:
Multi-character track for one actor, a “chameleonwho playsOdd Henderson,UncleB.,Mr. Haha Jonesand others (20-60).

Woman:
Multi-character track for one versatile actress whoplaysJumbo Finchburg,Miss Armstrong,Mary Taylor Wheelwright, Annabel Conklin,Sook’s Sister, theRich Mill Owner’s Wifeand others (20-60).

Musician:
Any age. Provides piano accompaniment and exists inTruman’sworld.


RABBITHOLEby David Lindsay-Abaire. Dir:Jen Plants.1st reh:12/26/12. Runs 1/17 – 2/3/13.

Becca and Howie have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart.The playcharts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day.

Theatre’s note: “The playwright was deliberately ambiguous about character description. As long as you can believably play these age ranges, we’re willing to consider you.

Becca:
Late 30s/early 40s.

Izzy:
Early 30s. Becca’s sister.

Howie:
Late 30s/early 40s. Becca’s husband.

Nat:
Mid 60s. Becca and Izzy’s mother.

Jason:
17-year-old boy.


LEND ME A TENORby Ken Ludwig. DirTBD.1st reh: 2/26/13. Runs 3/21-4/7.

Chain-reaction of mistaken identity, farcical plot twists, double-entendres, innuendoes, and constant entrances and exits through many doors.

Max:
Mid 30s. Rumpled, with glasses. Assistant toSaunders.

Maggie:
Late 20s. Pretty, quirky.Max’sgirlfriend.

Saunders:
Mid 50s. Authoritarian.Maggie’sfather.General Manager of theCleveland Grand Opera Company.

Tito Merelli:
Mid 40s. Imposing. World-famous tenor, known also to his fans as“Il Stupendo”.

Maria;
Mid 40s. Proud and excitable.Tito’swife.

Bellhop:
20s. Ambitious and assertive.

Diana:
Mid 30s. Beautiful and very sexy. Asoprano.

Julia:
About 60. Classy and overbearing. Chairof the Opera Guild.


CHILD’S PLAYby Kevin D. Ferguson. Dir:Thom Penn.1st reh: 4/2/13. Runs 4/25-5/12.

World premiere. Story of Vera, a child therapist who wonders if she is really doing the children she treats any good anymore. When confronted by Cindy, a10-year old who has quit speaking to anyone, Vera struggles to peel away the layers of the girl's mistrust and enter Cindy's world to uncover the secrets behind her silence.

Vera Heigl:
30s-40s. Child therapist. Weary but tenacious.

Roger:
40s-50s.Vera’scolleague. Less weary, also tenacious.

Cindy Stillman:
10 years old.Vera’sclient, traumatized by an unknown incident(s).

Marsha Stillman:
35-45.Cindy’smother, guilt-ridden and evasive.

Peter Stillman:
35-45.Cindy’sstepfather, compassionate and honest.

The following are all miniature toys and are “ageless”:

Dragon:Menacing;King:Lovable buffoon;Queen:Domineering and in denial;Princess:Innocent, intelligent and strong andNinja Girl:Heroic.


EPA for GOD OF CARNAGE: 8/5/12. See separate notice.

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