LONG WHARF THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON - Connecticut Players Foundation Auditions

Posted: May 11, 2019

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Long Wharf Theatre 2019-20 Season - New Haven, CT EPA
Connecticut Players Foundation

AUDITION DATE
Fri, May 24, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS
Please contact Long Wharf Theatre Box Office to schedule appointment, (203) 787-4282, M-F 10am-5pm

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT C & D; $873 + $696 / week minimum

SEEKING
Actors for Long Wharf Theatre's 2018 - 2019 season. Local New Haven area actors are strongly encourage to audition.
Long Wharf Theatre as a general rule does not employ understudies.

Some SM positions available. See separate notice on Casting Call for info.

PREPARATION
1) 1 verse and 1 contemporary monologue. No more than 3 minutes total.
OR
2) 1 contemporary monologue and 16 bars of music. No more than 3 minutes total.

Please bring sheet music; a piano accompanist with be provided.
Bring 2 copies of picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Long Wharf Theatre
222 Sargent Dr
New Haven, CT 06511-5919

PERSONNEL
In attendance: Jacob Padrón, Artistic Director; Emily Goeler, Artistic & Management Associate; Charlie Owens, Company Manager (auditing)

OTHER
Long Wharf Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer recognizes the need for expanding the participation of ethnic minorities (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Native American), women Actors and Actors with disabilities in their artistic process and will make an effort to cast these individuals in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane.
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
Long Wharf Theatre 2019-2020 Season:
ON THE GROUNDS OF BELONGING
Written by: Ricardo Pérez González
Director: David Mendizábal
First Rehearsal: September 10, 2019
Runs October 9, 2019 – November 3, 2019

RUSSELL MONTGOMERY: *already cast

seeking
THOMAS ASTON: Caucasian, M, mid to late 20s. Poetic scientist with an appreciation for beauty and a talent for lock picking.

HENRY STANFIELD: African American, M, mid to late 20s. A sexual being you might call promiscuous. He would prefer you call him generous.

HUGH WILLIAMS: African American, M, late 60s. Living history, consummate survivalist, dirty in all the right ways for a man his age.

TANYA STARR: African American, F, early 40s. A straightforward, straight talking jazz singer with the wisdom to cut through the bullshit and serve it to you on a plate.

MOONEY FITZPATRICK: White American, M, late 60s. Runs the Red Room. Well-meaning in the most dangerous of ways.
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
Written by Kate Hamill
Directed by TBD
First Rehearsal: October 29, 2019
Runs November 27, 2019 – December 22, 2019

seeking
JANE - Late 20s/ early 30s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing. May be doubled with MISS DE BOURGH.

LIZZY - A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgment. Not especially beautiful.

LYDIA - 14. The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping. May be doubled with Lady C.

CHARLOTTE LUCAS - Same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor. May be doubled with Mr. Bennet.

LADY CATHERINE - Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant. May double with Lydia.

MISS DE BOURGH - Lady Catherine’s daughter; a gremlin. May double with Jane.

MR. DARCY - Late 30s-40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control
and good judgment.

MR. BINGLEY - Late 30s-40s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy’s particular friend. Almost literally a dog. May double with Mary.

MR. COLLINS - A pedantic, obtuse man. Rector to Lady Catherine. May double with Wickham/ Miss Bingley.
WICKHAM - An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Raised with Darcy. May double with Collins / Miss Bingley.

MRS. BENNET - The matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper. Hypochondriac. The business of her life is to get her daughters married.

MR. BENNET - The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Disappointed in marriage. May double with Charlotte.

MARY - The third Bennet girl. Bit of a monster; prone to pendanticism and sulking. May double with Bingley. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world.

MISS BINGLEY - A very rich young woman. Fancies herself witty. May be doubled with Wickham/ Collins.
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I AM MY OWN WIFE
Written by Doug Wright
Directed by Rebecca Martinez
First Rehearsal: January 7, 2020
Runs February 5, 2020 – March 1, 2020

SEEKING A SINGLE ACTOR:
A single actor performs all of the roles in the play. Distinctions between characters are made by changes in the tonal quality and pitch of the actor’s voice, and through his stance, his posture, and his repository of gestures. He glides fluidly from one personality to the next. Often his transformations are accomplished with lightning speed and minimal suggestion – a raised eyebrow, for example, or an unexpected smile.
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THE CHINESE LADY
Written by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Ralph Peña
First Rehearsal: February 18, 2020
Runs March 18 2020 – April 12, 2020 (possible extension to April 19, 2020)

AFONG MOY: *already cast

ATUNG: *already cast
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THE GREAT LEAP
Written by Lauren Yee
Directed by Madeline Sayet
First Rehearsal: April 7, 2020
Runs May 6, 2020 – May 31, 2020

seeking
MANFORD: 17, male, Chinese American. intense, scrappy, runs into trouble, attacks the rim, with a ruthless crossover. not tall. more Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin.

CONNIE: 25, female, Chinese American, Manford’s cousin and UC Berkeley grad student. level-headed, big picture. A Chris Paul/Klay Thompson type.

WEN CHANG: 43, male, Chinese, coach of Beijing university’s men’s basketball team. observant, efficient. favors three pointers over aggressive inside shots. Tim Duncan would appreciate his energy. (his English is formal, but relatively unaccented.)

SAUL: 52, male, Jewish, coach of university of San Francisco’s men’s basketball team. a shit-talking, shotblocking, washed up Larry Bird.
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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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