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METROPOLITAN PLAYHOUSE 2015-16 SEASON - Metropolitan Playhouse Auditions

Posted: September 11, 2015

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Metropolitan Playhouse 15-16 Season - NYC EPAs

Metropolitan Playhouse | New York, NY

Date of Audition:
9/23 and 9/24/2015




Call Type
Equity Principal

Time(s)
Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2015

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2015
10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Contract
Showcase-NY
Seasonal Showcase; $550 total stipend/show

Location
Metropolitan Playhouse
220A East 4th Street (Between Aves. A & B)
New York, NY 10009
Enter at door marked


Seeking
Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming season shows.

See breakdown.

Preparation
Prepare 2 contrasting monologues: 1 classical and 1 contemporary.

Total audition time should not exceed 2 minutes.

Bring picture and resume.

Personnel
Alex Roe , Artistic Director
· EPA Rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

2015-16 SEASON:

Show 1
ALISON'S HOUSE
Dates: November 13 – December 13, 2015

1930 Pulitzer Prize Winner by Susan Glaspell about conflicting hopes for preserving the legacy of a famous ancestor

Seeking:

ANN LESLIE
Sharp, inquititive, but gentle woman in her early 20's

RICHARD KNOWLES
Energetic, sensitive reporter cum poet, mid 20's

TED STANHOPE
Impetuous college student, eager to define himself in his own terms early 20's

LOUISE
Decisive, practical and impatient steward of family home, 40's

FATHER
Accomplished man of business, tolerant and understanding, and somewhat weary pater familias - 60'

EBEN
Soulful and bemused brother in a family that lives under the weight of a literary legacy - 30's

ELSA
Black sheep of a family, defiant and contrite both for having shamed her conservative relatives - 30

AGATHA
Anxious and protective defender of family secrets, living in her own world 60's

HODGES
Sharply grasping and ambitious real estate speculator, coarse and money driven, 40's

MRS. HODGES
Prosaic woman, driven by status and acquisition, 40's

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Show 2
WALK HARD (Pending rights approval)
by Abram Hill (1944)
Dates: February 19 to March 20, 2016

An idealistic young African American man rises through the boxing ranks, battling both his opponents and Jim Crow. An important play from one of the founders of the American Negro Theatre.

Seeking:

ANDY WHITMAN
Early 20s, African American. Full-shouldered, idealistic boxer with a hair-trigger temper.

MACK JEFFRIS
40s-50s, Caucasian. Gruff, third tier boxing manager who takes on Andy as a fighter.

BOBBY
20s, Caucasian. Will play various young man roles.

MR. BERRY/ CHARLIE/GEORGE
40s-50s, African American. Will play multiple roles including Andy’s father.

LOU FOSTER
40s-50s. Caucasian. Sinister, racist manager. Runs the whole East Coast boxing game.

HAPPY
30s-40s, African American. Veteran corner man who thinks it’s best to play along with the system.

MICKEY
30s, Caucasian. Past his prime as a boxer. Has an axe to grind with Lou.

LARRY BATCHELO
20s-30s, Caucasian. Heavyweight champ. An eye for the ladies and a good time. Takes Andy under his wing.

BECKY
50s-60s, African American. Andy’s granny, afiery old woman in her sixties but whose energy might rate her in her forties.

AUNT SUSIE
40s, African American. Self-cneterered, airish and impetuous. Former show girl, etc. Now looking to settle down to quiet country living.

RUTH LAWSON
early 20s, African American. Obviously vivacious, romantic with a sparkling personality underneath which a deep seated streak of wisdom occasionally flashes through.

DOROTHY/SADIE
20s-30s. Caucasian. Two “glamour girls”

LADY FRIEND
20s-30s. Caucasian. Lou’s girlfriend, who’s about had it with him.

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Show 2 Alternate Production if rights above are not secured

SAG HARBOR
by James Herne (1899)

A story of love come late in life to a solid member of a small community.
Runs February 19 to March 20, 2016

Seeking:

WILLIAM TURNER
agent for the steamer, "Antelope." Practical, spry, sharp businessman and a little querulous 70's

BEN TURNER
a boat builder, cheery, big hearted, hale working man 40.

FRANK TURNER
seaman in U. S. N. , cheery, stalward, energetic and hopeful. 20's

CAP'N DAN MARBLE
owner of the sloop "Kacy"; scalloping and pleasure boat. Modest, good humored, hearty, but shy working man. Mid-50s

FREEMAN WHITMARSH
house, sign and ornamental painter and glazier. Leads the choir. Awkward and reserved, 20's

MRS. JOHN RUSSELL
a widow, cheery and vital woman with a lust for life and those living it. 70's

ELIZABETH ANNE TURNER
unmarried sister of a prominent citizen, Good hearted and no nonsense. 45

MARTHA REESE
an orphan, sweet and ingenuous manner, but no fool. 20's

JANE CAULDWELL
of Bridgehampton, a music teacher . Poised, charming, and common sensical. 20's

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Show 3
THE FALL OF BRITICH TYRANNY
by James Lecock (1776)
Dates: May 27 to June 26, 2016

A broad allegory of the American Revolution, written in 1776. Actors will play multiple parts. Seeking actors of all physical types and abilities, gender identification, and ethnic background.

Seeking various roles, including:

LORD PARAMOUNT, LORD MOCKLAW, LORD HYPOCRITE, LORD POLTRON, LORD CATSPAW, LORD WISDOM, LORD RELIGION, LORD JUSTICE, LORD PATRIOT, BOLD IRISHMAN, JUDAS, CHARLEY, BRAZEN, COLONEL, LORD BOSTON, ADMIRAL TOMBSTONE, ELBOW ROOM, MR. CAPER, LORD KIDNAPPER, GENERAL WASHINGTON, GENERAL LEE, GENERAL PUTNAM.

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Also seekig for

ALPHABET CITY XII
Performance Dates: April 11 – May 1, 2016

6 new solo performances celebrating the lives of East Village residents. Based on interviews with our neighbors, and told entirely in their own words.
6 Actors to interview residents of Alphabet City and write and perform monologues based on those interviews.

EAST VILLAGE CHRONICLES, Volume 12
Performance Dates: April 11 – May 1, 2016

8 new plays inspired by the life and history of the East Village.
5 men to play multiple roles, all ethnicities, ages 20 – 60
5 women to play multiple roles, all ethnicities, ages 20 – 60


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