THEATRE EXILE 2019-20 SEASON - Theatre Exile Auditions

Posted: October 7, 2019

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Theatre Exile 2019-20 Season - Philadelphia EPA

Theatre Exile

AUDITION DATE

Thu, Oct 10, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2. Sign up begins at 8:30

APPOINTMENTS

No advance appointment necessary. Actors seen on first-come, first-seen basis, with priority to Equity members. Actors’ Equity members may contact Dan O’Neil via email at casting@theatreexile.org.

CONTRACT

SPT AEA SPT Category 6, $493/week AEA and non-union contracts available. EMC points available for non-union actors.

SEEKING

Equity actors for a few roles in the remainder of the 2019-20 season.

Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, are encouraged to attend.

PREPARATION

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please also bring picture and resume.

LOCATION

Theatre Exile Admin Offices
1340 S 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

PERSONNEL

Expected to attend:
Producing Artistic Director: Deborah Block
Casting Director: Dan O’Neil

OTHER

Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.
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

2019/20 Season Breakdown:
(For cast roles, actors will be considered as understudies and possible replacements.)

ON THE EXHALE

by Martín Zimmerman
Directed by Matt Pfeiffer
First Rehearsal: November 5, 2019
Performance Run: November 29 – December 22, 2019

Synopsis
When a senseless act of violence changes her life forever, a liberal college professor finds herself inexplicably drawn to the very weapon used to perpetrate the crime – and to the irresistible feeling of power that comes from holding life and death in her hands. Peering down the barrel of a uniquely American crisis, she begins to suspect that when it comes to gun violence, we’re all part of the problem.

Roles
WOMAN [already cast]
Female, late 30s-early 50s.
A women’s studies professor, struggling to make sense of things and heal after a death.
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BABEL

by Jacqueline Goldfinger
Directed by Deborah Block
First Rehearsal: January 14, 2020
Performance Run: February 13 – March 8, 2020

Synopsis
What would you do if you had the power to build your own baby? And your best friend is a talking Stork? In this version of a near future society, prospective parents learn within the first weeks of conception which genetic traits their child will have, and what behaviors they are likely to exhibit. In this new comedy, two couples collide over what to do with their PRE certification test results. With rapid advances in reproductive technology, modern eugenics is science’s Wild West. How far will we go when playing God?

Roles:
ANN [already cast]
Female, 20s-30s
Jamie’s wife, high strung

JAMIE
Male, 30s-40s
Ann’s husband, affable

THE STORK MASCOT
Doubled by the actor playing Jamie, has the voice of a young Harvey Fierstein

RENEE
Female, 30s-40s
Dani’s wife, nurturer

DANI
Female, 40s
Renee’s wife, senior executive determination
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ORPHANS

by Lyle Kessler
Directed by Joe Canuso
First Rehearsal: March 17, 2020
Performance Run: April 9 - May 3, 2020

Synopsis:
Two brothers, Phillip, sensitive, reclusive, never venturing out of his North Philly home and Treat, a violent pickpocket and thief who kidnaps a mysteriously wealthy businessman who turn the table on the two brothers and in strange, hilarious and moving way, becomes their long lost father figure.

Roles:
PHILLIP
Male, 20s
A Wild Child who has never ventured from his house.

TREAT
Male, 20s
A Pick Pocket and Thief; violent, suppressed emotions.

HAROLD [already cast]
Male, middle aged
A Commanding Presence, able to handle any situation. Loving under a tough exterior.
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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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