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EVOCATION TO VISIBLE APPEARANCE - Actors Theatre of Louisville Auditions

Posted: October 13, 2017

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EVOCATION TO VISIBLE APPEARANCE - NYC Appointments
Actors Theatre of Louisville


APPOINTMENTS

NYC Auditions to be held on 10/23/2017 - 10/24/2017 by APPOINTMENT ONLY.

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep $861/week

SEEKING

"Evocation To Visible Appearance," a new play by Mark Schultz, will be presented as part of the 2018 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Seeking headshot and resume submissions from a diverse group of language-oriented actors who also have experience playing musical instruments and/or singing. Actors of all ethnicities and physical abilities encouraged. Diversity strongly encouraged.

INSTRUCTIONS

For consideration, email or mail picture and resume ASAP. Must include "EVOCATION SUBMISSION: [name of submitter]" in email subject line or on the envelope. Deadline for submissions 10/20/17 at noon
Deadline: Fri, Oct 20, 2017

SUBMIT TO

auditions@actorstheatre.org
Actors Theatre of Louisville
ATTN: Casting- Evocation
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202

PERSONNEL

Artistic Director- Les Waters
Artistic Producer- Emily Tarquin
Casting Director- Kate Lumpkin
Artistic Manager- Zachary Meicher-Buzzi

OTHER DATES

Callback Date(s): 10/25/2017
Rehearsal Date(s): 02/17/2018 - 03/15/2018
Preview Date(s): 3/16/2018, 3/17/2018
Opening Date(s): 3/18/2017
Closing Date(s): 4/8/2018

OTHER

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 submit.

BREAKDOWN

[SAMANTHA]
17, on the cusp of 18. By all accounts a relatively average sort of young person with an above-average consciousness of the terrible ephemerality of everything. She fears there’s no future for her or anyone. She desperately wants there to be a future, some sense of stability, some place from which she can live a life that needn’t be particularly extraordinary, it just needs to be a livable kind of life. None of that seems possible for her, though: and she’s angry about it. She’s angry that the world presents itself as all promise, but the promise is never fulfilled; angry that anything she thinks of as potentially valuable or that she’s been taught is valuable turns out to be completely hollow. She’s consequently in a precarious sort of position: longing for a meaningful sort of life, but, fearing there’s no chance for it, wishing that it’d all just end already. Her boredom, then, is not fashionable, not a carefully crafted pose: it’s a desperate attempt to keep herself critically disengaged from a dying world that she wants to love (and probably, secretly, does love). She hates her father for being part of the problem. She loves her sister intensely. She might wear an ironic t-shirt. Should have experience playing a musical instrument and/or singing.

[TREVOR]
18, Sam’s ex. He’s an upbeat person, full of hopes and dreams that are fabulously unattainable. He’s responsible, he wants to pursue all of those hopes and dreams and thinks that it’s entirely and completely possible that those hopes and dreams are pursuable. He’s bright, thoughtful, but not particularly self-critical. He maintains a very good skin-care regimen. Probably quite skinny. Well put-together, particularly in comparison to most everyone else. Should have experience playing a musical instrument and/or singing.

[RUSSELL]
Early 40’s, Sam’s father. He’s everything Sam hates: a complete and obvious failure of a human being who somehow manages to continue day to day…and seems content to continue as is as long as he can. That’s probably overly harsh, but not completely untrue. His greatest success in life is being a spectacular failure. He’s a deeply mournful person: the shell of a world, of a time, of a generation that has passed into obsolescence but keeps believing (or desperately pretending) it matters. A bit of a shlub. Loose fitting clothes. Dress shirts likely too big for him, when he wears them. Stains on his pants. Should have experience playing a musical instrument and/or singing.

[NATALIE]
Early 20’s, Sam’s sister. World-weary, slightly sullen, but it could just be the drugs. Probably the most terrifying part of her life was when she was hearing voices. It was probably, also, the most exciting part of her life. She doesn’t miss the terror, but she does miss the excitement. And the companionship. The world is very beige to her now. Very manageable. There are no secrets or mysteries. If there is a point to things, it’s in keeping them as beige and manageable as possible, even if that means nothing is particularly exciting anymore. Sam says that she thinks her sister has the “right distance” to things. She certainly has distance, but it’s probably not the “right distance.” She doesn’t long for things to be over, she doesn’t long to be important: things are probably better left alone. Including her. Should have experience playing a musical instrument and/or singing.

[HUDSON]
Early 20’s, Sam’s friend. Hudson is a committed devotee of Swedish black metal outfit Häxan 13. Somehow, they get it. He’s not particularly interested in Satan, but he’s okay with the idea that a satanic sort of darkness may eventually swallow the world (or already has, we just haven’t noticed), partly because he’s not the sort of person that worries very much about things. And anyway, Häxan 13 are his band. That has to count for something in the end. He’s not very well-kempt and could probably afford to shower and brush his teeth more often. Compared to Sam, he wears his feelings on his sleeve. He comes to like Sam partly because he thinks she’s stronger than he is. Sam likes him probably because he’s okay with everything without denying the general shittiness of things…and she definitely doesn’t think that way at all. Many tattoos. Probably acne. Greasy hair, could be short or long, but likely nowhere in between. Wears black a lot. Band-t shirts. Maybe a leather jacket. If he’s ever worn corpsepaint, it was probably really band (and some of it may not have completely washed off…). Should have experience playing a musical instrument and/or singing.

Note: The world of the play is not particularly bright or tidy. There is something of a sickly, dingy blightedness to the world. A (carbon monoxide) cloud over everything. All of the characters participate in that sense of things to one extent or another.


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 submit.


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