CHEKHOV/TOLSTOY - Mint Theater Company Auditions

Posted: August 12, 2019

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CHEKHOV/TOLSTOY - NYC EPA

Mint Theater Company

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Aug 26, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LOA-NYC $565/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in these two stories adapted by Miles Malleson

Actors of all ethnicities and backgrounds are encouraged to audition; casting will be color-blind.
See other for instructions on how to read the plays. Auditions will be with sides.

An ASM position is currently available. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info.

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides, provided at the audition. Although most actors will play two roles, choose only one side from one play. Bring picture and resume.

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

PERSONNEL
adapted by Miles Malleson

Mint Artistic Director Jonathan Bank and Jane Shaw, who are co-directing the production (expected in attendance)

OTHER DATES
Week of December 30, 2019: Rehearsal starts
January 23, 2020 Performances start
March 14, 2020 Closing

OTHER
Scripts for both plays are available online, in a volume called YOUNG HEAVEN AND THREE OTHER PLAYS:
https://archive.org/details/youngheaventhree00malliala (or search archive.org for title above)
Tolstoy is MICHAEL and Chekhov is THE ARTIST

EPA Procedures are in effect for 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
TOLSTOY
MATRYONA - Lead role, 30s to 50s, female. A wife stretched to her breaking point by poverty. She loves her husband but is often frustrated by his inability to focus on the family’s basic needs. She has been married to Simon for over ten years and they have no children.

SIMON - Lead role, 30s to 50s, male. He works hard with his hands and is rightfully confident in his boot-making ability. Poor but optimistic. Loves his family. A bit of a dreamer.
MICHAEL - Lead role, 20s to 30s, male. A young man with questions who has the patience to wait for answers. Talented at whatever he attempts. Despite being a loner, he has an intense love and interest in people.

ANIUSKA - Supporting Role. 50s or older, female. An older distant relative of Simon who has joined the household as a dependent. As she edges towards dementia she tests the patience of her hosts. She views the world with a combination of worry and fascination.

NOBLEMAN - Supporting role, 20s to 40s, male. At the peak of his virility, wealth and self confidence. Knows a good boot when he sees one. Entitled, overbearing, and eats a bit too much.

SERVANT - Supporting role, 20s, male. Serves the nobleman to the exclusion of all else. Nervous, harassed, and probably a bit of a gossip.

WOMAN - Supporting role, 20s to 30s, female. Slightly better off than Simon and Matryona, but not wealthy. A new customer interested in Simon's boots for her beloved adopted children. Slightly worried and harassed as any mother of two three year olds.
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CHEKHOV
NICOV - Leading Role, 30s male. The artist; a thoughtful, intelligent man, with a gloomy, cynical veneer. An animated and articulate speaker with strong opinions that hide his vulnerability and loneliness.

LIDIA - Leading Role, mid to late 20's, female. Lidia is an alert, energetic and earnest young woman, devoted to improving the lives of people less fortunate than herself. She is intolerant of those whom she perceives to be frivolous or lazy.

GENYA - Leading Role, late teens, or early 20's, female. Genya is sensitive, thoughtful and perhaps a little bit lost. She lacks her sister's sense of purpose and clear identity.

BYELKUROV - Supporting Role, 30's to 50, male. Ponderous and often flustered. His efforts to cut a fine figure in a world that moves always just too fast for him, easily become pathetic.

MOTHER - 50-60, female. Gentle and somewhat ineffectual, she is easily bent to the will of her daughters.
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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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