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BARRINGTON STAGE 2016 SEASON PLAYS - Barrington Stage Company Auditions

Posted: January 9, 2016

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Barrington Stage 2016 LOA Season Plays - NYC EPA

Barrington Stage Company | Pittsfield, MA

Date of Audition:
1/28/2016




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Thursday, January 28, 2016
9:30 AM to 5:30 PM
lunch 1 to 2

Contract
LOA
ref. to COST; 550/week

Location
Actors' Equity Association NYC Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
Equity actors for various roles in the 2016 season plays.

see breakdown for details.

Preparation
Please prepare a brief dramatic monologue of no more than 2 minutes in length. Bring a headshot and resume stapled together.

Other Dates
See breakdown for show dates

Other
www.barringtonstageco.org

Personnel
See breakdown for show personnel
Artistic Director: Julianne Boyd
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

AMERICAN SON
by Christopher Demos-Brown
Dir: Julianne Boyd
1st reh- May 24
1st prev- June 17
Opening- June 22
Closing- July 9

AMERICAN SON examines our nation's racial divide through the eyes of an estranged, biracial couple. Over the course of a tense night, the couple’s disparate histories and backgrounds collide as they confront an unexpected crisis involving the police and their missing 18-year old son.

seeking:

KENDRA ELLIS-CONNOR:
African-American, female, 40s to early 50s. Kendra, a professor of psychology and the mother of a teenage son, is recently separated from her White husband. Is emotionally raw but trying to keep it together behind a professional façade. She is exceptionally intelligent and self-possessed.

SCOTT CONNOR:
White, male, late 40s to 50s. Kendra’s estranged husband. Scott is an FBI agent of predominantly Irish ancestry. He takes pride in his family’s long tradition of military service. Though he can be rigid in his views, he has a warm, sensitive side and is a deeply loving and devoted father. Has obvious contained power, but when pushed can explode.

OFFICER PAUL LARKIN:
White, male, mid-20s to 30. An intelligent, congenial young police officer with bold career ambitions who lacks actual life experience. While always trying to do the right thing, he often says the wrong thing at the wrong time. His naivety can appear comic at times.

OFFICER JOHN STOKES:
African-American, male, late 40s-60. A tough, no-nonsense, career police officer who is used to having people listen when he talks. He has paid his dues, knows the rules, and has no hesitation enforcing them.

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TRIBES
By Nina Raine
Dir: Jenn Thompson
1st rehearsal: July 26
1st preview: August 18
Opening: August 21
Closing: September 4

Billy is the youngest son and only Deaf member of a fiercely intelligent, highly opinionated and proudly politically incorrect family living in North London. In an attempt to require Billy to adapt to the hearing world, neither his parents nor siblings have allowed sign language to be learned or used in their home. But when Billy meets and falls for Sylvia, a young woman from a Deaf family, she introduces him to Deaf culture which ignites a struggle for self-identity and a rebellion against his hearing family. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is a sharp, funny and poignant new drama about seeking a place to be heard and finding a family that feels like home.

seeking:

CHRISTOPHER
Male, 50’s. The fiercely intelligent and gruffly domineering father of the household, Christopher hides his tender heart with biting humor and an exacting attitude. Actor must be able to do a standard British accent.

BETH
Female, 50’s. Christopher’s wife and the mother of the family. Loving, funny, and a bit bohemian, Beth constantly strives to diffuse tensions in her household by providing a warm and accepting alternative to her husband’s overbearing nature. Actor must be able to do a standard British accent.

DANIEL
Male, Late 20’s. The oldest of the children, Daniel struggles with an emotional anxiety disorder, which causes him to stutter and to hear voices. Intense, charming and difficult, he hides his dependence on his younger brother by acting as his protector and advocate. Actor must be able to do a standard British accent.

RUTH
Female, Mid-20’s. The middle child. Caustic and clever, Ruth struggles to be noticed and appreciated in her family. Combative with her father and often at war with her older brother Daniel, she uses both her intelligence and humor to mask her career and relationship insecurities. Actor must be able to do a standard British accent.

BILLY
Male, Early-Mid 20’s, Deaf. Billy is the youngest. He is Deaf, wears hearing aids, voices, and reads lips well. Empathetic and sensitive, he struggles with his increasing feelings of distance from his family while embracing his new found independence. This role requires extensive sign language, and voicing as well. Actor must be able to do a standard British accent and will need to sign at the audition.

SYLVIA
Female, 20’s. Born hearing and raised by Deaf parents, Sylvia is now going Deaf herself. Smart, out-spoken and attractive, she maintains her confidence and humor in the face of an uncertain future. Actor must be able to do a standard British accent, have some knowledge of ASL, and will need to sign at the audition.

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CAMPING WITH HENRY AND TOM
By Mark St. Germain
Artistic Director: Julianne Boyd
Director: TBA
1st rehearsal: September 13
1st preview: October 5
Opening: October 9
Closing: October 23

In 1921, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison and President Warren G. Harding took a camping trip together into the Maryland woods to escape civilization; what they couldn't escape was each other. Inspired by an actual event, Camping with Henry and Tom is an exploration of friendship, politics and leadership; a comedic and dramatic clash of two great minds and one great heart of the twentieth century.

seeking:

HENRY FORD
50’s, male. Fierce, driven machine of a man. Ford is opinionated and combustible. He has no need for introspection since he’s certain he’s always right. Ford’s an instant expert on every topic, lack of knowledge being no deterrent. Trumpish.

WARREN G. HARDING
50’s, male. Harding’s a genial, charismatic man with a good heart who should have chosen any other post in life than the Presidency. Though he has the natural instincts of a politician, he’d be more comfortable as a small town mayor than in the shark tank of the White House. Harding is a man in love. Unfortunately, it’s not with his wife.

THOMAS ALVA EDISON
70’s, male. Worshipped by all around him, especially Henry Ford, Edison is a shrewd man with sharp humor. He has a cynicism he’d term realism. He decided long ago that the world is a failed experiment no inventor can overhaul .Edison isolates himself, but finds himself reluctantly being pulled into the conflict between Ford and Harding when he realizes how much is at stake.

COLONEL EDMUND STARLING
30’s, male. Col. Starling is a self-important Secret Service Agent already seething because, as Ford reminds him, he’s managed to “lose” the President on their first day out. For the most part, Starling conceals his disdain for Harding. He’s intimidated by only one person, “The Duchess”, Harding’s wife, whoexpects obedience from Starling and Harding.


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