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CHILMARK - Vineyard Playhouse Auditions

Posted: May 2, 2017

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CHILMARK - NYC EPA
Vineyard Playhouse Co. Inc. d/b/a Martha's Vineyard Playhouse

AUDITION DATE

May 10, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00 pm (EDT)

CONTRACT

NEAT Weekly salary $355 (actors) $420 (stage managers)

SEEKING

Equity actors for various roles.

Deaf/hearing impaired actors strongly encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION

Prepare a brief monologue or two 1-minute contrasting monologues. Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
16th floor

PERSONNEL

Personnel in attendance: MJ Bruder Munafo – Artistic Director, and Catherine Rush – Playwright

A New Play set in the summer of 1885 on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
Story by Catherine Rush and Adrian Blue / Written by Catherine Rush / Directed by Adrian Blue

OTHER DATES

August 22 – October 7 (1st rehearsal August 22: opening September 14, closing October 7)

OTHER

Stage managers may e-mail resumes to auditions@mvplayhouse.org.
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

Mr. Ezra Lambert
Hearing character. Signs fluently. 40’s. Owns the Chilmark General Store and runs it with the help of his daughter. He fought as a young man in the civil war, with his best friend, Nate Smith. He is illiterate. His wife died early leaving him with a young daughter to raise alone.
Miss Anne Lambert
Deaf character. Signs fluently.20’s. Graduated from American School for the Deaf two years ago. She is an independent, forthright young woman who has proposed the idea to start a school in Chilmark for all the children, deaf and hearing. She has asked Miss Sarah Hall to assist with a proposal.
Miss Sarah Hall
Hearing character. Signs fluently. 30s-40’s. An unmarried, strong-willed woman, she has made educating the deaf to speak her mission. She believes in the “German Method”, which insists there be no signing support for learning to speak. She makes a proposal at the Chilmark town meeting.
Mr. Nathaniel (Nate) Smith
Deaf character. Signs fluently. 40’s. Is a former whaling captain who lost his job. He is a survivor of horrendous hardship on the seas and has moved back to the island and found himself a young wife. He has twin boys, aged four – one deaf and one hearing. He is known island wide for his vivid storytelling.
Mrs. Elizabeth Athearn
Hearing character. Signs fluently. 50’s-60’s. Is the widow of a prominent Islander, sells eggs, makes dresses and has a huge, warm heart “everyone’s mother”. She has been a midwife, babysitter and nanny to more than one generation in Chilmark.


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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