FORD'S THEATRE 2020-21 SEASON - Ford's Theatre Society Auditions

Posted: October 28, 2019

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Ford's Theatre 2020-2021 Season - Washington DC EPA

Ford's Theatre Society

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Nov 11, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Break 1 to 2

Tue, Nov 12, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS

AEA Actors seen on first come, first seen basis. Questions specific to Ford’s Theatre casting may be submitted by e-mail to auditions@fords.org. No phone calls, please.

CONTRACT

LORT Non-Rep LORT B; $969/week min

SEEKING

Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2020-21 season. Note: some roles have been precast. See breakdown.

All SM and ASM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION

Please prepare EITHER 1) a brief classic or modern American monologue that’s no more than 90 seconds; OR 2) a brief musical theatre song no more than 90 seconds; OR 3) a very brief monologue and 16 bars of a song combined total 90 seconds. Please provide your own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

LOCATION

Woolly Mammoth Theatre
641 D St NW
Washington, DC 20004

PERSONNEL

Expected in attendance
Jose Carrasquillo, Director of Artistic Programming
Erika Scott, Artistic Programming Manager

OTHER

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Ford's Theatre Society 2020-2021 theatre season will not be publicly announced until February 2020. Until that time, please do not post any related season information (roles, productions, directors, etc.) on social media. We appreciate your discretion and support.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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

Programming and dates subject to change.

THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
By Horton Foote
Directed by Michael Wilson
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, August 18, 2020
1st Performance: Friday, September 18, 2020
Opens: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Closes: Sunday, October 18, 2020

ALL ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST:

CARRIE WATTS: Lives with her busy, overprotective son, LUDIE WATTS, and pretentious daughter-in-law, JESSIE MAE. No longer able to drive and forbidden to travel alone, she wishes for freedom from the confines of the house and begs her son to take her on a visit to Bountiful. Late 60’s to mid 70’s.

LUDIE WATTS: Son of CARRIE WATTS. Husband to JESSIE MAY WATTS. Product of a loveless marriage, trapped by financial circumstances, unable to provide as a husband or son. Mid 40’s

JESSIE MAY WATTS
Wife of LUDIE WATTS. Daughter in-law to CARRIE WATTS. Although territorial and small minded at times, she is a woman with great vitality. Late 30’s

THELMA
A young woman that CARRIE WATTS encounters on the bus. Radiant, raised well, happy, pure and open. 20’s.

ROY, TICKET AGENT IN HARRISON
Male, 30-60 range.

HOUSTON TICKET #1 / SHERIFF
Small town law enforcement representative. Seasoned professional of the force. Male, 40s-60s range

HOUSTON TICKET #2 / VOICE OF BUS DRIVER
Male, 30-60 range.
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michael Wilson
Directed by Michael Baron
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
1st Performance: Thursday, November 19, 2020
Closes: Friday, December 31, 2020

ALL ROLES ANY ETHNICITY.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST WITH RETURNING ACTORS.

SEEKING:

UNDERSTUDIES AND REPLACEMENTS FOR:

EBENEZER SCROOGE
50s or older. Transformed from jaded, pessimistic banker to joyful and appreciative philanthropist.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST/DOLL VENDOR
30s or older. Illuminates the joys of Christmas to Scrooge.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT/FRUIT VENDOR
40s or older. Towering physical presence. Joyful spirit.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE/CLOCK VENDOR
40s or older. Sturdy physical frame. As the ghost, he communicates non-verbally.

JACOB MARLEY
40s or older. Deceased business partner of Scrooge. Once bitter, he now cautions Scrooge against self-serving practices.

BOB CRATCHIT
30s-40s. Cheerful and devoted employee of Scrooge. Optimistic and caring father.

MRS. CRATCHIT
30s-40s. Loving wife of Bob Cratchit. Worried mother, harbors ill will toward Scrooge.

FRED
late 20s. Scrooge’s young nephew. Genial and appreciative of the Christmas Spirit.

MRS. FRED
late 20s. Wife of Fred. Strong-willed, but with a generous spirit.

MRS. FRED’S SISTER
20s. Sassy and opinionated.

TOPPER/YOUNG JACOB MARLEY
20s. Bumbling with words, pleasant attitude, boyish charm.

SOLICITOR #1
30s or older. Jovial lawyer with a hearty laugh and quick smile.

SOLICITOR #2
30s or older. Generous lawyer, but a bit of a hothead.

FEZZIWIG
40s or older. Jovial merchant, former business affiliate of Scrooge. An energetic dancer.

MRS. FEZZIWIG
30s or older. Wife of Fezziwig. Spirited and joyful; a real firecracker.

BELLE
20s. Love interest of young Scrooge. Beautiful, with a heart of gold.
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MY LORD, WHAT A NIGHT
By Deborah Brevoort
Director: TBA
1st Rehearsal: Monday, December 21, 2020
1st Performance: Friday, January 22, 2021
Opens: Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Closes: Sunday, February 21, 2021

SEEKING:

ALBERT EINSTEIN: The German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of relativity. He fled Nazi Germany and settled in Princeton NJ where he was offered a position with the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton University. Age range late 50’s.

MARIAN ANDERSON: One of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century. She performed on concert stages around the World, but suffered discrimination at home in the United States. African American; age range late 40’s. The actress playing this role must be able to sing. Vocal type: contralto.

ABRAHAM FLEXNER: Head of the Institute of Advanced Studies at Princeton University, he recruited EINSTEIN to be a fellow at the Institute. Age range 60’s.

MARY CHURCH TERRELL: African American woman, age 60’s, but with the energy of a 30-year old. A civil rights activist and suffragist who worked tirelessly to put an end to racial prejudice. She helped plan MARIAN ANDERSON historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.
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MAN OF LA MANCHA
By Dale Wasserman
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Music by Mitch Leigh
Director: Stephen Rayne
1st Rehearsal: Friday, January 29, 2021
1st Performance: Friday, March 12, 2021
Opens: Thursday, March 18, 2021
Closes: Saturday, May 22, 2021

ALL ROLES ANY ETHNICITY.

THE FOLLOWING ROLE HAS BEEN CAST:
DON QUIXOTE (Cervantes): Tall, thin man in his late 40s. He is an actor, playwright and would be knight. He’s a romantic—some say crazy—and has a vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day.

SEEKING:

SANCHO (The Manservant): Older than Don Quixote, Sancho is short and squat. He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him. Tenor, age range 40-50’s.

CAPTAIN OF THE INQUISITION /JOSE (muleteer): A man of authority. Male, bass- baritone, age range 30-50s.

ALDONZA/DULCINEA: A serving woman and a part-time prostitute at the inn, Aldonza is rough on the exterior, but has a gentle heart. Quixote falls in loves with her and insists her name is DULCINEA. Tough, independent, self-reliant. Female, mezzo-soprano, age range 25-35.

INNKEEPER/GOVERNOR: A large and powerful man, he is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor he’s the leader of the inmate society in the prison. Male, baritone, age range 40s-50s.

DR. CARRASCO/THE DUKE: As the character of the Duke he’s the sidekick to the Governor; however, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia's fiancé. Male, tenor-baritone, age range 30s-50s.

THE PADRE: Male, high baritone, age range 35-45

ANTONIA/FERMINA: Quixote's niece and Dr. Carrasco's fiancée. Female, mezzo soprano, age range 30s-40s.

THE HOUSEKEEPER/MARIA: Female, mezzo soprano, age range 45-60

THE BARBER/ALSELMO (muleteer): Male, tenor/baritone, age range 30-40

PEDRO: The head muleteer, Pedro is a mean and vicious man, leading an attack on Aldonza. Male, tenor/baritone, age range 25-35.

JUAN: A muleteer. Male, tenor/baritone, age range 20-30.

PACO: A muleteer. Male, tenor/baritone, age range 20-40.

TENORIO: A muleteer. Male, tenor, age range 30s-50s.

ENSEMBLE: Male and Female. Seeking a diverse group of 4 singers/actors/dancers/musicians to double as both ensemble members (guards, flamenco dancers, guitar player) and understudies for principal roles.
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Actors who cannot attend these EPAs, and/or SMs wishing to be considered for future replacements, submissions can be sent to:
Casting, Ford’s Theatre
Attn: Jose Carrasquillo
514 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20004


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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