FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE 2020-21 SEASON - Florida Repertory Theatre AuditionsPosted: June 24, 2020
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FLORIDA REP THEATRE 2020-21 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS
CONTRACTLOA 2020-21 salary pending (2019-20 weekly minimum was $682). Housing provided for out-of-town performers.
SEEKINGVideo submissions from Equity Members for roles in the upcoming 2020-21 season. (See breakdown.)
Due to COVID-19 and social distancing efforts, accepting video submission auditions in lieu of live local auditions.
Stage Managers: Florida Repertory Theatre is seeking stage manager resumes for all productions. Please email a resume and short introduction letter to Auditions@floridarep.org.
INSTRUCTIONSSee breakdown for submission options and instructions.
Deadline: Fri, Jul 10, 2020
PERSONNELArtistic Dir: Greg Longenhagen
Associate Artistic Dir: Jason Parrish
OTHER DATESSee breakdown for rehearsal and performance dates.
Please Note: The theatre plans to hold virtual callbacks at a later date to be announced.
The theatre plans to hold in-person auditions in Florida and New York when the CDC and AEA guidelines permit.
OTHEREquity’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.
BREAKDOWNFlorida Repertory Theatre is seeking video submissions for its 2020-2021 Season. The season outlined below is subject to change, and all titles and dates are likely to change. While the theatre is not yet ready to announce the anticipated changes in scheduling at this time, it wants to be prepared when it can move forward.
Preparation:Please prepare one or two brief monologues, or if you are a singer interested in one or both musicals, a monologue, and a 16-32 bar cut. If you’re auditioning for I LOVE A PIANO, please accompanying yourself on the piano if possible.
Information is also available athttps://www.floridarep.org/about-florida-rep/casting-calls/.
Florida Rep is committed to building an inclusive organization that reflects our local community and meets national artistic standards. We encourage artists from all communities to submit for the available roles.
All roles are available unless otherwise specified. For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary.
I LOVE A PIANO
Eileen: Female. 40s-50s. Mature and savvy with an earthy kind of sophistication. Eve Arden-type. Sometimes brassy and wisecracking. Strong singer/actor/dancer. Piano proficient.
Ginger: Young Judy Garland-type. Naïve, romantic, vulnerable, yet spunky. George’s wife. Strong singer/actor/dancer. Piano proficient.
1st reh: 10/06/20. Runs 10/27-11/15.
In The Historic Arcade Theatre.
The Actor(Older Kipps): 50s-60s. Must have a command of language and storytelling. He is a Solicitor who's hired an actor to help him exercise his ghostly past.
The Woman: 20s-30s. Ethereal and otherworldly. A movement background is helpful. Because of the nature of the play, this role is unbilled.
Dir: Kody C Jones
1st reh:11/01/20. Runs 11/24 – 12/16.
In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
NOTE: Seeking AEA and EMC performers for both the young principal and the adult roles with strong musicianship, dance/movement, and a knowledge of the period. WEST SIDE STORY is a co-production with Florida Repertory Theatre's Education Department, and the principal roles will play alongside high school students in supporting and ensemble roles.
Tony: Male. Early 20’s. Former leader of the Jets gang.
Riff: Male, appears 17-19. Leader of the Jets. Quick-tempered, loyal, edgy.
Anita: Female. Early 20's. Bernardo's girlfriend, and watches over Maria. No-nonsense, tells the truth, works in the dress shop with Maria.
Officer Krupke: Male30s-50s. Neighborhood police officer.
Lt. Shrank: Male, middle-aged. The precinct’s police lieutenant.
Ensemble & Featured Roles
DRIVING MISS DAISYby Alfred Uhry.
Boolie Werthan: CAST. Male. 40s-50s Daisy’s son. A southern businessman. Kind, put-upon, and devoted to his mother.
THE HUMANSby Stephen Karam.
Deirdre Blake: Female. 60s. Erik’s loyal wife, devoted mother to Brigid and Aimee. With silent strength, she clings wholeheartedly to traditions, familial duty, and the Catholic faith. The institution of marriage is sacred to her; she very much wishes her family shared this sentiment.
Brigid Blake: Female. Mid 20s. The younger daughter of the Blake clan, well-meaning but often impractical and dreamy. She recently moved in with Richard and turned her back on Catholicism, much to her parents' chagrin. She is half-heartedly pursuing a career in music and attempting to live out her perception of a sophisticated adult lifestyle.
Richard Saad: Male. Late 30s-early 40s. A worldly-wise graduate student, Richard comes from a wealthy family and has never wanted for anything. Despite their age difference, he truly loves Brigid and yearns to be accepted by her family.
1st reh:1/19/21. Runs 2/09/21-3/03/21. Possible Extension: 1/31/21
In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Note: The play takes place during WWII, and the location may be changed to fit the theatre's local area. The theatre is seeking actors who have a command of Shakespearean language. INTO THE BREECHES is a story of how the women of a theatre troupe come together to put on Henry IV and V while the men of the company are overseas. The play deals with race relations of the time as well as LGBTQ issues discrimination. There are plot points dependent on the race of the characters, which is why the race of each character’s race is specified below.
Maggie Dalton: White female in her late 30s-early 40s. She is the talented, yet untested, director filling her husband's shoes as Artistic Director while he's away fighting overseas.
Ellsworth Snow: White male in his 60s. He is the conservative Board President of the Oberon Play House. He is married to Winnifred.
Stuart Lasker: White male in his 30s-40s. He is the quip-ready Stage Manager. Lovable, funny, and dry. He was denied military service for suspicions about his homosexuality. He plays Mistress Quickly in the play-within-the-play.
June Bennett: White female in her early 20s. She is the ingenue of the company. She is innocent, naive, and a bit green. She plays the Kates in the play-within-the-play.
GOOD AMERICANSby Bruce Graham.
Phil Sapperstein: Male. 40s-50s. A Jewish screenwriter. He has an acerbic wit and a razor tongue. He is writing an honest portrayal of General George Custer and faces opposition from the actors and the studio. He has a political agenda.
Mike Towers: Male, 30's-40s. A good looking actor, the male lead, well built, but average height (a real sticking point with him).
BUDDY HOLLY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORYby Alan James
Jerry Allison: Appears early to mid-20s; male. Expert drummer who can also sing and act. One of Buddy's bandmates in The Crickets. Good looking and cheeky. Will play ensemble characters as needed.
Big Bopper: 30s-40s; male. Must play the guitar exceptionally well. He's a former DJ and a Texan with an irrepressible, larger-than-life character and ability to command the stage on his own as a single performer. His key song is "Chantilly Lace." He also plays Niki Sullivan (the 4th Cricket) and other Ensemble characters as needed.
Maria Elena: Early to mid-20s, a Latinx female. Attractive and classy. Must be able to sing and act exceptionally well. The ability to play a musical instrument is a huge plus. Actress also plays Jingle Singer, Marlena, and Snowbird.
Hipockets Duncan: Appears 30s-40s; male. An exuberant hometown radio DJ from Lubbock, Texas, with an air of authority and a keen sense of humor. Must be able to sing. Also plays Norman Petty, a businessman and record producer from Clovis, New Mexico who loves music; Decca Producer, DJ at the Apollo, Murray Deutch, MC Bob Hale, and others as needed. Preferably plays a horn instrument (saxophone, trumpet, trombone, etc.).
Dir: Chris Clavelli.
1st reh: 3/23/21. Runs 4/13– 5/16.
In Florida Rep’s Historic Arcade Theatre.
Angus: Male. In his late 60s. Any ethnicity, but likely white. A retired lawyer living in a Florida retirement community. He has a few issues to work out before committing again.
Ollie: Late 60s. Black. A former major league baseball player who now enjoys golf and yoga.