DETROIT PUBLIC THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON - Detroit Public Theatre Auditions

Posted: April 23, 2019

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Detroit Public Theatre 2019-20 Season - Detroit EPA
Detroit Public Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Sat, May 18, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
lunch break 3:00-3:30pm
Non-equity actors will be seen as time is available but will not be scheduled for an appointment.

APPOINTMENTS
kyle@detroitpublictheatre.org

CONTRACT
SPT SPT-N $381 PER WEEK MINIMUM

SEEKING
Equity and non-Equity male and female actors of any age. Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.

PREPARATION
Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues OR one contemporary monologue and 16 bars of a song. Each audition appointment is four minutes long.

LOCATION
Ponyride
1401 Vermont St.
Detroit, MI 48216

PERSONNEL
Director, Sarah Clare Corporandy
Producers Courtney Burkett, Sarah Winkler

OTHER DATES
Paradise Blue:
First Rehearsal: September
Previews: October
Performances: October through mid-November

Hedwig and the Angry Inch:
First Rehearsal: January
Previews: Late January
Performances: January - February

Cost of Living:
First Rehearsal: April
Previews: mid-April
Performances: April - May

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of 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
Paradise Blue:
PUMPKIN - Black woman. Late 20’s/Early 30’s. Pretty in a plain way. Simple. Sweet. Waitress, cook and caretaker of Paradise Club. A loving thing with a soft touch. Adores poetry.
BLUE - Black man. Mid -Late 30’s to early 40’s. Handsome. Mysterious. Sexy. Quiet danger. Aloof. A hard shell and a hard interior. Battling many demons. A gifted trumpeteer.
CORN - (aka Cornelius) Black man. Late 40’s to Early 50’s. Slightly chubby. Easygoing and Thoughtful. A real sweetheart with a weakness for love. The pianoman.
P-SAM - (aka Percussion Sam) Black man. Mid/ Late 30’s. Busybody. Sweet-talker. Hustler. Always eager for his next gig. The percussionist.
SILVER - Black woman. Late 30’s to Early 40’s. Mysterious. Sexy. Charming. Spicy woman. Gritty and raw in a way that men find irresistible. Has a meeeeaaaannnn walk.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch:
HEDWIG - gender queer/non-binary, 20s-30s, any ethnicity. East German rock singer and front person of The Angry Inch. Hedwig grew up in communist East Berlin, fell in love with an American GI, and underwent a botched reassignment surgery in order to marry and move to the states. Glamorous, charismatic, and always commanding even when at their most bitchy or vulnerable. Has had high highs and low lows. Very strong rock voice (high to B4). Must have a convincing East German accent. Actor must be able to dexterously shift from persona to persona (Hedwig's mother, husband, rock icon, ex-lover, Tommy Gnosis). Actor should have terrific physical stamina. Note: In this production, Hedwig will be portrayed as having a gender queer/non-binary identity.
YITZHAK Female. Late 20's to 40. Hedwig's Croatian male husband and roadie/back-up singer. He is Hedwig's vocal sparring partner- theirs is an emotional and at times abusive relationship. The actress playing Yitzhak should be believable as a butch male but one that chafes at the bonds of traditional masculinity and longs to explore his feminine, creative side. Very strong singer with rock and roll vibe. Wide vocal range a must (High belt to a G). Must have a convincing Balkan accent. Actress should be able play basic percussion instruments - tambourine; maracas.
Cost of Living:
EDDIE - Late 40s, male, unemployed truck driver
ANI - Early 40s, female, Eddie's ex wife, who has suffered a devestating accident
JESS - Mid 20s, female, an overworked caregiver
JOHN - Mid 20s, male, a brilliant and witty doctoral student who has hired Jess as a caregiver


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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