NEW LIGHT THEATER PROJECT - New Light Theater Project Auditions

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New Light Theater Project - NYC EPA

New Light Theater Project

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Dec 10, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

Transition $375/wk plus Health / Pension

SEEKING

Equity actors for roles in Winter/Spring 2020 season productions (See breakdown)

Also seeking PSM and ASM Positions (see separate notice on Casting Call for submission info)

PREPARATION

For the audition, please prepare one contemporary monologue totaling no more than 2 minutes. Bring 1 picture/resume.

LOCATION

Studios 353
353 W 48th St
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036
Studio 4 is holding (2nd floor)

PERSONNEL

Expected to attend:
Producing Director, Michael Aguirre
Artistic Associate, Eleanor Lougee-Heimer

OTHER DATES

Performances are Tuesday thru Sunday. See breakdown for production-specific dates.

OTHER

Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.
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

Show #1

Brecht: Call and Respond - an evening of 3 one acts
Playwrights: Bertolt Brecht, Arlene Hutton, Kristin Idaszak
Director Jerry Heymann
Rehearsals January 13th thru January 24th
Daytime rehearsals (TBD)
Performance venue: Paradise Factory (East Village)
Performances Jan. 30th thru Feb. 15th

The Jewish Wife (by Bertolt Brecht)
The Jewish Wife is a brilliant and chilling look at the way in which the politics of hate seeps into the everyday lives of ordinary people. Judith is a beloved wife, a friend, a bridge player, a housewife, and Jewish. But this chronicle of everyday German life at the dawn of the Nazi regime explores how rel relationships contort and fear and suspicion penetrate every layer of society.

WIFE: To also double as Joy's WIFE in "Self Help in the Anthropocene"
30’s-early 40’s, A prominent housewife nearing the dawn of the Nazi era

HUSBAND: To also double as HENSON in "Sunset Point"
40’s, stoic, traditional

Sunset Point (by Arlene Hutton)
Sunset Point finds recently engaged Rachel and Henson both returning back home to New York after hectic travels from other ends of the country. But before either person can settle in or unpack, a set of papers in the mail cause a fissure between the two. If the past represent a haven to one and anguish to another, can a couple find common ground in the present?
HENSON: 40's or 50's, a best-selling novelist (to double as Husband in "The Jewish Wife")

RACHEL: 30's or 40's, also a writer, his finacee

Self Help in the Anthropocene (by Kristin Idaszak)

JOY: 30's, a woman tidying her house for the first time ever. CAST and ACCEPTED

WIFE: 30's-early 40's, Joy's wife. A geologist. To double as WIFE in "The Jewish Wife"
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Show #2

I Wanna Fuck Like Romeo and Juliet
Playwright Andrew Rincon
Directed by Jesse Jou
Rehearsals: April 22-May 3, 2020
Tech: May 5-8, 2020
Venue: the Siggy at The Flea Theatre
Previews: May 8-12, 2020
Performances: May 13-31, 2020

Note on casting: Until such time as this disclaimer becomes unnecessary, we want to make clear that gender descriptions below are inclusive of actors from all gender identities who can embody these characters.

CUPID –20’s – 30’s. The God of Love. A Latinx woman ready to give up after many years of being disappointed by failures of the loves she creates. A bitter, fierce exterior that hides a great deal of sensitivity. Incredibly heartbroken and tired. Speaks both English and Spanish.

VALENTINE- 20’s – 30’s. The Patron Saint of Love. Appears as any ethnicity, slightly younger than Cupid. Her old lover, he is joyous, a rascal--more of a trickster than a saint. He has an affable energy that hides a serious core.

The LOVERS

BENNY RANDLE- mid 20’s. Black and queer, Benny avoids the difficult questions by putting on a façade of ridiculousness and fabulousness. He is intuitive, flighty, and emotionally messy, but proves to have a reliable and strong heart. Lover to Alejandro. Role requires nudity onstage.

ALEJANDRO DIAZ- mid 30’s. Latinx and queer, Alejandro runs from anything that can hurt him. Slightly pessimistic, sensible almost to a fault, and as steady as water and just as stubborn, he has a lonely soul that craves connection. Lover to Benny. Role requires nudity onstage. Speaks both English and Spanish.

The DENTAL HYGIENIST

BETTI- in her 30’s. A woman of color (character is any ethnicity but white), Betti is the child of immigrants and a dental hygienist. Incredibly sad, incredibly eager, she has an innocent spirit that is hungry for companionship and meaning. She is looking for something new in her life.
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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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