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CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN THEATER FESTIVAL 2017 SEASON - Contemporary American Theater Festival Auditions

Posted: March 18, 2017

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Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) 2017 Season - Sheperdstown WV EPA
Contemporary American Theater Festival


AUDITION DATE

Apr 03, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 12:30 to 1


Apr 05, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 12:30 to 1pm


APPOINTMENTS

AEA members contact Joshua Midgett, 304.876.3304, jmidgett@catf.org, M-F, 8AM - 6PM AEA members without appointments seen as time permits.


CONTRACT

LORT Rep LORT D Agreement $710/week (if cast in one show) $835/week (if cast in two shows)


SEEKING

Fifteen actors for 2017 summer repertory season at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Sheperdstown, WV.


PREPARATION

Prepare 1-2 minute contemporary monologue, be prepared to cold read. Bring picture and resume.


LOCATION

Contemporary American Theater Festival 92 W Campus Dr Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Building One, Second Floor, Rm. 202 Please park in the lot near the Marinoff Theater off of Shepherd Grade Rd. - temporary parking passes will be available.

PERSONNEL

Producing Director Ed Herendeen will be in attendance.

Visit www.catf.org for more season information.


OTHER DATES

June 1, 2017 Season First Rehearsal
July 7, 2017 Open
July 30, 2017 Season Close


OTHER

www.catf.org
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this 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


2017- REPORTORY SEASON
THE NICETIES by Eleanor Burgess directed by Kimberly Senior
WELCOME TO FEAR CITY by Kara Lee Corthron directed by Nicole A. Watson (World Premiere)
WILD HORSES by Allison Gregory directed by Courtney Sale (World Premiere)
BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI by Evan Linder directed by Marc Masterson
EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL by Chelsea Marcantel directed by Ed Herendeen (World Premiere)
WE WILL NOT BE SILENT by David Meyers directed by Ed Herendeen (World Premiere)
SEEKING:
ACTOR 1.
Miri: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL: Caucasian, female, 25-30. She is smart, plain-spoken, and independent. She left the Amish at the age of 20 (excommunicated) and coped by building a hard shell around her heart. More like her mother than her father. REPS with Laurel: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI: Female, 25-35. She is Jim’s wife. She is pregnant. She is a high school teacher. She is intelligent, strong and has a good sense of humor. This role requires a Northern Mississippi dialect.
ACTOR 2.
Eric: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL: Caucasian, male, late 30’s-early 40’s. Unemployed, confused, and adrift in the world. He is an addict, and there is a dark core at the center of him that he’s fighting very hard to keep buried. He is deeply self-centered and self- loathing. He has a hard time finishing a sentence; when he changes direction mid-thought. REPS with Jim: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI: Male 25-30’s. He is a father-to-be, born and raised in Byhalia. He was a High School football star. He is currently unemployed. He’s broke…he’s loud…he’s “proud white trash.” He loves his wife, Laurel. This role requires a Northern Mississippi dialect.
ACTOR 3.
Abram: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL: Caucasian, Amish male, 25. He is strapping, polite, charming, and entitled. Clean shaven, unmarried and Miri’s childhood sweetheart. He is a charming brute…likable. He has a slight Pennsylvania Dutch accent. REPS with Hans Scholl: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT: Male, 24. He is Sophie’s brother. He is a German student activist in 1943. He is warm and caring.
ACTOR 4.
Ruth: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL: Caucasian, female, an 18 year old Amish woman. She is Miri’s youngest sibling. She is a good Amish girl. Ruth is sweet and caring, but not simple. She is unintentionally funny in spite of herself. She is more like her father than her mother. She has a slight Pennsylvania Dutch accent. REPS with Sophie Scholl: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT: Female, 21. She is a German college student activist who led the only major act of civil disobedience during the Second World War in 1943. She is brave, intelligent, outspoken, and passionate with a moral strength and clarity.
ACTOR 5.
Esther: EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL: Caucasian, female, late 40’s-early 50’s Amish mother. She is a hard worker who suffers no fools and speaks her mind, and lives with a hereditary current of anger just below the surface. On the outside, she seems simple and perhaps submissive, but she has a core of steel. She has a Pennsylvania Dutch accent. REPS with Celeste: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI: Female, 50-60. She is a strong, outspoken, opinionated, Southern woman. She is Laurel’s mother. She can be controlling and domineering. She has a good sense of humor. This role requires an authentic Northern Mississippi dialect.
ACTOR 6.
Jacob (YAK-ob): EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL: Caucasian, male, 50-60. He is a strong, open, and earnest Amish man. He is Miri’s and Ruth’s father and Esther’s husband. He wears the distinctive short beard sans mustache that indicates a married Amish man. He believes that the best way to make peace with the deaths of his sons is to actively work on forgiveness. He suffers from overwhelming grief. He is desperate to reconcile with his excommunicated daughter. He has a Pennsylvania Dutch accent. REPS with Kurt Grunwald: WE WILL NOT BE SILENT: Male 50’s. He is a Nazi police officer. He is intelligent, caring, charming, and dangerous. He is a gifted interrogator.
ACTOR 7.
“E”: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY: African-American male, 18. He dreams of being a poet. He is sensitive and not always comfortable in his own body. He doesn’t know how to be a man, at least according to his skewed image of what that is. He is also a bit of a lovable nerd, though he doesn’t see himself that way. This role requires rap and hip-hop skills.
ACTOR 8.
Cheky: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY: African-American male, 18-19. He is “E’s” best friend. Cheky is outgoing and flirtatious. He is well liked by everyone. This role requires rap and hip-hop skills.
ACTOR 9:
Neesy: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY: African-American female, mid 20’s-30… “E’s” older sister. She is attractive, and fiercely intelligent. She might be too smart for her own good…painfully aware of the patterns of her life caused by her actions and those beyond her control. She has a deep fragility within a strong fondness for alcohol…a bit of a weatherworn beauty. REPS with Ayesha: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI: African American female: 25-30’s. She is the attractive wife of the Byhalia High School Principal. She is strong, outspoken and fierce. This role requires an authentic Northern Mississippi dialect.
ACTOR 10.
Wanda: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY: African-American female: late 40’s-50’s. She is “E’s” and Neesy’s mother. She is a little jaded with a dark sense of humor…and used to struggling. She has been through a lot of crap, and she loves to laugh. She loves her children but has no problem laughing at them.
ACTOR 11.
Jacques: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY: African-American male: late teens-early 20’s… Cheky’s cousin. He has some anger issues and a great fashion sense. He is charming. This role doubles with the Vagrant/Benji
ACTOR 12.
Rat: WELCOME TO FEAR CITY: African-American male: 20’s-50’s. He is a trickster…hilarious and scary. He can play a typical down to earth dude from the “hood”…and…a mythical being that can’t be defined. He is a charming bag of contradictions and is NOT to be trusted. He is likeable and funny. This role doubles with Boss/Man/Voice. REPS with Karl: BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI: African American male: 25-30”s: Jim’s best friend since high school. He is a former High School football star. He is strong, caring, protective, and sincere…a good friend.
ACTOR 13.
Janine: THE NICETIES: Female, Caucasian: early 60’s: A college professor. Janine sits at her desk like it’s her throne. She knows how to be commanding, and imperious. She can freeze a student or a colleague with chilly hauteur. She thinks elitism is a good thing. Her natural manner is relaxed—she is very comfortable with her place in the world. She is an elite intellectual…makes inappropriate jokes…her mind is constantly roving. She is a powerful, confident and energetic woman.
ACTOR 14.
Zoe: THE NICETIES: Biracial (black/white) female : 20’s: A college student. Zoe is capable of stillness. She is conscious of the power dynamic of body language. She makes other people uncomfortable and she knows it. Under the pressure of growing up black and frustrated in an elite Northeastern private-school culture, she has learned to carefully control herself to wield maximum power and impact—she can hold someone’s gaze without fidgeting. Zoe speaks and carries herself almost like a prophet…like Cassandra. She sees herself as a vessel of truth, bravely standing up to authority figures. Zoe also has incredible warmth.
ACTOR 15.
WILD HORSES: Female, 50’s-60’s: She’s in her 50’s but there’s a childlike quality to her. She is warm, funny, wary; stubborn and righteous. She is a good friend and a good liar. She dresses right, but slightly subversively. She has never forgotten her “wild side.” If she died she would want to come back as Joni Mitchell. She is a rule breaker.


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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