SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN - Horizon Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: March 23, 2020

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SUPPORT GROUP FOR MEN - VIDEO SUBMISSION REQUEST

Horizon Theatre Company

APPOINTMENTS

Due to COVID-19, our auditions will be by video submission. Please complete a self-tape and send it to us via an unlisted YouTube, Vimeo, or Google Drive link.

CONTRACT

SPT $493/week AEA min

SEEKING

Video Submissions from Equity actors for various roles.
Atlanta-based actors strongly encouraged to submit an audition video.

PREPARATION

Sides will be provided. If you have not been seen at Horizon or by the directors before, please also be prepared with two contrasting contemporary monologues in case the directors would like to see more of your work. Please bring two photos and resumes, attached.

INSTRUCTIONS

Sides provided when audition request is received. If you have not been seen at Horizon before, please also submit two contrasting contemporary monologues (one comic and one dramatic). Attach your resume in a Word or PDF document. Attach your headshot as a .jpg
Preferred contact: casting@horizontheatre.com; If no email access, call 404-523-1477 x113

SUBMIT TO

casting@horizontheatre.com

PERSONNEL

Playwright: Ellen Fairey
Director: Jeff Adler
Co-Artistic/Producing Director: Lisa Adler

OTHER DATES

REVISED DATES DUE TO COVID-19

First rehearsal: June 8, 2020
Opening: July 10, 2020
Closing: August 23, 2020
Performances are Wed, Thurs and Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8:00pm and Sundays at 5pm.
Dates are subject to change

OTHER

Preferred contact: casting@horizontheatre.com; If no email access, call 404-523-1477 x113
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

Every Thursday is “Guys’ Night” for a group of pals who gather to vent about middle-aged maladies—with a “No Ladies” policy strictly enforced. When an unexpected visitor crashes the party, their notions of what it means to be a man in today’s America are suddenly upended. Don’t miss this of-the-moment comedy by Ellen Fairey, whose work has been hailed "a must-see for anyone who follows important new plays" (Chicago Tribune).
SEEKING
Roger – Male, 49, White. Gruff, judgmental, unmarried, blue collar. Traditionally masculine. Secretly lonely and in crisis. Washes the Millennium Park sculpture known as The Bean for a living but used to be an iron worker building skyscrapers. Old-school kind of guy who doesn’t understand the technology of today or the changing understanding of gender and sexuality.

Brian – Male, youthful 51, White. Group’s leader and owns the city apartment where the group meets each Thursday. The baseball bat/talking stick was his idea, and he initiated the group’s rituals. Aging Apple store employee in a relationship with a women 20 years his junior. Asserts the perfection of his current romantic relationship with such confidence that his friends know it can’t last.
Delano (Del) – Male, 50, African-American. Brian’s high school friend from Oak Park. Upper middle class, lives with his wife in the Oak Park suburb he grew up in. A good guy who plays by the rules, loves his wife despite some challenges in their relationship. Though he doesn’t like it, he is used to being the token black guy. He needs to talk about his feelings, but wishes it wasn’t with a group of white guys.

Kevin (Kev) – Male, 25, Puerto Rican. Brian’s upbeat millennial coworker at the Apple store. Invited by Brian to join the group for the first time tonight. Self-described “human being who loves human beings.” Speaks fluent Spanish.
Officer Caruso – Female, 40, Any race. Chicago cop. Seen-it-all and can dish-it-out when needed. Has a sense of humor about these guys and a good heart. Ends up dating Roger.
Officer Nowak – Male, 38, Polish American. Chicago cop. Caruso’s partner. Very traditionally masculine.
Alex – Gender-Ambiguous - Male, 24, Latinx. Went out for the night in a red wig, female clothing and David-Bowie-like makeup and got into a fight with some guys who harassed him. By day, he is a bus boy at Rog’s favorite breakfast diner where he works with his girlfriend.
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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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