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BARRINGTON STAGE COMPANY 2013 SEASON PLAYS - Barrington Stage Company Auditions

Posted: February 19, 2013

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Barrington Stage Company 2013 Plays
– EPAsby Appointment in MA
(Pittsfield, MA)SPT, LOA
Julianne Boyd Artistic Director
Tristan Wilson Managing Director

Equity Principal Auditions by APPOINTMENT
Monday, March 4, 2013at Barrington Stage Co
10 AM – 3 PM30 Union Street
Pittsfield, MA

Please prepare a brief monologue similar in style to the play(s) you wish to audition for.

To schedule an audition: Call BSC offices at 413-499-5446 xt.100 between the hours of 9:30 am – 5:30 pm, Mon – Fri and ask for Lea. AEA members without appointments will be seen as time permits.

2013 Season Plays:

BASHIR LAZHAR
By Evelyne de la Cheneliere
Translation by Morwyn Brebner
Director: Shakina Nayfack
Rehearsal Dates at BSC: May 3rd – May 21st
Performances at BSC: May 22nd – June 8th
Contract: SPT 8 (on BSC St Germain Stage)
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle

DESCRIPTION
An Algerian immigrant is hurriedly hired as the teacher at an elementary school in Montreal for a class of distressed students. His unorthodox teaching methods draw him into surprisingly explosive territory.

Seeking:

BASHIR:
Male. French-Algerian. 40s. An immigrant in Canada seeking refugee status and working as an unlicensed and unorthodox substitute teacher. His family was killed in an ambush the night before they were to join him in Canada. He is weathered, a survivor, adept at masking grief with lightness. Cerebral with a love of learning and teaching, aloof and clumsy with women. Adores children, struggling to cope with the loss of his own. Not an intentional troublemaker, but never one to accept blind authority or ignorance. Often gets lost in his own thoughts.


MUCKRAKERS
By Zayd Dohrn
Director: Giovanna Sardelli
Rehearsal Dates at BSC: May 21st – June 12th
Performances at BSC: June 13th – July 6th
Contract: SPT 8 (on BSC St Germain Stage)
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle

In Muckrakers, a young female activist brings an older man—a famous political hacker/journalist—home to her Brooklyn apartment to spend the night. But as they start to expose each other’s secrets, personal and political desires collide, testing the limits of privacy in the modern world.

Seeking:

MIRA:
A young American radical activist – equal parts Occupy Wall Street and Anonymous hacking collective. Smart, sexy, and reckless. 20’s.

STEPHEN:
A British celebrity hacker/journalist. Witty, charming, and a bit of a rogue. Late 30’s to early 40’s.


SCOTT AND HEM IN THE GARDEN OF ALLAH
By Mark St. Germain
Director: Mark St. Germain
Rehearsal Dates atBSC: August 6th – August 14th
Performances at BSC: August 15th – September 29th
Contract: SPT 8 (on BSC St Germain Stage)
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle

In 1937, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, famous authors and frenemies, meet in Hollywood – the City of Dreams – to confront their own. Scott and Hem in the Garden of Allah is a drama about the cost of love, friendship and the price of being a writer.
Seeking:

FRANCIS SCOTT KEY FITZGERALD
41 years old. Very handsome, almost elegant, but that was 20 years ago. Now he looks older by years of heavy drinking. Still charming, but this is a one time literary lion who now makes less than twenty dollars on his yearly book royalties.

ERNEST HEMINGWAY
38 years old. Stocky and powerful; knows the rough-hewn image of himself and plays into it. At the top of his literary game and determined to stay there.

MISS EVELYN MONTAIGNE
Probably in her 40's but would never say. Personal Secretary to Studio Head Louis Mayer and tough enough to keep the job. Afraid of no one. Attractive, but probably the one woman in Hollywood who never wanted to be an actress.


THE CHOSEN
Written by Chaim Potok
Adapted by Aaron Posner
Director: Aaron Posner
Rehearsal Dates at BSC: June 25th – July17th
Performances at BSC: July 18th – August 3rd
Contract: LOA referenced to COST (Mainstage)
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle

The Chosen tells the story of two boys, two fathers, and two very different Jewish communities in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Set against the backdrop of World War II, Reuven Malter and Danny Saunders, both passionate, intelligent young boys on opposite sides of a baseball game. When the game takes a turn, and Reuven is injured by Danny, a unique friendship is born. As the boys grow up, they learn important lessons about their fathers, their community and themselves.

Seeking:

OLDER REUVEN:
Our narrator and guide for the evening. A rabbi. A teacher, thinker, and storyteller. A man of passionate convictions and deeply held beliefs about the world, who is still struggling every day to make sense of it all. Mid 30's to mid 40's.

YOUNG REUVEN:
A fiercely intelligent, passionate young Jewish boy/man. He ages from 16-21 in the course of the play. Reuven is aware, curious, compassionate and dynamic. He is equally as compelled by Dostoevsky, baseball, and the study of Talmud.

DANNY SAUNDERS:
An intense young Hassidic genius. A young man (also 16-21 over the course of the story) with "a mind like a jewel", but also a searching soul and a passionate curiosity about the world outside his narrow boundaries. Also a fierce baseball player.

DAVID MALTER:
A writer, scholar, teacher, and loving father. He also becomes an impassioned activist on behalf of Zionism. He lives his life with intensity and drive, though his somewhat frail physical condition is always an impediment. First and foremost, he is a communicator and a good and kind man. Can be anywhere from mid 40's to early 60's.

REB SAUNDERS:
A Tzaddik, a Rabbi, and a ruthless leader of men. A man with the depth of soul to literally carry the sufferings of his people on his own shoulders. An acute mind takes second place a soul both demanding and compassionate. Early 50's to 70's.


MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
By William Shakespeare
Director: Julianne Boyd
Rehearsal Dates in NYC:July 13th – July 14th
Rehearsal Dates at BSC: July 16th – August 7th
Performances at BSC: August 8th – August 25th
Contract: LOA referenced to COST (Mainstage)
Casting Director: Pat McCorkle

One of the greatest romantic comedies ever written, Much Ado is a love story between the headstrong Beatrice and the confirmed bachelor Benedick– both always ready to do combat with a “merry war” of witty insults – is set against a darker story of intrigue and deceit as the machinations of Don John, an illegitimate half-brother of the reigning Prince, unfold.

Seeking:

Claudio:
A young soldier who has won great acclaim fighting under Don Pedro during the recent wars. Claudio falls in love with Hero, but unfortunately, his immaturity and suspicious nature makes him quick to believe rumors and hasty to despair and take revenge. 20s.

Hero:
The petite, beautiful young daughter of Leonato and the cousin of Beatrice. Gentle and kind, she falls in love with Claudio but when Don John slanders her and Claudio rashly takes revenge, she tries to fight their unfounded story without success. At play’s end, she has a great capacity for forgiveness when the truth is uncovered. 20s.

Don Pedro:
The Prince of Aragon, Don Pedro is a longtime friend of Leonato, and dear friend of the men who serve him. Generous, courteous, and intelligent, yet he too quickly believes the stories his illegitimate brother spins. 40s-50s.

Leonato:
The governor of Messina, he is a respected noble at whose home Don Pedro and his men rest. The uncle of Beatrice, the importance of his family’s honor is second only to the love of his daughter, Hero. Though generally kind, he is quick to believe the stories about his daughter, and his thoughtfulness turns to outrage until the truth is uncovered. 50s-60s.

Borachio:
An associate of Don John and the lover of Margaret. Deceitful, yet loyal to Don John, he conspires to trick Claudio and Don Pedro into thinking that Hero is unfaithful to Claudio. 30s-40s.

Conrade:
One of Don John’s more intimate associates, entirely devoted to him. Borachio’s cohort in his plans to disgrace Hero. 30s-40s.

Dogberry:
The constable in charge of the Watch, or chief policeman, of Messina, he has a habit of using exactly the wrong word to convey his meaning. A man proud of his “wit” who has a too large sense of his self-importance. He unwittingly uncovers the plot to disgrace Hero. A great comedic role. 40s-50s.

Verges/Father Francis:
The not-too-bright deputy to Dogberry and his constant companion/ A kind, thoughtful friar, who does not believe the stories about Hero; he devises the plan to redeem Hero’s reputation. 60s.

Ursula:
One of Hero’s loyal waiting women. Hero asks her to help in the plot to convince Beatrice that Benedick loves her. 20s-30s.

Margaret:
Hero’s serving woman. Unlike Ursula, Margaret is lower class and tends to be a bit bawdy. Though honest, she does have some dealings with the villainous world of Don John: her lover is the mistrustful and easily bribed Borachio. 30s-40s.

Antonio/Sexton:
Leonato’s elderly brother and Hero's uncle. Incredibly loyal, no matter what the cost / A public official who has the unfortunate job of recording Dogberry and his cohorts’ testimony. Tries to make sense out of their testimony. 50s-60s.


The following roles have been CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacements if needed:

Beatrice: CAST. Leonato’s niece and Hero’s cousin. Determined never to marry, Beatrice is a strong-willed, outspoken woman with a very sharp, clever tongue. Though generous and loving, she wages a war of wits against Benedick and often wins the battles. 30’s.

Benedick: CAST. A veteran soldier who has been fighting under Don Pedro; his sharpest weapon is his wit but he meets his match with Beatrice. A loyal friend of Don Pedro and Claudio, Benedick swears he will never fall in love or marry. –30s-40s.

Don John: CAST. The illegitimate brother of Don Pedro; sometimes called “the Bastard.” Melancholy yet envious, he creates a dark scheme to ruin the happiness of Hero and Claudio. – 30s.



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