PORTLAND STAGE CO. 2019-20 SEASON - Portland Stage Company Auditions

Posted: April 23, 2019

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Portland Stage Company 2019-20 Season - Portland, ME EPA
Portland Stage Company

AUDITION DATES
Thu, May 16, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch tbd

Fri, May 17, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch TBD

APPOINTMENTS
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY auditions@portlandstage.org Alex Kimmel Company Manager, 207.774.1043 x 107

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT D; $696/week min

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in the 2019-20 season. See breakdown.

No roles understudied.
All SM positions have been filled.

PREPARATION
A monologue of the actor's choice not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Portland Stage Company
25A Forest Ave
Portland, ME 04101-5809
Theatre For Kids Storefront 1st Floor

PERSONNEL
Anita Stewart - Executive and Artistic Director - present at all auditions

OTHER
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.

BREAKDOWN
Portland Stage 2019-20 Season
Clean House

by Sarah Ruhl Director: TBD
1st Rehearsal: 9/3/19 Opening: 9/27/19 Closing: 10/13/19

Lane - a doctor, with a cleaning lady. Early 50s, male-identifying.

Matilde - a Brazilian maid who hates cleaning. She has a refined sense of deadpan. Late 20s, female-identifying.

Virginia - Lane’s sister who loves cleaning. Late 50s, female-identifying.

Charles - Lane’s husband, a surgeon, who is childlike under his white coat. 50s, male-identifying.

Ana – an Argentinian woman who is older than Lane and impossibly charismatic. 50s-60s, female-identifying.
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Read to Me by

Brendan Pelsue *World Premier* *New Work* Director: TBD
1st Rehearsal: 10/1/19 Opening: 10/25/19 Closing: 11/10/19

A poignant story about a child with a terminal illness who connects delicate moments in unusual ways. After discovering the mysterious “Postal Service,” he sends messages to the world, and awaits a response. This poetic play, created through magical realism, reveals the quiet ways in which we connect.

*all characters any ethnicity*
Tony Hotchkiss – Canny, except about what he does not know—which is lots. 8 years old. Actors of any gender, ethnicity and age that present under 20.

Sam Hotchkiss – Tony’s father. Not the best man, but a good-enough man, which is the best man anyone can ask for. A coward. Male-identifying, 40s.

Lawrence – A lost young man with a bicycle who reads to Tony. Male-identifying, 20s.
Elmo the Shaman – We all know better shamans. We may not know better dreamers. Male-idntifying, 40+.

Nurse – She knows the drill. Female-identifying, Over 35.
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It's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

adapted by: Joe Landry Director: Anita Stewart
1st Rehearsal: 11/5/19 Opening: 12/6/19 Closing: 12/24/19

*all characters any ethnicity*

Freddie Filmore – The host of WBFR’s Playhouse of the air, our narrator, and others in tonight’s broadcast. 50s.

Jake Laurents – A TV actor making his way into radio who plays George Bailey in tonight’s broadcast. 30s-40s.

Sally Applewhite – Former Miss Ohio, current radio play actress who plays Mary Hatch, Mr. Potter, and others in tonight’s broadcast. 30s-40s.

Lana Sherwood – A radio play veteran playing Violet Bick, Mrs. Bailey, and others in tonight’s broadcast. 30s.

Harry ‘Jazbo’ Heywood – A comedic actor playing the angel Clarence, Sam Wainwright, and others in tonight’s broadcast. 30s-40s.
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Almost Maine

by John Cariani Director: Sally Wood
1st Rehearsal: 12/30/20 Opening: 1/24/20 Closing: 2/23/20

*all characters any ethnicity*

Man 1 – This role has been cast.

Man 2

Woman 1 – This role has been cast.

Woman 2

The cast is composed of various citizens and travelers in the not-quite town of Almost, Maine ranging from mill workers to snowmobilers, and those returning after a long absence and those that have never left. Each scene features a different grouping of characters from the town that all know each other.
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Native Gardens

by: Karen Zacarías Director: TBD
1st Rehearsal: 2/11/20 Opening: 3/6/20 Closing: 3/29/20

Tania Del Valle – a Latinx PhD candidate and gardener, who is both positive and passionate. Late 20s.

Pablo Del Valle - a savvy Chilean-American attorney with ambition. Early 30s.

Virginia Butley- a direct, no-nonsense Polish-American engineer. 50s-60s.

Frank Butley – A Federal employee that’s passionate about his garden. 50s-60s.
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The Children

by: Lucy Kirkwood Director: TBD
1st Rehearsal: 3/17/20 Opening: 4/10/20 Closing: 4/26/20

*all characters any ethnicity*

Rose – a determined nuclear engineer that feels a sense of duty. Female-identifying, 60s.

Hazel – a retired nuclear engineer and yoga enthusiast determined to keep order and routine. Female-identifying, 60s.

Robin – a retired nuclear engineer and a hobby farmer who tests the boundaries of relationships and life. Male-identifying, 60s.
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Sabina
Book by: Willy Holtzman, Music by: Louise Beach, Lyrics by: Darrah Cloud, Director: TBD
1st Rehearsal: 4/14/20 Opening: 5/8/20 Closing: 5/24/20

All roles for Sabina have been cast.
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***none of the roles have understudies***
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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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