CTG 2019-20 TAPER/DOUGLAS SEASON - Center Theatre Group Auditions

Posted: May 14, 2019

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CTG 2019-2020 Taper/Douglas Seasons -Los Angeles EPA
Center Theatre Group

AUDITION DATE
Thu, May 23, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (PDT)
Lunch: 1:00PM - 2:00PM

APPOINTMENTS
EPA rules in effect. In-person sign-up begins at 9:00AM on 5/23/19.

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT A, D. Minimums - $1116/wk (TAPER), $696/wk (Douglas)

SEEKING
Actors of all ages, abilities and ethnic backgrounds are welcomed to audition. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
3 minutes in total- strict time limit
2 short (1 min) contrasting CONTEMPORARY monologues or 1 (2min) monologue; preferably from a published play (NO original compositions, NO classical monologues)
MUST bring Picture and Resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Music Center Annex
601 W Temple St
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2621
Parking @ Music Center garage on Grand Ave ($9/day) or street parking.

PERSONNEL
Neel Keller, Associate Artistic Director for CTG

OTHER DATES
See breakdown.

OTHER
Productions to be staged at the Mark Taper Forum & Kirk Douglas Theatre.
Actors unable to attend this call may submit headshot/resume to casting@centertheatregroup.org
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
*All shows not listed are fully cast.

THE MARK TAPER FORUM:

A PLAY IS A POEM
By Ethan Coen
Directed by Neil Pepe
September 11 – October 13, 2019
First Reh: Aug 13
Tech begins: Sept 5
1st Preview: Sept 11
Open: Sept 21
Close: Oct 13

“THE REDEEMERS”
CAL – Male, 30s-50s. Does whatever his brother, Wes, says. He was abused by his father as a child. Has night terrors. He is resentful of his youngest brother, Gary Allen.
WES – Male, 30s-50s. He is the oldest of the brothers, and the mastermind behind his and Cal’s violence. Also abused by their father.
GARY ALLEN – Male, 30s-40s. The Sheriff, and the youngest brother. He appears friendly and kind, but is a little too proud of how mature he is. Suffered no abuse from their father as a child, and has prospered more in life than the other two.

“A TOUGH CASE”
CURTIN – Male, 30s-40s. Classic fast-talking, film-noir private investigator. Isn’t always clear with what he says. Always smarter than his partners, yet insists on having a partner. Has romantic feelings towards Lindy.
BAINES – Male, 30s-40s. Well-meaning guy who partners with Curtin to be a P.I. Moronic, to the point where he frequently puts himself in danger and gets injured. Often misunderstands Curtin, but does his best to be a good PI.
THREADGILL – Male, 40s-50s. Scrap metal business owner who does not trust his partner, Brendan Finn. He turns to Curtin for help so he can learn whether or not Finn is committing fraud.
LINDY – Female, 20s-30s. Curtin’s assistant, does an excellent job as the secretary. Is having a love affair with Curtin. Calls everything as she sees it.
LUANNE – Female, 30s to 40s. Beautiful and charming club singer who is “paid to complain”. Knows a little about the investigation Curtin is looking into.
JOHNNY BRANCO – Male, 30s-50s. Owner of a nightclub, which is also a front for gambling. Is open to telling Curtin what he needs to know about the investigation. Calls it like it is to Curtin; asks him why his partners are always morons. Very good businessman.

“AT THE GAZEBO”
CARTER – Male, Late 20s. Troubled wanderer, can’t decide if it is better to be away from home or at home, or what home even means, or who he loves. Wants to win Dorothy’s attention.
DOROTHY – Female, early 20s. Attractive woman, 5 years younger than Carter. Has no problem speaking her mind, when appropriate. Abides by tradition. Autonomous, happy to take the world at face value. Used to have feelings for Carter.
GADSDEN – Male, 40s-60s, African-American. Servant to Carter. Spies on Dorothy for Carter, and gets paid for it. Kind towards Carter.

“THE URBANITES”
CABBIE – Male, 40s. Perpetually disappointed. Trying to move up the ladder financially. Isn’t intelligent enough or wealthy enough to succeed. Blames his wife for this.
WIFE – Female, 40s. Overworked and overtired. Feels like she married an idiot. Definitely smarter than her husband.
JOEY FALCONE – Male, 40s. Unintelligent in the way he speaks. Thinks he is great because he’s honest, but is brutally selfish.
STEVE TUDIK – Male 40s, Slightly more wealthy and definitely smarter than the cabbie. Moving forward in life, as he has a plan to buy himself a taxi.

“INSIDE TALK”
LOU – Male, 40s-50s. Movie producer. Pushy/forceful to get his way. Is a man with big ideas. Sleazy. Has Writer living in his garage, so that he can hang out with young women at the writer’s parties.
EXECUTIVE (JOHN) – Male, 50s. Executive producer for the film company. Calls things as he sees them, and is successful at his job.
JERRY – Male, 60s-70s. Movie producer. A loving Grandfather. He likes his job, and has been doing it for a long time.
WRITER (BRETT AUGENBLICK) – Male, 20s. Film school kid with crazy ideas. Lives in Lou’s garage.

THE ANTIPODES
By Annie Baker
Directed by Lila Neugebauer
March 25 – April 26, 2020
First Reh: Feb 25
Tech begins: Mar 20
1st Preview: Mar 25
Open: Apr 1
Close: Apr 26

Terry – Male, 55-65: 59. A media guru. Able to convince anyone of anything; did a lot of drugs in the past, is now completely clean. Ethnicity: White / European Descent
Danny M1 – Male, 45-59. An alpha; loves his job; Terry’s sidekick. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Danny M2 – Male, 30-39. A dreamer; uncomfortable in groups. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities
Dave – Male, 35-45. Ambitious, insecure; Terry’s other sidekick. Ethnicity: White/European Descent
Adam – Male, 30-39. A lover of Hindu mythology; great at his job; gets chronic migraines. Ethnicity: Black/African Descent
Eleanor – Female, 40-49. Odd but friendly; uncomfortable in groups. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Brian – 20-29. The note taker; devoted; suppresses all emotion. Ethnicity: White/European Descent
Sarah – Female, 20-29. Terry’s assistant; extremely cheery; has hidden depths. Ethnicity: White/European Descent
Josh – Male, 35-45. Very excited to work with Terry; worried about getting fired. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.

King James
By Rajiv Joseph
Directed by Anna Shapiro
Summer 2020
First Reh: TBD
Tech begins: TBD
1st Preview: TBD
Open: TBD
Close: TBD

Shawn – mid to late 30s, African American male. Confident and charming on the surface. Hidden anxiety and insecurity below his charming demeanor. Die hard Cleveland Cavaliers fan.
Matt – mid to late 30s, White male. Works at his parent’s store. Socially awkward. Sarcastic. Die hard Cleveland Cavaliers fan.

THE KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE:

Block Party
March 18 - April 19, 2020
Shows are to be determined.


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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