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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - Ruth Stage, Inc. Auditions

Posted: January 26, 2021

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Ruth Stage, Inc.

CONTRACT

Mini $580 weekly minimum (pending approval)

SEEKING

Equity actors for roles in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF (see breakdown). All ethnicities encouraged to apply.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please prepare a video audition of a one to two minute dramatic monologue for each role you’re interested in. If you have BOTH a dramatic and comedic monologue, you are encouraged to submit both. Submissions may be sent deroxxiv@aol.com and santino@aol.com.
Deadline: Wed, Feb 10, 2021

SUBMIT TO

deroxxiv@aol.com

PERSONNEL

Ruth Stage Inc, Producer
Written by Tennessee Williams
Casting Coordinator, Joe Rosario
Directed by Peter Bloch (Wars of the Roses, The Glass Menagerie)

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal July 5th
First Performance July 21st
Closing Performance, Aug 22nd
(7) performances per week

OTHER

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 submit.

BREAKDOWN

Maggie: 25 to 35 years old, all ethnicities female. Tattoos a plus. Not looking for the typical Maggie. Must have a convincible southern accent and be able to carry a lead role in a demanding production. Think Angelina Jolie , Kat Von D, Selena Gomez, Rihanna, Christina Perri. Maggie is Bricks very sexual, desperate, childless wife. She is very seductive and vulnerable at the same time. Maggie is the ultimate trophy wife and she knows it. She loves to admire her flawless body and in turn loves when men do the same. Maggie loves money and sex. She is the ultimate survivor when trapped in a corner. She is not one note. Her voice is a weapon and she knows how to use it like the finest orchestra.
Big Mama: 55 to 65 years old, white female. Not looking for the standard Big Momma. Must have a convincible southern accent and be able to carry a lead role in a demanding production. An over the top extremely flashy tortured woman. She wears her wealth proudly for the world to see and has no problem spending her husband's money. A man she is exceedingly devoted to the point of ridiculousness and who in turn utterly despises her in return. The consummate victim who overindulges those around her. In the second half of the play the realization of her husband's terminal illness rises her from clown to a serious women with dignity who stood-by her man despite the constant humiliations. She is a very sexual woman with a ravenous libido who couldn’t get enough of Big Daddy. In her youth she was probably a curvy sex kitten but now has let herself go. She is still curvy and busty but with a little extra luggage. This Big Momma carries her weight in her emotions.
Big Daddy: 55 to 70 years old, white male. Not looking for the standard Big Daddy. Must have a convincible southern accent and be able to carry a lead role in a demanding production. The patriarch and source of wealth for the Pollitt dynasty. A larger than life individual who’s mere presence evokes fear in those who cross his path. His dysfunctional family fights for the inheritance that’s awaits while concealing his terminal illness. All the while Big Daddy is planning phase two of his life which consists of demolishing his marriage and taking up a fine woman who he plans to smother with his wealth and his still intake sexual appetite. He is contrast of emotions, fragile yet utterly impenetrable, a vicious pit bull but a tender loving father to Brick both cruel and very loving. When Big Daddy speaks, the audience should hang on his every word. Physically Big Daddy should look like an ex-football player where his shadow will scare you. He is a redneck at heart. Perhaps a few tattoos from the aftermath of a drunken night out. A mans man who still is responsive to Bricks possible relationship to his best friend Skipper. In our world Big daddy is a, rich, cigar smoking, God fearing, Harley riding foul mouth redneck with a heart.
Mae: 30 to 35 years old, all ethnicities female. Not looking for the standard Mae. Must have a convincible southern accent and be able to carry a co-star role in a demanding production. She was born into money and social status somewhere along the way the family went broke so Mae married money, Gooper , Big Daddy’s older son. A walking baby machine her goal is to inherit the Pollitt family fortune. This drive puts her on equal footing with Maggie. Mae is the ultimate showman, using her husband and children as the ultimate production to stage her rise to power. She is scheming, malicious and calculating. She plays Gooper like a puppet master hiding behind the veil of motherhood and devoted wife. Big Daddy see’s right through her. She is very pregnant with her sixth child. She’s been down this road before she carries her pregnancy like a handbag.
Brick: [Cast] Brick Pollitt was a star football player in college who was admired by many people in his social circle. Through the course of the play, Brick's homophobia is revealed. This fear surfaces through his relationship with his old college friend Skipper.
Gooper: [Cast] Gooper is Daddy's eldest and least favored son. He deeply resents his parents' love for Brick, viciously relishes in Daddy's illness, and rather ruthlessly plots to secure control of the estate.
Doc Baugh: [Cast] Doc Baugh is the strange, yet oddly appealing quiet doctor who attends Big Daddy's birthday party. He is also the doctor who helps interpret Big Daddy's test results, and he eventually confirms Big Daddy's diagnosis of liver/kidney cancer.
Rev. Tooker: [Cast] A tactless, opportunistic, and hypocritical guest at Big Daddy's birthday party. As Williams indicates, his role is to embody the lie of conventional morality. Note especially in Act III his off-hand anecdote about the colors of his cheap chasuble fading into each other.



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 submit.



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