OLNEY THEATRE CENTER 2019-20 SEASON - Olney Theatre Corporation Auditions

Posted: December 13, 2018

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Olney Theatre Center 2019-20 - NYC EPA
Olney Theatre Corporation

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Dec 27, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

Fri, Dec 28, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
COST Tier 1; 712/wk

SEEKING
Equity Actors for Olney's 2019-2020 Season. See breakdown.

Also seeking Stage Managers for each production and 3 ASMs. See separate notice on Casting Call for info

PREPARATION
Please prepare a monologue no longer than two minutes or two contrasting monologues under one minute each. Auditions should not exceed 2 minutes. And lastly, please bring a copy of your headshot and resume.

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

PERSONNEL
In attendance at EPA: Jenna Duncan - Associate Artistic Director
Olney Artistic Staff:
Artistic Director: Jason Loewith
Sr. Associate Artistic Director: Jason King Jones
Associate Artistic Director/Director of Musical Theatre: Christopher Youstra
Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director: Jenna Duncan

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
Olney Theatre Center 2019-2020 Season PLAYS
Olney Theatre Center is committed to hiring actors who reflect the diversity our world; actors of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to audition.
THE ROYALE:
By: Marco Ramirez
Performance Space: Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Director: Paige Hernandez
Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: September 3, 2019
Tech Begins: September 20, 2019
Previews Begin: September 25, 2019
Opening: September 28, 2019
Closing: October 27, 2019
Possible Extension Through: November 3, 2019

Synopsis:
Set in the early 1900’s, THE ROYALE follows the story of Jay Jackson -- the Negro Heavyweight Champion -- as he strives to become the heavyweight champion of the world. After challenging the current white titleholder, a highly publicized fight begins to unfold, spilling into the world outside of the ring. Fearing that this fight will affect much more than his career, Jay’s sister visits him and attempts to convince him to sabotage the fight. Jay must make a decision between advancing his career or putting the ones he love ones at risk.
Character Breakdown:

JAY: The Negro Heavyweight Champion. Late 20’s/early 30s

WYNTON: Jay’s trainer. 50’s.

NINA: Jay’s fierce big sister. 30’s.

FISH: An amateur boxer. 18.

MAX: A fight promoter and referee. White. 40s.
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THE HUMANS
By: Stephen Karam
Performance Space: Mainstage
Director: Kimberly Senior
Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: January 3, 2020
Tech Begins: January 24, 2020
Previews Begin: January 29, 2020
Opening: February 1, 2020
Closing: March 3, 2020
Possible Extension Through: March 8, 2020
Synopsis:
THE HUMANS follows the Blake family as they navigate the conflicts that arise when they gather together for Thanksgiving. Erik, his wife, Deirdre, and his aging mother travel from suburban Pennsylvania to Manhattan to visit their youngest daughter, Brigid, and her boyfriend at their new apartment. Aimee, Brigid’s older sister, joins them for a weekend where the Blake family is forced to confront issues of family illness, aging, and the reality that children don't always grow up to meet the expectations of their parents.

Character Breakdown:

ERIK BLAKE: Sixty

DEIRDRE BLAKE: Erik’s wife, sixty-one

AIMEE BLAKE: Oldest daughter of Erik and Deirdre, thirty-four

BRIGID BLAKE: Youngest daughter of Erik and Deirdre, twenty-six

“MOMO” BLAKE: Erik’s mother, seventy-nine

RICHARD SAAD: Brigid’s boyfriend, thirty-eight
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THE AMATEURS
By: Jordan Harrison
Director: Jason King Jones
Performance Space: Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab
Important Dates
Rehearsals Begin: February 4, 2020 (or February 11, 2020)
Tech Begins: February 28, 2020
Previews Begin: March 4, 2020
Opening: March 7, 2020
Closing: April 5, 2020
Possible Extension Through: April 12, 2020
Synopsis:
Set during the genesis of the Black Plague, THE AMATEURS follows a troupe of actors as they tour their morality play about Noah and the flood. After the appearance of an unexpected visitor (the playwright!), the actor playing Noah’s wife discovers that she in fact doesn’t want her character to board the ark. This throws the entirety of the company into a frenzy that is only worsened as the plague continues to spread. THE AMATEURS draws connections between the Black Plague and the AIDs epidemic, while examining how creativity finds a way to emerge amidst tragedy.

Character Breakdown:

LARKING: He plays God

BROM: He plays Noah

HOLLIS: She plays Noah’s Wife

RONA: She plays Shem and Shem’s Wife

GREGORY: A set designer, who also plays the PLAYWRIGHT

THE PHYSIC: Also, plays HENRY’S APPARITION

ABOUT OLNEY THEATRE CENTER:
Located ten miles north of Washington, DC in arts-rich Montgomery County, Maryland, Olney Theatre Center is a $6M/year professional regional theater offering nine member productions annually in four spaces on its fourteen-acre campus. Founded in 1938 as a summer stock company on the Straw Hat circuit like Westport Playhouse and Williamstown, the company turned professional and year-round in the 90s, but not before hosting some of the theater's most extraordinary performers: Tallulah Bankhead, Helen Hayes, Sir Ian McKellen, Tandy & Cronyn, Olivia de Havilland, and many more stars of stage and screen have trod the boards. With a more recent turn towards new work, creatives with Tony Awards, OBIEs, and MacArthur Genius Grants have premiered their work here, like Moises Kaufman and Sergio Trujillo, among others. Along with Baltimore's Centerstage, Olney Theatre Center is one of Maryland's two state-designated theaters.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director Jason Loewith since 2013, the theater's artistic reinvigoration has been noted by The Washington Post, Washingtonian and many others; his first production at the theater, A Chorus Line, garnered the Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Resident Musical in 2014; in the world of new plays, his production of Andrew Hinderaker’s COLOSSAL won Best New Play in 2015, and the theater was nominated for twelve nominations for 2016. Loewith is best known as the Lucille Lortel Award-winning librettist of Adding Machine: A Musical.



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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