BALTIMORE CENTER STAGE 2019-20 SEASON - Center Stage Associates Auditions

Posted: May 6, 2019

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Baltimore Center Stage 2019-20 Season - Baltimore MD EPA
Center Stage Associates

AUDITION DATES
Tue, May 21, 2019
11:00 am - 7:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch break TBD

Tue, May 28, 2019
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EDT)
Meal break TBD

APPOINTMENTS
Please sign up for an appointment by emailing casting@centerstage.org. Include "Local EPAs" in the subject line. Please indicate if you will need an ASL interpreter

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT B - $941/wk and LORT D - $696/wk

SEEKING
Casting Equity performers for Baltimore Center Stage’s 2019-20 main stage season. Baltimore Center Stage encourages all ethnicities, genders and non-binary performers and performers with disabilities to auditions.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a one-minute monologue and an optional 16 bars of a song. An accompanist will be provided. An ASL interpreter will be provided.

LOCATION
Baltimore Centerstage
700 N. Calvert
Baltimore, MD 21202

PERSONNEL
Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director
Chiara Klein, Director of Artistic Producing

Expected to attend EPA: Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Director; Chiara Klein, Director of Artistic Producing; Melody Easton, Artistic Administrator

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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 attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
Center Stage 2019-20
MISS YOU LIKE HELL
(book and lyrics by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music and lyrics by Erin McKeown runs Sept 12-Oct 13)
OLIVIA: half-Latina, sixteen

BEATRIZ: Mexican-American, late thirties to early-forties

PEARL: African-American, sixteen

MO: Southern, in retirement

HIGGINS: also Southern, also in retirement

MANUEL: Peruvian, a day laborer, thirties to fifties

ENSEMBLE of singers who step into the story as:

A LAWYER

AN OFFICER

A LEGAL CLERK

A GUY AT A MOTEL DESK

AN ICE OFFICIAL

The ensemble roles can be any gender (character names and pronouns can be changed).
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THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN
(by Keenan Scott II, runs Oct 10-Nov 10),
This production is being co-produced with Syracuse Stage in association with Brian Moreland and Ron Simons.
*If role has been cast actors will be seen for replacements.
PASSION: 30-32, A scholar from the inner city. A true urban guy. He is a Queens native and New York to his core. A smart, seasoned guy who has seen a lot in his life and is very in-tune with the world around him. He has an articulate, but edgy presence.

LOVE: Already cast.

LUST: Already cast.

HAPPINESS: Already cast.

ANGER: 25-28, A Harlem native, but lived and seen other places. Sports exposed him to a much bigger world. A former collegiate basketball player considered to be a jock. He carries a chip on his shoulder from not reaching the pros due to his knee injury. Has a rawness and heaviness in his personal life that brings a weight to all areas of his life. He is smarter than what you would expect.

DEPRESSION: Already cast.

DESPAIR: 50-55, A retired police officer. This man carries a steady, strict, authoritative presence. Tall and muscular with an empowering presence. Should have a refined roughness. Loves his family, but his internal demons holds him back from reaching his maximum potential with the relationships in his life.

WISDOM: 60-65, A man of dark complexion, African born. An immigrant to the United States. His accent is no longer as heavy as it once was when he was younger. Moved to America as a teenager. A heavy thinking man. Regal and confident, but equally humble. He posses a strength that can only be acquired by survived hardships over an extended period of time. Should have the essence of wisdom in body, beliefs and age.

DANCERS: One role already cast.
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MEN ON BOATS
(by Jaclyn Backhaus, runs Nov 29-Dec 22),
Aboard the EMMA DEAN – the boat named after Powell’s wife

John Wesley POWELL—one-armed leader of the expedition

William DUNN—hunter and trapper

John Colton SUMNER—former soldier, current explorer
Aboard the KITTY CLYDE’S SISTER – the boat named after Kitty Clyde’s sister

OLD SHADY- Powell’s older brother, Civil War vet

BRADLEY—lieutenant, manic with youth
Aboard the NO-NAME – the boat named after nothing

O.G. Howland—printer and hunter

SENECA Howland—OG’s quiet little brother

Frank GOODMAN —British, so excited
Aboard the MAID OF THE CANYON – the party boat

HALL—mapmaker, old soul

HAWKINS—the cook
The Others on Land

TSAUWIAT- a Ute chief (doubles with OG HOWLAND)

THE BISHOP- Tsauwiat’s wife (doubles with SENECA HOWLAND)

MR. ASA- a desert settler (doubles with GOODMAN)
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RICHARD & JANE & DICK & SALLY
(by Noah Diaz, runs Feb 6-Mar 1),
Richard, a father / male, early forties

Jane, an aunt / female, mid-late thirties

Dick Jr., a brother / male, teens

Sally, a sister / female, pre-teens / Deaf

Spot, a dog / male, twenties

Mother, an idea / female, late thirties
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WHERE WE STAND
(by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, runs April 2-26),
This production is being co-produced with WP Theater.
One performer/storyteller.
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THE BACCHAE
(by Euripides, runs April 30-May 24).
DIONYSUS: divine son of Zeus and Semele, also called Bromius or Bacchus.
TIRESIAS: an old blind prophet

CADMUS: grandfather of both Dionysus and Pentheus, an old man

PENTHEUS: young king of Thebes, grandson of Cadmus, cousin of Dionysus

AGAVE: mother of Pentheus, daughter of Cadmus, sister of Semele

FIRST MESSENGER: a cattle herder
SECOND MESSENGER: an attendant on Pentheus

CHORUS OF BACCHAE: worshippers of Dionysus who have followed him from Asia.

SOLDIERS and ATTENDANTS around Pentheus.
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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 audition.

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