TIMON OF ATHENS - Theatre for a New Audience Auditions

Posted: May 8, 2019

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TIMON OF ATHENS - NYC EPA
Theatre For A New Audience

AUDITION DATE
Tue, May 21, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep TFANA: LORT C ($873 / week) STC: LORT B (favored nations $1025 a week)

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. This is a co-production with the Shakespeare Theatre of DC. Rehearsals/Performances will begin at TFANA and then move to DC.

Theatre for a New Audience is looking for an SM and ASM for this production. See separate notice on casting call for submission info.

PREPARATION
Actors should prepare a monologue from a play by Shakespeare of their own choosing. Either comedic or dramatic. It is important that we hear the actor's skill with this language specifically. Bring picture and resume.

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

PERSONNEL
Author: William Shakespeare
Direction: Simon Godwin

Casting: Jack Doulin
(exact casting personnel in the room is still TBD)


OTHER DATES
TFANA In NYC:
1st reh: Mon 12/2/19
Tech: Tue 1/7/20. 1st prev: Sat 1/11. Opens: Sat 1/25. Closes: 2/9

STC in DC:
Tech: Tue 2/18/20. 1st prev: Thur 2/20. Opens: Mon 2/24. Closes: 3/22/20

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
Kathryn Hunter is playing the role of Timon.
Seeking:

1.APEMANTUS – any ethnicity and gender identity, mid 30s – 60. Cynical, skeptical, independent, astute, unbothered and unflappable.
2. ALCIBIADES – 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) (can see any gender)

3.SEMPRONIUS - Any ethnicity, male, 40s – 60. Esteemed, privileged, posh, elite, a little flamboyant - high society. Old enough to have a marriable daughter.
4.LUCIA – Any ethnicity, female, mid 30s – 60. Posh, calculating, manipulative with a veneer of sympathy and friendship. Selfish, self-serving, uncompromising, sycophantic.
5.LUCULLUS - 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.
6.FLAVIUS – 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.
7.FLAMINIA - 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.
8.LUCILIUS – Any ethnicity, male identified or gender non-conforming, 20s. Feisty, enterprising, hard-working. Is proving himself to be reliable and loyal.
9.POET, Caphis, Rebel, Thief 1 – Any ethnicity, male identified or gender non-conforming, 20s-40. Arrogant, privileged, pretentious, narcissistic.
10. 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.
11. 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)
12. ACTOR 4 (F) - 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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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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