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THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES - Austin Playhouse Auditions

Posted: April 17, 2021

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THE MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR AT STYLES - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Austin Playhouse

CONTRACT
SPT $271 weekly minimum

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in The Mysterious Affair at Styles, adapted from Agatha Christie. (See breakdown.)

All roles are open to all ethnicities. BIPOC actors in Central Texas particularly encouraged to submit.

INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions: Please submit a video or link to a video of a one-minute contemporary monologue as well as a current digital headshot and resume to cyndi@austinplayhouse.com by 5:00 pm CT on April 29.
Deadline: Wed, Apr 28, 2021 (CDT)

SUBMIT TO
cyndi@austinplayhouse.com

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Producing Artistic Director Lara Toner Haddock Company Casting Associate Cyndi Williams

OTHER DATES
First rehearsal: May 2, 2021.
Streaming May 21 - June 5, 2021

OTHER
Rehearsals will be virtual. Performances will be remote recorded for streaming.
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 Mysterious Affair at Styles, adapted from Agatha Christie
Emily Inglethorp, female, 60's, recently married to a much younger man, Emily is the matriarch and driving force at Styles Court. She runs a hundred charitable societies, but is too busy to see the danger around her until it's too late.
John Cavendish, male, 40's, Emily's elder stepson. A former attorney who is living at Styles with his wife.
Mary Cavendish, female, 30's/early 40's. Married to John Cavendish. Very smart with a dry sense of humor. She married for convenience and is now too stubborn to admit she's in love with her husband.
Cynthia Murdoch, female, 20's. Emily's ward. She works in the dispensary of a nearby clinic. Good-humored, lively, and quick-witted
Alfred Inglethorp, male, 30's. Emily's former secretary, now her husband. He's an odd-bird and doesn't get along with the rest of the family.
Hercule Poirot, male, 40's/50's, a Belgian detective. Fastidious, good-humored, and obsessive in his attention to detail.
Sir Ernest Heavywether, male, 40+, a powerhouse defense attorney.
Arthur Hastings, male, 40's. John's old school friend. Recently invalided during the war and staying at Styles while he recuperates. Fancies himself an amateur detective. Watson to Poirot's Holmes.
Detective Jimmy Japp, male, 40's+. Scotland Yard detective. Worked with Poirot on previous cases. Called in to investigate Emily's murder.


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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