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CONNECTICUT REPERTORY THEATRE 2ND HALF 2018-19 SEASON - Connecticut Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 21, 2018

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Connecticut Repertory Theatre 2nd Half 18-19 Season - NYC EPA
University of Connecticut

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Jul 16, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

URTA Tier II; $654/week

SEEKING

Equity actors for a few roles in each show in the 2nd half of the 2018-19 Season. See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Brief monologue and 32 bars of a song reflecting the style of "The Mystery of Edwin Drood". Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
Auditions in Studio 16P and Holding Room in Studio 16Q

PERSONNEL

McCorkle Casting (Attending Auditions), Artistic Director: Michael Bradford (not attending auditions). Directors (not attending auditions): Gary English, Elizabeth VanDyke, Paul Mullins, and Madeline Sayet.

OTHER DATES

see breakdown for show dates.

OTHER

www.crt.uconn.edu
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

2nd Half of 2018-19 Season

THE GRAPES OF WRATH
(2 AEA contracts available)
1st reh: 8/27/18. Opens: 10/5/18. Closes: 10/14/18

JIM CASY:
As a former preacher, he provides guidance in his travels with the Joad family, but questions the nature of organized religion in favor of a more humanistic approach. In the process learns about himself, the plight of the working class and his role in life. This lesson shows his path to becoming a union leader and a martyr. This character is male, age 30 - 45. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

GRANMA:
Granma is a pious Christian, who bickers with her husband. She is lean, tough and in her own way quite judgmental but funny. Her health deteriorates quickly after Grandpa’s death. This character is female, age 55 to 70, but may play older. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
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A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS
(2 AEA contracts available)
1st reh: 10/16/18. Opens: 11/30/18. Closes: 12/9/18

DECATUR BRONSON/other roles/ensemble:
A strong, intelligent, passionate Sergeant in the Union’s Colored Infantry. Carries a heavy grudge for the kidnappers of his late wife. His motto is “Take No Prisoners.” This character is and African American male, age 20s to 40s.

MOSES LEVY/other roles/ensemble:
A wounded Jewish soldier who longs for his faith at Christmastime and who feverishly foretells Lincoln’s assassination. This character is male, age 20s to 30s. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
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THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD
(3 AEA contracts available to be cast among available roles)
1st reh: 1/22/19. Opens: 3/1/19. Closes: 3/10/19

CLIVE PAGET/JOHN JASPER:
The Royale’s male lead, a devilishly attractive cad, and he knows it. In Drood, he is the antagonist. Choirmaster of Cloisterham Cathedral, and uncle of Edwin Drood. In love with Rosa Bud. Madness lurks beneath his smooth exterior. These characters are male, age 35 to 45. Range A2-A4, bari-tenor. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

ANGELA/PRINCESS PUFFER:
As the mysterious Princess Puffer, Madam, opium dealer and general purveyor of vice of all kinds, she is glamorous in her ruin. Must have a lot of rapport with the audience. These characters are female, age 40 to 60. Range F3-D5, serious low alto. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

DEIRDE PEREGRINE/ROSA BUD:
The not-so-innocent ingénue of the Music Hall Royale, Deirdre portrays the love interest of Drood, the young, beautiful and apparently fragile Rosa Bud. These characters are female, age 18 to 30. Range A3-B5, true soprano. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

CEDRIC MONCRIEFFE/REVEREND CRISPARKLE:
This troupe member is a bit of an open book who plays an archetypal vicar, who is also a bit of a lurker, and was in love with Rosa’s mother. These characters are male, age 45 to 60. Range C3-G4, baritone. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

ALICE NUTTING/EDWIN DROOD/DICK DATCHERY:
Prima donna and London’s leading male impersonator, charming but, as you might expect, with determination and a lot of ego. Must command the stage. As Edwin Drood, she is an attractive, rich, and popular young man who has everything. These characters are female, age 25 to 45. Range B3-E5, mezzo-soprano. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

CHAIRPERSON/MAYOR SAPSEA:
The leader of the music hall troupe. The Chairperson carries the majority of the dialogue and must be quick with a joke and able to improvise. S/he is in charge of keeping the pace of the show moving. This character can be male or female, age 30 to 60. Range D3-F#4/Gb4. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
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HENRY IV
1st reh: 3/12/19. Opens: 4/27/19. Closes: 5/5/19

HENRY IV:
Ruler of England. Trying to keep England from future civil wars, despite his creation of the last one. Worn with the responsibility of the kingdom and inability to get his son Hal to understand what it means to be the future King. This character is written as male but we are interested in seeing all genders. Actors of all ethnicities encouraged to attend. Age 30s-60s

FALSTAFF:
Hangs around in taverns on the wrong side of London and makes his living as a thief, highwayman, and mooch. Falstaff is Prince Harry’s closest friend and seems to act as a sort of mentor to him, instructing him in the practices of criminals and vagabonds. His joy for life is unmatchable. This character is written as male but we are interested in seeing all genders. Age 35 to 60. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.

HAL:
The rogue, irresponsible future King, who would rather hang out in the tavern and party than observe the duties of the court. Seeking a dynamic actor capable of pulling off the coming of age journey from miscreant to leader. This character is written as male but we are interested in seeing all genders. Age 20 to 35. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend.


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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