SUNDANCE INSTITUTE THEATRE PROGRAM 2018 - Sundance Institute Theatre Program Auditions

Posted: April 4, 2018

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Sundance Institute Theatre Program 2018 - NYC EPA
Sundance Institute Theatre Program

AUDITION DATE
Wed, Apr 18, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
Special Agreement ($458/week)

SEEKING
The Sundance Institute Theatre Program's flagship lab will return to Morocco, May 5-27, 2018. Over the 21 day Lab, projects will rehearse every other day. The lab will consist of artists from The United States, The Middle East and North Africa. Housing, meals and transportation are provided.

For the purposes of this call, we have included representative character descriptions from 2 of the plays selected so as to give Equity Members an example of the type of pieces and roles that will be included in the Institute.

PREPARATION
Please prepare a brief comedic contemporary monologue. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018
Studio D

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Philip Himberg
Producing Director: Christopher Hibma
Literary Manager: Ignacia Delgado
Casting Director: Henry Russell Bergstein
Casting Associate: Satchel Buck Jones

OTHER DATES
Marrakesh, Morocco. Commitment dates: May 5-27, 2018

OTHER
www.sundance.org/programs/theatre/
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
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
The Sundance Institute Theatre Program, a core component of Sundance Institute, champions theatre artists and their plays as a source of vital, challenging and diverse ideas in society. Through the guiding principles of risk-taking, experimentation, and freedom of expression, the Sundance Institute Theatre Program aims to provide developmental opportunities rarely available to contemporary artists, to support these artists throughout their careers, and ultimately to contribute to a meaningful and engaging cultural dialogue between artists and their audiences.
For the purposes of this call, we have included representative character descriptions from 2 of the plays selected so as to give Equity Members an example of the type of pieces and roles that will be included in the Institute.
SEEKING:

ALL THE NATALIE PORTMANS
By C. A. Johnson
Directed by Kate Whoriskey
Keyonna and her older brother Samuel are much more than siblings; they’re best friends. So when they suddenly find themselves on the brink of eviction, this brother/sister pair harness everything, from their fleeting trust in an alcoholic mother to an imagined friendship with a certain Hollywood starlet, in their endless pursuit of happiness at the poverty line.
KEYONNA – Female, 18+ to play 16. A smart and intelligent lesbian teenager from a poor family who is discovering herself. She is a lonely dreamer.

SAMUEL – Male, 18. Exceedingly kind, Samuel is a high school dropout. He is a fixer in the family. He works to help his mother support his sister and pay the rent. He wants his sister to succeed and finish school.

NATALIE PORTMAN – Ageless, the Academy Award-Winning actress. Keyonna’s imaginary friend and confidante. She appears as characters from several of her memorable films.

CHANTEL – Female, 18+ to play 17. Keyonna’s very beautiful friend and Samuel’s friend with benefits. She is afraid, but quick.

OVETTA – Female, mid-40s. Keyonna and Samuel’s single mother. A hotel maid and recovering addict. She is trying, but not always succeeding.
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BLOOD IN YOUR BLOOD
By A. Rey Pamatmat
Directed by Lisa Peterson
Star-crossed lovers, fractured time, and a lusty troll are all connected to the violent, buried history of Cora’s family. In her quest to find out how, Cora discovers an enchanted tree that might have the answers tangled up in its roots. But once she digs up the past, what will she do with it?
CORA – Female, 50s-60s. A Filipino-American woman. She is lost.
HOLLY – Female, late 20s-early 30s. A Filipino-American woman. She is stuck.
RAVI – Male, early 20s. A Filipino-American man. He is pained.
CASSIDY – Male, early 20s. A white gay man. He is soft.
TREE TROLL – Male, 40s. A charactery and appealing comedian and charmer. Pervy, but somehow not creepy. Great with language. African-American, Filipino-American, Asian-American encouraged.


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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