Hangar Theatre 2018 Season - NYC EPA|
**Revised description of role of MARY SUNSHINE in Chicago**
Wed, Feb 07, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming 2018 Season. See breakdown.
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue OR a brief song in the style of show(s) in the season OR a 1 minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Our *strong* preference is for you to choose one or the other, but if you'd like to do one of each, please make sure to do very brief pieces. Bring picture and resume.
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Michael Barakiva, Artistic Director, MaryBeth Bunge, Interim Manging Director
Casting Director: Michael Cassara, CSA (expected at the EPA)
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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.
Director/Playwright: Deborah Zoe Laufer
1st Rehearsal: 5/28
[MAUDE] Female, 30-45, any ethnicity. A fortune teller from Brooklyn who can see the future. She hates her life, and hates her job, but believes that she is powerless to change it. While working, she dons an overblown fortune-teller's voice and costume -- no one ever sees her as she really is.
[JEREMY] Male, 35-45, any ethnicity. An accountant from Brooklyn Heights. Desperate for love, Jeremy often drives others away. He's remarkably naïve, very sweet and decent.
Director: Michael Barakiva
Music Director: Danny Lincoln
Choreographer: Mimi Quillin
Music: John Kander
Book/Lyrics: Fred Ebb
Book: Bob Fosse
Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins
1st Rehearsal: 6/11 (for principals)
There are 5 AEA contracts available for this production. They are anticipated to be used for the following 5 roles:
[ROXIE HART] – Female, mezzo, 20-30, any ethnicity. As pretty as she is self-centered, Roxie has an unrelenting thirst for fame. Not too bright and often reckless, Roxie makes decisions without considering the consequences. She will do anything to keep the spotlight on herself. Note: Roxie must sing well and be a strong Fosse dancer.
[VELMA KELLY] – Female, alto, 25-40, any ethnicity. Tough, sexy, and sarcastic, Velma Kelly is a renowned vaudeville performer and Cook County Jail’s most notorious inmate. Used to being the “main attraction”, Velma fiercely competes with up and coming Roxie Hart for attention. Velma often addresses the audience directly and expresses herself in the style of Fosse.
[BILLY FLYNN] – Male, baritone, 35–50, any ethnicity. Suave, educated, greedy, and extremely manipulative, Billy Flynn is a lawyer who makes celebrities of his clients to gain media sympathy and sway the public’s opinion. With a perfect track record under his belt, Velma and Roxy both hire Billy to take on their cases.
[MATRON “MAMA” MORTON] – Female, alto, 30–50, any ethnicity. The tough, sassy warden of the Cook County Jail, “Mama” treats the inmates under her watch like family and would do anything for them – so long as she gets something else in return.
[MARY SUNSHINE] – male countertenor playing a woman , 25-55, any ethnicity. A sappy gossip columnist who believes that no matter what horrible atrocities a person has committed, there must be
a little bit of good in them.
The following roles will be non-Equity and/or Hangar Lab or Young Professional Company members – there is no possibility of hiring Equity performers for these roles:
[AMOS HART] – Male, baritone, 30–50, any ethnicity. The hapless husband of Roxie, Amos is an average looking, unintelligent mechanic who’s lovable and good-natured. He constantly aims to do the right thing, but never receives any recognition for it. THIS ROLE IS CAST.
[MASTER OF CEREMONIES] Male or Female, 35–55, any ethnicity. A character that appears throughout the show to introduce the various “acts”. Existing outside the events of the play, the M.C. speaks to the audience directly and often provides insight into the characters or situations.
[FRED CASELY] Male, 30-50, any ethnicity. Roxie’s lover and later his murder victim (when he attempts to leave her). Fred appears in flashbacks reenacting the incident.
[SERGEANT FOGARTY] Male, 35–55, any ethnicity. A police sergeant who investigates the murder of Fred Casely and interrogates Amos.
[LIZ] Female, 18–45, any ethnicity. One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail, Liz shot her husband for he popping his gum too loudly.
[ANNIE] Female, 18-45, any ethnicity. One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail, Annie discovered her boyfriend had married several wives behind her back, so she poisoned him.
[JUNE] Female, 18-45, any ethnicity. One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail, June stabbed her husband with a carving knife after he accused her of cheating on him.
[HUNYAK] Female, 18-45, Hungarian. One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail, Hunya was accused of chopping off her husband’s head but is innocent. Speaks Hungarian. Ballet skills required.
[MONA] Female, 18–45, any ethnicity. One of the “merry murderesses” of Cook County Jail, Mona killed her boyfriend after finding out he was sleeping around.
[GO-TO-HELL KITTY] Female, 21–40, any ethnicity. A wealthy woman who inherited her parents’ money, Kitty kills her boyfriend, Harry, after discovering him with two other women. She becomes quite vicious and uses the oft repeated phrase “go to hell” to those addressing her.
[HARRY] Male, 21–40, any ethnicity. Boyfriend of “Go-¬to-¬Hell” Kitty. He is murdered by Kitty after she catches him sleeping with two other women.
[AARON] Male, 35–55, any ethnicity. Hunyak’s feckless lawyer. Impatient, he is fed up with his client’s inability to speak English.
[MARTIN HARRISON] Male, 35–55, any ethnicity. Chicago’s District Attorney who attends Roxie’s trial.
[COURT CLERK] Male, 30–50, any ethnicity. A mild-mannered court clerk who lacks conduct. Present at Roxie’s trial.
[THE JUDGE] Male, 35–55, any ethnicity. The Judge presiding over Roxie’s trial.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Playwright: Kate Hamill
based on the novel by Jane Austen
Director: Suzanne Agins
1st Rehearsal: 7/2
We have a total of 4 AEA contracts available for this production. They are currently anticipated to be used on the following roles:
[LIZZY] female, late 20s to early 30s, any ethnicity. A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Lizzy gets flustered and can be klutzy. She’s not especially beautiful, and prides herself on good judgment.
[MR. DARCY] male, late 30s-40s, any ethnicity. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self- control and good judgment.
[MRS. BENNET] female, 50s, any ethnicity. The matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper. Hypochondriac. The business of her life is to get her daughters married.
[MR. BENNET] 50s, any ethnicity. The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Disappointed in marriage. May double with Charlotte.
The following roles will be non-Equity and/or Hangar Lab or Young Professional Company members – there is only a limited possibility of hiring Equity performers for these roles:
[JANE] female, late 20s to early 30s, any ethnicity. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter, Jane is kind, idealistic, diffident. She always tries to do the right thing. This actor may double as MISS DE BOURGH.
[LYDIA] female, any ethnicity, (18+ to play) 14. The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping. May be doubled with Lady C.
[CHARLOTTE LUCAS] female, late 20s to 30s, any ethnicity, same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor. May be doubled with Mr. Bennet.?
[LADY CATHERINE] any ethnicity, Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant. May double with Lydia.
[MISS DE BOURGH] any ethnicity, Lady Catherine’s daughter; a gremlin. May double with Jane.
[MR. BINGLEY] late 30s-40s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy’s particular friend. Almost literally a dog. May double with Mary.
[MR. COLLINS] any ethnicity. A pedantic, obtuse man. Rector to Lady Catherine. May double with Wickham/ Miss Bingley.
[WICKHAM] any ethnicity. An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Raised with Darcy. May double with Collins / Miss Bingley.
Male or Female, depending on doubling and actor:
[MARY] the third Bennet girl. Bit of a monster; prone to pendanticism and sulking. May double with Bingley. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world.?
[MISS BINGLEY] A very rich young woman. Fancies herself witty. May be doubled with Wickham/ Collins.
A DOLL’S HOUSE PART 2
Playwright: Lucas Hnath
Director: Michael Barakiva
1st Rehearsal: July 16th
Opening: August 3rd
Closing: August 11th
The following 3 roles will be on AEA contracts:
[NORA] female, any ethnicity, 50s. An independent, intelligent and very successful author.
[TORVAID] male, any ethnicity, late 50s. Nora’s estranged husband; mild-mannered, keeps his feelings and emotions close to the vest, though he has many.
[ANN MARIE] female, any ethnicity, 60s. The Helmer’s nanny; honest, blunt and big-hearted.
The following roles will be cast with a non-Equity performer or Hangar Lab or Young Professional Company member:
[EMMY] female, any ethnicity, 18+ to play 18, Nora’s and Torvald’s daughter; an old soul and a romantic; wise and mature in some ways, but still 18.
Director/Choreographer: Devanand Janki
Music/Lyrics: Jeff Lynne and John Farrar
Book: Douglas Carter Beane
Based on the 1980 film Xanadu
1st Rehearsal: 7/30
3 of the following roles will be on AEA contracts:
[Female 1 (Clio/Kira/Kitty)] – any ethnicity, 20s. Pop singer with soprano notes. youngest of Zeus's daughters and the muses. Falls in love with Sonny. Pretty. Adventurous. Honest and determined. Muse of history and the leader of the muses. Range: G3-A5.
[Female 2 (Melpomene/Andrews Sister/Hermes/Hera)] – any ethnicity, 40s-50s. Kira's oldest sister. Mother of the Sirens. She is jealous that Kira is the leader of the muses rather than herself, and therefore creates the plot for her downfall. Muse of tragedy. A mezzo w/ belt, Range: G3 - A5.
[Female 3 (Calliope/Jazz Club Singer/Andrews Sister/Aphrodite)] – any ethnicity, 30s-50s. Kira's older sister and fellow muse. She is jealous of Kira and as Melpomene's sidekick, plots with her for Kira's downfall. The Muse of epics. Range: G3 - A5
[Male 1 (Sonny/Thetis)] any ethnicity, 20s-30s. A self-critical and depressed, mortal, chalk artist who falls in love with Kira. Handsome, but not particularly smart. He embodies 1980s pop culture and is very much a California dreamer. Range: B3 - C6.
[Male 2 (Danny/Zeus/Muse)] any ethnicity, 40s-50s. The hard-nosed ‘‘all work and no play’’ businessman who owns the theater he once built for his love, Kira. Used to be a budding artist like Sonny, but has since let money and greed consume him. Range: A3 - C6.
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.