RENASCENCE - Transport Group Auditions

Posted: May 7, 2018

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RENASCENCE - NYC EPA
Transport Group

AUDITION DATE
Mon, May 21, 2018
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm

CONTRACT
LOA-NYC
$540 per week, plus P/H

SEEKING
Father: 30s, Non White. Strong actor and strong singer. Both playful, nurturing and sensitive with his daughter, yet masculine and wounded in his own life. There is a sexiness to his vulnerability, rather than a weakness. A virtuosic singer. Tenor. Sings full voice to High A, with good falsetto to C. Looking for a contemporary pop/RnB sound.

All other roles are cast (see breakdown).

PREPARATION
Prepare a contemporary musical theatre song that shows your range in the style of Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, Ahrens and Flaherty, Michael John LaChiusa, or Ricky Ian Gordon. And please bring a picture and resume stapled together.


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

PERSONNEL
Music by Carmel Dean
Book by Dick Scanlan
Directed by Dick Scanlan and Jack Cummings III
Artiistic Director is Jack Cummings III
Executive Director is Lori Fineman
Casting Director Nora Brennan will be in attendance throughout the auditions.


OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: September 4, 2018 (subject to change)
First Preview: October 7, 2018 (subject to change)
Opening: October 26, 2018 (subject to change)
Closing: November 17, 2018 (subject to change)


OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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
RENASCENCE is a musical about legendary poet Edna St. Vincent Millay and her sometimes fractured, often funny, always fascinating family. Using Millay’s poems set to music by composer Carmel Dean, with a book by Dick Scanlan, inspired by Millay’s own journals and letters, RENASCENCE focuses on Millay’s breakthrough poem “Renascence,” which catapulted the then unknown girl from rural-Maine into literary, and pop culture, fame. Ten years before F. Scott Fitzgerald, Millay’s verses ushered in what became the Jazz Age, making her a symbol of freedom to young women everywhere. While the peak of Millay’s career was nearly 100 years ago, collaborators Dean and Scanlan revive Millay’s words, making them feel as groundbreaking, fresh, sexy, wise and witty as they did to audiences of the early 20th century; a generation bursting out of rigid gender constraints and repressed sexuality.
SEEKING:
Father: 30s, Non White. Strong actor and strong singer. Both playful, nurturing and sensitive with his daughter, yet masculine and wounded in his own life. There is a sexiness to his vulnerability, rather than a weakness. A virtuosic singer. Tenor. Sings full voice to High A, with good falsetto to C. Looking for a contemporary pop/RnB sound.

ALREADY CAST:
Edna St. Vincent Millay, CAST. female, 20s, brilliant, sensual, charming and dangerous. Gender fluid by today’s standards, but she can be as coquettish as she needs to be and as tough. Mezzo soprano (bright contemporary mix, not legit) Mix to F5.
Norma, CAST. 20s, The classic middle child: the family peacekeeper and truth teller. Clear eyed and open hearted. Mezzo soprano (bright contemporary mix, not legit) Mix to F5.
Kathleen, CAST (played by a man) 20s. She worships and is jealous of her brilliant big sister. She is perhaps as talented as her sister, but lacks other traits that would allow her to turn that talent into a life. Contemporary tenor to A4 (sustained).
Editor, CAST. 20s. He wants to be a bad boy but lacks the courage to do so.He’d rather read a poem about debauchery than practice it.Contemporary bari-tenor to G4 (sustained).






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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