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DETROIT PUBLIC THEATRE 2018-19 SEASON - Detroit Public Theatre Auditions

Posted: February 22, 2018

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Detroit Public Theatre 2018-19 Season - Detroit EPA Days
Detroit Public Theatre

AUDITION DATES

Tue, Mar 06, 2018
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm (EST)
Break 6:30-7:30pm

Thu, Mar 08, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)

APPOINTMENTS

Email frannie@detroitpublictheatre.org for an appointment.

CONTRACT

SPT SPT-N; $381/week minimum

SEEKING

Equity and non-Equity actors and actresses. Please see breakdown. Please note: except where specifically indicated, we are STRONGLY interested in seeing actors of ALL colors, ages, shapes, and sizes for all roles.

PREPARATION

One contemporary monologue, no longer than two minutes. Please be prepared to do a second contrasting monologue if requested.

LOCATION

Ponyride
1401 Vermont St.
Detroit, MI 48216
Dance studio.

PERSONNEL

Courtney Burkett, Sarah Clare Corporandy, Sarah Winkler (all Producing Artistic Directors)

OTHER DATES

Pipeline:
First rehearsal: 9/10/18
Previews: 10/4 and 10/5/18
Opening: 10/6/18
Closing: 11/4/18

Cry it Out:
First rehearsal: 10/22/18
Previews: 11/15 and 11/16/18
Opening: 11/17/18
Closing: 12/9/18

To Be Announced:
First rehearsal: 1/14/19
Previews: 2/8 and 2/9/19
Opening: 2/10/19
Closing: 3/10/19

The Beauty Queen of Leenane:
First rehearsal: 4/1/19
Previews: 4/25 and 4/26/19
Opening: 4/27/19
Closing: 5/19/19

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
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

Cry It Out:
Jessie: (mid 30s) Married to a North Shore native; recently relocated to Port (from Manhattan) to raise her family. Educated, articulate, lovely, warm. From the Midwest and has that Midwestern ready-smile. Beloved by every teacher she's ever had. Always gives the perfect toast; always organizes the group gift. But in private, Jessie bends towards anxiety. She doesn't like empty days on calendars, or being alone. Works 90 hour weeks in the city as a corporate lawyer -- or did, until Allie was born. Now she's in yoga pants.
Lina: (late 20s/ early 30s) From Long Beach (on South Shore of Long Island) and you can tell immediately -- she is very South Shore. Acrylic nails, big hoops, velour track suits, Mets trucker hats -- and a huge Italian family. Lina failed out of community college, curses too much, and blasts Kanye too loudly in the car. But she is also fantastically winning. She's fun, funny and refreshingly genuine. Works at St. Francis Hospital.
Mitchell: (late 30s/early 40s or slightly older)Adrienne's husband, works in investment capital. A math nerd who is amazing with numbers, but not people. Serious, shrewd, sensitive. The kid who ate lunch in the library because he was so shy. Mitchell grew up in a tough house in a tough part of Utica and scholar-shipped his way to where he is now, so grades, status, and success are his currency. But becoming a father has changed him. He makes goofy faces now. He stares out windows during meetings. His sentences end in question marks.
Adrienne: (mid/late 30s) Mitchell's wife. Elegant, powerful, aloof, and slightly rock n roll. Has eyes that are cat-like and assessing. The kind of woman you see climbing out of a dark sedan at JFK who you just know is going somewhere cool. Adrienne grew up on Central Park West, attended posh boarding schools, studied art abroad, and could give you the best-ever guided tour of MoMA. She has never signed an e-mail with an x or an o, but she is loyal and ferocious in both business and life. A successful jewelry designer.
Pipeline
Nya: Black woman, mid-late 30's. Single mother. Public H.S. Teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damndest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
Omari: Black man, late teens. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community. Nya's son.
Jasmine: Black or Latina woman, late teens. Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. In touch with the poetry of her own language.
Xavier: Black man, mid-late 30's. Single father - struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing exec. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished. Nya's ex-husband. Omari's father.
Dun: Black man, early-mid 30's. Public High School security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It's not easy.
*The role of Laurie has been cast
The Beauty Queen of Leenane
Mag Folen: Maureen's mother. aged seventy. stout, frail.
Pato Dooley: A good looking local man, aged about 40
Ray Dooley: Pato's brother, aged 20
*The role of Maureen Folan has been cast
Fourth Production: To be announced. Character breakdowns will be provided when available.


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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