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FREDERICK AND LOUISE - Staged Reading Auditions

Posted: December 3, 2020

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FREDERICK AND LOUISE - PHOTO/RESUME REQUEST

Producing Org TBD


CONTRACT

Staged Reading Code $100 Stipend

SEEKING

Equity actors for roles in FREDERICK AND LOUISE, Period Drama ZOOM READING. Frederick and Louise is a historical drama based on the lives of Frederick William Vanderbilt and Louise Holmes Anthony Torrance Vanderbilt. It takes place in the latter half of the 19th century and chronicles their early romance. Theirs was a love story that evolved and flourished in spite of the fact that Louise was considerably older than Frederick, divorced, and could not have children.

See breakdown.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit photo and resume for consideration.
Deadline: Sun, Jan 31, 2021

SUBMIT TO

castingfandl@optimum.net

PERSONNEL

Del Fidanque Writer/Director

OTHER DATES

2 Rehearsals: Tuesday March 2, 2021 1-3:30PM, Tuesday March 9,2021 1-3:30PM

ZOOM READING PERFORMANCE Friday March 12, 2020 1-2:30 PM. Call is for 12:30

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

William Henry Vanderbilt (Billy): 50’s. Son of the founder of Railroad Empire, Cornelius. Rigidly paternalistic. Believes in strict set of rules about how the upper classes must behave in 19th Century America.
Maria Louisa Kissam Vanderbilt (Mary Lou) 50’s: [ALREADY CAST] Loving mother to her 8 children. An independent thinker willing to question societal norms.
Frederick William Vanderbilt (Freddy): 20’s Very bright, embraces his intellectual and spiritual acuity. Believes everyone deserves a happy life. A romantic.
Walter Cod/Alfred Torrance: 40’s. Walter Cod is a presumptuous Englishman whose primary aim is to secure a dowry from an American heiress. Alfred Torrance, Cousin to the Vanderbilts, is a lout and a wastrel. First husband to Louise.
Emily Thorn Vanderbilt: (Emmie)/Nellie Hathaway Late :20’s. Emily is Frederick's older devoted sister. Nellie Hathaway: A house maid. In love with Frederick.
Louise Holmes Anthony Torrance Vanderbilt (Lu Lu): Early 30’s: A woman of her time; finds Frederick engaging, but can't imagine divorcing Alfred.


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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