TAKE ME OUT - NYC EPASecond Stage Theater
Thu, Aug 29, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2
LORT Non-Rep LORT A+; $1,668/week
Equity actors for various roles and understudies. See breakdown.
All SM positions have been filled.
Please prepare a contemporary monologue no more than 2 minutes in length. Bring picture and resume.
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
By Richard Greenberg
Directed by Scott Ellis
President and Artistic Director: Carole Rothman
Executive Director: Casey Reitz
Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting.
Personnel expected in attendance: Emily Lovett, Literary/Artistic Assistant
First rehearsal: March 3, 2020
First Preview: April 2, 2020
Opening: April 23, 2020
Closing: June 14, 2020 (w/possible extension)
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.
In this Tony Award®-winning Best Play, playwright Richard Greenberg celebrates the personal and professional intricacies of America’s favorite pastime. When Darren Lemming, the star center fielder for the Empires, comes out of the closet, the reception off the field reveals a barrage of long-held unspoken prejudices. Facing some hostile teammates and fraught friendships, Darren is forced to contend with the challenges of being a gay person of color within the confines of a classic American institution. As the Empires struggle to rally toward a championship season, the players and their fans begin to question tradition, their loyalties, and the price of victory.
KIPPY SUNDERSTROM: Veteran player, with good skills and excellent instincts. Backbone of the team. Several time All-Star, not in the discussion for the Hall of Fame. Probably the smartest player in baseball. Witty, generous, insightful but may have too optimistic a view of human nature. Nudity required.
DARREN LEMMING: Role CAST; Seeking Understudy. Identified as gifted practically from birth, he is handsome, charming, beloved in the city, the informal face of the game. His status has rendered him almost uncannily insulated from serious blowback in his life. He imagines anything he chooses to do will be received well and is gobsmacked when it is not. Biracial, which is perceived by many to be a near-allegory for the possibilities of social harmony. Nudity required.
SHANE MUNGITT: Anger-fueled relief pitcher with a dangerous arm. Orphaned in a terrible way, and abandoned. From a southern state; even he’s not sure which one. Heartbreaking, depending on how you look at him. All he wants to do is throw. Because of his success, he’s forced to speak, sadly. Nudity required.
SKIPPER/WILLIAM R. DANZIGER: The skipper is a wise, paternal, Torre-esque figure, loved by his players. Danziger is a suburban dad who considers himself a fine, progressive man but at a certain point gets confused.
MARTINEZ AND RODRIGUEZ: Function as a unit. A team-within-the-team. Strong players, best friends, and heated rivals. Don’t much like what’s happening. Nudity required.
JASON CHENIER (shuhNEER): Rookie, suddenly promoted from the minors to be the everyday catcher for the best team in baseball. Very gifted but in a kind of general awe. Still trying to figure everything out. Nudity required.
TODDY KOOVITZ: Talented veteran prone to mental lapses. When he can’t sleep at night, he counts the ways he’s every bit as good a player as Darren Lemming. Has decided that the revelation of Darren’s sexuality is threatening to him, not necessarily because it is. Nudity required.
DAVEY BATTLE: Star player on a less good team. Darren’s baseball-life-long friend. As verbal, in his way, as Kippy, but much more religious. Cares deeply about Darren. Wants Darren to stop being so sly and reveal his ‘true self,’ he thinks.
MASON MARZAC: Role CAST; Seeking US. Crack business manager who has decided that that’s all life has to offer him and it’s plenty. Is not in the market for an awakening then baseball happens to him and he’s in rapture.
TAKESHI KAWABATA: Ace pitcher. Has no English, probably as an expression of resistance. Brooding with the resentment of generations. Nudity required.
SM positions are not available.
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.