TWO BY FRIEL - Irish Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: September 7, 2018

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TWO BY FRIEL - NYC EPA
Irish Repertory Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Mon, Sep 17, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT
Off Broadway Tier 3 Contract Salary: $625/wk Plus Pension and Health

SEEKING
Equity actors for 4 roles: 2 male, 2 female. See breakdown for details.

All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

PREPARATION
All roles require authentic dialects from Ireland or the United Kingdom.

For Mag and Joe of Lovers, please prepare an Irish dialect from either County Tyrone (ie. Omagh) or County Donegal.

For Dmitry or Anna of Yalta, please prepare an Irish or English dialect, especially (but not exclusively) a modern-day, upper or middle class dialect from either Dublin or London. For these roles, we are open to hearing Irish or English dialects outside those two cities. The most important thing is that you are comfortable in the dialect you come in with.

LOCATION
Irish Repertory Theatre
132 W 22nd St
New York, NY 10011-2419

PERSONNEL
Two by Friel: Lovers: Winners and The Yalta Game
By Brian Friel
Directed by Conor Bagley

Director Conor Bagley and/or Casting Associate Jason Brubaker shall be present at EPA’s

OTHER DATES
Rehearsals begin: October 9th, 2018
Performances begin: November 7th 2018
Closing Performance December 23rd, 2018
Performances at Irish Repertory Theatre McLucas Studio Theatre

OTHER
Two stage managers are utilized. The PSM position is filled. STAGE MANAGERS may send resumes to info@irishrep.org. (Actors, please DO NOT submit to this e-mail address.)

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.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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
Synopsis:
Two by Friel is a conversation between two plays by Irish master Brian Friel: Lovers: Winners (1967) and The Yalta Game (2001). Each piece centers on a couple in the blossoming stage of love, their playful exercises in imagination, and the encroaching darkness within and without them that threatens to extinguish their flames of romance.
Lovers: Winnersfollows the story of Mag and Joe, two young lovers who meet at the top of a hill overlooking their hometown of Ballymore, County Tyrone, to study for their final examinations, make plans for their upcoming wedding, and prepare for the child they are expecting. Meanwhile, two narrators relate the darker truth of the events surrounding their day on the hill.
InThe Yalta Game, adapted from a Chekhov short story, two Russians fall in love in Crimea on vacation from their spouses. In their courting, Dmitry teaches Anna about the Yalta game—a game in which visitors make up stories about the people they see in the square. But is their love—is any love—real or imagined? Forever or ephemeral?
This evening of theatre will explore the nature of love, the power of the imagination, the stories we believe.
Needed: Actors for 4 role: 2 female and 2 male. Character descriptions:
Dmitry Dmitrich Gurov/Man: late 30’s, early 40’s. Charming, confident, caring, playful, intellectually curious, possessing an underlying dissatisfaction with where life has taken him and a subtle yet urgent need to change directions. “His hair is beginning to turn grey. He wears his hat at a jaunty angle and carries a cane.” A married man with grown up children, bored with his home and work life. Enjoys romantic flings.
Anna Sergeyevna/Woman: 20’s. Confident, lively, optimistic, proper, intellectually curious, thoughtful, creative, with a strong sense of duty. She has an unassailable love for her dog, whom she brings everywhere with her. A newlywed woman who’s convinced she’s happy—or feels she should be. She is frustrated that her significantly older husband, whom she regards as superlatively honorable and good-natured, treats her more like a child than an equal partner. Deep down, she yearns for some fun and adventure.
Mag: 17. Secondary school girl in a small town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 1966. Fiancé to Joe and future mother of her child. “Bubbling with life, inclined to be extreme in her enthusiasms…Whatever she likes she loves; whatever she dislikes she hates—momentarily. She is either very elated or very depressed, but no emotion is ever permanent.”
Joe: 17. Secondary school boy in a small town in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, 1966. Fiancé to Mag and future father of her child. “He is a serious boy, a good student, interested in books. He is at the age when he is earnest about life; and he has a total and touching belief in the value and importance of education.”



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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