JUST ONE - Transport Group Auditions

Posted: May 30, 2019

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JUST ONE - NYC EPA

Transport Group

AUDITION DATES
Wed, Jun 12, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30-2:30 pm

Thu, Jun 13, 2019**
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

Fri, Jun 14, 2019**
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

CONTRACT
Off Broadway $623/week plus pension and health (Category 2)

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in JUST ONE (see breakdown).

PREPARATION
Please prepare a short song with a jazz feel and a short dramatic monologue.

LOCATIONS
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
Studio 1205

**6/13 & 6/14 Location:
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Director: Jack Cummings III
Producer: Transport Group
Casting Director: Nora Brennan Casting
Artistic Director: Jack Cummings III,
Executive Director: Lori Fineman
Gregg Wiggans, Associate Director (expected to attend)

OTHER DATES
Dates: September 23 - November 23, 2019
Venue: The Duke on 42nd Street, 229 West 42nd St
Rehearsals begin September 23
Previews begin on or around October 25
Opens on or around November 7
Closes November 23

OTHER
Production Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager are both available.
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
JUST ONE
A play with music in two Acts, each Act is a one person monologue, interwoven with song and spoken text.
Each actor will need exceptional stage presence to sustain his or her part in solo performance for an entire act.

Part 1 – "Just One Q"
Libretto by Ellen Fitzhugh
Music by Ted Shen
ACT ONE: Broadbend, Arkansas, 1961. An African-American orderly, Benny, at a white nursing home, is caught up in a struggle to meet the demands of his job, including keeping the peace between two humorously combative white women, while also raising his two-year-old twin daughters on his own.
Part 2 – "Ruby"
Libretto by Harrison David Rivers
Music and additional lyrics by Ted Shen
ACT TWO: Broadbend, Arkansas, 1989. An African-American Walmart clerk, Ruby, having been orphaned and adopted by a white woman following the racially profiled police killing of her father in 1961, now struggles to raise her 15-year-old son on her own and to comprehend their place in an oppressive society.

BENNY: male, 30s or 40s. African American. Strong actor and strong singer. Perceptive storyteller. Strong yet sensitive. A sense of humor. A survivor.
High baritone. Able to sing jazz and swing.
RUBY: female, 30s. African American. Strong actor and strong singer. Benny’s grown daughter. A mother, caring. Searching for answers. Vulnerable yet strong.
Mezzo soprano, not above the staff. Able to sing jazz and swing.


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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