FUN HOME - TheaterWorks Inc. Auditions

Posted: January 29, 2020

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FUN HOME - NYC EPA

TheaterWorks Inc.

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Feb 18, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

SPT Tier 10; 2020 Salary pending; currently $769/week

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a song that allows you show off your storytelling skills, a strong focus and a point of view. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL

Based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir FUN HOME
Book and Lyrics: Lisa Kron
Music: Jeanine Tesori
Director: Rob Ruggiero
Musical Director: Julianne Merrill
Casting Director: Paul Hardt

Expected in attendance at this audition will be myself and the musical director Julianne Merrill

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: July 14, 2020
First Performance: August 7, 2020
Closes: September 13 , 2020

OTHER

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

Seeking:

[BRUCE] 45 to 50 years old, Caucasian male. Alison's father, a high school English teacher who is also a funeral home director. A complex man with a temper, partially due to his repressed homosexuality . Loving and attentive to his children but also shows flairs of anger. Strong actor/singer

[SMALL ALISON] 9 to 10 years old, Caucasian female. Precocious and opinionated, figuring out why she doesn't feel she fits in on how girls are expected to behave and dress. Actor/singer, not a traditional Broadway belt sound.

[MEDIUM ALISON] 20 to 24 years old, Caucasian female. Freshman at Oberlin College and discovering her sexuality. Intelligent, well read and socially awkward. Actor/Singer with a strong belt with a mix to E

[ALISON] 40 to 45 years old, Caucasian female. Narrator of the story, very self-aware and able to insightfully comment on her own journey and the complex relationship with her father and his tragic death. Vocal range low E to C sharp

[HELEN] 45 to 55 years old, Caucasian female. Alison's mother has spent her life trying to be a good mother and wife, but frustrated with her marriage and her husband's relationships with other men. Actor/singer . Vocal range A flat to E

[ROY/ MARK/ BOBBY/ETC] 23 to 26 years old, male. Any ethnicity. Plays numerous roles from Roy, a young guy who is hired to do yard work, Mark, a junior in high school, Bobby Jeremy, the lead singer in a rock band . Sexy, youthful, appears shirtless in one scene with a strong pop voice. Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.

[JOAN] 23 to 25 years old, female. Alison's first girlfriend whom she meets at Oberlin. Joan is a poet, feminist, and activist. Unlike Alison, Joan is very comfortable in her own skin. No solo singing, but needs to be comfortable with singing.Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition.

[CHRISTIAN AND JOHN BECHDEL] 6 to 11 years old, Caucasian male. Alison's brothers . Christian is around 10yrs old Alison's older brother, but overshadowed by her strong personality and John is around 6yrs old and full of energy, looks up to his siblings. Both must be confident singers who can hold harmonies.


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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