UTAH SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 2020 SEASON - Utah Shakespeare Festival Auditions

Posted: August 24, 2019

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Utah Shakespeare Festival 2020 Season - Chicago EPA

Utah Shakespeare Festival

AUDITION DATE

Tue, Oct 15, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch 1pm - 2pm

APPOINTMENTS

Members may sign up through the Member Portal on 10/8/19 @ 12:00pm

CONTRACT

LORT Rep $969 LORT B / $717 LORT D Per week minimum

SEEKING

Actors for upcoming 2020 Season

PREPARATION

Shakespeare verse monologue, contemporary contrasting monologue, song (16 bars) if you sing.
Accompanist will be provided - please bring sheet music.


LOCATION

Actors' Equity Association - Chicago Member Center
557 W Randolph St
1st Fl
Chicago, IL 60661
Dial 011 for entry

PERSONNEL

Brian Vaughn - Artistic Director, Utah Shakespeare Festival
Andrew Blendermann - Accompanist

OTHER DATES

Contract #1: April 30 - October 10, 2020 LORT D
Contract #2: May 11 - September 5, 2020
Contract #3: May 11 - October 10, 2020
Contract #4: June 10 - October 10, 2020

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

Utah Shakespeare Festival 2020 Season Casting Breakdown
All PRODUCTIONS PLAY IN FULL ROTATING REP
USF is in reference to a LORT B and D agreement Actors are cast in multiple productions
Desperate Measures
Book and Lyrics by Peter Kellogg, Music by David Friedman
First Reh – April 30 / Opening June 6 / Closing Oct 10
LORT D company in Rep with Cymbeline and Shakespeare’s Worst
Johnny Blood; a hot-headed young cowboy; 21-25; Tenor
Father Morse; Franciscan Priest; Irish; 40-50; Baritone; also plays Big Swede and Bartender
Sheriff Martin Green ; Mid to late 30’s; Baritone
Susanna – aka – Sister Mary Jo; a novice nun and Johnny’s sister; 19 - 25; Soprano
Governor Von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber; German; 40 – 50; Baritone
Bella Rose; A saloon girl in love with Johnny 20 – 30’s; Belt
Cymbeline – by William Shakespeare
First Reh – April 30 / Opening June 5 / Closing Oct 10
LORT D company in Rep with Cymbeline and Shakespeare’s Worst 6-8 actors playing the following roles:
Cymbeline
Posthumus Leonatus
Iachimo
Belarius
Pisanio
Guiderius
Cloten
Arviragus
Caius Lucius
Cornelius
Philarmous
Philario
Imogen
Queen
Helen
Lords/Messengers/Guards/Soldiers
Shakespeare’s Worst by Mike Reiss with Nick Newlin
First Reh – July 8 / Opening Aug 8 / Closing Oct 9
LORT D Company in Rep with Desperate Measures and Cymbeline
Launce/Crab
Valentine
Proteus
Speed/Duke
Lucetta/Silvia
Julia/Sebastian
The Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare
First Reh – May 11 /Opening- June 25 / Closes Sept 4 LORT B
Duke Solinus
Egeon
Antipholus of Ephesus
Antipholus of Syracuse
Dromio of Ephesis
Dromio of Syracuse
Balthazar
Angelo
Doctor Pinch
First Merchant
Second Merchant
Emelia
Adriana
Luce
Courtesan
Officer
Jailor
Richard III by William Shakespeare
First Reh – May 12 / Opens June 27 / Closes Sept 5 LORT B
Richard of Gloucester
King Edward IV
Queen Elizabeth
Clarence
Duchess of York
Lady Anne
Margaret
Edward
Richard Duke of York
Elizabeth Plantagent
Rivers
Grey
Jane Shore
Hastings
Buckingham
Stanley
Catesby
Ratcliffe
Lord Lovell
Richmond
Oxford
Blunt
Brakenbury
Lords/Soldiers/Messengers
Pericles by William Shakespeare
First Reh – May 11 / Opening June 26 / Closing Sept 3 LORT B
Gower
Pericles
Antiochus
Helicanus
Escanes
Simonides
Cleon
Lysimachus
Cerimon
Thaliard
Leonine
Pandar
Boult
Daughter of Antiochus
Dionyza
Thaisa
Marina
Lychorida
Bawd
Diana
Lords/Soldiers/Messengers
The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert & Sullivan
First Reh May 11 / Opening July 2 / Closing Sept 5 LORT B
The Pirate King
Samuel
Frederic
Ruth
Major General Stanley
Mabel
Edith
Kate
Isabel
Celia
Daphne
Sergeant of Police
Ensemble
Pirates/Police
One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
First Reh May 11 / Opening July 3 / Closing Oct 10 LORT B -
Francis Henshall – 20 -50 – Essex - Energetic, dexterous, able to improvise,– (Truffaldino)
Stanley Stubbers - 20 – 30 – Home Couties - The 2nd Guvnor. Privately educated, more than a touch of the upper class twit. A criminal (Florindo Aretusi)
Rachel Crabbe – 20 - 30 – London - 1st Guvnor. Disguised as her deceased twin brother, spends the play dressed a fashionable young man. (Beatrice Rasponi)
Harry Dangle – 50 - 60 – Crooked Solicitor – Rottingdean/tries to be posh Brighton (Lombardi)
Charlie “The Duck” Clench – 50 - 60 – Brighton Based, originally London (Pantaloni)
Lloyd Boateng – 40 – 50 – Friend to Clench – Ex London/Jamaican (Brighella)
Pauline Clench – 20+ not too bright daughter to Clench, recently engaged to Alan– Brighton (Clarice)
Alan – 20 - 39 – Son of Dangle, an aspiring actor given to dramatic poses, engaged to Pauline– (Silvio)
Dolly – 30 - 50 -Employee of Clench– (Smeraldina)
Alfie – Waiter
Gareth – Waiter
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Ensemble
Into the Breeches – by George Brandt
First Reh – June 10 / Opening July 29 / Closing Oct 10 LORT D
Maggie Dalton – 50’s / Director / Plays The Chorus
Celeste Fielding – 50’s / the Diva / Plays Henry 4th and 5th
Winifred Snow – 50’s / Plays Falstaff
Ida Green – African American / 30’s / Plays Hotspur
June Bennett – 20’s / Ingenue/ Plays the Kate’s
Grace Richards – 30’s / Plays Henry 4th & 5th
Ellsworth Snow – 60’s / Board President
Stuart Lasker – 40’s / Stage Manager / Plays Mistress Quickly


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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