CENTRAL SQUARE THEATER 2019-20 SEASON - Central Square Theater Auditions

Posted: May 9, 2019

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Central Square Theater 2019-20 Season - Cambridge, MA EPA
Central Square Theater

AUDITION DATES
Thu, May 23, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 12:30 to 1:30

Wed, May 29, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 12:30 to 1:30

APPOINTMENTS
Appointment slots are three minutes each. To make an appointment, please email your available times and the productions/characters that interest you to Kate Kelly at kkelly@centralsquaretheater.org . You will be sent a confirmation email and any requested sides (a reader will be provided).. AEA members without appointments are seen as time permits. Non-union actors who drop in will also be seen if there are empty slots.

CONTRACT
NEAT Category 6 Contract; $473 a week

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in Central Square Theater’s upcoming 2019-20 season. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Please prepare 1-2 monologues and/or a side from a CST season script (sides can
be requested with appointment confirmations). Bring TWO (2) copies of your
headshot/resume.

LOCATION
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139-4106
Auditions will be held on the Mainstage on the 23rd, and in the Conference Room on the 29th.

PERSONNEL
The Nora Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska
Gardner, and/or Underground Railway
Artistic Director, Debra Wise, will be in
attendance.

OTHER DATES
A Musical EPA for the show AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' will be held on a later date TBD.

OTHER
Centralsquaretheater.org
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
!!All Dates Are Subject to Change!!

A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage and directed by Debra Wise
CoProduction Underground Railway Theater (Debra Wise - Artistic Director)
& The Nora Theatre Company (Lee Mikeska Gardner - Artistic Director)
First rehearsal: November 4/5 or November 11/12, 2019
Production run: November 29 - December 29, 2019

NOTE. This is a revival of the 2018 production, and at least four of the eight roles will be played by the original cast. Ensemble driven. Interested actors should ideally exhibit skills in singing, playing instruments, and/or dance. Roles potentially available below.
Seeking:

Scrooge - 55-70. Male. Fears the world too much. He needs to change, for all of our sakes.

Belle, Martha Cratchit, and Ensemble - 20-35. Female.

Mrs. Cratchit, Charwoman, and Ensemble - 35-50. Female.

Marley, Old Joe, and Ensemble - 35-55. Male or Female.
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VANITY FAIR
by Kate Hamill
Produced by Underground Railway Theater, Debra Wise - Artistic Director
Director: TBD
First rehearsal: December 30, 2019
Production run: January 23 - February 23, 2020
NOTE. Though not required to audition, it is a plus if actors interested in this production have proficiency on the piano.

Seeking:

Amelia Sedley - Female, 20’s-30’s, bit of a sap. A generous heart and true.

Becky Sharp - Female, 20’s-30’s, bit of a brat. A survivor. Terrifically smart.

Actor 1 - Male or Female, plays multiple roles (Manager, Miss Matilda Crawley, Lord Steyne)

Actor 2 - Male, plays multiple roles (Rawdon, Mr. Sedley, Fairgoer, Coachman, General Tufto, German Fairgoer 1)

Actor 3 - Male, plays multiple roles (Dobbin, Miss Pinkerton, Rose Crawley, Gentleman 1, Servant 2, Servant 3)

Actor 4 - Male, plays multiple roles (George, Lesser Pitt, Miss Briggs, Lady Bareacres, Servant 1, Landlord, German Fairgoer 2, Gentleman 2, Sheriff)

Actor 5 - Male or Female, plays multiple roles (Joe, Sir Pitt, Mr. Osborne, Miss Jemima, Lady Chesterton, Auctioneer, King)
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PIPELINE
by Dominique Morisseau
A co-production between The Nora Theatre Company (Lee Mikeska Gardner - Artistic Director) and WAM Theatre (Kristen van Ginhoven - Artistic Director)
Director: Dawn Simmons
Berkshire first rehearsal (at Central Square Theater): October 1, 2019 *Rehearsals will move to Shakespeare and Company on October 18, 2019
Berkshire production run: October 24 - November 9, 2019
Boston first rehearsal: February 24, 2020
Boston production run: March 5 - March 29, 2020

Seeking:

Nya - Black woman, mid to late 30s. A single mother

Omari - Black, late teens

Jasmine - Black or Latina, late teens

Xavier - Black man, mid to late 30s. Single father

Laurie - This role has already been cast.

Dun - Black man, early to mid 30s
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ADA AND THE ENGINE
by Lauren Gunderson
Produced by Underground Railway Theater, Debra Wise - Artistic Director
A CatalystCollaborative@MITProduction
Director: TBD
First rehearsal: March 16/17, 2020
Production run: April 9 - May 10, 2020
NOTE. Though not required to audition, it is a plus if actors interested in this production have proficiency on the piano - especially, though not limited to, Ada.

Seeking:

Ada Byron Lovelace - 18-36, curious and brilliant, a woman of our time stuck in hers.

Actor 1 - plays Lady Anabella Byron - Ada’s mother, harsh and strict, but realistic; and Mary Somerville - a woman respected for her math and science, Ada’s mentor, age 35-60

Actor 2 - plays Lord Lovelace - Ada’s future husband, wishes he was more rich, proud; and Byron - a brooding self-aware poet, age 25-45

Charles Babbage - 40-60, genius, Ada’s “soul-mate” in London
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AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’
Music by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Lyrics by Various Artists, Book by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz
Director: Maurice Emmanuel Parent
A co-production between The Nora Theatre Company (Lee Mikeska Gardner - Artistic Director) and The Front Porch Arts Collective (Dawn Meredith Simmons - Artistic Director)
First rehearsal: May 4/5, 2020
Production run: May 28 - June 28, 2020

Auditions for this production will be held on a later date TBD
Seeking:
Charlaine - Black, female (Lead), Mezzo-Soprano; sweet, young and innocent
André - Black, male (Lead), Baritone; a party hound and bit of a womanizer
Ken - Black, male (Lead), Tenor; cheerful, jovial, larger than life
Nell - Black, female (Lead), Alto; confident and charming, a knowledgeable woman of the world
Armelia - Black, female (Lead), Soprano; sassy and strong-willed
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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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