BOSTON PLAYWRIGHTS' THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON OF NEW PLAYS - Boston Playwrights' Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 31, 2019

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Boston Playwrights' Theatre 2019-20 Season of New Plays - Boston EPA

Boston Playwrights' Theatre

AUDITION DATES
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)

Sat, Jun 15, 2019
10:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)

APPOINTMENTS
AEA actors may seek an appointment with Kate Snodgrass, 617-353-5104, ksnodgra@bu.edu. AEA actors without appointments will be seen as time permits.

CONTRACT
NEAT $318 weekly minimum (Tier A, category 4)

SEEKING
AEA Actors. We encourage performers of all races and ethnicities to participate. Local area actors are strongly encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue or you may read from the play(s). Play drafts will be available at StageSource, Inc., and in the foyer of Boston Playwrights' Theatre before auditions dates. Sides and a Reader will be available at the audition. Please bring your picture and resume.

LOCATION
Boston Playwrights' Theatre
949 Commonwealth Ave
Boston, MA 02215-1305
Studios A & B

PERSONNEL
In attendance will be: Producer/Artistic Director Kate Snodgrass; Season directors Shana Gozansky & Rebecca Bradshaw, playwright MJ Halberstadt.

OTHER DATES
THE BOOK CLUB PLAY: Reh: Sept 3; Opening: Sept. 26; Closing: October 13, 2019
THE SMUGGLER: Reh: Oct. 29; Opening: Nov. 7; Closing: Nov. 24, 2019
DEAL ME OUT: Reh: Jan. 21; Opening: Feb. 13; Closing: March 1, 2020

OTHER
All stage manager positions have been filled.
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
THE BOOK CLUB PLAY by Karen Zacarías, Directed by Shana Gozansky (a comedy)
Reh: Sept 3;
Opening: Sept. 26;
Closing: October 13

A book-smart comedy about books and the people who love them; but don't read between the lines!

ANA— Female, any race/ethnicity other than Black, 30s, graceful, controlling.
ROBERT—Male, any race/ethnicity other than Black, 30s, Ana’s husband, charismatic underachiever
WILLIAM—Male, any race/ethnicity other than Black, 30s, conservative, Ana’s former boyfriend; Robert’s former roommate.
JENNIFER—Female, any race/ethnicity other than Black, 30s, single, shy, smart.
LILY—Black female, 20s, go-getter, debater.
ALEX—Male, 30s, any race/ethnicity; professor of comparative lit., searching for connection.
AEA STAGE MANAGER: ROLE CAST

THE SMUGGLER (one-man show in verse) by Ronan Noone, Directed by David Sullivan (a drama)
Reh: Oct. 29;
Opening: Nov. 7;
Closing: Nov. 24, 2019

Irish immigrant Tim Finnegan had notions of being a writer in America but struggles as a bartender on the island of Amity. When a stranger arrives with a plan to make people “disappear and reappear,” Tim learns the price he must pay to become an American.

TIM—(ROLE CAST) White male, 30s, Irish-American.
AEA STAGE MANAGER: ROLE CAST

DEAL ME OUT by MJ Halberstadt, Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw (dramedy)
Reh: Jan. 21;
Opening: Feb. 13;
Closing: March 1, 2020

A group of social outcasts meet for their weekly board game meet-up to tell Dez, one of the founding members, that he's been kicked out. Tensions flare as Dez bargains to keep his place among friends.

DEZ—White male, 20s, gamer, demanding, arrogant, terrified.
OBERON—Male, 20s, any race/ethnicity; host of the group, controlling.
CLEO—Female, 20s, any race/ethnicity; soft-hearted, forgiving.
AGATHA—Female, 20s, any race/ethnicity; only interested in winning.
KAY—NB (they/them), 20s, any race/ethnicity; follows the rules.
LUCIEN—Male, 20s, POC, most likely to win.
AEA STAGE MANAGER: ROLE CAST



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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