DREAMCATCHER REPERTORY THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON **Updated** - Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 7, 2019

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Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre 2019-20 Season - Summit NJ EPA

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

**Breakdown Added**
AUDITION DATE
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
lunch 12:30 to 1:30

CONTRACT
SPT $255/week minimum.

SEEKING
Equity actors for a few available roles in the upcoming season. See breakdown

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue, preferably no more than three minutes in length.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
The Oakes Center
120 Morris Ave
Summit, NJ 07901
(Between Ashwood Avenue and Russell Place; see directions in breakdown.

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Laura Ekstrand (in attendance)

OTHER
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
THE LUCKY ONES
by Lia Romeo. Director: TBD
1st rehearsal: Monday, September 2. Runs September 26 – October 13 (Friday-Sunday).

Vanessa and Janie are best friends... until a devastating diagnosis forces them to consider what that friendship means and how much it matters. An exploration of aging, mortality, and the value and complexity of female friendship in a patriarchal society.
Roles:

Janie: 45-50. Practical, caring, best friend of Vanessa. (CAST)

Vanessa: 45-50. A little wild, daredevil, best friend of Janie. (CAST)

Man: 30s-50s. Plays all of the male parts. (CAST)
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BE HERE NOW
by Deborah Zoe Laufer. Director: TBD
1 st rehearsal: Monday, Jan. 27. Runs Feb. 20 - March 8 (Friday-Sunday)

Surrounded by painfully cheerful co-workers, Bari is deeply cynical and woefully underemployed. After an unexpected and unexplainable turn of events, Bari finds herself on an enlightening new path. When she meets Mike, it’s her turn to pull another out of the darkness.
Roles:

Bari: 40s-60s. Depressed, nihilistic misanthrope who undergoes a radical transformation. (CAST)

Patty Cooper: 40s-60s. Loud and controlling and good hearted. (CAST)

Luanne Cooper: 20s. Patty’s niece. Simple and sweet. Hungry for joy and meaning.

Mike Cooper: 40s-60s. Patty’s cousin. Mike makes beautiful art out of garbage - that’s who he is. (CAST)
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WAYS TO BE HAPPY
by David Lee White. Director: Laura Ekstrand
1 st rehearsal: Monday, March 23. Runs Apr. 16 - May 3 (Friday-Sunday)

Darting from a convenience store to a cabin in the woods to a theme park, Maddie and the unusual people she meets are searching for happiness. Does it exist? Or is the world fundamentally rigged?
Roles:

Maddie: 30-40. Used to be a political activist. Never finished her thesis. Disillusioned and looking for inspiration.

Doreen: 70s. Works at the Run n’ Go. (CAST)

Charly: 30-40. Robs convenience stories sometimes. (CAST)

Longhofer: 50s. Media Studies professor. Dates his students. (CAST)

Claire: 20s. College student. Dresses in black. Punk musician.

Barry: 40s. Former child actor, now life coach. Doubles as Peter Penguin. (CAST)
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Theatre’s statement: “We are actively seeking to increase our knowledge of a diverse pool of actors. All ethnicities encouraged to attend. Although some roles are cast from our ensemble, we draw on actors we meet for productions, readings and other projects as well as future opportunities.” Note from Equity : When casting personnel state that a role has been formally offered and accepted, Equity audition notices list the role as “CAST”.

Directions to the Oakes Center, provided by the Theatre: “Take NJ Transit, either bus or train, to the downtown Summit stop. Walk down Broad Street approximately ½ mile, make a right on Ashwood (dry cleaner on corner). Make first left onto Morris Avenue. Theatre is on corner between Ashwood
and Russell. Enter in Russell Place alley on side of building.”www.dreamcatcherrep.org
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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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