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CORE ENSEMBLE 2016-17 SEASON - Core Ensemble Auditions

Posted: March 24, 2016

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Core Ensemble 16-17 Touring Season - NYC EPA

Core Ensemble|Lake Worth, FL


Date of Audition:
4/18/2016





Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions

Monday, April 18, 2016
9:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Contract
LOA
Per Performance Agmt; See OTHER section for salary

Location
Actors' Equity Association NYC Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
16th Floor
New York, NY 10036


Seeking
The Core Ensemble is a touring company that presents ethnic-centered educational plays performed by a solo actor with a chamber trio of percussion, cello & piano. Seeking actors for the 2016/2017 Season

See breakdown for details

Preparation
Sides will be provided at the audition.

Actors interested in Los Valientes or Tres Vidas should also prepare a Spanish folk song to be sung a cappella. Actors interested in Ain't I A Woman should also prepare a short spiritual or folk song to be sung a cappella.

Bring picture and resume

Other Dates
Lake Worth, FL EPA: 4/15, 10am to 2pm, at St. Andrews Church

NYC EPA: 4/18, 9:30am to 1:30pm at AEA

Other
www.coreensemble.com

Weekly perf. salary of $435 min. (3 perfs. min @ $145 per perf.) PLUS $50/day per diem whilst on tour.

Personnel
Producer: Michael Parola
Director/Casting Director: Fiona Choi
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

The Core Ensemble is a touring company that presents ethnic-centered educational plays performed by a solo actor with a chamber trio of percussion, cello & piano. We are seeking actors for our 2016/2017 Season. All shows will rehearse for 3 weeks then tour for 5 weeks with possible extension. Approximate start/end dates are below, still subject to change with possible extension:


LOS VALIENTES
by Jose Cruz Gonzalez.
9/5/16-10/31/16 with possible extension

Seeking:

One male singing actor to play 3 renowned Latin American figures: muralist Diego Rivera, slain human rights activist Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, and Mexican-American outlaw Joaquin Murieta (the basis for the Zorro legend). Extremely versatile actor needed, with tremendous charisma and strong, agile command of language and physicality. Characters range in age from 20's-50's. Text is in English, but songs are in Spanish.

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TRES VIDAS
by Marjorie Agosin
9/5/16-10/31/16 with possible extension

Seeking:

One Female Singing Actor to play three Latina women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, revered Argentinean poet Alfonsina Storni, and the sole survivor of the 1981 massacre of El Mazote during the El Salvadoran civil war, Rufina Amaya. Extremely versatile actress needed. Must have strong command of language and physicality to embody these three distinct and passionate characters at various life stages, from age 17 - 40's. Latina dialects and strong mezzo soprano voice required. Text is in English, but songs are in Spanish.

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OF EBONY EMBERS
by Akin Babatunde
1/2/17-2/26/17 with possible extension

Seeking:

One Male Actor to play 3 renowned African-American poets/artists of the Harlem Renaissance: Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen and Claude McKay, as well as the great muralist & painter Aaron Douglas. Extremely versatile actor needed. Must have strong command of language and an agile grace to embody these four larger than life characters with dignity and gentle humour.

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AIN'T I A WOMAN
by Kim Hines
1/23/17-3/26/17 with possible extension

Seeking:

One Female Singing Actor to play four African American women of substance: ex-slave and fiery abolitionist Sojourner Truth, renowned novelist and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston, exuberant folk artist Clementine Hunter and fervent civil rights worker Fannie Lou Hamer. Extremely versatile actress needed. Strong command of language and physicality needed to embody these four characters at various life stages, from ages 30 - 80, with dignity and gentle humor. Strong mezzo/alto jazzy singing voice required


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