INSTITUTIONAL OFF-BROADWAY AUDITIONS 2020 (ATLANTIC THEATER, MCC THEATER) - Various Producers Auditions

Posted: October 9, 2019

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Institutional Off-Broadway 2020 (Atlantic Theater and MCC Theater) - NYC EPA

Various Producers

AUDITION DATE

Wed, Oct 23, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

Off Broadway See breakdowns for each theatre.

SEEKING

Equity actors for various roles in the following 2 theaters' 19-20 seasons:

Atlantic Theater Company
MCC Theater

See breakdowns

PREPARATION

Actors should prepare a brief monologue of choice, preferably no longer than 2 minutes in length.
Bring picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION

Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL

See breakdowns for each theatre's personnel

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

Atlantic Theater Company 2020

Artistic Director: Neil Pepe
Managing Director: Jeffory Lawson
Attended by one or more of the following:
Annie MacRae (Associate Artistic Director)
Abigail Katz (Director of New Play Development)
No emails please.
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PARIS
By Eboni Booth
Directed by Knud Adams
Production Stage Manager: TBD
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, December 10, 2019
First Preview: Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Opening: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Closing: Sunday, February 9, 2020 (possible two week extension)
This production will take place at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2, which is an Off-Broadway Category AA contract, and compensation will be at the minimum rate for that contract, which is $650 per week.
SEEKING:
EMMIE: female, early 20s, black.
A recent college graduate who has returned to her small hometown in Vermont. Reserved, but warm, Emmie has spent most of her life in all-white environments.
GAR: male, 30s - 40s, black.
Head manager at Berry's (Vermont's biggest box store), Gar wants to make sure everyone follows the rules. Poised and tense.
WENDY: female, 60s, white.
A retired nurse who has gotten a job at Berry's to make ends meet. The "mother hen" of the group.
LOGAN: male, early 20s, white
An aspiring rapper who lives with his grandmother in a trailer.
MAXINE: female, 30s - 40s, white
An anxious single mother with four kids, Maxine hates her job but worries she has no other options.
DEV: male, 60s, white
Wendy's husband, a retiree who has become a traffic cop to help pay the bills.
CARLISLE: male, 40s - 50s, white
A local crime boss. Norwegian accent. Smart and calculated.
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ANATOMY OF A SUICIDE
By Alice Birch
Directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz
Production Stage Manager: TBD
First Rehearsal: Monday, December 30, 2019
First Preview: Thursday, January 30, 2020
Opening: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Closing: Sunday, March 15, 2020 (possible one week extension)
Atlantic Theater Company will be on the Off-Broadway CC contract for this production, and compensation will be at the minimum rate for that contract ($867/week.) This production will take place in Atlantic Theater Company’s main stage, the Linda Gross Theater at 336 West 20th Street.
SEEKING:

CAROL: 30’s/40’s, female, any ethnicity. She is struggling with life and is holding on for her daughter’s sake.
ANNA: 20’s, female, any ethnicity. Struggles with addiction, can’t find her footing.
BONNIE: 30’s, female, any ethnicity. ER doctor, struggles with her family’s history of trauma and depression
JOHN: 30’s-50’s, male, any ethnicity. Carol’s husband, tries very hard to be there for his wife. Her struggle is his struggle.
JAIMIE: 30’s male, any ethnicity. Anna’s husband. Works hard to be supportive of Anna
FEMALE ENSEMBLE 1, AS CAST: 30’s, any ethnicity.
FEMALE ENSEMBLE 2, AS CAST: 20’s, any ethnicity. To play young child as well as 20’s.
MALE ENSEMBLE 1, AS CAST: 30’s, any ethnicity.
MALE ENSEMBLE 2 AS CAST: 30’s/40’s, any ethnicity.
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THE BEDWETTER
Book by Joshua Harmon and Sarah Silverman
Lyrics by Adam Schlesinger and Sarah Silverman
Music by Adam Schlesinger
Director: TBD
Production Stage Manager: TBD
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 31, 2019
First Preview: Saturday, May 9, 2020
Opening: Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Closing: Sunday, June 28, 2020 (possible two week extension)
Atlantic Theater Company will be on the Off-Broadway CC contract for this production, and compensation will be at the minimum rate for that contract ($867/week.) This production will take place in Atlantic Theater Company’s main stage, the Linda Gross Theater at 336 West 20th Street.
SEEKING:
SARAH: 10, Jewish. Full of moxie, love & humor. More sensitive than she knows.
DONALD: 40's, Jewish. Sarah's caring father and philandering ex-husband to Beth Ann, recent divorcee, wants to fix whatever problem's put in front of him. Thick Boston accent.
BETH ANN: 40's, Jewish. Sarah's clinically depressed mother, often spends her time in bed, frightened when she begins to see signs of herself in her young children...
LAURA: 14, Jewish. Sarah's older sister, better adjusted to her new school than Sarah but having a much harder time with her parents' divorce.

NANA: 60's/70's, Jewish. Sarah and Laura's grandmother, her lady like demeanor is contrasted with her Boston accent, love of hard jokes and even harder drinks.
AMY: 10, any ethnicity. One of Sarah's new friends

ALLY: 10, any ethnicity. Also one of Sarah's new friends

ABBY: 10, any ethnicity. The third of Sarah's new friends
MRS. DEMBO (also plays Phyllis and Carol): 40’s, any ethnicity. Sarah's severe middle school teacher, thick Boston accent, obsessed with manners and Miss New Hampshire
MISS NEW HAMPSHIRE (also plays Ginger): 20’s, any ethnicity. She seems like the perfect beauty pageant queen...
DR. GRIMM (also plays Wendall and Johnny Carson): 40’s, any ethnicity. A New Age-y hypnotist, strong presence.
DR. RILEY (also plays Miss America Host): 30’s, any ethnicity. A very, very upbeat and happy psychiatrist. He's so happy. Too happy?
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A PLAY IS A POEM
By Ethan Coen
Directed by Neil Pepe
Production Stage Manager: TBD
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, April 21, 2020
First Preview: Wednesday, May 20, 2020
Opening: Monday, June 1, 2020
Closing: Sunday, June 21, 2020 (possible one week extension)
This production will take place at Atlantic Theater Company’s Stage 2, which is an Off-Broadway Category AA contract, and compensation will be at the minimum rate for that contract, which is $650 per week.
SEEKING:

“THE REDEEMERS”

CAL: Male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity.
Does whatever his brother, Wes, says. He was abused by his father as a child. Has night terrors. He is resentful of his youngest brother, Gary Allen.
WES: Male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity.
He is the oldest of the brothers, and the mastermind behind his and Cal’s violence. Also abused by their father.
GARY ALLEN: Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity.
The Sheriff, and the youngest brother. He appears friendly and kind, but is a little too proud of how mature he is. Suffered no abuse from their father as a child, and has prospered more in life than the other two.
“A TOUGH CASE”

CURTIN: Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity.
Classic fast-talking, film-noir private investigator. Isn’t always clear with what he says. Always smarter than his partners, yet insists on having a partner. Has romantic feelings towards Lindy.
BAINES: Male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity.
Well-meaning guy who partners with Curtin to be a P.I. Moronic, to the point where he frequently puts himself in danger and gets injured. Often misunderstands Curtin, but does his best to be a good PI.
THREADGILL: Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.
Scrap metal business owner who does not trust his partner, Brendan Finn. He turns to Curtin for help so he can learn whether or not Finn is committing fraud.
LINDY: Female, 20s-30s, any ethnicity.
Curtin’s assistant, does an excellent job as the secretary. Is having a love affair with Curtin. Calls everything as she sees it.
LUANNE: Female, 30s to 40s, any ethnicity.
Beautiful and charming club singer who is “paid to complain”. Knows a little about the investigation Curtin is looking into.
JOHNNY BRANCO: Male, 30s-50s, any ethnicity.
Owner of a nightclub, which is also a front for gambling. Is open to telling Curtin what he needs to know about the investigation. Calls it like it is to Curtin; asks him why his partners are always morons. Very good businessman.

“AT THE GAZEBO”

CARTER: Male, Late 20s, any ethnicity.
Troubled wanderer, can’t decide if it is better to be away from home or at home, or what home even means, or who he loves. Wants to win Dorothy’s attention.
DOROTHY: Female, early 20s, any ethnicity.
Attractive woman, 5 years younger than Carter. Has no problem speaking her mind, when appropriate. Abides by tradition. Autonomous, happy to take the world at face value. Used to have feelings for Carter.
GADSDEN: Male, 40s-60s, African-American.
Servant to Carter. Spies on Dorothy for Carter, and gets paid for it. Kind towards Carter.

“THE URBANITES”

CABBIE: Male, 40s, any ethnicity.
Perpetually disappointed. Trying to move up the ladder financially. Isn’t intelligent enough or wealthy enough to succeed. Blames his wife for this.
WIFE: Female, 40s, any ethnicity.
Overworked and overtired. Feels like she married an idiot. Definitely smarter than her husband.
JOEY FALCONE: Male, 40s, any ethnicity.
Unintelligent in the way he speaks. Thinks he is great because he’s honest, but is brutally selfish.
STEVE TUDIK: Male 40s, any ethnicity.
Slightly more wealthy and definitely smarter than the cabbie. Moving forward in life, as he has a plan to buy himself a taxi.

“INSIDE TALK”

LOU: Male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity.
Movie producer. Pushy/forceful to get his way. Is a man with big ideas. Sleazy. Has Writer living in his garage, so that he can hang out with young women at the writer’s parties.
EXECUTIVE (JOHN): Male, 50s, any ethnicity.
Executive producer for the film company. Calls things as he sees them, and is successful at his job.
JERRY: Male, 60s-70s, any ethnicity.
Movie producer. A loving Grandfather. He likes his job, and has been doing it for a long time.
WRITER (BRETT AUGENBLICK): Male, 20s, any ethnicity.
Film school kid with crazy ideas. Lives in Lou’s garage.
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MCC Theater 2019-20 Season

Co-Artistic Directors: Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler
Executive Director: Blake West
General Manager: Beth Dembrow
Artistic Producer: Jessica Chase
Expected to Attend (one or more of the following):
Kailee Ayyar (Manager of Artistic Development)
Michela Rodriguez (Artistic Assistant)

All The Natalie Portmans
By C.A. Johnson
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
Susan and Ronald Frankel Theater
Off-Broadway AA, $650/week minimum
Available SM/ASM positions: N/A
Dates:
First Rehearsal: January 7, 2020
Performs: February 6, 2020-March 15, 2020
(Possible Extension Until March 29, 2020)

Seeking
[KEYONNA]
18+ to play 16, Female, African American Smart, Lonely, A Dreamer (CAST)
[SAMUEL]
18, Male, African American. Loyal Working class. Family is central to him. Funny. Good son. Watchful older brother. Giving. High School Dropout, A Fixer. Under more financial pressure due to death to loss of father.
[CHANTEL]
18+ to play 17, Female, African American. Attractive. Emotionally complex. Empathic. But Quick. Leads with looks.
[OVETTA]
Mid 40s, Female, African American. A Hotel Worker, Alcoholic, Haunted by demons. In mourning after her husband’s death. Southern. Funny. A survivor.
[NATALIE PORTMAN]
White, Ageless, The Academy Award Winning Actress (Sort Of) (CAST)
[EPPS]
30’s – 50’s Male, Upstairs Neighbor Landlord, Alcoholic (Heard But Not Seen)
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Nollywood Dreams
By Jocelyn Bioh
Directed by Saheem Ali
Newman Mills Theater
Off-Broadway CC, $867/week minimum
Available SM/ASM positions: N/A
Dates:
First Rehearsal: February 18, 2020
Performs: March 19, 2020-April 26, 2020
(Possible Extension Until May 17, 2020)

Seeking
(All characters are of West African descent and are to be played by Black and/or African actors.)

[AYAMMA OKAFOR]
-20s/early 30s - aspiring Nigerian film actress with raw talent. Works as a travel agent/secretary at her parents' office. She is a big dreamer and hopes for a better life for herself as a famous actress.

[DEDE OKAFOR]
20s/30s - Ayamma's older sister. She works (lazily) at her parents' travel agency. She loves all things pop culture: talk shows, soap operas, and celebrities, she loves it all. Close with Ayamma but also serves as Ayamma's truth serum when need be.

[GBENGA EZIE]
30s - Rising Nigerian film director. Is known to be rich and has studied in America but harbors dangerous secrets to his success.

[WALE OWUSU]
20s /30s - Nigeria's hottest rising star. He is half Ghanaian and half Nigerian. He is constantly being hit on by women but they rarely ever get to know him or his story. Quietly confident.

[FAYLOA OGUNLEYE]
30s - wildly referred to as "The Nigerian Halle Berry with Tina Turner Legs" as she is very beautiful and very sexy. She is pompous and arrogant and will say anything to get her way regardless of how it makes her look. She views Ayamma is her prime competition.

[ADENIKEH]
Late 30s /Early 40s - The Nigerian "Oprah Winfrey"; (as written) this character appears only in recorded segments (director may take liberties.)
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Perry Street
By Lucy Thurber
Directed by Thomas Sadoski
Newman Mills Theater
Off Broadway CC, $867/week minimum
Available SM/ASM positions: N/A
Dates:
First Rehearsal: May 5, 2020
Performs: June 4, 2020-July 12, 2020
(Possible Extension Until August 2, 2020)

Seeking
Phil – 60s. White. Exudes status and eccentricity. (CAST)
Carl – 30s. Polish man of African descent. (CAST)
Maggie – 50s. Beautiful. White. (CAST)
Becca – 20s. Daughter of Phil and Maggie, student at Brown. (CAST)
Annabelle – 30s. Maggie’s girlfriend. A stranger to the world of WASP privilege. (CAST)
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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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