EAST LYNNE THEATER COMPANY 2020 SEASON - East Lynne Theater Company Auditions

Posted: January 27, 2020

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EAST LYNNE THEATER CO. 2020 - NYC EPA

East Lynne Theater Company


AUDITION DATE

Fri, Feb 14, 2020
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

SPT 2020 salary pending; 2019 rate: $354/week

SEEKING

Equity Actors for roles in POSSESSING HARRIET, BORN YESTERDAY, and WHY MARRY? See breakdown.

All SM positions have been filled for the season.

PREPARATION

Actors may read a side from any of the plays (provided at the EPA), or do a monologue, preferably humorous. Bring picture and resume.
ELTC is committed to nontraditional casting and equal employment opportunities.

LOCATION

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

PERSONNEL

Expected in attendance at the EPA:
Gayle Stahlhuth, artistic director of East Lynne Theater Company, and Director of BORN YESTERDAY and WHY MARRY?
Mark Edward Lang, Director of POSSESSING HARRIET

Lee O'Connor, ELTC's technical director and stage manager, and one other person TBD, will be present to read with those auditioning with sides from the three productions.

OTHER DATES

Rehearsals begin on Monday two weeks before the opening-performance week. Performance weeks are Wednesday through Saturday nights, with the exception that there is no show on July 4, but there will be a show on Sunday, July 5 that week, and there is no performance on Wed. Oct. 7, but there will be a show on Sunday, Oct. 11.

OTHER

Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to ELTC, ELTC has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.

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


East Lynne Theater Company 2020

POSSESSING HARRIET
by Kyle Bass
Director: Mark Edward Lang
In 1839, a runaway slave is hiding in an attic. With her are suffragist Elizabeth Cady and abolitionist Gerrit Smith. Based on a true story, this is a NJ Premiere, and only its third production.

First rehearsal: Mon., June 1
Show runs from June 17 - July 25, Wed.- Sat. at 8:30 pm, except no show on July 4, but there is a show on Sun., July 5 at 8:30 pm

Seeking actors for the following:

GERRIT SMITH - wealthy abolitionist living in upstate New York, Caucasian, age range 45-55

THOMAS LEONARD - a freed slave who "conducts" on the Underground Railroad, African-American, age range 35-45

ELIZABETH CADY - future icon of the Women's Suffrage movement, young and eager to learn, Caucasian, age 24

HARRIET POWELL - escaped slave. Will she leave her mother and sister to risk a free life in Canada? Mixed race African-American and Caucasian, age 24
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BORN YESTERDAY
by Garson Kanin
Director: Gayle Stahlhuth

While in Washington D.C., Harry Brock hires a journalist to tutor his girlfriend, Billie Dawn. Learning about politics leads her to question Brock's intentions in the country's capital. This comedy debuted on Broadway in 1946.

First rehearsal: Monday, July 13
Show runs from July 29 - September 5, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:00 pm

Seeking actors for the following:

BILLIE DAWN - a quick learner, she made a living singing and dancing in musicals before she met Harry Brock, age range 25-35

HARRY BROCK - a wealthy, self-made businessman who does anything to get what he wants, age range 40-55

PAUL VERRALL - a journalist, always seeking the truth, age mid-30s

ED DEVERY - a lawyer with Harry as his only client, although at one time he had a promising career, drinks too much, age range 45-60

SENATOR NORVAL HEDGES - sometimes thinks more of personal gain than what's good for the country, age range 45-65

MRS. HEDGES - enjoys being married to a senator, age range 45-65

EDDIE BROCK - Harry's cousin and personal servant, age range 35-55

ASSISTANT MANAGER - takes his job at the hotel seriously and likes a good "tipper," age range 40-55

HELEN - maid, efficient, age range 30-60

BELLHOP and BARBER - played by the same actor, age range 20-50

MANICURIST and WAITER - played by the same actor, age range 20-50
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WHY MARRY?
by Jesse Lynch Williams
Director: Gayle Stahlhuth
This comedy was the first play to win a Pulitzer Prize. It opened on Broadway in 1917 - a time when more women were entering the workforce, struggling to obtain the vote, and reexamining the need to marry.
First rehearsal: Monday, September 7
Show runs from Sept. 23 - Oct. 17, Wed. through Sat. at 8:00 pm, except no show on Oct. 7, but there is a show on Sun., Oct. 11 at 7:30 pm

Seeking actors for the following:

JEAN - lives with her brother John and his wife Lucy, brought up to be married, but nothing else, age mid-20s

REX - a nearby neighbor, brought up to be rich, and nothing else, thinks he wants to marry Jean, age mid-20s

LUCY - married to John, she has tried to be “an old-fashioned wife,” but realizes that the world is rapidly changing, age range 25-35

HELEN - Jean and John's sister, a brilliant scientist who's in love with Ernest, but doesn’t believe in marriage, age range 25-35

JOHN - Lucy’s husband, and Jean and Helen’s brother, well-to-do businessman who believes that a woman’s place is “in the home,” age range 30-40

UNCLE EVERET - a judge by profession, who understands why people marry, and why they divorce, age range 55-65

THEODORE - cousin to John, Helen, and Jean, a kind clergyman who practices what he preaches, age range 30-45

ERNEST- a brilliant scientist who is in love with Helen, age range 30-40
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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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