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BEHIND THE EYE - Cincinnati Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 5, 2011

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BEHIND THE EYE– Photo / Resume Request

Cincinnati Playhouse (Cincinnati, OH)LORT; $816/week minimum*

Artistic Director: Ed Stern

Director: Mark Wing-Davey

Author: Carson Kreitzer

Casting: Rich Cole

World Premiere. 1strehearsal: 3/4/11. Runs: 4/2 – 5/1/11

NYC auditions will be held on January 15 and 16, 2011

by appointment only.

Seeking submissions from

Actors' Equity Members onlyfor these particular auditions.

For consideration, mail picture and resume to:

Rich Cole

648 Broadway--Suite 912

New York, NY 10012

re: BEHIND THEEYE/(Name of Role here), AEA Self Submit

Be sure to include the role for which you're submitting yourselfon the envelope


* Note: This play will be performed in the Playhouse's intimate Shelterhouse Theatre, which is a LORT D Contract. However, the Playhouse pays more in the LORT B+ range. All of the actors beside Lee play multiple roles. We need strong, versatile, transformational actors with strong dialect skills, whocan beimmediately recognizable as another character.

The Playhouse describesBEHIND THE EYEas “a remarkable new play... about the life of World War II photographer Lee Miller, a woman at the center of some of the most exciting times of the 20th century. From a Vogue model in the ’20s to muse of the Paris Surrealists in the ’30s, she then became an acclaimed war photographer, covering the front lines as well as the London Blitz and the liberation of Paris. Behind the Eye chronicles Miller’s fascinating adventures and her personal struggle of what to do with yourself when you’ve done it all.”


Lee Miller:

Female, American,ages from 20-70 (mostly somewhere in the middle). Charismatic, intelligent, articulate leading woman,ableto carry a play. Lee is emotionally complex-capableof both tenderness and cruelty. Despite her flaws,the audience must still be able to empathize with her.Author description: “(Lee) reflects light so well it seems that she herself is the source.” Actress must be comfortable with direct address to the audience. PLEASE NOTE: Right now, the script requires NUDITY (She takes a bath.) In any case, there will be NO nudity required at the auditions or callbacks.


Probably 30s; plays Tanya(American, a young art student), Nusch (French wife of poet Paul Eluard, madcap and wonderful), Audrey (British, editor of Vogue. Crisp, sensible, great sense of humor) and Collette (the famous French author at age 71).

Man 1:

40s; plays Man Ray (American, celebrated Surrealist photographer)and Roland Penrose (British, a bit reserved but also passionate )

Man 3:

30s, middle-eastern or Mediterranean; plays The Guide (An Egyptian boy), AZIZ (An aristocratic Egyptian), Picasso, an American Soldier and a British doctor

Man 2 is CAST

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