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CAPE PLAYHOUSE 2018 SEASON PLAYS - Cape Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 5, 2018

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Cape Playhouse 2018 Season Plays - NYC EPA
Cape Playhouse

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Jan 30, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

COST TIER 2 Contract ($709/week min)

SEEKING

Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 2018 Season Plays. See breakdown

PREPARATION

Please prepare a short comedic monologue, no longer than 2 minutes.
Bring a picture/resume, stapled.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

Expected to be in attendance at the EPA:
Artistic Director: Michael Rader
Casting Director: Geoff Josselson, CSA

OTHER DATES

See breakdown for show dates.

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
Playwright: Robert Harling
Director: Pamela Hunt
Rehearsals begin: May 28, 2018 (in NYC)
Performances: June 12-23, 2018 (in Cape Cod)
All character have Southern accents; open to all races/ethnicities.
SEEKING:
[TRUVY] Female, 35 ?45. Owner of a small town beauty shop. She knows everyone’s business and shares it with anyone who will listen. A warm, funny, uncoventional Southern Belle. She always has advice for you, and they often come in the form of country sayings.
[ANNELLE] Female, 18-24. Very shy twenty-year-old newly hired assistant hair-dresser. Recently single and new to town, she is awkward and sweet. She goes from a very soft-spoken person to a bible-loving Christian with her heart on her sleeve.
[CLAIREE] Female, 60s. Widow of the former mayor of Chinquapin. She is wealthy and knows everyone’s business. Elegant and sophisticated. She is the sarcastic member of the group. She loves to laugh and poke fun at the little things that others cry over. She is very close with Ouiser.
[SHELBY] Female, 18-24. M’Lynn’s daughter. Prettiest girl in town, and loved by all. Positive, strong willed and independent. Refused to give into her diabetes. She has a complicated relationship with her mother, and often rebels just for the sake of rebellion.
[M’LYNN] Female, 45-55. Mother of Shelby. A strong Southern woman. She is over-protective at times and finds the need to have a firm grasp on the world at all times. She is a busy woman who worries too much for her age. Strong but loving.
[OUISER] Female, 55-65. She is a wealthy old biddy. She is a loveable, cranky old lady, but has a good heart. Tough and outspoken. Her unique personality and sense of humor is a great relief in serious time. She is very close to Clairee.
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SYLVIA
Playwright: A.R. Gurney
Director: Matt Lenz
Rehearsals begin: June 11, 2018 (in NYC)
Performances: June 26-July 7, 2018 (in Cape Cod)
Seeking strong comedic actors for all roles; open to any race/ethnicity.
SEEKING:
[SYLVIA] Female, 20-40. A stray dog found by Greg. She is lively and expressive; attractive and occasionally flirtatious; both demanding and lovable. Though she does not move on hands and knees for the entire play, the role is physically demanding. She should have the spirit of a bouncy, sassy female “labradoodle”.
[GREG] Male, 40-55. Displays a wide range of quiet emotion. He is going through an early midlife crisis in his work and his marriage, and finds comfort in his suddenly-adopted dog, Sylvia.
[KATE] Female, 40-55. Greg’s wife; a strong, intelligent and sophisticated woman whose teaching career is on an upswing. She has little patience for Greg’s “issues” --and even less for his newfound best friend, Sylvia.
[TOM, PHYLLIS, LESLIE] Male or Female, 30-45. One actor plays all of the following roles. TOM: a macho “guy’s guy” who educates Greg about dog ownership. PHYLLIS: Kate’s friend from college, an upscale, east-side Manhattanite who is prone to drama and drinking. LESLIE: is a psychotherapist whose gender is open to question.
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CLUE: ON STAGE
Adapted from the film by: Jonathan Lynn
Additional material by: Eric Price & Hunter Foster
Director: Hunter Foster
Rehearsals begin Aug. 6; runs Aug. 21-Sept. 1
Clue is a highly stylized ensemble piece. It is imperative that we find comic actors who move well and can handle choreography. But there is nothing campy or “over-the-top” about the play. It is played with honesty and truth. The “life or death” stakes of the situation is more important than comic bits.
SEEKING:
[WADSWORTH] Male, 30s-40s. A traditional butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book”. He is the driving force in the play -- leading our cast throughout the house in search of the killer and the clues. Must be able to move well.
[YVETTE] Female, 20s. A sexy French Maid. She appears innocent on the outside but this may just be a front for who she really is on the inside. Must move well.
[MISS SCARLET] Female, 30s-40s. A dry sardonic DC Madam who is more interested in secrets than sex. Pillow talk is her favorite position. If anyone in DC needs to know anything, Scarlet is their gal. She’s always ready with a joke or a quip, and is always one step ahead of everyone else in the house. Any ethnicity. Must move well.
[MRS. PEACOCK] Female, 40s-60s. The wife of the Senator from the great state of Tennessee. Buttoned up and uptight. She holds herself and others to the highest moral standing. Always ready to quote a bible verse. Her goal in life is to lift the American society out of the gutter. Southern accent. Any ethnicity. Must move well.
[MRS. WHITE]
(Female, 30s-40s) – A pale but beautiful woman. Mrs. White says very little but when she does it always seems to be a confession of past crimes, which may or may not be the murder of her 5 ex-husbands. Suspicious of others. Always dressed in black. Any ethnicity. Must move well.
[COLONEL MUSTARD] Male, 40s-50s. A puffy military man who is nothing but a pompous blow-hard. He acts like he knows everything but in actuality knows very little. At times it seems like he's in charge, but Mustard has a subtle way of making sure once the battle begins, he's in the back of the line. The word dumb would be a compliment. Any ethnicity. Must move well.
[PROFESSOR PLUM] Male, 20s. A young rich playboy who lives for nothing but booze and women. He seems, inexplicably, to always have a drink in his hand. Incredibly handsome, he always finds ways to look and admire himself whether it's in a mirror, a silver platter or a butter knife. He would feel right at home in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. Any ethnicity. Must move well.
[MR. GREEN] Male, 20s-30s. A nervous, shy introvert. Unable to finish a sentence. A germophobe who carries a hanky with him to open doors and to greet people. He also carries around his own fork, spoon and knife for dinner. He is also quite clumsy, and has a deep fear of everything. Any ethnicity. Must move well.
[ENSEMBLE WOMAN] Female, 30s-40s. A comedic actress to play 2 roles. Any ethnicity. Plays Mrs. Solyanka, the Russian cook who works for Mr. Boddy. She has a dark mysterious sensibility. Also plays The Motorist – A nervous man who stops by “Boddy manor” to ask for help after his car breaks down.
[ENSEMBLE MAN] Male, 30s-50s. A comic actor to play 2 roles. Any ethnicity. Must move well. Plays Mr. Boddy – An older distinguished gentlemen with a cold and scary demeanor, and a dark checkered past. Also plays, The Cop -- A “regular Joe”. Perhaps with a Chicago or Boston accent. When he enters “Boddy Manor”, he is incredibly suspicious of the proceedings.


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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