IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY - Arkansas Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: August 15, 2019

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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A RADIO PLAY - NYC Appointments

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

CONTRACT
LOA Ref. to LORT; Weekly Minimum $592

SEEKING
A diverse company of AEA actors.

INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, email (or mail) picture and resume asap. Make sure to indicate you are submitting for an NYC appointment
Deadline: Fri, Aug 23, 2019

SUBMIT TO
pmensky@therep.org
Peter Mensky, Casting Director
Arkansas Repertory Theatre
601 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

PERSONNEL
Joe Landry, Playwright
Giovanna Sardelli, Director
Will Trice, Executive Artistic Director
Peter Mensky, Casting Director

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: November 12, 2019
Opening: December 6, 2019
Closing: December 29, 2019

OTHER
This is a period piece so all actors must have an understanding of the vocal style at the time and also be able to come across as completely believable people. People you feel you have in your town right now.
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 submit.

BREAKDOWN
JAKE LAURENTS
Male - 20s-30s, any ethnicity - plays George Bailey and Young George. Dare I say it, a Jimmy Stewart-type. When we meet him, he is an ambitious young man filled with ambition and dreams. Ready for adventure. When we later meet George Bailey, he’s crumbling under the pressures of providing for his family and his town. He is quick to anger and desperate – desperate enough to think the world is better off without him. Kind at heart. Truly a good man.

FREDDIE FILMORE
Male - 30s-50s, any ethnicity - plays Announcer, Mr. Gower, Henry F. Potter, Uncle Billy Bailey, Joseph, Ernie, Pete Bailey, Mr. Bailey, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Man, Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, Cop. Very versatile actor. Must be able to embody and vocally present as the smug, self-righteous Potter and the bumbling Uncle Billy. Must be transformational and be able to vocalize many different characters – pretty much the entire town.

SALLY APPLEWHITE
Female - 20s-30s, any ethnicity - plays Mary Hatch and Young Mary. She is a strong, kind, loving woman. Loves her husband and her family. She is juggling everything at the holiday time because her husband is distracted with work issues.

LANA SHERWOOD
Female - 30s-40s, any ethnicity - plays Violet Black, Young Violet, Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth Dakin Bailey, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Schultz, Zuzu Bailey, Janie Bailey, Sadie Vance. Must believable be able to play/voice young, Zuzu, our Violet as we meet her and Violet if her life didn’t quite turn out the way she hoped. Must be incredibly versatile and transformative. Able to voice all the ladies of the town.

HARRY "JAZZBO" HEYWOOD
Male - 30s-40s, any ethnicity - Radio performer, plays Harry Bailey, Young Harry, Bert the Cop, Clarence Oddbody, Sam Wainwright, Giuseppe Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie, Man, Horace the teller, Mr. Welch, Tommy Bailey, Sheriff. The heart of this track is the loveble, slightly bumbling Clarence Oddbody, and angel out of time and place. Also must be able to handle Italian dialect, and be very versatile and transformative. Large vocal range – and able to handle a variety of characters.
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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 submit.

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