RESOLVING HEDDA - Washington Stage Guild Auditions

Posted: December 19, 2018

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RESOLVING HEDDA - Washington DC EPA
Washington Stage Guild

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Jan 07, 2019
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm (EST)
Break 3:30 to 4:30

APPOINTMENTS
For an appointment email WSGAuditions@gmail.com (strongly preferred) or call 240-582-0050 M-F 11-6.. Please do not call the church

CONTRACT
SPT $425/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Please bring a picture and resume stapled together. Do not email resumes. Please prepare an American monologue that shows verbal facility.

LOCATION
The Undercroft Theatre
900 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20052
The lobby doors are under the steps facing 9th Street..

PERSONNEL
Writer: Jon Klein
Artistic Director: Bill Largess (present at auditions)
Associate Artistic Director and RESOLVING HEDDA director Steven Carpenter (present at auditions)

OTHER DATES
Rehearsal starts 2/25
First preview 3/21
Opens 3/24
Close 4/14,, possible extension to 4/28. Performances Thursday 7:30, Friday-Saturday 8:00, Saturday-Sunday 2:30

OTHER
The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit, highly verbal plays from around the world and from all periods. The Stage Guild is an equal opportunity employer with a strong record of non-traditional casting; all actors should audition for any role for which they feel suited.
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
Author’s Note: These are "characters" who know their dramatic functions intrinsically, and have been used to fulfilling them in certain ways. Hedda changes all of that now.

Hedda
Mid-20s to 30; a fresh version of Ibsen’s complex, somewhat neurotic, sometimes cruel anti-heroine; unlike the rest of the cast, Hedda is aware that she is a character in a play and is determined to gain control over her fate; also aware of the passage of time and history of the world in the years since the play has been written, she plays in both a classical and contemporary milieu with great facility

George
late 20s to mid-30s; Hedda’s husband, a University Research Fellow; a grown-up little boy, he is weak-willed and unimaginative;

Aunt Julia
60s; George’s maiden aunt, whom she dotes upon; CAST. Others will be seen as possible replacement or understudy.

Thea
Mid-20s to 30; Hedda’s pretty girlhood friend; champion of Eilert; she is hopelessly romantic and bravely steadfast

Eilert
late-20s to mid-30s; a dissipated Bohemian, possibly genius academic competing with George for a University position; former lover of Hedda; recovering alcoholic

Judge Brack
40s-50s; a family friend of the Tesman’s; well-respected in public, but a letch and blackmailer in private



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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