FORESTBURGH PLAYHOUSE 2020 SEASON - Forestburgh Playhouse Auditions

Posted: January 30, 2020

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Forestburgh Playhouse


LOA $559.00/week


Submissions from Local Forestburgh Area Actors and Musical Actors for the upcoming season. The Forestburgh Playhouse is committed to non-discrimination, diversity in the performing arts and an open casting policy. Performers of all ethnicities are strongly encouraged to audition.



Deadline: Thu, Feb 20, 2020




Franklin Trapp, Producer:




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.


Director/Choreographer: TBD
1st reh: 6/4. Opens: 6/16. Closes: 6/28

NICK BOTTOM 30 to 40’s male. A writer. Nigel’s older brother. He holds a grudge against Shakespeare-a great comedic actor with that sings and dances very well.

SHAKESPEARE 30’-40’s Male. Over the top, cocky, a true rock star of his time. He is the renaissance James Brown/Elvis etc. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings and dances very well.

NOSTRADAMUS: Male, 40s to 50s. A soothsayer. He predicts that Nick and Nigel will write a musical. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings and dances very well.

BROTHER JEREMIAH: Male, 50s. A Puritan. The father of Portia. He despises Nick and Nigel. Seeking a great comedic actor that sings very well.

BEA: 30’s Female. Nigel’s wife. She loves Nigel despite his past lack of success. She dresses up like a man to prove she can be an actor. Seeking a great comedic actress that sings very well.

Scott Evans, Director
1st reh: 6/18. Opens: 6/30. Closes: 7/12

BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: Incredibly intelligent African American social activist. He is an eloquent and articulate gentleman with no patience for Black Americans leading less than exemplary lives. Gender: Male. Age: 45 to 55. Vocal range top: Eb4. Vocal range bottom: D3;

MOTHER: The consummate wife and mother. A kind woman with incredible moral fiber. Refined, intelligent, and graceful. She is accepting of others. Gender: Female. Age: 30 to 40.Vocal range top: F#5.Vocal range bottom: G3;

TATEH: The haggard immigrant artist and father. He wears the trials and tribulations of his past on his sleeve, but remains optimistic. Full of genuine drive and heart. Accent required. Gender: Male. Age: 35 to 50. Vocal range top: F#4. Vocal range bottom: Bb2:

FATHER: Mother's professionally successful husband. Fancying himself an amateur explorer, he is commanding and attractive. Enjoys being the family breadwinner. Gender: Male. Age: 30 to 45.Vocal range top: F4.Vocal range bottom: A2.

SARAH: Washwoman. Sarah is beautiful and filled with a strong will to live fueled by an innocent spirit. Falls deeply in love with Coalhouse after much resistance. African-American. Gender: Female. Age: 20 to 25. Vocal range top: F#5. Vocal range bottom: G#3;

COALHOUSE WALKER JR.: A proud and talented pianist. He is sophisticated, with a romantic demeanor and gentle heart though an intimidating build. African-American. Gender: Male. Age: 25 to 35. Vocal range top: A4. Vocal range bottom: G2

Chaz Wolcott, Director/Choreographer
1st reh: 7/2. Opens: 7/14. Closes: 7/26

PAMELA: 20-30. Any ethnicity; the favored, beautiful older princess; willful, self-dramatizing, obsessed with appearances; a good egg underneath it all; should be a fierce belter and proficient with classical text;

GYNECIA: 30-55. Any ethnicity; Queen of Arcadia; sexy and wise; life with her husband isn't what it used to be but she still loves him and knows how to deal with him; should be. strong singer and proficient with classical text;

BASILIUS: 30-55. Any ethnicity; King of Arcadia; sexy; a hothead but not a despot; wants to do the right thing but ego gets in the way; blindly thinks all is well in Arcadia; should be strong singer and proficient with classical text;

DAMETAS: 45-60. Any ethnicity; Prime Minister of Arcadia; wise and patient; loyal to Basilius; a widower who still harbors sorrow; should be proficient with classical text.

Director TBD
1st reh: 7/16. Opens: 7/28. Closes: 8/9

JERRY LUKOWSKI: An unemployed mill worker. 30-40. Jerry is a complex emotional character with serious heart and charisma, and genuine tenderness for his son – a regular guy. Body type = good-looking (his “nice rear” is referenced). Vocal Range: Rock Tenor, with a strong controlled falsetto.

DAVE BUKATINSKY: An unemployed steel worker. 30-40. He struggles with unemployment and its effect on his marriage. A lovable, good-natured soul, with body weight and self-esteem issues. Must be comfortable enough with your belly to proudly wield it in all its glory--it is a key component of the character. Vocal Range: Lyric Tenor with strong falsetto;

NOAH "HORSE" T. SIMMONS: A retired African American mill worker. 50+. Gentle demeanor. Seemingly, his “break-dancing” days are over until he breaks out. Excellent mover with great dead-pan comedy. Used to have a good physique back in the day… but now… Vocal Range: Baritone/Tenor;

HAROLD NICHOLS: An unemployed mill supervisor. 35-60. He is a doting, prideful husband who is determined to keep his wife be-decked in upper middle class luxury – in spite of 6 months of unemployment. Aloof at first, his dance skills are what finally, and arduously, brings “Hot Metal” alive. Vocal Range: High baritone/tenor.

GEORGIE BUKATINSKY: Dave's wife. 30-40. A warm, down-to-earth soul that isn't afraid to kick up her heels. Her exuberance opens the show and sets the place and mood perfectly! Her reality comes in dealing with her hubby's struggles and trying to hold her marriage together. Vocal Range: High alto/broad mezzo belter.

Anthony C. Daniel, Director/Choreographer
1st reh: 7/30. Opens: 8/11. Closes: 8/23

CHARLIE PRICE: Male, late 20s - early 30s, Caucasian. Just out of university, a really nice guy who has no clue what to do with the rest of his life. He’s handsome, lovable, but there’s a temper right under the skin. Henpecked by his girlfriend and a little lost. Must have a great rock belt.

LOLA: Male, 30-40, African-American. A strong comedic cross-dresser who needs to feel comfortable wearing everything from full glamour drag to nothing but boxing trunks. Must have a killer voice with power blues and gospel chops. Must move well. Must have star presence for this very challenging role;

TRISH: 40s. factory worker who has been there longer than any of the other women. A lot of life experience and a lot of responsibility–this shows in her face. Comedy chops. Must have strong rock/pop belt. Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: Bb3.

GEORGE: 45-55. Factory Manager, keeping up traditions. Reserved and tightly wound. Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: C3.

Director Trent Blanton
1st reh: 8/13. Opens: 8/25. Closes: 8/30

THE ACTOR: Male, 30-40. An actor working in the London Theatre of the fifties. He is well-spoken, well-trained and technically proficient in the handling of verse. Not mannered or affected, but not an Actor's Studio naturalistic actor. He is Juvenile Lead, justly confident of his abilities, and of his prospects for success. The performer cast must be all of the things above as well as transformational, charming, charismatic, a brilliant storyteller and be possessed of a great sense of humor.

ARTHUR KIPPS: Male: 50-60. A man in tremendous pain, very close to an emotional and nervous collapse. Quiet, self-effacing, well educated with very little in the way of self-confidence. A lawyer, working for an established London firm, he displays little of the ability he doubtless possesses. In the course of the play we are to learn what it is in his personal history that has reduced him to this state. This performer must be a character actor since he needs to portray very distinctly different people sharply and with a minimum of props, costume, etc. He must always remember however that he is Kipps becoming those people - his default state is that of the nervous lawyer to whom all this actually happened. *It is important that the part is played without a trace of self pity.

Director TBD
1st reh: 8/20. Opens: 9/1. Closes: 9/6
GOLDA MEIR: 45-55. The play follows the trajectory of the life of Golda Meir from Russian immigrant to American schoolteacher to a leader of international politics as the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. SEEKING extremely versatile actor to portray Golda in her various stages of life. Accent required.

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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