FERN HILL - MBL Productions Auditions

Posted: June 3, 2019

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FERN HILL - NYC EPA

MBL Productions

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Jun 14, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

CONTRACT
Off Broadway $646/week + health/pension

SEEKING
One male and one female understudy, to cover 3 roles each.

All stage management positions are filled at this time.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief one-minute contemporary monologue.

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

PERSONNEL
Producers: Mary J. Davis (expected to attend) & MBL Productions
Playwright: Michael Tucker
Director: Nadia Tass
General Management: Dailey-Monda Management
Casting: Michael Cassara Casting (expected to attend for much of the day)

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals Begin Aug 12th
Load-in & Tech Begins Sept 3rd
Previews begin Sept 10th
Opening TBD
Closing Oct 20th

(All Dates Subject to Change)

OTHER
Venue: 59E59 - Theater "A"

If unable to attend EPA, please send picture/resume to submissions@michaelcassara.net (preferred), or via mail, to Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th Street - Suite #800, New York, NY 10018.
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
All roles are cast. We are seeking one male and one female understudy only at this time. Producers intend to start understudies on contract with first rehearsal (currently scheduled for 8/12).

[SUNNY] female, mid-60s. She is a professor of Art History specializing in Italian Renaissance art at a nearby State University. She has been married for thirty-three years to JER, and together they are hosting this party - at their farmhouse, about an hour north of New York City. THIS ROLE IS CAST - Jill Eikenberry.
[JER] male, he is celebrating his seventieth birthday. He’s a professor of Modern Dramatic literature specializing in the Theater of the Absurd. Jer is a heartbreaker in a Left-Bank existentialist way and looks great in his clothes. THIS ROLE IS CAST - David Rasche.
[BILLY] male, he is a week away from his sixtieth birthday. He has been the bass player for the rock group Olly Golly for the last forty-two years. Olly Golly had a number of big hit records back in the Seventies and is still touring. Billy is married to MICHIKO. THIS ROLE IS CAST - John Pankow.
[MICHIKO] female, late 40s. She met Billy backstage after an Olly Golly concert in 1987 and they’ve been together ever since. MICHIKO is the executive assistant to the Dean of Fine Arts at the University and she’s very good at her job. THIS ROLE IS CAST - Jodi Long.
[VINCENT] male, late 70s. Vincent is a well-known painter whose work falls between Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. His paintings are in the collections of art museums around the world. For a number of years he taught painting at the State University but he retired fifteen years ago to focus on his painting. He will celebrate his eightieth birthday in two months. He is married to DARLA. THIS ROLE IS CAST - John Glover.
[DARLA] female, late 50s. DARLA is a photographer and teacher of photography at the University. She is now in her late fifties. She and Vincent met at the University thirty years ago, had a torrid affair and have been together ever since. THIS ROLE IS CAST - Ellen Parker.


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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