REPARATIONS - Bille Holiday Theatre, Inc. Auditions

Posted: August 15, 2019

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REPARATIONS - NYC EPA

Billie Holiday Theatre, Inc.

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Aug 29, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 2 to 3

CONTRACT
LOA $850/week. (Contract/salary pending)

SEEKING
Equity Actors for roles in Reparations, World Premiere by James Sheldon, directed by Michele Shay.

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation
1368 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11216-5372
The Billie Holiday Theatre

PERSONNEL
Sabine M. LaFortune, Senior Director of Operations and Production

OTHER DATES
Project Run in 2019:
Rehearsals: September 24 – October 18
Tech: October 19 – October 22 | Open Dress: October 21, Invited Dress Tech 10/22
Previews: October 24 - 29; Opening Night: Wednesday, October 30
Runs through November 24


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
SYNOPSIS
World Premiere of Reparations by James Sheldon, fall 2019. A recently widowed white book editor invites a younger black writer to her apartment, only to find that a night of tenderness and passion turns into a brutal morning-after when he threatens to reveal a dark secret about her dead husband unless she publishes his latest novel. Will the young writer succeed in his blackmail attempt and claim his reparations for a life of racial injustice, or will she force his hand and come to terms with her husband’s detestable past-- and her own?

REG AMBROSE
REG is an African-American man, late 30s, urbane, exotic, sexy, sensitive, irresistibly charming living with a secret past. Reg works as a travel writer who has been everywhere and is seeking a publisher for his novel.

GINNY PLEASANCE
An attractive white American woman, early to mid-50s. Ginny is a very intelligent accomplished editor in book publishing who is also a recent widow reeling from grief and need to reclaim the joy

ALISTAIR JACOBS
A wealthy fit and confident white English gentleman, early 60s who publishes books at a prestigious company. Allistar, a self-made man, is charming in a dry-witted way, passionate about his wife Millie and friendship with Ginny's deceased husband

MILLIE JACOBS
Black Nigerian, 40s. An attractive highly educated filled with sparkle and African style. She lights up a room when she enters it. She is a doctor specializing in pediatrics and Ginny's good friend. She dresses in colorful African attire beneath her overcoat and speaks in a crisp, classy British accent.


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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