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SEVEN DEADLY SINS - Tectonic Theater Project Auditions

Posted: April 17, 2021

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SEVEN DEADLY SINS - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Tectonic Theater Project

CONTRACT
Off Broadway $665 weekly minimum (pending approval)

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in SEVEN DEADLY SINS (see breakdown). Local New York actors particularly encouraged to submit. All actors must be fully vaccinated by May 1.

Note: This is an in person production.

Location: NYC, Gansevoort Row in the
Meatpacking District

INSTRUCTIONS
Please record a contemporary monologue and submit via the Airtable submission form at www.xcastingnyc.com/auditions. Audition videos may not exceed 2 minutes. Please submit one copy of your headshot and resume. Submission videos will not be accepted via email, or if they are linked to an external website (such as Vimeo, Dropbox, We Transfer, YouTube). Video must be submitted into the Airtable form as a file upload.

PERSONNEL
Producer: Tectonic Theater Project & Madison Wells Live
Artistic Director: Moisés Kaufman
Writers: Ngozi Anyanwu, Thomas Bradshaw, MJ Kaufman, Moisés Kaufman, Jeffrey LaHoste, Ming Peiffer, and Bess Wohl.
Director: Moisés Kaufman
Scenic/Site Design: David Rockwell
Costume Design: Dede Ayite
Lighting Design: Yuki Nakase Link
Sound Design: TBD
Intimacy Director/Choreographer: TBD
Casting Director: X Casting, Victor Vazquez, CSA (viewing auditions)

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: June 7, 2021
Previews begin: June 23, 2021
Opening: June 28, 2021
Closing: August 8, 2021
Possible Extension: No
Live performances will take place in the evening, Thursday - Sunday with the exception of the first two weeks of performances that will run Wednesday - Saturday.

OTHER
Submissions from this notice will be watched prior to viewing any agent submissions. We welcome agent submissions, although they will not be viewed prior to April 30.
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
ABOUT: ‘THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS’ originated at Miami New Drama with a successful run,and is coming to New York City’s Meatpacking District this summer with a brand new set ofplaywrights. Each playwright has been commissioned to write a short piece tackling one of theseven deadly sins: MJ Kaufman on Pride, Moisés Kaufman on Greed, Ming Peiffer on Wrath,Jeffrey LaHoste on Envy, Bess Wohl on Lust, Ngozi Anyanwu on Gluttony, and ThomasBradshaw on Sloth. A sexy and daring theatrical experience, Seven Deadly Sins merges theaterwith performance art, new technology, and CDC-mandated regulations.

A Note From The Team:
We are committed to working in spaces that are anti-racist, that foster radical inclusion, andcelebrate diversity and belonging. We therefore encourage performers of all races, ethnicities,gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit to this audition.


TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU KNOW
Written by: Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

SYNOPSIS: Eve, the first woman, stands naked in a garden, ferociously curious. Anotherwoman, seemingly from a modern era, more jaded than innocent Eve, enters the garden andnonchalantly begins eating the apples off the trees. Eve is tempted to join her; how easy it is tojust eat and enjoy! But there are sly and powerful forces at hand.

SEEKING:
NAKED: 20s, Black, Latinx, South-East Asian, femme; also known as EVE; the first woman open-ferociously curious. Partial nudity.

CLOTHED: 20s - 30s, Black, Latinx, South-East Asian, femme; also the devil-Knowing, but notsinister. Sees themselves in Eve.


HARD
Written by: Thomas Bradshaw
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

SYNOPSIS: Jeff, a gamer, is committed to doing as little as possible; stagnation is his ideal. Hiswife Sandra is fed up with his antics and is set on finding a way that Jeff will want to have sexwith her again. Though Jeff feels powerless to make any change in his life, against all odds, thetwo of them find an approach in the bedroom that feels just right.

SEEKING:
JEFF: White, 30's or early 40's, Unemployed.

SANDRA: Black, 30's or early 40's, a high earning professional, should be comfortable withbeing in lingerie.


WILD PRIDE
Written by: MJ Kaufman
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

SYNOPSIS: Online, a Guru preaches how PRIDE will save his viewers. As a transgender man,he believes that pride is what brought him out of a dark existence of denial. However, he getsentangled in the ethical knot of internet stardom, devouring comment after comment and likeafter like. Finally, he is forced to question the very ideal that saved him.

SEEKING:
GURU: 20s-30s, he/him/his; millennial white trans guy, very buff, a personal trainer/self-helpguru/YouTube influencer full of motivating pizazz on screen and paralyzing insecurity off-screen.Most of his life/world/interactions take place on the internet where he can curate his looks,words and affect very carefully. He goes on the quintessential hubris journey, learning just howhollow pride on the internet really is. Should be comfortable being shirtless.

COMMENTS: 20s-40s, non-binary, Black, or Indigenous, or person of color; plays the voice ofthe comments of Guru's YouTube page- fans, fellow influencers, admirers, queer and trans folksof all ages, genders and backgrounds, as well as the ATT brand ambassador liaison a slimycorporate type and the guide to internet obscurity, more of a spiritual presence. A very buoyant shape-shifter type quality with a great sense of rhythm and comic timing.

ALL I WANT IS EVERYTHING!!
Written and Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

SYNOPSIS: Vivian and Leo must discuss the sticky topic of their father’s will after the rest of themourners leave his funeral. While Leo is concerned about locking down his half of the fortune,Vivian has other ideas of how it will shake out.

SEEKING:
VIVIEN: 40s-50s, Caucasian or Latinx, she/her/hers; affluent, elegant.

LEO: 50s, Caucasian or Latinx, he/him/his; affluent.


ENVY
Written by: Jeffrey LaHoste
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

SYNOPSIS: During the reign of King Louis XIV, Monsieur, the King’s brother, is known aroundVersailles for his great taste and his chambers serving as a gay bathhouse. Madame, Monsieur’swife, and Philippe, Monsieur’s lover, have come to an impasse in their previously serviceablearrangement. Madame and Philippe joust with quips and mind games in order to stay at the topof Monsieur’s hierarchy of favor.

SEEKING:
MADAME: Any ethnicity, Over 50 (she/her/hers); a regal, stout, heavy set woman. Great senseof comedic timing and intelligence.

PHILIPPE: Any ethnicity, mid to late 20s, (he/him/his); a dancer’s body. Great sense of comedictiming and intelligence. Role requires brief rear nudity and shirtlessness.


LONGHORN
Written by: Ming Peiffer
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

SYNOPSIS: An Asian American professional dominatrix is unleashing her services on a whiteAmerican man, humiliating and dehumanizing him without restraint. He could employ thesafeword, but he does not. After the session, the man, now unhuman in form, unleashes realworldviolence, uncontrolled by BDSM guidelines.

SEEKING:
W: 30s, she/her/hers, Asian American; a dominatrix in latex bondage gear, bold, assertive, sexy,takes pleasure in humiliating men.

M: 40s-50s, he/him/his, Cis-Male, White American; Unassuming. Secretly voted for Trump. Notconventionally attractive. To be hogtied, shirtless, and blindfolded.


LUST
Written by: Bess Wohl
Directed by: Moisés Kaufman

SYNOPSIS: An exotic dancer is doing her job, quite well, in a middle-of-the-road club. Thoughher moves are fierce, her thoughts are more mundane: a grocery list, back pain, and thecomplications of transitioning her toddler from a crib into a bed. Everything changes when afamiliar man walks into the bar, someone who has done her serious harm. She must decidewhat actions she is willing to take from the stage on which she dances.

SEEKING:
HER: 25-35; Any ethnicity; An exotic dancer working in a middle-of-the road club. Must havepole dancing skills and modern dance as well. Extreme and virtuosic athleticism a must.

HIM: 20's. A voice actor who will be recorded, not live. Should feel young, natural, oblivious andvulnerable.


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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