THE GREAT DIVORCE - Fellowship for the Performing Arts Auditions

Posted: August 29, 2019

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THE GREAT DIVORCE - NYC EPA

Fellowship for the Performing Arts, Inc.

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Sep 13, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LOA Periodic Performance LOA. Salary TBD. Contract/salary approval pending.

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.

All stage management positions have been filled.

PREPARATION
Actors should prepare a 20th or 21st century brief monologue, either dramatic or comic. Actors who would like to be considered for Actor 1 should have a light RP English accent. Actors who would like to be considered for Actor 2 could try a Scottish accent if they like. The source material is from the 1940's and the play has a similar language style. Bring picture and resume.

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

PERSONNEL
By C.S. Lewis
Adapted for the stage by Max McLean
Producer: Fellowship for Performing Arts, Max McLean, Artistic Director
Executive Producer: Ken Denison
Director: Christa Scott-Reed
Casting: Carol Hanzel

OTHER DATES
Venue in NYC: The Acorn Theatre, at Theatre Row
Venues on tour: Various Performing Arts Centers in major cities. Beginning in Charlotte, NC on January 24th and in various states throughout August 2020.
Rehearses: 11/18/19 in NYC
First Performance: 12/12/19
Opens in NYC: 12/17/19
Closes in NYC: 12/29/19

OTHER
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
The Great Divorce is an adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ famous novel of the same name about a fantastical bus trip between Heaven and Hell. In this production, 4 actors play 22 characters. Actors must be vocally and physically transformational. Physical improv skills, the ability to clearly differentiate characters, a great sense of comedy, and most importantly the ability to thoughtfully articulate complex and nuanced ideas are key for this funny, provocative fantasy.
Seeking:
Actor Track 1:
Male, age 28-38, Caucasian. The protagonist - a young C.S. Lewis. He is smart, curious, open, genuine, thoughtful and searching. He interacts with all the other characters and also addresses the audience as the narrator of the show. Actor should have strong language skills and move well. Subtle RP English accent.
Actor Track 2
Male, age 50-60, Caucasian. Plays multiple roles, most importantly the Scottish sage, George MacDonald. MacDonald is Lewis’ wise, warm, and witty guide in the afterlife. Other characters include a cheerfully pretentious English bishop and a tough but gentle working class New Yorker. Must be facile with dialects and adept at physical comedy.
Actor Track 3:
Female, age 35-50, any ethnicity. Plays multiple roles, including a pretentious poet, a bohemian artist, a furious upper class housewife, a gentle English intellectual, a grumbling Midwesterner, and a grieving mother. Must be facile with dialects and adept at physical comedy.
Actor 4:
Male, age 40-50, any ethnicity. Plays multiple roles, including a tough working class New Yorker, a slick and fast-talking salesman, and a jaded and hard-bitten American Southerner. Must be facile with dialects and extremely adept at physical comedy.
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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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