POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT 2020 SEASON **CANCELLED** - Potomac Theatre Project Auditions

Posted: March 31, 2020

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POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT 2020 - VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUEST

Potomac Theatre Project


CANCELLED
**Potomac Theatre Project has cancelled their 2020 season. As time permits, the theatre intends to review submissions received through March 30.**

APPOINTMENTS

Due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Efforts, accepting Video Submission Auditions.

CONTRACT

LOA $345/week

SEEKING

Video Submissions from Equity actors for a few available roles in the season. See breakdown.

All SM and ASM positions have been filled.

INSTRUCTIONS

Please prepare a one-minute +- monologue from a contemporary play. Please begin by introducing self and piece.

The link should be sent to faraone@middlebury.edu to keep it private.

SUBMIT TO

faraone@middlebury.edu

PERSONNEL

Co-Artistic Directors Cheryl Faraone, Richard Romagnoli, and Jim Petosa

OTHER DATES

Rehearsal dates: in Middlebury Vermont June 8 through June 28; in NYC June 30 through July 5

Shows run in repertory July 7 through August 2 at Atlantic Stage 2, NYC

OTHER

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 submit.

BREAKDOWN

There is one available female role and one available male role in PARTY TIME by Harold Pinter, described below
There is one available female role in Here We Go, also described below. No ethnic limitations for any role.
There is one available male role for THEN/NOW ensemble, described below

All other roles are U/S only.

ALL SM AND ASM POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED.

PARTY TIME
by Harold Pinter:

The play takes place at an elegant town house/art gallery. Through multiple scenes, it becomes clear that there is an uprising of some sort taking place throughout the city. Most of the male characters are involved in directing physical violence against protesters, though this is never made explicit

Seeking

Douglas: Male, 60’s, affluent. Clearly has very traditional view of marital relations.

Melissa: Female: 70’s. Elegant, extremely traditional, laments ‘lost society’

The following roles have been CAST. Seeking understudies or possible future replacements only:

Gavin: Role CAST. Party host, elegant, reserved 50’s 60’s, male

Terry: Role CAST.Party guest, Cockney, ambitious, wealthy 40’ 50’s, male

Fred: Role CAST.Party guest. Sensual, enigmatic 40’s, male

Dusty:Role CAST. 30’s Terry’s wife. Beautiful, politically abrasive, female.

Charlotte:Role CAST.Female, 40’s, former girlfriend of Fred’s. Beautiful, predatory

Pamela:Female, 50’s, judgmental, wealthy
Liz:Female, 30’s, 40’s Douglas’s wife, well cared for, gossipy, bored

ALL CHARACTERS EXCEPT FOR TERRY AND DUSTY ARE UPPER CLASS AND CONTEMPTUOUS OF THOSE WHO ARE NOT. British accents.
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HERE WE GO
by Caryl Churchill

AVAILABLE ROLE:

Female Track: Character age range 40s - 60s. This play is an ensemble of three men and three women at the after party of a recently deceased friend’s funeral. All characters are British, but not defined by name or specific roles.

The remaining roles have been cast. Seeking understudies or possible replacements only.
5 Actor Tracks: Here We Go Churchill gives no specific role descriptions, nor gender breakdown. Dialogue indicates 6 characters range in age from 30 to 70. ALL CHARACTERS ARE CLEARLY MIDDLE OR UPPER CLASS BRITS, EDUCATED, INTELLIGENT, INCREASINGLY CONFRONTING THEIR OWN MORTALITY
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THEN/NOW

Act One is a collage of text that includes words culled from interviews with the community most impacted by the AIDS epidemic Also, included are works of poetry, dramatic texts written during the height of the epidemic and now looking back at that time.
Act Two is a performance of Robert Chesley's elegy DOG PLAYS, which explores lives of a handful of gay men on the brink.

AVAILABLE ROLES in DOG PLAYS ONLY

Rover, a young drag queen of color. Dream sequence, he is a memory for the other two characters, recalled in the moment of doing his drag performance.

Fido, in his 40’s, a denizen of the Castro. Trying to ignore the increasing levels of death surrounding him; was a hedonist.

The following roles have been CAST. Seeking understudies or possible replacements only

DOG (Role CAST) The ‘Elder Statesman’ of the Castro community 40-50. Looking back over the devastation of the past years. Gay, intelligent, in mourning

BUCK - (Role CAST) a former lover of Dog. Attractive, maintains a youthful appearance at 40 or so. Witty, sardonic, enjoys sparring with Dog

FEMALE ENSEMBLE. (Role CAST) A woman who plays a number of roles, ages 40s, mother to an AIDS patient, physician working in the community, sister of an AIDS patient
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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 submit.

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