NEW JERSEY REPERTORY 2020 SEASON - New Jersey Repertory Auditions

Posted: October 26, 2019

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New Jersey Repertory 2020 Season - Long Branch NJ EPA

New Jersey Repertory Company


Mon, Nov 11, 2019
10:00 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:00-1:30 pm


For audition appointment email Phone calls not accepted - except on Friday, November 8 from noon to 5:00 PM 732-229-3166.


SPT SPT Tier 4: $392 through June 2020, after which rate will be determined. Plus Health/Pension and Housing for out-of-town actors.


Equity actors for roles in 2020 season. (See breakdown.)


For the audition please prepare 2 contemporary, contrasting monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes. Bring 2 pictures/resumes.


West End Arts Center
132 West End Avenue
Long Branch, NJ 07740


Expected to attend:
Artistic Director: SuzAnne Barabas
Director: Evan Bergman
Literary Manager: Joel Stone
Playwright: Christopher Daftsios
others to be determined


Performances are Thursdays, Fridays at 8pm; Saturdays at 3pm & 8pm; Sundays at 2pm. See breakdown for production-specific dates.


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.


2020 – 2021 Schedule – NJ REP MAINSTAGE

BONE ON BONE(World Premiere)
Playwright Marylou DiPietro; Director M. Graham Smith
Rehearsals begin on or about December 17, 2019
Performances January 9 – February 9, 2020
When Linda, a 59-year-old artist, reunites with her mentor after 20 years, her world is turned upside down and she is forced to choose between her 35-year marriage to her New York lawyer husband and the life she always dreamt of having.
LINDA: Attractive 59-year-old artist who looks at least five years younger – CAST and ACCEPTED.
JONATHAN: Sixty year old lawyer and husband of Linda – CAST and ACCEPTED

THE PROMOTION(World Premiere)
Playwright Joe Giovannetti; Director Evan Bergman
Rehearsals begin on or about February 11, 2020
Performances March 5 – April 5, 2020
Trish and Josh are coworkers, good friends…and very competitive! When they're both offered the same promotion, they're pushed to see just how far they're willing to go to get ahead. Sabotage, backstabbing, and deception are all used in order to gain an advantage. Things grow dark when sexism and racism are introduced into the mix. This is a smart and sharply observed human comedy.
TRISH: African-American woman, early 30’s. Plays her cards close to the vest. First person in her immediate family to go to college. Smart, capable, driven. Secretly lonely.
JOSH: White male, early 30’s. Pretty much an open book. Wasn’t in a frat, but most of his friends were. Smart, enthusiastic, works just hard enough. Secretly angry.
LOIS: African-American woman, 50’s. She’s seen it all and she’s tired of it all. Doesn’t trust anyone completely.
BUCHANAN: White male, 60’s. A successful businessman. Sharp. Can be a bit of a rascal.

THE FOREST(World Premiere)
Playwright Lia Romeo; Director SuzAnne Barabas
Rehearsals begin on or about April 14, 2020
Performances May 7 – June 7, 2020
Juliet is losing her marriage. Her mother Pam is losing her memory. And there's a mysterious forest growing in and around their living room. Is it any wonder Juliet starts sleeping with one of her high school students? Or that Pam develops a crush on her male caregiver? This is a play about weird love and what to do when there aren't any right answers.
PAM: 60s, smart, stubborn, independent, slowly losing her memory – CAST and ACCEPTED
JULIET: 40, smart, caring, very unhappy – CAST and ACCEPTED
ANDREW: 17, sweet, a bit of a nerd, has the weight of the world on his shoulders – CAST and ACCEPTED
MIGUEL: 40s, friendly, empathic, a former actor – CAST AND ACCEPTED

VIVIE(World Premiere)
Playwright Lee Blessing; Director Evan Bergman
First rehearsal on or about June 16, 2020
Performances July 9 – August 9, 2020
Vivie is a genuine clairvoyant and, much to the dismay of her mob-connected family, is operating a fortune-telling business from her new home. She meets Hazel, a local 18-year-old student who interviews her for a school project. While Vivie openly talks about her gift of clairvoyance, she winds up breaking her family’s ‘Code of Silence’.
VIVIE: 60 or so – CAST and ACCEPTED
BEENO: a year or two older than Vivie – CAST and ACCEPTED

CIRCUS DREAMS(World Premiere)
Playwright Christopher Daftsios; Director Sarah Norris
First rehearsal on or about August 11, 2020
Performances August 27 – September 27, 2020
Two men sit on a frozen lake, ice fishing... without hooks. One begins to sing a George Michael song, setting off a debate about life, love and circus fantasies. Through unimaginable tragedy and a series of random events, a simple accountant from Somewhere, Minnesota is thrust onto a stage in Washington D.C. to be a voice of hope for millions in the LGBTQ community.
BUTCH: Native Minnesotan. Accountant. 40 – CAST and ACCEPTED
ANDREAS: Native Minnesotan. Pharmaceutical Chemist. First Generation Greek American. 42
MRS. BELL: Native Minnesotan. Housewife. Deeply religious. 60s-70s
GUS: Greek immigrant and restaurant owner. Big, warm personality, fast talking, no edit button. 60s-70s

ALABASTER(NNPN World Premiere)
Playwright Audrey Cefaly; Director SuzAnne Barabas
First rehearsal on or about September 29, 2020
Performances October 15 – November 15, 2020
A darkly comic southern drama about love, art, and the power of women. This heart-wrenching story of a reclusive Alabama folk artist won the David Calicchio Emerging American Playwright Prize. After a tornado barrels through town, leaving nothing but death and destruction, only June and her pet goat Weezy live to tell the tale. When a prominent photographer visits to take pictures of June’s scars, both are forced to reconcile the pain of loss and recovery. This all-female drama explores the meaning and purpose of art and the struggle of the lost and tortured souls that seek to create it.
ALICE: a photographer
JUNE: a folk artist
WEEZY: a goat
BIB: a very old goat

Playwright James Hindman; Director SuzAnne Barabas
Rehearsals TBD
Performances December 31, 2020 – January 31, 2021

Theatre’s statement: Age is not as important as the spirit of the actor. We are looking for actors who embody the sense of youth or age needed for each role. Non-traditional casting is encouraged, and actors of color, seniors and performers with disabilities are encouraged to audition for all the plays.

Plays and dates subject to change.

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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