THEATER J 2014-15 SEASON - Theater J Auditions

Posted: April 28, 2014

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Theater J 2014-15 Season

- Equity Principal Auditions in DC
Theater J|Washington, DC

Date of Audition:
5/12 and 5/13/2014

Call Type
Equity Principal

Equity Principal Auditions (2 days)
Monday, May 12, 2014
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

10 AM to 6 PM
lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Cat. 8; $518/week AEA minimum
Washington DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
(Corner of Q St. NW)
Washington, DC
(Corner of 16th and Q St. NW.) Please enter at the Q St. door.

Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 2014-15 season.

see breakdown
Please bring 2 contrasting 1 minute monologues; please avoid Shakespeare.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.
Artistic Director: Ari Roth
Casting Director: Naomi Robin
AEA Auditors: Shirley Serotsky Theater J (Associate Artistic Director), Delia Taylor (Associate Producer), Ryan Breen (Production Manager)
· A monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
No appointments. First come, first seen.
Be prepared to show photo ID at the desk. Parking is very limited and can be difficult.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Be prepared to show photo ID at the desk. The personnel there will then direct you to the audition location within the building. Please be aware that parking is very limited and can be difficult.
Please allow additional time or take public transportation. Theater J is located 4 blocks ( 9 min walk) from the Dupont Circle Metro (Red Line) and is convenient to both U Street (Yellow and Green) and McPherson Square Metros (Blue & Orange Lines) and is accessible by many bus lines.

2014-15 SEASON

based on Isaac Bashevis Singer’s short story “Yentl The Yeshiva Boy,” adapted for the stage by Leah Napolin and Isaac Bashevis Singer, with new music and lyrics composed by Jill Sobule.

Director: Shirley Serotsky
First rehearsal: 7/28/2014
Performances: 8/28 – 10/12/2014

7 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.

Any actors with musical ability are encouraged to audition. If you are a confident singer, please be prepared to do 8-bars of a pop/rock/folk song—either from a musical or from the radio. Also—be prepared to tell us about any instruments you play.


Actor 1 male – Reb Todrus, Fulcha the fool, Chaim - male 30-50

Actor 2 male – Lemmel, Yussel, FEITL - male 20-40

Actor 3 male - Reb Nata, Berel/ Lazar, Alter Vishkower - male 30-50

Actor 4 male – MORDECAI, Shmuel, SHEFTEL - male 25-40

Actor 5 male – Gershon, Moishe, Rabbi - male 30-50

Actor 6 male – Treitl, Dovid, Zelig - male 20-40

Actor 7 male – Zisheh, AVIGDOR - male 20-35 - attractive, a passionate speaker and thinker

Actor 8 female – ANSHEL/YENTL - female 22-30 - smart, strong-willed, can adopt a boyish affect

Actor 9 female – Rivka, Frumka, NECHELE, RAIZELEH, ZLATEH - female 25-40

Actor 10 female – Hadass, and others - female - 22-30 - graceful and feminine

Actor 11 female – PESHA, FINKL, Yachna, CHAMBERMAID - female 25-40

by Tony Kushner
Director: John Vreeke
First rehearsal: 10/13/2014
Performances: 11/13 - 12/21/2014

7 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.


PierLuigi Marcantonio, called Pill, Italian-American, 53, high school history teacher, Gus’s son

Eli Wolcott, mid-20s, a hustler

Paul Cedric Davis, African-American, 47, formerly an assistant professor of theology at Columbia University/Union Theological Seminary, now a visiting lecturer at the University of Minnesota, Pill’s husband

Maria Teresa Marcantonio, called Empty, Italian-American, 49, formerly a nurse, now a labor lawyer, Gus’s daughter. This role is CAST

Vito Anthony Marcantonio, called V, Vic, Vinnie, Italian-American, 38, private
contractor, Gus’s son. This role is CAST

Augusto Giuseppe Garibaldi Marcantonio, called Gus, Italian-American, 72, retired longshoreman, lifetime member of the Communist Party USA

Clio Annunziata Marcantonio, sometimes called Zeeko (Zia Clio) by her nephews and niece, Italian-American, 69, former Discalced Carmelite nun, former Maoist, Gus’s sister

Maeve Ludens, 40, Doctor of Theology, same-sex partner of Empty

Sooze Moon Marcantonio, Korean-American, early 30s, wife of V

Adam Butler, early 50s, real estate lawyer, Empty’s ex-husband

Michelle O’Neill, called Shelle, Irish-American, 40s

We will consider AEA actors for replacements and/or understudies for cast roles, should any be needed.


by Aaron Posner
loosely based on Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekov
World Premiere
Director: Aaron Posner
First rehearsal: 12/15/2014
Performances: 1/14 - 2/15/2015

6 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.

Vanya—Late 40's. An observer. A ruminator. Not terribly attractive. Not a player. A smart, passionate, insightful, wound-tight failure. Quite a lot of anger, too…

Sonia—Late 20's or early 30's. Hugely nice and kind and caring. A Very Good Person. Not at all attractive or comfortable in her body. Not giving up hope…

Ella—30's. Smart, frustrated, lost, hopeful, sad and lonely. Very beautiful and rampantly desirable.

Babs—60's. Vibrant, but understated. Ironic. No-nonsense. Good soul, scrappy wit. Savvy…

The Professor—mid 60's. Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, (big heart???), small soul…

Astor—40's. Broken, beautiful, smart, savvy and sad. He cares deeply… to no end…

Waffles—30's or 40's or 50's. The oddest of ducks. A sweet, sharp, clueless, utopian guitar-guy.


by Renee Calarco
Director: TBD
World Premiere
First rehearsal: 2/16/2015
Performances: 3/18 - 4/19/2015

5 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles.

Roberta, female, 50-60. A Jewish mother in spite of herself. Flighty and grounded. Hilarious and broken.

Larry, male, 50-60. Roberta’s husband. A macher who wears it lightly.

Dov, male, 35-45. A rabbi. Baby-faced and world-weary. He believes in everything: the truth, his lies, his own press.

Chorus of 4 (2 female, 2 male), who play many roles. Specific parts to be assigned during rehearsal process.


by Charles Busch
Director: TBD
First rehearsal: 5/4/2015
Performances: 6/3/30 – 7/5/2015

3 AEA contracts to be cast among all available roles

Marjorie – female, late 50's-60's, an attractive, stylish woman.

Lee – mid-50's-60's, an energetic, beautifully groomed lady of Marjorie’s age, with a very comfortable sense of her own sensuality.

Ira – mid-50's, Marjorie’s husband, a good-looking, highly energetic man.

Frieda – a small, shrunken, eighty-year-old woman with a walker but as tough as cowhide.

Mohammed – a boyish and very good-looking twenty-two-year-old doorman from Iraq.

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