LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL - Triad Stage Auditions

Posted: January 31, 2020

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LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL - GREENSBORO NC EPA

Triad Stage

AUDITION DATE

Sun, Feb 16, 2020
11:00 am - 7:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS

For an appointment, email Keaton Brower, Artistic Apprentice, at keaton@triadstage.org

CONTRACT

LOA 683.00/week

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for the role of BILLY HOLIDAY. The role of JIMMY POWERS has been cast. See breakdown.

All SM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a monologue appropriate to the production. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Triad Stage
232 S Elm St
Greensboro, NC 27401
3rd floor. Upstage Cabaret

PERSONNEL

Producing Artistic Director: Preston Lane
Associate Artistic Director: Sarah Hankins
Director: Donna Baldwin Bradby
Music Director: Matt Reid
Playwright: Lanie Robertson

OTHER DATES

First Rehearsal: April 14, 2020
First Preview: May 3, 2020
Opening: May 8, 2020
Closing: May 24, 2020

OTHER

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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

Billie Holiday (Female, Black, 40s) -- The great jazz singer, Billie Holiday, in the last months of her life as she sings at a small bar in Philadelphia. Throughout the concert, Billie wildly careens from a full-octane passionate performance to utter desperation and loneliness -- a performance that is likely inspired by heroin and alcohol. She is passionate, profane, demanding, and sometimes cruel. Billie honestly recalls major moments and influences from her life with great humor and delight -- oftentimes in contrast to the harsh experiences that she re counts. Billie’s stories leap her in and out of song in a patchwork of experiences and music, exposing both her genius and her despair.

Jimmy Powers - ROLE HAS BEEN CAST - (Male, Black, any age) --Billie’s accompanist and lover, Jimmy tries to support Billie through her performance and follows her lead no matter what detours she may make. Billie reports that he cares for offstage as well as onstage, making sure she has everything she needs -- from fulfilling her contractual obligations to having a fix of heroin. He is often put in the position of having to catch up to Billie when she leaps into a song that he wasn’t expecting. Jimmy knows Billie is the true star of the evening. He will do what he can to make sure that she gives a satisfactory performance tonight and for as many nights as he can make possible, even if that requires supplying a fix. Though largely vocally silent, Jimmy speaks through his piano clearly and eloquently. Requires an actor with strong piano and music skills.


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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