Sundance Institute Theatre Program 2019 - NYC EPA|
Sundance Institute Theatre Program
Fri, May 17, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Special Agreement ($472/week + contributions towards health and pension fund)
Equity actors for the 2019 Sundance Theatre Institute Program.
See breakdown for info.
The Sundance Institute Theatre Program's flagship lab will return to the Sundance Resort in Utah. During the Lab, projects will rehearse every other day. Housing, meals and transportation are provided.
Please prepare a brief comedic contemporary monologue. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
Pearl Studios NYC (500)
New York, NY 10018
4th floor ( Audition Room - Room 401, Holding
Room - Room 404 ) However, check lobby for
exact studio assignment upon arrival in case of
last minute changes.
Guest Artistic Director: Lisa Peterson
Program Director: Christopher Hibma
Program Manager: Ana Verde
Casting Director: Henry Russell Bergstein
Casting Associate: Serafina Tiranno-Cimisi
Expected to be in the room:
Henry Russell Bergstein and/or Serafina Tiranno-Cimisi.
Commitment dates: July 8-28, 2018 (includes travel)
PSM position has been filled.
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.
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.
On That Day in Amsterdam
By Clarence Coo
Directed by Kareem Fahmy
Two young men, an American backpacker and a Syrian refugee, meet in a gay club in Amsterdam and spend a day together knowing their paths will never cross again. As they visit the homes of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, and Anne Frank, they discover the meaning of love, art, and escape in the context of Europe’s migrant crisis.
KEVIN – early 20s. of East Asian or SE Asian background. Born in small-town America. Tries to project a world-weary bravado but hopelessly earnest
SAMMY – early 20s. of Middle-Eastern background. Charming, warm, but operates behind a wall of reserve masking heavy trauma experienced in the last few years
REMBRANDT – mid-40s to 60s. Black/African-American. A life-long romantic who carries the memories of a wife who died too young
VINCENT – early or late 30s. of Middle-Eastern background. Tries to be a good older brother-type but has a nervous energy stemming from a desperate fear of being alone.
ANNE – early 20s. Latina. A fearless, loving spirit who can transform from a teenage girl to an elderly woman and back again
Written & Directed by Whitney White
Definition is a new musical that takes a surrealist look at a contemporary African American woman's monotonous, disconnected city-existence. A visit to the museum breathes life into her inner world, and she falls in love with a Magritte painting. It is a look at delusion and how we walk with our demons every day.
***For all actors in this piece, a singing ability and the ability to play an instrument are a plus. Not all characters have to be professional singers, but you should be comfortable and enjoy humming a tune in front of others. Music style is indie-soul-rock.
SAM -- African American. Female. Very strong vocalist. Early 30’s.
On the verge of having a bit of a breakdown. An overactive imagination. Aggressive. Mood changes on a dime. Fried from a repetitive, monotonous city-life. Strong sense of humor.
BOYFRIEND/BOSS -- White American. Male identifying. Late 20’s-mid 30’s.
Too old to be a hipster, but trying anyway. Probably lives in Greenpoint. A “creative”. A Brooklyn-bro. Also doubles as “BOSS” who works in the world of TV and may be satan. Strong character actor. Comfortable with making a physical choice.
OZWALD/ENSEMBLE -- African or African American. A Liberian ex-musician and security guard. 30’s - 40’s. Now living in America, you can hear the lilt of home in his voice. A lover of music and art, but a realist. A practical man. Reliable.
MAGRITTE MAN/ENSEMBLE -- Open Ethnicity. Male Identifying. A dash of quirk, a dash of fantasy, a dash of anything you want him to be. A living manifestation of “The Son of Man”, a painting by Renee Magritte. He can be as contemporary or as period as feels appropriate and exciting.
THERAPIST/ ENSEMBLE -- Female identifying. Open ethnicity. Late 20’s to late 30’s Strong comedian. Jumps in and out of several different characters including a bad network television actor, a British voice at the museum, and the therapist. Can be a calming or chaotic energy. Strong character actor.
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.