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DURNED QUEER and MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA - Target Margin Theater, Inc. Auditions

Posted: September 13, 2016

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DURNED QUEER and MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA - NYC EPA

Target Margin Theater, Inc.



AUDITION DATE

Sep 30, 2016
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2


Oct 07, 2016
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

LOA-NYC
$396/week

SEEKING

Actors to perform in both DURNED QUEER and MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA; as one is a workshop for the other we want to maintain a consistent cast between the two engagements. Theater’s statement: “We are especially committed to an ethnically diverse cast, and we are particularly interested in older and younger African-American, Asian, and multi-ethnic actors. Experience with classical drama is essential. We are an experimental theater company and actors must be comfortable with unorthodox approaches and unusual treatment of text. We seek actors who are comfortable trying things without knowing why.”

PREPARATION

Please prepare a brief (not more than two minutes) monologue from an American piece written before 1942. Please be comfortable with the language and confident in using it. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION

South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Studio B (auditions) and G (holding)


PERSONNEL

Directed by David Herskovits, based on Mourning Becomes Electra by Eugene O'Neill. Costumes by Kaye Voyce. Sets & Lighting by Lenore Doxsee.

OTHER

DURNED QUEER (workshop). 1st reh: November 28, 2017. Runs December 8-11, 2016. Performances at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn). MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA: 1st reh: March 27, 2017. Runs April 26-May 20, 2017. Performances at Abrons Arts Center’s Playhouse Theater (466 Grand St, Manhattan).
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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.
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BREAKDOWN

Theater’s statement: “We are especially committed to an ethnically diverse cast, and we are particularly interested in older and younger African-American, Asian, and multi-ethnic actors. Experience with classical drama is essential. We are an experimental theater company and actors must be comfortable with unorthodox approaches and unusual treatment of text. We seek actors who are comfortable trying things without knowing why.”
In our 2016 / 2017 season we continue our two-year exploration of Eugene O’Neill program. Last season we began work on MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA, O’Neill’s great trilogy, with our production of DRUNKEN WITH WHAT at Abrons Arts Center in February 2016. MOURNING is unusually large, comprising three complete plays and many hours on stage, so we are working in phases to create ample time for artistic development. DRUNKEN was our first pass at O’Neill’s epic play; with DURNED QUEER in December 2016 we will take a second look at the text and present a workshop version of selected scene. In Spring 2017 we will return to the text in its entirety, presenting a marathon production of the entire work at Abrons Arts Center for four weeks in May 2017.
DURNED QUEER (workshop)
First rehearsal: November 28, 2017. Runs December 8-11, 2016.
Performances at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn).

MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA
First rehearsal: March 27, 2017. Runs April 26-May 20, 2017.
Performances at Abrons Arts Center’s Playhouse Theater (466 Grand St, Manhattan)..

Seeking actors to perform in both DURNED QUEER and MOURNING BECOMES ELECTRA; as one is a workshop for the other we want to maintain a consistent cast between the two engagements.
Roles may be overlapped or shared.
Brigadier-General Ezra Mannon
40s-50s, a military commander who has just returned from the Civil War.
Ezra's son
First Lieutenant of Infantry Orin Mannon; 20s-30s, a soldier just returned from the Civil War, where he was injured. Has a close relationship with his mother, Christine Mannon.
Captain Adam Brant
30s-40s, a military shp captain. Suitor of Lavinia Mannon, Eza's daughter, and secret lover of Christine Mannon, Ezra's wife / Lavinia's mother.
Captain Peter Niles
20s-30s, a neighbor friend of the Mannon family, recently returned from the Civil War, Lavinia Mannon's love interest.
Hazel Niles
Peter’s sister; 20s-30s, a neighbor friend of the Mannon family, Orin Mannon's love interest.

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