NATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE 2019 - Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center Auditions

Posted: May 2, 2019

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National Playwrights Conference 2019 - NYC EPA
Eugene O'Neill Theater Center

AUDITION DATE
Thu, May 16, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 12:30 to 1:30

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $556.80/week

SEEKING
Equity actors of all ethnicities for various roles in the 2019 Playwrights Conference. See breakdown.

SM information TBD

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue. Please bring two copies of your picture/resume, each stapled together.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Caperelliotis Casting, Casting for the National Playwrights Conference (Casting Director in attendance still TBD)

OTHER DATES
The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center presents staged readings of eight new plays during the National Playwrights Conference - each play is in residence for one week between June 29 and July 27, 2019.

OTHER
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
National Playwrights Conference 2019

NPC 1 | DEATH OF THE REPUBLIC
Travel Dates: July 1 - July 5
NPC 2 | THE HUMANITIES
Travel Dates: June 29 - July 7

JONAS SOREL, 33, M, Black/Haitian
PhD, Assistant Professor

MARTIN HONNAGER, 50's, M, White/American
PhD, Professor and Chair

MARGOT RÊNAL, 40, F, White/European
MFA, Professor of Practice

MILTA REYES, 30's, F, Latinx/American
PhD, Associate Professor

CAROLE LIN, 40's, F, Chinese/American
JD, PhD, Dean of the College

LUKA JARRY, 29, M, White/American
ABD, Cultural Critic

HAMPTON WALKER, 22, M, Black/American
Senior

JENNIFER "XANDER" ANDERSON, 21, NB, White/American
Senior

ANTHONY JACKSON, 30's, M, Black or Latinx/American

[Xander could be double-cast with Luka, Anthony with Jonas, and Carole with Margot]
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NPC 3| it's not a trip it's a journey
Travel Dates: July 4 - July 12

june: this is her idea. she needs the journey. she says it is because of holes, but it is probably also something else. it definitely is. she/her/hers

frankie: everyone thinks she has it together, but knows she doesn’t. wants to feel like she is driving her own life so. she/her/hers

rain: her ex called her a sad person before he left and it’s been a thing for her and she is tired of letting his words define her, but mostly she doesn’t want to be alone in her apartment and hopes that this will fast forward the grieving process. she/her/hers.

willie: wishes they could express themselves more in front of their friends, but the friends think they have it all together and have a great sense of self which is true but also not true. they/them/theirs. Actors who are trans femme are strongly encouragedto audition.

All are in their 30s.

All identify as black. Actors of a variety of backgrounds, skin tones, hairstyles, body types, etc. are encouraged to audition
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NPC 4 | TENDER AGE
Travel Dates:July 6 - July 14
The Guard - Latinx male in his late 20's-early 30’s.
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NPC 5 | ANTIGONES
Travel Dates:
July 11 - July 19
Antigone – early 20s-early 30s (female)
Chorus/Eurydice – 50s-60s (female)
Creon – 50s-60s (male)
Cop 1 – the cops should all have thick Boston/Southie accents. Late 20s-late 30s.
Cop 2
Cop 3
Ismene – 20s-30s (female)
Haemon – 20s-30s (male)
Proprieter – the manager of an illegal clinic (a woman playing a man with a tough guy accent) – 30s/40s
Achilles – 20s-30s (male)
Palace Guard – any age, any gender

*Many of the roles can be doubled—the play can be performed with a minimum of SEVEN actors.
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NPC 6 | BLACK DICK
Travel Dates:
July 13 - July 21

2 M / 2 W
DETECTIVE JAMES FLOOD, BLACK 40ish.

DETECTIVE DEMARCO TAVIS, BLACK, 33.

HOPE DARREN, WHITE, 14.

STEPHANIE, WHITE, ... also plays:
...DARREN, Hope's mom. 30ish.
...WAITRESS, Denny's waitress. 25.
...VILLANOVA, baby mama. 18.
...FISH WRANGLER, fish store clerk. 27.
...BLAKEMOORE-HIGGS, reporter. 30ish.

VERA, an unseen, unheard, black woman.
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NPC 7 | UNTITLED F*CK M*SS S**GON PLAY
Travel Dates:
July 18 - July 26
KIM. Female. Asian American. Early 20s

ROSIE/CIO-CIO. Female. Asian American. 40s-50s

AFI/GORO. Male. Asian American. 20s-30s.

CLARK. Male. White. 20s-early 30s.

EVELYN/RICHARDS. Female. White. 20s-early 30s.

NARRATOR/BRENDA. Female. Person of color. 30s.
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NPC 8 | WINTER PEOPLE
Travel Dates:
July 20 - July 28
5W/NB
Winter People requires five actors.
Each family is played by a single actor.
This double-casting is integral to the play.

Heritage is everything, here, or has been.

TAYLOR, W, 18, Black – also plays LYNN, W, 40s (mother) and NATASHA, W, 30s (aunt)

CLAUDIA, W, 18, Latinx (Salvadoran American) – also plays RAÚL, M, 40s (father) and PATRICIA, W, 40s (mother)

HALEY, W, 18, white – also plays SUE, W, 30s (mother) and SHAUN, M, 30s (cousin)

RAVEN, W, 20, Native American (Shinnecock) – also plays JASON, M, 40s (father)

CAT, W, 18, white – also plays ROB, M, 20s (cousin) and LUKE, M, 20s (cousin)

A Note on Casting

I am interested in seeing this script developed with a cast of five young women (and/or non-binary folks). The script calls for each actor to perform different genders and ages throughout the play, so many casting possibilities exist. But the young female characters are the unifying factor of the play.


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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