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EAST LYNNE THEATER COMPANY 2018 SEASON - East Lynne Theater Company Auditions

Posted: January 19, 2018

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East Lynne Theater Company 2018 Season - NYC EPA
East Lynne Theater Company

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Mar 06, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

SPT $331 through June 4, 2018: $344 from June 5 on

SEEKING

Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming 2018 Season. See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Actors may read a side from any of the plays, or do a monologue, preferably humourous, an/or sing a song, preferably from the American Songbook, and preferably with Fields' lyrics. Total audition time should be no more than 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

Expected to attend the EPA:
Gayle Stahlhuth, artistic director
Tom Byrn, Director SILENT SKY
Charles Gilbert, Music Director ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET


OTHER

Lee O'Connor, stage manager, will be present to read with those auditioning with sides from any of the plays.
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.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES
Dir: Gayle Stahlhuth
written by James Rana, is about Americans who entered the Great War in 2017.

Runs: May 16 - 26, 2018; 8:00 p.m. curtain, except on Wed. May 23, the only performance is at 2:00pm..
Rehearsals: May 7 - 14.
The season opener, "A Year in the Trenches," returns from last year with the previous cast, so only seeking possible replacements for all roles:
CHARLES EDWARD DILKES – ROLE CAST. the narrator, who enlists in the army when the United States declared war in 1917, and was one of the last soldiers to leave Germany, age range 30-40;
ACTOR 1 - ROLE CAST. portrays pilot Kenneth Russell Unger, poet Joyce Kilmer, French and German soldiers, and playing guitar a plus, age range 25-35;
ACTOR 2 - ROLE CAST. Arthur Buzzoni (friend of Dilkes), newsboy, German, and various soldiers, age range 20-35;
ACTOR 3 – ROLE CAST. Father Duffy, several American officers, French innkeeper, age range 35-50;
ACTOR 4 - ROLE CAST. nurse Amabel Scharff Roberts, various French women, and Dilkes' sister, also a singer to sing World War I songs, who can play an instrument such as an accordion, guitar, and/or ukulele, age range 20-35;
ACTOR 5 - ROLE CAST. Grace Banker (headed up the "Hello Girls" - part of the Signal Corps), and various French and German characters, also a singer to sing World War I songs, who can play an instrument such as an accordion, guitar, and/or ukulele, age range 20-35.
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ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET
Dir: Gayle Stahlhuth
Mus Dir: Charles Gilbert

The songs are selected and arranged by Charles Gilbert.
a world premiere musical revue with lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and the music, primarily, by McHugh, Kern, Schwartz, Hague, and Coleman.
Rehearsals begin on May 28
Show runs from June 13-26, Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm, except there is no show on July 4, and there is show on Sunday, July 8
All four performers must be strong singing-actors who move well and have a love for and understanding of The American Songbook.
Seeking
MAN 1 and WOMAN 1: 20-35

MAN 2 and WOMAN 2: 36-45.
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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Dir: Gayle Stahlhuth
by Joseph Kesselring from 1941, is about a dysfunctional family in Brooklyn.
Rehearsals begin on July 9
Show runs from July 25-Sept. 1, Wednesdays -Saturdays at 8:00
(NOTE: according to licensing agreement, all roles must be cast according to the sex designated by the playwright):
ABBY BREWSTER – Female, a darling spinster who mixes arsenic with wine, age range 65-70
MARTHA BREWSTER – Female, Abby’s kindly sister, also a spinster, who shares her sister's love of arsenic and wine, age range 65-70
TEDDY BREWSTER - Male, their nephew who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, age range 35-45
MORTIMER BREWSTER – Male, another nephew who is a theater critic and recently engaged, age range 30-40
JONATHAN BREWSTER – Male, a third nephew who is running away from the law, and looks a bit like Boris Karloff, age range 35-50
DR. EINSTEIN – Male, Jonathan’s sidekick, who enjoys alcoholic beverages;
ELAINE HARPER – Female, Mortimer’s fiancé and a minister’s daughter, age range 25-35
REV. DR. HARPER – Male, Elaine’s no-nonsense father (this actor also plays MR. GIBBS, a would-be tenant in the Brewster Sisters’ boarding house, and MR. WITHERSPOON, the superintendent of Happy Dale Sanitorium), age range 50-65
OFFICER BROPHY – Male, a veteran policeman, age range 30-45;
OFFICER KLEIN – Male, understanding, kind policeman, age range 30-40;
OFFICER O’HARA – Male, another policeman and a would-be playwright, age range 25-35.
Due to the size of the cast, an ASSISTANT STAGE MANAGER will be hired, who will be playing one of the smaller roles.
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SILENT SKY
Director: Tom Byrn
by Lauren Gunderson, is about astronomer Henrietta Leavitt (1868-1921).
Rehearsals begin on September 3
Show runs from Sept. - 19-Oct 13, Wednesdays -Saturdays at 8:00, except there is no show on Oct. 3, and there is a show on Sunday, Oct. 7, and the performance on Wed. Oct. 10 is at 2:00pm with no show that night

HENRIETTA LEAVITT (1868-1921) – committed scientist who cares about her family, and willing to commit to marriage, but always dedicated to her work, she almost always wears a period hearing-aid since a childhood disease caused a hearing loss, and must show a gradual aging from age 30 to 50
MARGARET LEAVITT – Henrietta’s caring younger sister, a homebody, age range 30-40;
PETER SHAW – the head astronomer’s apprentice who is attracted to Henrietta, age range 30-40;
ANNIE CANNON – another pioneer in astronomy who works with Henrietta, she is no-nonsense and laser-sharp, age range 40-50;
WILLIAMINA FLEMING – another astronomer working with Henrietta and Annie, very smart, witty, and Scottish who should speak with a Scottish accent, age range 50-60.


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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