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DENVER CENTER 2011-12 SEASON - Denver Center Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: April 9, 2011

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Denver Center 2011-2012 Season

Denver Center Theatre Company|Denver, CO




Call Type
Equity Principal

Date of Audition
5/16/2011

Location
Denver Center
1101 13th Street
Denver, CO
Jones Theatre

Time(s)
Monday, May 16th
11am - 2pm
3pm - 7pm
· A monitor will

notbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

Appointments
Appt requests accepted on-line only starting 10am on 4/18/11 -http://www.denvercenter.org/aboutdenvercenter/CareerOpportunities/AuditionCalls.aspx

Contract
LORT Non-Rep
$566/wk

Seeking
Male and female actors and actors who sing for a variety of roles for the DCTC's 2011-2012 season.

Preparation
Two monologues:one classical piece and one contemporary piece - combined length no more than 3 minutes. Singers should prepare 16 bars of a song from a traditional legit American musical standard. Accompanist will be provided. Bring current picture and resume, sheet music, AEA card.

Other Dates
Season runs from August 16, 2011 - May 13, 2012

Other
All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.

Personnel
Kent Thompson, Artistic Director; Bruce K. Sevy, Associate Artistic Director
Directors of the specific productions TBA.

Breakdown THE LIAR adapted by David Ives from the comedy by Pierre Conreille
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD a full-length play by Christopher Sergel based upon the novel by Harper Lee
AMERICAN NIGHT: THE BALLAD OF JUAN JOSE by Richard Montoya for Culture Clash
THE ADVENTURES BY TOM SAWYER by Laura Eason adapted from the novel by Mark Twain
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Richard Hellesen, music by David de Berry
THE WHALE by Samuel D. Hunter
TWO THINGS YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT AT DINNER by Lisa Loomer
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW by William Shakespeare
TBA
RING OF FIRE:THE JOHNNY CASH MUSICAL SHOW, created by Richard Maltby
HEARTBREAK HOUSE by George Bernard Shaw

All roles are available. Some roles in some productions will be understudied. Character descriptions for newer plays are as follows:
For THE LIAR:
Dorante: A young man just arrived in Paris.
Geronte: Dorante's father.
Cliton: Dorante's servant.
Clarice: A young lady of Paris.
Lucrece: Clarice's best friend.
Alcippe: Clarice's secret fiance.
Philiste: Alcippe's friend.
Isabelle: Vivacious servant to Lucrece.
Sabine: Puritanical servant to Clarice. Note: Isabelle and Sabine are played by the same actress.

For AMERICAN NIGHT:
Actor #1: Juan Jose
Actor #2: Mexican Revolutionary, Cowboy band, Bad Cop, Mexican Officer Couto, Kyle the Bear, Mexican man, Hobo#2, Bob, Man in Turban, Audience, ICE, Shark, Juan Corona, Ronnie Burke
Actor #3: Dona Tencha, Cowboy Band, Bad Cop, Border Patrol Officer, Teddy Roosevelt, Hobo #1, Foley Man/Mr. Kishi, Sheriff Joe, Audience/ICE, Sumo Wrestler, Cuban Radio Host, Abelardo, Sect Woman #1, Neil Diamond
Actor #4: Harry Bridges, Mormon, Nicholas Trist, Lewis Explorer #2, KKK, Announcer, Madrigal Singer, ICE, Fidel Castro
Actor #5: Ben Pettus, St. Adrian, Priest, Hop Ling, Ben, Madrigal Singer, Jackie Robinson, Postal Worker, African-American Man #1,George Washington, Sect Woman #2
Actor #6: Jonny Yamamori, Mormon, Calvary Officer, Officer Blanchard, Asian Man, Audience/ ICE, Game Show Host, Sect Woman #3
Actor #7: Lydia, Cowboy Band, Mexican Official, Luis Cervas, Sacajawea, Railera, Ralfie Lazo, Joan Baez, Young Latina, Audience/ICE
Actor #8: Mrs. Finney, Calvary Officer, Clark Explorer #1, KKK Mom, Lt. Seguin, Woody Guthrie, Audience/ICE, Spokes model, Shark
Actor #9: Viola Pettus, Border Patrol Officer, Madrigal Singer, Emmett Till, African-American #2, Audience/ICE, Ben Franklin, Celia Cruz

For THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER:
Actor #1: Joe Harper, also plays Townsperson 1, Lawyer for the Defense, and Accomplice
Actor #2: Becky Thatcher
Actor #3: Sid Sawyer, also plays Doc Robinson, and Lawyer for the Prosecution.
Actor #4: Muff Potter, also plays Widow's Brother.
Actor #5: Injun Joe, also plays School Master and Minister.
Actor #6: Tom Sawyer.
Actor #7: Huckleberry Finn, also plays Townsperson 2.
Actor #8: Aunt Polly, also plays Widow Douglas.

For THE WHALE:
Charlie: Early to mid forties, male, weighing around 600 pounds.
Liz: Early to mid forties, female.
Elder Thomas: 19, male.
Ellie: 17, female.
Mary: Early forties, female.

For TWO THINGS YOU DON'T TALK ABOUT AT DINNER:
Myriam: 55, funny, self deprecating, warm, loving, smart, angry, a great big personality. Most of what she says, she says with a smile, lightly and with good humor…except when it comes to Israel.
Jack: 70, Myriam's husband, a lawyer, a good man, genial, likes things to go smoothly.
Nikki: 30's, Myriam's daughter, half African-American/half white, theater director, smart, politically correct and earnest.
Ginny: 40's or 50's, Christian, likes to laugh, says what she thinks, no filter.
Christopher: Early 20's, Ginny's son, trying to be a Buddhist.
Josh: Late 40's or early 50's, son of Holocaust survivors, Zionist, a no-nonsense lawyer.
Kimiko: Josh's wife, 30's, Japanese, a converted Jew, smart, anxious to do it right.
Rachelle: Late teens or early twenties, Josh's daughter, bright, open, caring, but a mess.
Dan: 40's or 50's, a wry secular humanist, TV writer and member of Narcotics Anonymous.
Alice: 50's, Dan's wife, a feminist, a person of peace, always right.
Mabel: 10, Alice and Dan's Chinese daughter, sensitive but direct.
Lupe: 40's, Mexican, a housekeeper for too long, smart, wry, used to Liberals.
Sam: 50's; Arab-American, teaches history, well spoken, looks like he could be Myriam's brother. Peaceful, reasonable, good sense of humor, and sitting on a fury.

For RING OF FIRE:
Man #1: Late 30's to mid 40's, Johnny Cash type but not impersonating; high-baritone to medium-bass singing range; should be able to play guitar.
Man #2: Early 40's to early 50's, otherwise same as Man #1.
Woman #1: Mid 30's to mid 40's, June Carter type, high rock belt but also able to sing a sweet ballad sound; able to sing both country rock style to pure country style, "leading lady" type but also very natural, down-home sensibility with genuine southern charm, confident stage presence, should be able to play simple three-chord guitar pieces.
Woman #2: Early 40’s to late 40’s, otherwise same as Woman #1




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