GATZ - NYC EPA|
Elevator Repair Service Theater, Inc.
Tue, Jan 08, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2
Midsize Theatres Midsize: $900/week
Off Broadway Off-Broadway: Pending
All roles have been CAST. See for possible future replacements.
Equity actors, all genders, ethnicities, comfortable with performance dance movement, who have interest and experience in ensemble-driven experimental theater. Company members play multiple roles in original and text-based productions with non-traditional casting. All performers in ERS shows are long-time committed company members. Characters ages are 30-75. See breakdown for more info.
Please prepare a short presentation (less than 2 minutes) of a passage of first-person narrative from a found text that is not a play script (and not "The Great Gatsby"). If time allows, we will have an informal chat. Bring picture and resume.
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
The following personnel will be in attendance at the EPA:
ARIANA SMART TRUMAN, Producing Director
The following personnel may be in attendance at the EPA
LINDSAY HOCKADAY, Associate Producer
MARILYN HAINES, Director of Development
MAURINA LIOCE, Stage Manager
Producing Intern, Marketing Intern, Production Intern
GATZ at NYU Skirball:
1st Rehearsal 1/14/2019
Performances: 1/23, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/30, 2/1, 2/2, 2/3
GATZ at The Octagon Theater, Perth Festival:
1st Rehearsal 2/27/2019
Performances: 3/1, 3/22, 3/3
All Stage Managerial positions have been filled.
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.
All roles have been CAST. Seeking performers of all genders and ethnicities for possible future replacements:
Characters are office workers who speak the text of The Great Gatsby:
Nick, Jim, Tom, George, Chester, Michaelis, Ewing: Men, any ethnicity, aged about 30-60
Lucille, Jordan, Daisy, Myrtle, Catherine: Women, any ethnicity, aged about 30-60.
Henry C. Gatz: Man, any ethnicity, aged about 60-75
Elevator Repair Service’s award-winning play, "Gatz," the critically lauded performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” plays for eight performances, January 23 – February 3 at NYU Skirball, and three performances at the PErth Festival in Australia, March 1-3. "Gatz" was created by Obie-winning ensemble Elevator Repair Service, and is directed by ERS Artistic Director John Collins. This multi-award-winning play, with a cast of thirteen, is a theatrical tour de force — not just a retelling of the Gatsby story but a thoroughly entertaining dramatization of Fitzgerald's American masterpiece, word for word.
One morning in the shabby office of a mysterious small business, an employee finds a copy of "The Great Gatsby" in the clutter on his desk. He starts to read it out loud and doesn't stop. At first his coworkers hardly notice. But after a series of strange coincidences, it's no longer clear whether he's reading the book, or the book is transforming him into its narrator. Trailer: vimeo.com/36785651
Gatz has enjoyed over twenty-five engagements world-wide since its premiere in 2006.
ERS is a New York City-based company that creates original works for live theater with an ongoing ensemble. Since its founding in 1991 by John Collins and a group of actors, ERS has built a body of work that has earned it a loyal following and made it one of New York’s most highly-acclaimed experimental theater companies. Their work has been seen across America, Europe, Australia and Asia, and they have been the recipient of many awards including a 2012 Obie Award for Sustained Excellence; The Foundation for Contemporary Arts Theater Grant; the Theatre Communications Group's Peter Zeisler Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement; and (for GATZ) Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Director and Outstanding Visiting Production and Lucille Lortel Awards for Alternative Theatrical Experience and Best Director. ERS ensemble members have received OBIEs for Sustained Excellence in Performance, Lighting Design, and Sound Design.
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.