2019-09-30America/New_YorkAudition2019-09-30CALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER 2020 SEASON - California Shakespeare TheaterCALIFORNIA SHAKESPEARE THEATER 2020 SEASON - California Shakespeare Theater
California Shakespeare Theater 2020 Season - Berkeley EPA
California Shakespeare Theater
Mon, Oct 14, 2019
9:30 am - 6:30 pm (PDT)
Lunch: 1:30PM - 2:30PM
Please complete the 2020 Generals Application at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/calshakesjotform/2020-generals. You will be emailed a link to schedule your audition once you have submitted your materials. Please note that AEA members have priority. Non-Equity actors will be seen as time/space permit. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
LORT Non-Rep Minimum - $969/wk
AEA Actors for 2020 season. Especially interested in local actors. See breakdown. Please note that casting personnel from Crowded Fire will be seeing actors for their 2020 Season at this EPA. See their separate notice for season breakdown.
Please prepare 2 contrasting pieces, one classic and one contemporary, totaling no more than 3 min (auditions will be timed).
Cal Shakes Rehearsal Hall
701 Heinz Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94710
Auditions will be held in accessible Rehearsal Hall at Cal Shakes administrative offices. Parking available in designated lot and adjacent street parking. Please follow posted signs to check-in area.
Artistic Assoc./Casting Manager: LeeAnn Dowd
Artistic Director: Mina Morita
Resident Artist Casting Lead: Nailah Harper-Malveaux
Casting personnel from other local Bay Area companies, Playwrights Foundation, C and Z Space, will tentatively be in attendance. These theatres have held their seasonal auditions and are not seeing actors for specific projects. A confirmed schedule of who is in the room will be posted.
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.
Season will be cast holistically and with an emphasis on strong ensemble casts. Our casting practices are driven and informed by our values of artistry, authenticity, discourse, equity, inclusion, and sustainability. As a theater, we believe that equity is a practice, and we recognize that this work is ongoing, often imperfect, and necessary. To that end, we value and prioritize ensembles that reflect the diversity of our world, be it race, gender identity, ability, sexual orientation, immigration status, size, age, or socioeconomic status.
Casting all roles in 12 person ensemble. With the exception of any noted gender or age needs, all characters can be any race, age, gender identity, and ability. The chorus, in particular, should reflect the diversity and multiplicity of identities within the Bay Area.
CLYTEMNESTRA: A queen (female, 30-40s)
IPHIGENIA: A princess (female, character is 10 but may be played by an older actor)
AGAMENON: A king (male, 30s-50s)
ORESTES: A prince (male, 20s)
CASSANDRA: A former princess of Troy who is still an unwilling priestess of Apollo and a prophetess. (female, 20s-30s)
CHORUS A/WATCHMAN: earthy, folk wise
CHORUS B: cool, pious, otherworldly
CHORUS C: reasoned, questioning, just
CHORUS D: fierce, frightening, decisive
CHORUS E/ELECTRA: creature energy, watching, wary, sly
CHORUS F: older, ironic, cool. Formerly the caretaker of Orestes.
CHORUS G: motherly, capable, experienced. Formerly the caretaker of Electra.
Casting all roles in 10-13 person ensemble,particularly interested inactors bilingual in Spanish and English.
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.