THE BEST WE COULD - Manhattan Theatre Club Auditions

Posted: September 5, 2019

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THE BEST WE COULD - NYC EPA

Manhattan Theatre Club

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Sep 20, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT D; $696/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles.

The SM position has been filled. Still seeking an ASM. See separate notice on Casting Call for info.

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Director: Daniel Aukin
Writer: Emily Feldman
Casting: Nancy Piccione
Expected At EPA: Nicole Van Denburg (Casting Associate)

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: 4/2/20
1st Preview: 5/5/20
Opens: 5/19/20
Through: 6/28/20

OTHER
A daughter’s road trip with her father becomes a theatrical journey across more than just state lines.
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.

BREAKDOWN
LOU: ROLE [CAST]

SEEKING
EMMA:
Female. Early 30s. Any ethnicity. Smart, funny, under-employed. OK, she teaches yoga, but, you know. Depressed, but too sardonic to carry her depression in a heavy way. Having quit ballet, Teach for America, and touring with a modern dance company, she’s now writing an illustrated children’s book about quitting. Rolls her eyes at her mom, but has a soft spot for her dad.

PEG:
Female. 60s. Any ethnicity. Emma’s mom. A retired wedding planner. Chatty, warm, frustrated. She has spent a lifetime pulling her depressive husband and daughter along with energy and gritted teeth. It’s exhausting, but someone has to do it. It’s lonely being the only one in a mood to get things done.
MIKE:
Male. 60s. Any ethnicity. Lou’s old friend from graduate school. The “cool” one. A guy whose life has gone well. Easy charm, gift of the gab, a free laugh. His career and marriage have both been successful, and he lives happily in Denver with his wife and his tiny horse. A guy who hasn’t thought very hard about things because they have always come easily.

MAPS:
Female identifying. Any ethnicity. Ageless. The Stage Manager. MAPS has a casual relationship with the audience and she speaks to the characters in the play with a friendly authority. She loves and pities the people in the play the way that the Stage Manager in Our Town loves the people of Grover’s Corners. She also plays a handful of other characters, but does so as MAPS playing the characters -- MAPS maintains a distance from the other characters which allows her to see them clearly.
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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 audition.

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