THEATRE FOR A NEW AUDIENCE 2019-20 SEASON - Theatre for a New Audience Auditions

Posted: August 8, 2019

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Theatre for a New Audience 2019-20 Season - NYC EPA

Theatre For A New Audience

AUDITION DATE
Thu, Aug 22, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $873/week

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in the 2019-20 season shows. See breakdown.

There are currently no SM positions available.

PREPARATION
Actors should prepare a classical or contemporary monologue of their choosing. If a contemporary monologue, it should be something in the absurdist or very mdern vain, i.e. by Beckett, Pinter or Caryl Churchill, etc. Bring picture and resume.

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

PERSONNEL
Casting: Jack Doulin
Mr. Doulin and associates to be determined are expected in attendance

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
Equity actors for various roles in four productions:
Theatre for a New Audience is not looking for an SM and ASM for this production. See separate notice on casting call for for future submission info.
WHY?
Written and Directed by Peter Brook and Marie Helene Estienne
1st rehearsal: September 17
1st preview: September 21
Open: September 26
Close: October 6
Haley Carmichael, Kathryn Hunter and Marcello Magni are performing the piece.
Seeking possible replacements:
ACTOR A - Any ethnicity and gender identity, 40s to mid 60s. Strong movement abilities and skill with text.
ACTOR B – Any ethnicity, female. Mid 30s – 50s. Strong movement abilities and skill with text.
ACTOR C – Any ethnicity, male. 40s – 60s. Strong movement abilities. Clown experience helpful.
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FEFU AND HER FRIENDS
Text: Maria Irene Fornes
Director: Lileana Blain-Cruz
First Rehearsal/ Meet & Greet- Oct. 14
Tech Begins-Nov 12
First Preview-Nov 16
Official Opening-Nov 24
Closing- Dec 8
FEFU - Female, late 30s – 40s, person of color. Powerful, fun, boisterous. The leader. A playfully mercurial force. She’s the life force of the party, of the play.
CINDY - Female, 30s – 40s, person of color. A friend of Fefu’s, dealing with a divorce, attracted to Fefu’s brazen uniqueness but doesn’t live her life as boldly. She’s figuring things out.
CHRISTINA - Female, 30s – 40s, person of color. A friend of Cindy’s. An outsider to the party. She’s intrigued but also dubious. She’s more comfortable as an observer, a little more conservative in her taste.
JULIA - Female, 30s- 40s, person of color. First seen in a wheelchair, (Though later in the play she is seen walking across the stage) She has hallucinations, struggles with invisible demons. She’s eerie, luminescent in her struggle.
EMMA - Female, 30s-40s, person of color. A force in the room. Theatrical, vibrant, a fan of color and costume and making the room spin with energy. She’s good at reading other people and in so doing is able to hide her vulnerabilities in plain sight. She’s wealthy and has some power.
PAULA - Female, 40s-50s, person of color. She was in a relationship with Cecilia. She’s powerful, a little lovelorn, a little more guarded as a result. She’s still working through her breakup. She comes from a more modest background than some of the other women
SUE - Female, 30s- 40s, person of color. Flirtatious, playful, generally happy. Empathetic, she sympathizes and can feel when an energy has shifted.
CECILIA - Female, 30s-40s, person of color. Charismatic, has an intense energy, was in a relationship with Paula but left her. She’s passionate but is inconsistent.
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TIMON OF ATHENS
Text: William Shakespeare
Director: Simon Godwin
TIMON OF ATHENS is a co- production with the Shakespeare Theatre of DC. Rehearsals/Performances will begin at TFANA and then move to DC.
Dates In NYC:
First Rehearsal: Monday, December 2, 2019
Tech: Tuesday, January 7, 2020
First Preview: Saturday, January 11
Opening: Saturday, January 25
NYC Closing: Sunday, February 9
Dates In D.C.:
Tech: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
First Preview: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Opening: Monday, February 24, 2020
D.C. Closing: Sunday, March 22, 2020
The roles of Timon, Apemantus, Alcibiades, Lucullus, Flavius and Flaminia are cast; we will see people for possible replacements.
TIMON – Role CAST. Any ethnicity and gender. Mid 40s to 60. Great emotional range and major text skills.
APEMANTUS – Role CAST. Any ethnicity and gender identity, mid 30s – 60. Cynical, skeptical, independent, astute, unbothered and unflappable.
ALCIBIADES – Role CAST. Any ethnicity and gender identity, mid 20s – mid 30s Revolutionary leading a massive city-wide rebellion, fearless, uncompromising, fierce, obstinate. An ally, an activist. (NB prominent in the story, but not a huge part)

SEMPRONIUS - Any ethnicity, male, 40s – 60. Esteemed, privileged, posh, elite, a little flamboyant - high society. Old enough to have a marriable daughter.
LUCIA – Any ethnicity, female, mid 40s – 60. Posh, calculating, manipulative with a veneer of sympathy and friendship. Selfish, self-serving, uncompromising, sycophantic.
LUCULLUS – Role CAST. Any ethnicity, male, mid 30s - mid 40s. Delivering class and status. Business minded, banker/fintech at partner level from his 30s. Industrially progressive, personally & politically conservative/republican. Trust fund, ivy league, cookie cutter model of success.
FLAVIUS – Role CAST. Any ethnicity, male, late 50s – 70s. Oldest serving member of staff in Timon’s house, the ‘old retainer’ - her longstanding/long suffering accountant. Kind, extremely loyal, needs to hugely evoke the audience’s sympathy, probably eldest member of company.
FLAMINIA – Role CAST. Any ethnicity, female identified or gender non-conforming, 20s – 40s. Confident, loyal, smart and accomplished within the model of house manager / head of the household staff. Neat, pulled together.
LUCILIUS – Any ethnicity, male identified or gender non-conforming, 20s. Feisty, enterprising, hard-working. Is proving himself to be reliable and loyal.
POET, Caphis, Rebel, Thief 1 – Any ethnicity, male identified or gender non-conforming, 20s-40. Arrogant, privileged, pretentious, narcissistic.
PAINTER, Creditor 2, Servant 3, Rebel, Thief 2 – Any ethnicity, male identified or gender non-conforming, 20s-40. Artistic, earnest, enthusiastic, lives in his own world unaffected by the realities around him.
MERCHANT, VENTIDIUS, DEMETRIUS, Servant 1, Rebel, Thief 3 – Any ethnicity, male, 30s-50. Alpha, capable of running a bank (Demetrius), being imprisoned for violence (Ventidius) and being an entrepreneurial businessman (Merchant)
JEWELLER, SINGER, Creditor 1, Servant 2, TIMANDRA – Any ethnicity, female identified or gender non-conforming, 20s -50s. A major singer. Rebellious, confident, confrontational (Timandra), opportunistic, alert, enterprising (JEWELLER)
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WAITING FOR GODOT
Text: Samuel Beckett
Director: Arin Arbus
First Rehearsal/ Meet & Greet- Mar 23
Tech Begins-Apr 21
First Preview-Apr 25
Official Opening-May 7
Closing-May 24
Michael Shannon and Paul Sparks are playing the roles of VLADIMIR and ESTRAGON.
POZZO – Any ethnicity. Male. Mid 30s – 60s. Domineering and commanding.
LUCKY – Any ethnicity. Male. Mid 20s – 60s. Mostly silent until he begins to talk and then the words cascade out.
A BOY – Any ethnicity. Male. Age 8-15.
ESTRAGON – Role CAST. Any ethnicity. Male. Mid 40s -50. Confused. THIS ROLE IS CAST; SEEING ACTORS FOR POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS.
VLADIMIR– Role CAST. Any ethnicity. Male. Mid 40s – 50. Confused but thinks he isn’t. THIS ROLE IS CAST; SEEING ACTORS FOR POSSIBLE REPLACEMENT.
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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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