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THE BOSTON PROJECT: PROJECT RESILIENCE - SpeakEasy Stage Company Auditions

Posted: April 29, 2021

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THE BOSTON PROJECT: PROJECT RESILIENCE - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

SpeakEasy Stage Company

CONTRACT
NEAT Rehearsals $340/week, Exhibition $150/week (NEAT 4 media agreement)

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in THE BOSTON PROJECT: PROJECT RESILIENCE (see breakdown). Boston-based actors particularly encouraged to submit.

For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. No understudies are being cast.

INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit a self-tape monologue (1-2 minutes). Please be sure to include in your e-mail your Equity status, your headshot/resume as a PDF titled “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME (2021)”, your video submission link. For your submission, please use a private link on a streaming service or website such as YouTube or Vimeo (not an attachment) and send the link via email.
Deadline: Fri, May 7, 2021 (EDT)

SUBMIT TO
auditions@speakeasystage.com

PERSONNEL
The Boston Project: Project Resilience | World Premiere: Written by Boston Playwrights

Reviewing this EPA will be:
Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneaul, Producer Dawn M. Simmons
Artistic Fellow Dwayne P. Mitchell

OTHER DATES
Rehearsal and Capture: May 17-23, May 24-30 (one or the other, not needed for both). Rehearsal will be held remotely over Zoom. Capture will be in person at an outdoor location.

Streaming Dates: (pre-recorded and streamed): June 11 – 24, 2021

OTHER
For these auditions, no nudity or any form of sexual contact will be required as part of an actor’s audition. We will not ask prospective participants to perform violence or sexual contact as part of an audition without disclosing this expectation in the audition notice or invitation. SpeakEasy Stage Company seeks to foster an environment of communication, safety, respect, accountability, and the health, safety, and well- being of institutions and its participants.
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
THE BOSTON PROJECT: PROJECT RESILIENCE
About the Show:
We Bostonians have always been known for our bold and determined nature, but this past yearhas presented challenges that have tested even the toughest among us. To celebrate thedistinct, enduring spirit of this great city, SpeakEasy is commissioning a special edition of thecompany’s new works initiative, The Boston Project. Five Boston playwrights will becommissioned to each write a brand-new, site-specific, ten-minute play that explores andcelebrates the resilience that guides us through each day.
Each actor will perform one 10-minute monologue, filmed in-person, on-location in Boston. COVID-safety protocols will be enforced.
We are looking for actors to portray characters (currently in development) that match thesedescriptions:
CHARACTER 1 – A transmasculine person of color (20s-30s).Transgender, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming actors particularly encouraged to submit.
CHARACTER 2 – An Asian American Pacific Islander (ideally Filipino), any gender, early 30’s toearly 60’s
CHARACTER 3 – An Eastern European woman who identifies as disabled (20s-30s).

Additional characters (roles already cast)
CHARACTER 4 – A Black female in her 60s.
CHARACTER 5 – A woman in her mid to late 20s. Any ethnicity.
CHARACTER 6

–A woman from Nicaragua in her late 50s, early 60s.

Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition, and all roles are open to inclusive casting. SpeakEasy Stage Company shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that promotes fair consideration to persons of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and ability statuses. SpeakEasy Stage Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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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