THE NETHER - Theater Emory Auditions

Posted: July 30, 2019

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THE NETHER - Atlanta GA EPA

Theater Emory

AUDITION DATE
Sat, Aug 17, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS
Send email to meghan.truhett@emory.edu. If no email access, call Meghan Truhett at 404-727-5323. Email preferred. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

CONTRACT
SPT SPT-8 Salary: $619/week minimum

SEEKING
Equity actors. See breakdown. Local Atlanta/North Georgia area actors are strongly encouraged to audition.

www.theater.emory.edu/home/auditions/professionals.html

Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

PREPARATION
Actors will read from sides to be provided at the audition and available at the theater and online in advance.
Please bring a picture and a resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Theater Emory Administrative Offices
Emory University
Rich Memorial Building
1602 Fishburne Dr
Atlanta, GA 30322
Location Note: Second floor, room 210. Parking in Fishburne Parking Deck.

PERSONNEL
Playwright: Jennifer Haley
Director: Ibi Owolabi
Artistic Director: Brent Glenn
Casting Coordinator: Robert Schultz

In attendance at the auditions will be:
Ibi Owolabi, Director
Robert Schultz, Theater Emory Casting Coordinator

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal- Oct. 1, 2019.
Performances- Nov. 1-3, 6-10, and 13-17, 2019. All performances at 7:30pm with the exception of Sunday matinees- Nov. 3, 10, and 17 performances at 2:00pm.

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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
Project Description
The Nether is a virtual wonderland that provides total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. But when a young detective uncovers a disturbing brand of entertainment, she triggers an interrogation into the darkest corners of the imagination.
The play explores mature content.
Character Breakdown/Descriptions. 3 AEA contracts available.
SIMS / PAPA – 50’s, male, any ethnicity. Sims is a businessman who created and maintains a realm in the Nether called the Hideaway. He is under investigation by Morris. Papa is Sim’s online persona in the Hideaway.

MORRIS – early 30’s, female, any ethnicity, a young female detective, Morris works for an investigative unit of the Nether. She is charged with investigating the activities of Sims and Doyle.
DOYLE – mid 60’s, male, any ethnicity, Cedric Doyle is a middle school science teacher who makes additional money on the side through his employment at the Hideaway. Under investigation by Morris.
IRIS – young female, any ethnicity. Described as a “shining little girl”, Iris is an inhabitant of the Hideaway. Although perceived as pre-pubescent, the actress cast in this role can be no younger than 16 years of age.
WOODNUT – mid 20’s or older, male, any ethnicity. Described as “fresh-faced”, Thomas Woodnut is admitted to the Hideaway as a guest, but he is an undercover agent working with Morris to investigate the activities of Sims and Doyle in the Hideaway.
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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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