QUINTESSENCE THEATRE GROUP 2019-20 SEASON - Quintessence Theatre Group Auditions

Posted: May 29, 2019

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Quintessence Theatre Group 19-20 Season - Philadelphia EPA
Quintessence Theatre Group

AUDITION DATES
Mon, Jun 10, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch break TBA

Tue, Jun 11, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch break TBA

Wed, Jun 12, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch break TBA

APPOINTMENTS
Maya Lerman, Artistic@QuintessenceTheatre.org

CONTRACT
SPT $495 weekly minimum (SPT 6)

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 19–20 Season. Please see breakdown for details.

PREPARATION
Synge Festival: Preparation: Irish dramatic monologue with Irish accent. Sides to be presented at audition.
The Wizard of Oz: Preparation: 60 seconds of an American standard. Sides to be presented with audition appointment.
The Dreams and Madness Repertory: Preparation: Contrasting verse monologues (comedic/tragic). Sides to be presented with audition appointment.

LOCATION
Sedgwick Cultural Center
7137 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119
There is free parking in the public lot across the street from 7137. Please check in at the theatre. Some auditions/callbacks may be held in adjacent rehearsal space.

PERSONNEL
Alexander Burns, Artistic Director (expected to attend)
Lee Cortopassi, Associate Artistic Director (expected to attend)
Maya Lerman, Casting Associate (expected to attend)

Pianist provided on Monday and Tuesday only.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates.

OTHER
Pianist provided on Monday and Tuesday only.

The Synge Festival will include performances of The Playboy of the Western World, The Shadow of the Glen, Riders to the Sea and The Tinker’s Wedding.
The Dreams and Madness Repertory will include performances of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Calderon’s Life Is A Dream and Camus’ Caligula.
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
THE SYNGE FESTIVAL
The plays of J.M. Synge
First Rehearsal: August 21, 2019
Performances: September 18 – November 3, 2019 / Possible Extension Week: November 10, 2019
Performance times: Wednesday (10am* & 7:30pm), Thursday (10am* & 7:30pm), Friday (7:30pm), Saturday (2pm* & 7:30pm), Sunday (3pm). (*Intermittent performance times.)
The Playboy of the Western World
Christy Mahon, a slight young who proves to be the playboy of the western world
Old Mahon, his father, a Squatter
Michael James Flaherty, a publican
Margaret Flaherty, his daughter, a wild looking but fine girl of about twenty
Widow Quin, a woman of about thirty
Shawn Keogh, a young farmer
Philly Cullen, a local farmer
Jimmy Farrell, a local farmer
Sara Tansey, Honor Blake, Local girls
The Synge Triptych – The Shadow of the Glen, Riders to the Sea, The Tinker’s Wedding
Michael Byrn, a Tinker
Mary Byrne, an old Woman, his mother
Sarah Casey, a young Tinker Woman
A Priest
Maurya, an old Woman
Bartley, her son
Cathleen, her daughter
Nora, her younger Daughter
Dan Burke, Farmer and Herd
Nora Burke, his Wife
Michael Dara, a young Herd
A Tramp

THE WIZARD OF OZ
By L. Frank Baum, Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg
First Rehearsal: November 5, 2019
Performances: November 27, 2019 – January 5, 2020 / Possible Extension Week: January 12, 2020
Performance times: Tuesday (10am* & 7:30pm*) Wednesday (10am* & 7:30pm), Thursday (10am* & 7:30pm), Friday (7:30pm), Saturday (2pm* & 7:30pm), Sunday (3pm). (*Intermittent performance times.)
Dorothy Gale (20s) The young heroine, transported to Oz from her home in Kansas. Initially dreams of leaving her dull Kansas life, but discovers that home is where her heart is.
Aunt Em (45 – 65) Dorothy's aunt and Henry's wife. A typical midwestern farm worker, her main concern is the upkeep of her farm. / Glinda, Ethereal and somewhat whimsical, she helps guide Dorothy once she lands in Oz.
Uncle Henry (45 – 65), A Kansas farmer and Dorothy's uncle. / Emerald City Guard
Zeke / Cowardly Lion (20 – 50), A beast of the forest, venturing to Oz to get courage from the Wizard. He is frightened of everything, and his terror and subsequent sadness is extremely over-the-top. By the end, he is able to find his confidence.
Hickory / Tinman (20 – 50), A very mechanical man who believes he doesn't have a heart. Joins Dorothy on her quest. Wide-eyed and gentle, but moves like a robot.
Hunk / Scarecrow (20 – 50), A corn field fixture who joins Dorothy to get a brain from the Wizard. Kind and clumsy, he realizes that a new hat is all he needs to unlock the potential of his brain.
Miss Almira Gulch / The Wicked Witch (30 – 65), The villain of the story, she is bent on grabbing Dorothy after she accidentally kills her sister and takes her shoes. A comedic villainess who is also crafty and menacing.
Professor Chester Marvel / The Wizard of Oz (45 – 65), Traveling salesman who lives by telling fortunes; a con-man but with a good heart

THE DREAMS AND MADNESS REP
First Rehearsal: February 18, 2020
Performances: March 25 – May 17, 2020 / Possible Extension Week: May 24, 2020
Performance times: Wednesday (10am* & 7:30pm), Thursday (10am* & 7:30pm), Friday (7:30pm), Saturday (2pm* & 7:30pm), Sunday (3pm).
(*Intermittent performance times.)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Theseus, Duke of Athens / Oberon, King of the Fairies
Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons / Titania, Queen of the Fairies
Egeus, father of Hermia / Robin "Puck" Goodfellow, a mischievous sprite with magical powers
Hermia, daughter of Egeus, in love with Lysander
Lysander, a young Athenian, in love with Hermia
Demetrius, a young Athenian, suitor to Hermia, former lover of Helena
Helena, a young Athenian, in love with Demetrius
Peter Quince, a carpenter
Nick Bottom, a weaver
Francis Flute, a bellows-mender
Tom Snout, a tinker
Snug, a joiner
Robin Starveling, a tailor
Life Is A Dream
By Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Rosura, a noble lady, who disguises herself as a male soldier
Clarin, her servant
Segismundo, a prince
Clotaldo, a royal advisor turned jailer to the prince
Astolfo, a prince
Estrella, a princess
Basilio, a king
Caligula
By Albert Camus
Caligula, the Emperor
Caesonia, the Emperor’s concubine
Helicon, the Emperor’s retainer
Cherea, a writer
Scipio, a young poet
Metellus, a patrician
Octavius, a patrician
Lepidus, a patrician
Cassius, a patrician
Mucius, a patrician


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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