Hartford Stage 2024-25 Season Equity Principal Actors - Hartford Stage Company Inc. Auditions

Posted June 20, 2024
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Hartford Stage 2024-25 Season - NYC EPA Revised Hartford Stage Company Inc. | Hartford, CT

Notice: Audition Call Type: EPA


Updated breakdown.


Friday, June 28, 2024

9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (E)

Lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


LORT Non-Rep

$1100 weekly minimum (LORT B)


Equity actors for roles in Hartford Stage's 2024-25 Season (See breakdown).


Please prepare a monologue of your choice. Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together.


Hartford Stage 2024-25 Season


Actors' Equity New York Audition Center 165 W 46th St

16th Fl

New York, NY 10036


Zoë Golub-Sass, Associate Artistic Director

Expected to attend:

Casting Directors: Alaine Alldaffer and Lisa Donadio

Casting Assistant: Emma Hart

See breakdown for production specific personnel.


See breakdown for production specific dates.



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.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - We are committed to a strong anti-racist ethos and a collective recommitment to nurture and sustain a culture of equity, inclusion and belonging at our organization. We seek to build a team that is passionate about theatre and that reflects the abundant vibrancy and diversity of our city, state, and nation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender-identity, sexual orientation, familial status, religion, ability, age, national origin, class and veteran or immigrant status.

NOTE: While the characters are written with “he/him” or “she/her” pronouns in the original scripts, we welcome gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to audition for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. In addition, we will list disability when specific to a character, but are otherwise seeking actors of all abilities. Thank you to First Folio Theatre for inspiring the language in this note as we work towards a more inclusive casting process.


Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher

From the Novella Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Directed by Melia Bensussen

First Rehearsal: September 10, 2024

First Preview: October 10, 2024

Opening: October 18, 2024

Closing: November 3, 2024

A note about casting: All actors will need to be very movement oriented; the production will feature a lot of physicality in its staging. All characters are WITTY and can turn on a dime. Great senses of humor a must for all. All will play additional roles to the roles listed below.



ELIZABETH JELKES: Female. Late 20s-mid 30s. Strong, brave, sexually daring – real attitude, has worked her whole life to make herself independent, and is looking for more adventure than her limited opportunities seem to provide. British accent.

ENFIELD/HYDE 2/SIR DANVERS CAREW/SANDERSON: Male. Late 40s-late 50s. Arrogant, all knowing. As Enfield feels some warmth and friendship towards Dr. Jekyll, but knows he knows better than anyone. British accent.

DR. LANYON/HYDE 3/POLICE DOCTOR: Male. 40s. Cheerful, optimistic, exuberant. Is an ideal friend, easy to be with, always trusting. British accent.

POOLE/HYDE 4/MAID: Female. 40s. Poole is the head of household for Dr. Jekyll. Even tempered, cool headed, wise, matronly woman. But also becomes Mr. Hyde, and exercises acts of violence while occasionally still showing the gentle side of these awful acts. British accent.

UTTERSON/ HYDE 1: CAST. Male. 40s. Closest friend to Jekyll, wise and careful. British accent.


By Charles Dickens

Adapted and Directed by Michael Wilson

First Rehearsal: October 29, 2024

First Preview: November 22, 2024

Opening: December 6, 2024

Closing: December 29, 2024



By August Wilson

Directed by Gilbert McCauley

First Rehearsal: December 17, 2024

First Preview: January 23, 2025

Opening: January 31, 2025

Closing: February 16, 2025

NOTE: There will be an unpaid holiday break the week of 12/23/24.


MEMPHIS. Male. Black. 50s-60s. Owner of a Pittsburgh diner – once flourishing, now quite empty. Memphis is estranged from his wife of 22 years. The restaurant is struggling financially, and though there are potential buyers, he stubbornly refuses to accept anything less than his asking price of twenty-five thousand dollars. He was forced out of his plot of land in Jackson, MO more than thirty years ago and still fantasizes about his return. Hardworking, honest, logical, and slightly embittered.

WOLF. Male. Black. 30s-40s. Notorious and popular as the community’s numbers runner. Much to Memphis’ frustration, he uses the restaurant’s telephone as his personal business line. Struggles to find female companionship, possibly a philanderer. A hustler, slick, observant, and critical.

RISA. Female. Black. 20s-30s. Working as a waitress in Memphis’ restaurant. Young and in control of her body and womanhood, she has scarred her legs with a razor in an act of defiance. She is often acutely aware of the emotional needs of the patrons and shows particular care for the downtrodden. Empathetic, self-assured, determined.

HOLLOWAY. Male. Black. 60s-70s, an elder at Memphis’ restaurant who always has a piece of advice for anyone who walks in, whether or not they're asking. Knows everything about everyone. Possesses a spiritual perspective on things and pursues life with zest and vigor. A long-time follower of Aunt Esther, the 349 year-old seer who lives up the road.

STERLING. Male. Black. 30s. Recently released from a five-year stint in a penitentiary for a bank robbery. Perpetually down on his luck, often of his own (un)doing. Possesses a straightforward manner, and a charming mix of naivete and optimism. Self-assured but not self-aware. Is moved by Malcolm X and the Black Power movement, and often tries to enlist Risa and others in whatever he is passionate about.

HAMBONE. Male. Black. Late 40s-50s Singularly focused on getting repayment for work he did many years prior. The payment was in the form of a ham. The injustices he has faced have contributed to the decline of his mental state. The majority of his speech is a variation of “He gonna give me my ham,” though Sterling attempts to teach him new phrases centered around Black Power.

WEST. Male. Black. 60s. Owns the funeral home across from Memphis’ restaurant. The funeral home is one of the few profitable businesses in Pittsburgh, and West works hard to keep it that way. Widower, dresses in all black. Overwhelmed by grief, he has “allowed his love of money to overshadow other possibilities of life” following the death of his wife.


By Alexis Scheer

Directed by Lisa Portes

First Rehearsal: February 4, 2025

First Preview: March 6, 2025

Opening: March 14, 2025

Closing: March 30, 2025

ON CODE-SWITCHING: All characters except JENNY, are bilingual in Spanish and English and code switch throughout the play affecting their dialect, style, and vocabulary based on who they are speaking to.


MARIANA. CAST. Female. Half Colombian/Half Jewish. Late 20s. Born in Miami. The ambitious Director of Studio Six, an art gallery, currently preparing for Art Basel. The daughter of Estella, a movie star and oft-absent mother, Mari has chosen to forge her own path selling art. Reconnects with Jenny, an ex-fling and her mother’s newest assistant, when Estella makes a surprise visit to Miami.

CAROLINA. Female. Cuban-American. Late 20s. Born in Miami. A passionate and optimistic painter, and an intern at Studio Six. She is currently pursuing her MFA; her most recent series of paintings is called “Puertas: Doors of Cuba” which she hopes will catalyze her success. She is dating Juan, a Miami-Dade police officer, and recently found out that they are expecting. Dresses like she’s on Spring Breakers.

JUAN. Male. Colombian. Late 20s. Born in Medellín but moved to Miami with his grandmother at a very young age. Miami-Dade police officer. Well-intentioned, but slightly oblivious. A gym bro who still lives with his mamita. Caro’s boyfriend.

ESTELLA. CAST. Female. Colombian. Mid 50s. Born in Medellín, lives in LA. A movie star and an oft absent mother to Mariana. Casually elegant. Brilliant sense of humor. Visits Miami seeking help from her daughter at a time when both mother and daughter are in crisis.

JENNY. Female. Caucasian-American. Mid 20s. Born in Westchester, is now a vegan in LA pursuing a career as a screenwriter. She is currently working as Estella’s assistant. Went to boarding school with Mari, where they shared a romantic connection.


By William Shakespeare

Directed by Melia Bensussen

First Rehearsal: March 18, 2025

First Preview: April 17, 2025

Opening: April 25, 2025

Closing: May 18, 2025

14 Actors (ages 18+) of all races, gender identities, and abilities are needed. Many roles double. Tracks to be determined once the ensemble is assembled. Comfortable with heightened language. Movement experience and the ability to play instruments are a plus, as the production will move swiftly and feature live music.




Lady Montague




Lady Capulet










Friar Lawrence

Friar John



By Madeleine George

Directed by Zoë Golub-Sass

First Rehearsal: May 6, 2025

First Preview: June 5, 2025

Opening: June 13, 2024

Closing: June 29, 2024


CAROL FLEISCHER. Female. White. Mid-30s-early 40s. Abides by the rules; holds fast to her boundaries. Tidy and organized. Loves order and HGTV magazine. Polite but not a pushover. Works in pharmaceutical compliance. Favors close tailored Talbots and Lands’ End Starfish casual knits.

PAM ANNUNZIATA. Female. White. 40s. Stay at home mom. Full blooded Italian, both sides.” Proud of her heritage but hasn’t been back to Italy yet. Dutiful, loyal, protective, big hearted. Bold and direct. Always prepared for natural disasters. Favors an animal-print wrap dress and “jewelry so fabulous it could be used to signal a landing plane.”

RENEE SHAPIRO-EPPS. Female. Black, Indigenous, Person of Color. 40s. Confident and career driven. Former resident of a permaculture commune now stuck in manicured suburbia. Settled into a heterosexual marriage, she often mentions her one college girlfriend. Hungry for more in life. Editor at HGTV Magazine. Favors Eileen Fischer neutrals and loungewear.

BETH WANN. Female. White. 30s. Recently divorced. Lawn overgrown. Seems a bit aloof, but deep down she is driven by a hunger for connection. Great capacity for both gentleness and wildness. Vulnerable with a hidden strength.

DIANE. Female or Non-Binary. Any race/ethnicity. 30s-40s. Dionysus in their latest form – a lesbian permaculture landscape architect. “A butch charm factory, with [a] combination of swagger and stillness.” Smooth, powerful, and magnetic. Irresistible and impish – but in that particular Greek Demi God kind of way. Favors the garb of an ancient deity as well as long shorts, Smartwools, and boots.

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