2019-10-28America/New_YorkAudition2019-10-28WAKE **Revised** - Irish Arts CenterWAKE **Revised** - Irish Arts Center
WAKE - NYC EPA
Irish Arts Center **Revised Contract**
Mon, Nov 11, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT) Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
Development Agreement Tier 2; $900/WEEK
Equity actors with a variety of skills for this new multidisciplinary show. See breakdown for more details.
All SM positions have been filled.
Prepare a song and/or monologue - preferably in the spirit of this project (as described above.) Instrumentalists may play their instruments, specialty artists may perform a short piece that shows off their unique talent. An accompanist will be provided. Total audition time should not exceed 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.
Pearl Studios NYC (500) 500 8th Ave New York, NY 10018-6504 3rd floor. Room 301, with room 304 for holding. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.
Co-director Jenny Jennings, THISISPOPBABY; Co-director, Phillip McMahon, THISISPOPBABY; Niall Sweeney, art director, THISISPOPBABY; Philip Connaughton, choreographer; Alma Kelliher, composer, Henry Hey, musical director; Tara Rubin, Tara Ruibin Casting, casting director; Claire Burke, Tara Rubin Casting, casting director
Work Session 1: January 13-18, 2020
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.
IRISH ARTS CENTER and THISISPOPBABY are casting a new multidisciplinary show titled WAKE. This devised, immersive new show will be a celebration of communion, connection and the power of community using the traditional Irish wake as a central concept. WAKE will be part of the Opening Season of the New Irish Arts Center in NYC in Fall 2020. THISISPOPBABY is a Dublin based theatre and production company that draws on performance from queer, pop and counter cultures and uses music, dance, circus and drag artists in their storytelling. We are seeking performers from all walks of artistic life including, but not exclusive to variety and queer performance, dance, spoken word and drag artists as well as dancers, actors and singers of all backgrounds. Our diverse ensemble will be comprised of all genders, races, body shapes, and ages. We are not seeking stage managers for this production.
[SPECIALTY PERFORMERS] Queer, Burlesque, drag, and “alt” performers with a variety of skill sets are strongly encouraged to attend. [DANCERS] Advanced dancers of all ages and ethnicities who sing. Proficient acrobats, tap dancers, Irish step dancers, street/breakdancers, contemporary dancers, and those comfortable with a mix of all of the above. [DANCERS] 20s-30s, Male. Any ethnicity or body type. Comfortable singing and moving. [WOMAN] 60+, Female. Strong movers/dancers. Appears in scenes and sings. [INSTRUMENTALISTS] Seeking actor/singer/multi-instrumentalists of all ages and backgrounds. [SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS] 20 s – 40s, Female. Seeking experienced spoken word artists who are comfortable with improvisation and confident with word play, intonation and voice inflection. ===================
About THISISPOPBABY Based in Dublin, Ireland, THISISPOPBABY is a theatre and events production company that rips up the space between popular culture, counter culture, queer culture and high art – providing both a vehicle for our associate artists’ dreams and an electrifying access point to the arts. THISISPOPBABY’s shows and events have played to over 250,000 people in Ireland and around the globe. The company is best known for its international smash-hit show RIOT, the electro-pop musical Alice in Funderland, the alternative POP arena at Electric Picnic Music & Arts Festival, and the long-term collaboration with the “Queen of Ireland” Panti. RIOT was presented by Irish Arts Center in New York at NYU Skirball in February 2018. thisispopbaby.com About IRISH ARTS CENTER Irish Arts Center, founded in 1972, is a national and international home for artists and audiences of all backgrounds who share a passion for the evolving arts and culture of contemporary Ireland and Irish America. Based in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, we present, develop, support, promote, tour, and distribute work from both established and emerging artists and cultural practitioners, providing audiences access to experiences that are innovative, collaborative, diverse, authentic, emotionally and intellectually transporting, meet the highest standards of excellence, and celebrate our common humanity. Steeped in the grassroots traditions of our communities, with a commitment to inclusion that dates back to our founding, we provide education programs and access to the arts for adults and children of all ages and ethnic, racial and socioeconomic backgrounds, and an international hub for the evolving global Irish diaspora. In October of 2020, after more than a decade of visioning, development, and planning, and two years of construction, the New Irish Arts Center will open its doors to begin the next chapter in our history. Designed by architects Davis Brody Bond and Ireland’s Office of Public Works, the New Irish Arts Center will contain a state-of-the-art flexible performance space for theatre, dance, music, visual arts, interdisciplinary work, residencies, and special events; audio and video infrastructure to capture and distribute arts content on the digital platform; studio and library spaces for residencies, education programs and the development of new work; and a generous lobby café with food and beverage service to serve the expanded hospitality mission of the Center. The New Irish Arts Center will reflect Ireland’s emerging position as a modern European country, and build on its legacy as a land of poets. It will provide a home for artistic innovation, collaboration and development in the world’s cultural capital, and a place for people of all backgrounds to come together to celebrate our common humanity in the environment of Irish hospitality for which Ireland – and Irish Arts Center – is renowned. irishartscenter.org
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.