DR. RIDE’S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE - Ars Nova Auditions

Posted: May 8, 2019

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DR. RIDE’S AMERICAN BEACH HOUSE - NYC EPA
Ars Nova Theater I Inc.

AUDITION DATE
Wed, May 22, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
Off Broadway $700/week (above minimum)

SEEKING
Equity actors for one available role. Other roles have been cast. See breakdown.

The Production Stage Manager position has been filled.
ASMs see separate notice on Casting Call for submission for available position.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief comedic contemporary monologue. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
12th floor. Check lobby for exact studio assignment upon arrival.


PERSONNEL
Jason Eagan, Artistic Director; Emily Shooltz, Associate Artistic Director; Renee Blinkwolt, Managing Director

Director: Katherine Brook
Playwright: Liza Birkenmeier
Casting Director: Henry Russell Bergstein
Casting Associate: Serafina Tiranno-Cimisi

Expected to be in the room:
Henry Russell Bergstein and/or Serafina Tiranno-Cimisi.

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: Thursday, Sept 19, 2019
Tech: Oct 16 – 19, 2019
Previews: 10/21 - 11/2
Press Opening: 11/4
Poss extension through mid-December, 2019

OTHER
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
ARS NOVA is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to disability, race and ethnicity, age, color, national origin, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated. Diverse actors are strongly encouraged to audition for all roles.
Harriet and Matilda—both deli waitresses and lackadaisical poets—hang out on a rooftop in South St. Louis in the summer of 1983, the night before Sally Ride becomes the first American woman astronaut in space. Their long-term, complicated, and sexually chaotic friendship becomes newly precarious when Meg, a new acquaintance, arrives.

SEEKING:
MEG – Late 30s-40s – Loves metal music because it’s a burden to be this smart. An out lesbian and a jaded nurse. In touch with what brings her pleasure. Unabashed and completely aware that she can be hilarious. Her gender performance is radical for 1983 (different—less femme—than Harriet’s or Matilda’s).
HARRIET (CAST) – 30-40 – Grumpier than usual, tired of herself. Sexually (and otherwise) repressed. Obsessed with her best friend Matilda and with Sally Ride’s imminent trip to space. Hasn’t moved very far from her Catholic High School—geographically or psychologically. A waitress and a poet.

MATILDA (CAST) – 30-40 – The focal point of most parties. A fairly new mother, a failed poet, a Leo, and a former high school musical phenomenon. Mostly in charge of her body and sexuality—though there’s some chaos around her best friend Harriet. Effortlessly in charge but easily annoyed.

NORMA (CAST) – 60s-70s – A martyr for building maintenance. Doesn’t realize how slowly she’s moving. Salty, determined, not great at speaking. She needs help moving the air conditioning unit, but is otherwise sturdy and tough.


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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