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AUTOPORTRAIT - Showcase Auditions

Posted: June 2, 2017

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AUTOPORTRAIT - NYC Appointments
Alex Hare


APPOINTMENTS

NYC auditions likely to audition on Thursday June 8th or Friday June 9th

CONTRACT

Showcase-NY $150 (total stipend, not weekly)

SEEKING

Adventurous actors game for experimental work and drag performance in this staging of new play Autoportrait, part of a residency with the Leslie-Lohman Museum and Dixon Place's HOT! Festival. Particularly interested in queer, trans* and gender nonconforming performers of all ethnicities and range of abilities.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please email picture and resume ASAP for consideration. You will receive a reply if appointment confirmed.

SUBMIT TO

alexleehare@gmail.com

PERSONNEL

Director: Alex Hare
Playwright: Zachary Small
AD/Dramaturg: Allison Benko

OTHER DATES

First rehearsal: Monday June 19
Rehearsals: Generally three times a week for five weeks (late afternoon/evening)
Performance: Wednesday July 28th

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

All roles Open to actors of any gender identity/expression, ethnicity or range of ability.

Drag Queen/Others:
Any gender expression, 18-40
A drag queen who is learning to lie as well as her enemies do. Must be very comfortable with heightened/dense language, and should be a natural storyteller.
Condoleezza Rice/Others:
Black woman, 18-40
Condoleezza Rice, as seen during her testimony in front of the 9/11 Commission. Interested in compelling portrayals of Dr. Rice ranging from dead-on impersonation to creative interpretation. High ability with dense language and game for experimental work. Will also play a few other minor roles.
Donald Rumsfeld/Others:
Any gender expression, 18-40
Actor to play a variety of roles including Donald Rumsfeld (could be dead-on impersonation or creative interpretation). High ability with dense language and game for experimental work.

Nancy Reagan/Others:
Any gender expression, 18-40
Several roles including Nancy Reagan, a congressperson grilling Bush Administration officials during the 9/11 Commission, and others. Must be comfortable with complex language.

Freddy Herko/Others:
Any gender expression, 18-40
Several roles including Freddy Herko, a dancer from the East Village queer arts scene in the early 60s, whose infamous "suicide performance" has become legend. He was a muse to Andy Warhol, among others. Comfortable with complex language and ideally a dancer or physically expressive performer.


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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