OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2020 - Oregon Shakespeare Festival Auditions

Posted: August 8, 2019

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Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2020 - CHICAGO EPA

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Aug 21, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (CDT)

APPOINTMENTS
Members may sign up through the Member Portal on 8/14/19 @ 12:00pm

CONTRACT
LORT Rep LORT B+ 1064 Per week minimum

SEEKING
2020 company members

PREPARATION
Please prepare two brief contrasting monologues: one Shakespeare and one contemporary. Those who wish to sing may replace a monologue with a short song. NO MORE THAN 3 MINUTES TOTAL. If you plan to sing, please bring sheet music--accompanist provided may not transpose. Please bring one p&r stapled

LOCATION
Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661
DIAL 011 FOR ENTRY

PERSONNEL
Joy Dickson--Casting Director

OTHER DATES
See Breakdown

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
OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2020 SEASON EPA
Seeking actors and for a few available roles in OSF?s 2020 season.
NOTE: Most roles in the season have been cast.
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A Midsummer Night?s Dream by William Shakespeare
Directed by Joseph Haj
First rehearsal 1/14/20
Opens: 3/6/20
Closes: 11/1/20
All roles will be understudied No available roles
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Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice Based on the novel Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Lavina Jadhwani
First rehearsal 1/14/20
Opens: 3/7/20
Closes: 11/1/20
All roles will be understudied
MOLLY— womanof color, 20s. An orphan, “insatiably curious, insufferably bright, and pretty much friendless at school.” Something of a know-it-all. Strong moral compass. Loves all God's little creatures. Dreams of flying and of being a starcatcher (right now she's still an apprentice). A natural leader, eager to start pulling her weight. A world class swimmer, runs fast, knows martial arts. She is as passionate as she is fearless. Strong comedic timing. Strong singer—high belt soprano.
**MOLLY runs in rep with MIRANDA in The Tempest:
MIRANDA—woman of color, 20s. Naïve, intelligent, idealistic, sincere. Sees the good in people but won't back down from a fight.
MRS. BUMBRAKE** — Asian female, 30-ish. Molly's nanny, entrusted with providing her “the essentials of young womanhood,” British to the bone; very flirtatious, very seasick. Can turn a phrase and then some. Also plays Teacher, #. c. once a scotch salmon, now mermaid who gives Peter wisdom and a last name (and his first taste of starstuff). Must be a strong singer—legit soprano.
**MRS. BUMBRAKE runs in rep with TONG in Poor Yella Rednecks:
TONG — Asian female, 20s-30s. Playwright?s mother. Beautiful, sexy and physically confident. Foul mouthed, willful and fiercely independent. Vulnerable underneath her tough exterior. Comic chops a must, ability to rap a plus.
TED** — Black female, 20s. An orphan; hungry, hungry, always hungry! Has never had a bedtime story (or a bed). Speaks the truth; isn't afraid to contradict his friends. Writes poems about food. British dialect.
**TED runs in rep with LUANNE/JADE (doubled role) in Confederates:
LUANNE/JADE (Doubled Role) LUANNE — Black female 20?s. Curious, eager, and inquisitive. A fellow slave with Sara who has been afforded privileges SARA has not. In an affair with the Master. Pushing for kinship with SARA.
JADE — Black female, late 30?s. Straight shooter, unafraid of confrontation, down- to-earth. Fellow professor and colleague to SANDRA. Navigates institutional racism more directly than SANDRA
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The Copper Children by Karen Zacarías
Directed by Shariffa Ali World Premiere/American Revolutions
First rehearsal 1/14/20
Opens: 3/8/20
Closes: 10/31/20
All roles will be understudied
Inspired by true events involving an Irish “orphan train” in a mixed-race Arizona mining community in 1904, the play explores the profound impact and provocative intersections of difference across race, religion, and family.
CORNELIO CHACON** — Latinx male, 30s, Margarita?s Mexican miner husband. He is work-worn, proud - and though stoic, very loving. Spanish speaking is required.
**CORNELIO CHACON runs in rep with EDMOND ROSTAND in Bernhardt/ !. Hamlet.
EDMOND ROSTAND — Latinx male, 30s-40. A playwright completely transfixed by Sarah. Half Sarah?s age, he is a playwright completely transfixed by her. She is his muse. His artistic ambitions and sexual infatuation are wrapped up in her. Witty, meticulous and obsessive.
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Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen A sequel to Vietgone
Directed by Victor Maog
First rehearsal: 5/5/20
Opens: 7/5/20
Closes: 10/31/20
All roles will be understudied
TONG** — Asian female, 20?s-30?s. Playwright?s mother. Beautiful, sexy and physically confident. Foul mouthed, willful and fiercely independent. Vulnerable underneath her tough exterior. Comic chops a must, ability to rap a plus.
**TONG runs in rep with MRS. BUMBRAKE in Peter and the Starcather:
MRS. BUMBRAKE — Asian female, 30-ish. Molly's nanny, entrusted with providing her “the essentials of young womanhood,” British to the bone; very flirtatious, very seasick. Can turn a phrase and then some. Also plays Teacher, once a scotch salmon, now mermaid who gives Peter wisdom and a last name (and his first taste of starstuff). Must be a strong singer—legit soprano.
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Bring Down the House: An Epic Two-Part Adaptation of Shakespeare?s Henry VI Trilogy Adapted by Rosa Joshi and Kate Wisniewski Produced in Association with upstart crow collective
Directed by Rosa Joshi
Part 1 First rehearsal 1/14/20
Opens: 3/7/20
Closes: 11/1/20
Part 2: First rehearsal 1/14/20
Opens: 3/8/20
Closes: 11/1/20
All roles will be understudied
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Confederates by Dominique Morriseau
Directed by Nataki Garrett World Premiere/American Revolutions
First rehearsal: 3/4/20
Opens: 4/12/20
Closes: 10/31/20
All roles will be understudied
SARA** — Black woman, mid-30s Tenacious, spunky, tough and resilient. A slave woman with a fighting spirit, unwilling to be broken by her circumstances. Crafty and a sharp, witty tongue. Slowly becoming a Union spy.
**SARA runs in rep with ALSENDRA SABINE in BLACK ODYSSEY
ALSENDRA SABINE — Black female, 30-40s. Artez? wife, mother of Benevolence. Feisty and full of life. Bickers with her husband whom she loves. Protective of her daughter. The same actress plays CIRCE, THE CONDUCTOR; CARIB?DISS, and SEA CREATURE. Strong singer.
LUANNE/JADE** (Doubled Role) LUANNE — Black female 20?s. Curious, eager, and inquisitive. A fellow slave with Sara who has been afforded privileges SARA has not. In an affair with the Master. Pushing for kinship with SARA. JADE — Black female, late 30?s. Straight shooter, unafraid of confrontation, down- to-earth. Fellow professor and colleague to SANDRA. Navigates institutional racism more directly than SANDRA
**LUANNE/JADE runs in rep with TED in Peter and the Starctcher.
TED — Black female, 20?s. An orphan; hungry, hungry, always hungry! Has never had a bedtime story (or a bed). Speaks the truth; isn't afraid to contradict his friends. Writes poems about food. British dialect.
ABNER/MALIK** (Doubled Role)
ABNER — Black male, early 20?s. Energetic and driven. A bit stubborn but strong-willed. A runaway slave and soldier for the Union. Brother of SARA. Loves his sister fiercely.
MALIK — Black male, early 20?s. Studious and focused on his education. Driven and intellectually stimulating. A student of Sandra?s who tries to carefully navigate her status over his.
**ABNER/MALIK runs in rep with MALACHI in Black Odyssey.
MALACHI — Black male, Son of ULYSSES and NELLA PELL. A young boy struggling to find his honor, independence and strength after his father has left he and his mother alone. The same actor plays POLY?FAMOUS
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Everything that Never Happened by Sarah B. Mantell
Directed by Jessica Kubzansky
First rehearsal: 6/3/20
Opens: 7/25/20
Closes: 10/31/20 All roles will be understudied
LORENZO — White male, 20s-30. Young, eager, passionate, with an innocent cockiness, his own sense of integrity, and big appetite for life. He lives in a world of privilege, so is generally unaware of others? privations. He falls in love with SHYLOCK because she is so strong and un-contained, he is awed by her bigness. He has no idea what he?s asking JESSICA to give up to marry him because he hasn?t had to be in anyone else?s shoes but his own, but he has a deep emotional well and when he thinks he might lose her he is devastated. He will be generous to the woman he loves when it defies all the conventional mores of the time to allow her to defy his wishes because he loves her; this is a huge gift he will give her at great cost.
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The Tempest by William Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas C. Avila
First rehearsal: 3/24/20
Opens: 6/5/20 Closes: 10/16/20 All roles will be understudied MIRANDA—Female actor of color, 20s. Naïve, intelligent, idealistic, sincere. Sees the good in people but won't back down from a fight.
**MIRANDA runs in rep with MOLLY in Peter and the Starcatcher
MOLLY —Woman of color, 20s. An orphan, “insatiably curious, insufferably bright, and pretty much friendless at school.” Something of a know-it-all. Strong moral compass. Loves all God's little creatures. Dreams of flying and of being a starcatcher (right now she's still an apprentice). A natural leader, eager to start pulling her weight. A world class swimmer, runs fast, knows martial arts. She is as passionate as she is fearless. Strong comedic timing. Strong singer—high belt soprano.
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Black Odyssey by Marcus Gardley
Directed by Monty Cole
First rehearsal: 3/24/20
Opens: 6/6/20
Closes: 10/17/20
All roles will be understudied
MALACHI — Black male, Son of ULYSSES and NELLA PELL. A young boy struggling to find his honor, independence and strength after his father has left he and his mother alone. The same actor plays POLY?FAMOUS
**MALACHI runs in rep with ABNER/MALIK in CONFEDERATES
ABNER/MALIK (Doubled Role)
ABNER — Black male , early 20?s. Energetic and driven. A bit stubborn but strong-willed. A runaway slave and soldier for the Union. Brother of SARA. Loves his sister fiercely.
MALIK — Black male, early 20?s. Studious and focused on his education. Driven and intellectually stimulating. A student of SANDRA?S who tries carefully navigate her status over his.
ALSENDRA SABINE — Black female, 30-40s. ARTEZ?S wife, mother of Benevolence. Full of life. Bickers with her husband whom she loves. Protective of her daughter. A handful. The same actress plays CIRCE, THE CONDUCTOR; CARIB?DISS, and SEA CREATURE. Strong Singer.
**ALSENDRA SABINE runs in rep with SARA in Confederates
SARA — Black female, mid-30s. Tenacious, spunky, tough and resilient. A slave woman with a fighting spirit, unwilling to be broken by her circumstances. Crafty and a sharp, witty tongue. Slowly becoming a Union spy.
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Bernhardt/Hamlet by Theresa Rebeck
Directed by Dawn Monique Williams
First rehearsal: 3/24/20
Opens: 6/7/20
Closes: 10/18/20
All roles will be understudied
EDMOND ROSTAND — Latinx male, 30s-40. A playwright completely transfixed by Sarah. Half Sarah?s age, he is a playwright completely transfixed by her. She is his muse. His artistic ambitions and sexual infatuation are wrapped up in her. Witty, meticulous and obsessive.
**EDMOND ROSTAND runs in rep with CORNELIO CHACON in The Copper Children.
CORNELIO CHACON — Latinx male, 30?s - 40 Margarita?s Mexican miner husband. He is work-worn, proud - and though stoic, very loving. Spanish speaking is required.


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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