BETWEEN THE LINES **Updated** - Tony Kiser Theater/Second Stage Auditions

Posted: September 27, 2019

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BETWEEN THE LINES - NYC EPA

Producing Org TBD

**Understudies added to Breakdown**

AUDITION DATES

Mon, Oct 21, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Tue, Oct 22, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Off Broadway Cat C; $873/week

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

All SM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a contemporary musical theatre song that shows vocal range. An accompanist will be provided.

Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL

Producer: Daryl Roth Productions
Director: Jeff Calhoun
Choreographer: Lorin Latarro
Music & Lyrics: Elyssa Samsel & Kate Anderson
Book: Timothy Allen McDonald
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
Venue: Tony Kiser Theater

Based on the book “Between The Lines” by Jodi Picoult & Samantha Van Leer

Personnel Expected at the EPA: Felicia Rudolph, Casting Director

OTHER DATES

1st Rehearsal – March 23, 2020
1st Preview – April 21, 2020
Opens – Week of May 4, 2020
Closes – August 23, 2020

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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
SEEKING:
DELILAH: Non-white, Actor 18+ to play 16-17, mezzo-soprano high belt. Smart, well read (everything from Dostoevsky to graphic novels). Upended by her parents’ bitter divorce, she finds herself in a new school where she goes from being invisible to everyone (including her mom), to becoming the target of the most popular girl in school. To escape, she turns to books – one book in particular where she develops a literary crush on a handsome prince whose circumstances really speak to her. And then one day… so does he. THIS ROLE IS CAST.
PRINCE OLIVER/ EDGAR: A classic European fairytale prince, late teens early twenties, high tenor belt. Charming, sincere, smart and handsome – Oliver wishes for the freedom to live beyond the confines of the story that has been written for him. Speaks with a British accent. As EDGAR he is the son of Jessamyn Jacobs, the author of the book Delilah is obsessed with, and he looks exactly like Prince Oliver, (because Jessamyn based the character of Oliver on him). However, Edgar is not a prince; he’s a typical American teenage boy. This character can be any ethnicity.
GRACE/ QUEEN MAUREEN: Early 40s, mezzo-soprano belt, Delilah’s mother. After 17 years of being a stay-at-home mom with dreams of completing her nursing degree, Grace finds herself the sole breadwinner and parent, and failing at both. As QUEEN MAUREEN she is Prince Oliver’s fairytale mother and speaks with a British accent. While the book is being read she’s the grieving, forever chaste widow. When the book is closed she is the martini-swigging queen of snark. This character can be any ethnicity.
FRUMP/ RYAN: Early 20s, tenor, tap-dancing-song-and-dance man. Prince Oliver’s best friend who is half-dog due to a curse placed on him by the evil Rapskullio earlier in the fairy tale book. Frump is hopelessly in love with Princess Seraphima. Danny Kaye in dog form. As RYAN, he is the jock boyfriend of Allie McAndrews, a dude’s dude and a total tool. This character can be any ethnicity.
JULES/ ONDINE: Actor 18+ to play 15-17, gender fluid (identifies as female), mezzo with a belt. Strong and confident, Jules is the living embodiment of “live the story you want if it’s not the story you’re in.” As ONDINE she’s the lead Mermaid. When the book is being read the mermaids are obsessed with men, however once the book is closed they become staunch feminists. This character can be any ethnicity. THIS ROLE IS CAST.
ALLIE/ PRINCESS SERAPHIMA: Actor 18+ to play 15-17, strong belt. Allie is the school’s resident queen bee who is a smart, entitled, “mean girl.” As PRINCESS SERAPHIMA: while the book is being read, Seraphima speaks with a British accent, and is the quintessential princess: beautiful, eloquent. However once the book is closed, she is the exact opposite: not very bright, self-absorbed, and speaks with a vocal fry like a semi-drunk sorority girl. This character can be any ethnicity.
DR. DUCHARME/ RAPSKULLIO: Early 40s, baritone/tenor. As DUCHARME: The school social worker who advises DELILAH to give up her obsession with the fairy tale. He’s a quirky, socially awkward, nebbish sort of fellow. As RAPSKULLIO: in the fairy tale Rapskullio is a classic evil villain, however when the book is closed he is the exact opposite: ultra-sensitive, good-hearted, and in touch with his feelings. His passion is rescuing stray butterflies. This character can be any ethnicity.
MS. WINX/ JESSAMYN JACOBS/ MRS. BROWN/ KYRIE (Mermaid): As WINX: Early 80s, soprano. Ms. Winx is the school librarian who happens to have a longstanding literary crush on Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Sassy, strong, knows exactly who she is. A Berte type from Pippin. As JESSAMYN: Early 40s, mezzo-soprano belt. The author of the fairy tale book Delilah is obsessed with and a widowed mother of a teenage boy. She’s kooky, a bit scattered and off beat, but smart and intuitive. As MRS. BROWN: mid 50s, non-singing role. She is a biology teacher who is obsessed with self-tanning, teeth whitening, and vacationing in the Caribbean. As KYRIE (MERMAID): when the book is being read the mermaids are obsessed with men, however once the book is closed they become staunch feminists. This character can be any ethnicity.
MARTIN (Student)/ TROLL/ DAD/ DELIVERY PERSON: Actor 18+ to play 15-17, tenor-baritone. As MARTIN: a high school aged internet troll who bullies Delilah through social media posts, and who is part of Allie McAndrews’ tribe. As TROLL: When the fairy tale is being read the troll is a grunting, monosyllabic monster. When the book is closed, he is an Olivier-esque actor’s actor. As DAD: Delilah’s father (late 30s early 40s) in two flashbacks (non-singing). As DELIVERY PERSON: Hands DELILAH the eviction notice (non-singing). This character can be any ethnicity.
JANICE (Student)/ MARINA (Mermaid): Actor 18+ to play 15-17, mezzo-soprano with a strong belt. As JANICE: she’s Allie’s ditzy right hand gal. As MARINA (MERMAID): when the book is being read, the mermaids are obsessed with men, however once the book is closed they become staunch feminists. This character can be any ethnicity.
MALE UNDERSTUDIES: Seeking 2 Off-stage actors to cover one or more of the following male roles:
PRINCE OLVER/ EDGAR, FRUMP/ RYAN, DR. DUCHARME/ RAPSKULLIO, and MARTIN/ TROLL/
DAD/ DELIVERY PERSON.
FEMALE UNDERSTUDIES: Seeking 2 Off-stage actors to cover one or more of the following female
roles: DELILAH, GRACE/ QUEEN MAUREEN, JULES/ ONDINE, ALLIE/ PRINCESS SERAPHIMA,
MS. WINX/ JESSAMYN JACOBS/ MRS. BROWN/ KYRIE, and JANICE/ MARINA.

We strongly encourage actors of all cultural backgrounds to attend.
There are no stage management positions available.


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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