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WAREHOUSE THEATRE 2021-22 SEASON - Warehouse Theatre Auditions

Posted: July 27, 2021

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WAREHOUSE THEATRE 2021-22 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Warehouse Theatre

CONTRACT
SPT$364 weekly minimum (SPT 3)

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in 2021-22 season (see breakdown).

The Warehouse Theatre is holding season Equity auditions via video submission.

All roles are open unless indicated. Performances in the 2021/22 season are scheduled for indoors in our theatre space. Rehearsals will take place in our rehearsal hall located in the same building.

INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION IN BREAKDOWN. To submit a video, email Jason D. Johnson at jason@warehousetheatre.com. Also include a headshot and resume with your emailed submission.
Deadline: Sat, Aug 14, 2021

SUBMIT TO
jason@warehousetheatre.com

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Mike Sablone (Producing Artistic Director)
Jason D. Johnson (Managing Director)
Kerrie Seymour (Director – Sense and Sensibility)
Jay Briggs (Director – The Lotus Paradox)
Patrick Torres (Director – Native Gardens)
Anne Kelly Tromsness (Director – The Wolves)
Shelley Butler (Director – The 25th…Spelling Bee)
Meghan Reimers (Music Director – The 25th…Spelling Bee)

See breakdown for production-specific personnel.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates. Performance weeks for each show are typically Thursday – Saturday at 8p and Sunday at 3p.
Occasionally there will be a Wednesday show at 8p.

OTHER
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 submit.

BREAKDOWN

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:Actors are asked to prepare a 60 second monologue. If singing, please prepare a 45 second monologue and no more than 16 bars of a song. Audition participants are encouraged to sing whatever they wish (please no Green Day), but we have also provided the following link for use if needed: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1lvq6MSNJL8uNNjHX_yLowHz2cLoVkiLa?usp=sharing This is arranged to accommodate all vocal parts and genders. (Our enormous thanks to Bree Lowdermilk and Kait Kerrigan for the materials from "Holding On" from THE BAD YEARS.) For your video, slate with your name and selections.


All roles are open except HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH is a remount of the show that wasclosed at the beginning of the pandemic and APPROPRIATE is using its original cast before thepandemic closure.

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
Text by John Cameron Mitchell
Music and lyrics by Stephen Trask
Director: Andrew Scoville
First rehearsal: September 7, 2021
Run: September 24-October 17, 2021
Show will be remounted with original cast from the pandemic closure period.
Synopsis: Hedwig is an “internationally ignored song stylist”, an East German rock’n’roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation. This outrageous and unexpectedly hilarious story is dazzlingly performed by Hedwig in the form of a rock gig/stand-up comedy routine. Using songs and monologues, we get the torrid details of her life, her loves, and her career. It’s funny, touching, and ultimately inspiring to anyone who has felt life gave them an inch when they deserved a mile.
Singers should prepare 16 bars of a rock song. Please no Green Day.
HEDWIG (20-40s, ANY ETHNICITY):Internationally ignored song stylist.

YITZAK (20-40s, ANY ETHNICITY):Hedwig’s roadie.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY
Playwright: Kate Hamill
Director: Kerrie Seymour
First rehearsal: October 26, 2021
Run: November 19 - December 19, 2021
Synopsis: Before there was PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, there was SENSE AND SENSIBILITY. Adapter Kate Hamill’s first Austen adaptation, we are thrilled to continue telling Jane Austen’s stories through this modern lens. A highly theatrical approach is brought to the Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and hypersensitive Marianne. Their father’s sudden passing leaves them financially destitute and socially vulnerable. With a whirlwind of Gossips at every turn, the women are forced to choose between reputation and love. A beautiful, entertaining reimagining of a classic story that will prove to be a new holiday classic.
NOTE: We are committed to taking a proactive approach to casting a diverse, inclusiveensemble. Please submit without regard to age, gender, disability, race, color, national originor any other basis. If you are not familiar with how Kate Hamill's adaptations work, we cast tracks and within those tracks you play multiple characters of various ages, genders,demographics, etc., so please submit regardless of age, ethnicity, or gender identity of thecharacters.
Characters:
ELINOR DASHWOOD: The eldest Dashwood sister; sensible
MARIANNE DASHWOOD: The middle Dashwood sister; sensitive
MARGARET DASHWOOD: Margaret is the youngest Dashwood sister; also plays MRS. FERRARS; also plays Gossip
FANNY DASHWOOD: wife to John Dashwood and sister to Edward, nasty; also plays LUCY STEELE a young girl from no fortune; LADY MIDDLETON, an over-bred lady; GOSSIP
COLONEL BRANDON: An older bachelor; also plays THOMAS, a servant; LADY MIDDLETON, an over-bred lady; GOSSIP
EDWARD FERRARS: A gentleman; a bachelor; also plays ROBERT FERRARS, a callow young man, Edward Ferrars’ younger brother; LADY MIDDLETON, an over-bred lady; GOSSIP
JOHN WILLOUGHBY: An unusually handsome young man; also plays JOHN DASHWOOD, half-brother to the Dashwood sisters (from their father’s side; no blood relation to Mrs. Dashwood); GOSSIP
MRS. DASHWOOD: Mother to the Dashwood sisters; also plays ANNE STEELE, Lucy’s sister; indiscreet; GOSSIP
MRS. JENNINGS: A good-natured, boisterous woman; mother-in-law to Sir John and a terror to the countryside; also plays GOSSIP
JOHN MIDDLETON: A country gentleman; a distant relation to Mrs. Dashwood; also plays DOCTOR/SERVANT/GOSSIP

THE LOTUS PARADOX
Playwright: Dorothy Fortenberry
Director: Jay Briggs
WORLD PREMIERE
First rehearsal: December 28, 2021
Run: January 21-February 6, 2022
Synopsis: Nora Tennant is a celebrated children’s novelist whose book trilogy THE LOTUS PARADOX has brought her significant fame. It has also put an incredible strain on her two kids, especially her son, who bears a striking resemblance to Nora’s main character. On the eve of her birthday and the anniversary of her first novel being published, her editor has showed up to pitch a new edition, but she has other ideas about a fourth book. Things are complicated even more when a young superfan shows up unannounced who is obsessed with Nora and her characters/family. Over the course of a night we watch the family finally fight out old grievances while Nora fights with her publisher about the direction her books should go. It is a haunting multi-generational story that weaves in how Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials respond to art, to crisis, and to fame. This world premiere comes from a writer on THE HANDMAID’S TALE.
Characters:
NORA TENNANT, FEMALE, 60: A universally celebrated children’s author with a slight Miss Marple personality. Does not suffer fools, but also the kind of person who will pretend she didn’t hear you if she doesn’t like the question.
HAL TENNANT, MALE, 35: Nora’s son. The chosen one. From a young age Hal has struggled with the fact that the most famous character in children’s literature was loosely based on him. Hal had a rough childhood and as an adult has thrown himself into climate change science, but still struggles with his purpose.
DEALIE TENNANT, FEMALE, 33: Nora’s daughter. The one who stayed. An artist true and true, but one that finds it difficult to get out from under her mother’s shadow. Caring, yearns for something bigger than the trials and tribulations of this family but cannot break free of its grasp.
GARRETT DORN, MALE, 35: Recently named Nora’s editor, a no-nonsense administrator who follows in the footsteps of his mentors but isn’t afraid to blaze his own path.
JULIA SWAN, FEMALE, 17: Nora’s biggest fan, Julia is an enthusiastic teenager who has run away from a class trip to make a pilgrimage to the Tennant household. A blogger with aspirations to write herself, Julia is an “old soul” who is precocious, forward, and unafraid to go after what she wants.

NATIVE GARDENS
Playwright: Karen Zacarias
Director: Patrick Torres
First rehearsal: February 15, 2022
Run: March 11-27, 2022
Synopsis: A hilarious hot-button comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Pablo, a rising attorney, and Tania, his pregnant wife, have moved into a Washington, D.C. suburb next to Frank and Virginia and their prize garden. When Pablo impulsively agrees to host a party in their backyard in six days, they begin renovating their backyard and discover a discrepancy on their property line. What starts as a small dispute with Frank and Virginia quickly erupts into a border war. A comedy about gentrification, race, privilege, class, and, of course, good taste.
Characters:
TANIA DEL VALLE, FEMALE, LATE 20s, LATINA: Smart, likeable, positive, passionately rational, fit and highly energized pregnant PhD candidate who is in the middle of finishing her dissertation. From New Mexico, she is an avid gardener and loves the potential and possibility of a native garden and the ecosystem benefits behind letting the regions indigenous plants flourish. Can speak some limited Spanish.
PABLO DEL VALLE, MALE, EARLY 30s, LATINO: Smart, likeable, ambitious, savvy young attorney. Pablo is trying to make a great first impression at his law firm to become the first Latino partner by agreeing to host a party in his backyard for the entire firm in his new home in six days. Speaks English with no accent, speaks Spanish as a native speaker (he was raised in Chile but went to boarding school in America).
VIRGINIA BUTLEY, FEMALE, 55+, CAUCASIAN: Smart, likeable, assertive, direct, no-nonsense engineer. Virginia is the only female executive working for a defense contractor in the DC area, and she had to fight every step of the way to be taken seriously. Originally a blue-collar woman from Buffalo, she cares deeply about her home and her husband.
FRANK BUTLEY, MALE, 55+, CAUCASIAN: Smart, likeable, excitable, caring, detail-oriented Federal employee and gardener. Loves his puns, but when things get emotional can quickly get flustered. Frank has spent years fawning over his impeccable garden (and is on the cusp of finally having the best garden in town), which he uses to relieve his troubles. He tends to be the beta compared to his wife’s alpha.

THE WOLVES
Playwright: Sarah Delappe
Director: Anne Kelley Tromsness
First rehearsal: March 29, 2022
Run: April 22-May 7, 2022
Synopsis: Left quad. Right quad. Lunge. A girls indoor soccer team warms up. From the safety of their suburban stretch circle, the team navigates big questions and wages tiny battles with all the vim and vigor of a pack of adolescent warriors. A portrait of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for nine American girls, THE WOLVES was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. It’s a smart, sympathetic portrayal of female teenagers that captures the exhilarating brightness of raw adolescence.
Characters:
Note: Soccer experience is a plus, but not required.
#11 - Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen.
#25 - Defense. Captain. Classic (ex.) coach’s daughter. Seventeen.
#13 - Midfield. Stoner, older pot dealer brother, into her wackiness. Sixteen.
#46 - Bench. New girl. Awkward, different, just wants to fit in. Sixteen.
#2 - Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny. Sixteen.
#7 - Striker. Too cool for school. Sarcastic, thick eyeliner. Almost seventeen.
#14 - Midfield #7’s insecure sidekick. Just switched to contacts. Sixteen.
#8 - Defense. Childlike and determined to stay that way. Sixteen.
#00 - Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever. Seventeen.
SOCCER MOM, 30s-50s - Mom of #14. Never misses a game.

APPROPRIATE
Playwright: Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Director: TBD
First rehearsal: May 17, 2022
Run: June 10-26, 2022
Show is a production from our COVID-19 cancelled 2019-2020 season and will be using the original cast.
Synopsis: Every estranged member of the Lafayette clan has descended upon the crumbling Arkansas homestead to settle the accounts of the newly dead patriarch. As his three adult children sort through a lifetime of hoarded mementos and junk, they collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations.
ANTOINETTE “TONI” LAFAYETTE - LATE 40s/EARLY 50s, WHITE: The oldest. Overwhelmed and frustrated by the process of closing the house up, also dealing with a divorce and her sons run ins with the law. Trying to hold it together and build a better relationship with her son, but quick to anger with her siblings.
RHYS THURSTON - HER SON, 18-22, WHITE: Toni’s son, a complicated kid. Doesn’t have the best relationship with his mom, had some issues in high school dealing drugs, and overall tends to want to be by himself.
BEAUREGARDE “BO” LAFAYETTE - LATE 40s/EARLY 50s, WHITE: Middle sibling, has a job in publishing in NYC, less excited to be back in Arkansas than everyone else as he got out as soon as he could and never looked back. Very smart and driven. Has been bankrolling the last few years of his father’s life.
RACHAEL KRAMER-LAFAYETTE - LATE 40s, WHITE: Bo’s wife, she is Jewish, from New York. Isn’t necessarily comfortable in the south, also harbors some ill feelings towards Bo’s father due to how he treated her. Is taking the two kids on a trip back up north to explore their father’s heritage after the house sells since Bo has to return immediately.
CASSIDY “CASSIE” KRAMER-LAFAYETTE - EARLY TEENS, WHITE: Bo and Rachel’s daughter. Inquisitive, that awkward age where she wants to be a part of the adults, but is not invited to sit at the table, so tries to make her own table and does so awkwardly. The kind of kid who asks questions even though she knows the answers.
AINSLEY KRAMER-LAFAYETTE - 8-11, MALE, WHITE: Bo and Rachel’s son. A whole lot of energy and nowhere to put it.
FRANÇOIS “FRANZ/FRANK” LAFAYETTE - LATE 30s, WHITE: A complicated past, Franz has come to apologize to his siblings and has brought along his fiance, River, for support. A tumultuous life up until now, he is proud to show off his new maturity.
RIVER RAYNER - EARLY 20s BUT LOOKS YOUNGER, WHITE: Franz’s fiance. The daughter of two lawyers from the Portland area, she is a woke Reiki healer who uses kindness and compassion to win over people. Is smarter than she looks.

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Book: Rachel Sheinkin
Music and Lyrics: William Finn
Director: Shelley Butler
First rehearsal: June 28, 2022
Run: July 29-August 21, 2022
Synopsis: An eclectic group of six kids with outsized ambitions that match their outsized personalities vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. In between candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, the tweens (as well as some chosen audience members) spell their way through a series of insane words competing for the title. Heartwarming, hilarious, and featuring the insane unpredictability of audience participation, each performance will be a wild and unique ride rivaling the drama of any major sporting event.
Bring a song that shows your range and your personality. Please no Green Day.
Characters:
CHIP TOLENTINO [actor also plays JESUS], MALE: The reigning spelling champion of Putnam County, relatively athletic and social, he expects things to come easily to him. Lately though, he’s been going through some weird changes, and things are slipping out of his control. (Tenor: C4 - B5)
LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUBENNIERE, FEMALE: Younger than most bee participants, she is driven by internal and external pressure -- but above all by a desire to win to make her two fathers (from who she takes her combined last name) proud. She lisps, is a little uncomfortable in her body, has some tics, but still manages to strike a strong presence with her political awareness and keen sense of justice. Having drilled words for hours a day, she is aware of everything that passes in the room. (Mezzo-Soprano: A3 - F5)
LEAF CONEYBEAR [actor also plays CARL DAD], MALE: A second alternate, he never expected to compete here today. Home-schooled with his many siblings, everything about this public bee is an adventure for him, from meeting the other kids to showing off his homemade clothing, to each moment of unexpected attention. He may have severe Attention Deficit Disorder but delights in his own wandering focus. Leaf doesn’t expect to win - or even spell one word correctly - but he finds absolutely everything incredibly amusing. His mother has made him wear his protective helmet to the bee. (Tenor: A3 - A5)
WILLIAM BARFEE, MALE: Has a host of health problems and a lot to prove. Loud and combative as a defensive posture, he is the kid who becomes a bully to avoid being picked on (though he often gets picked on anyway so gets into a lot of fights). His parents are divorced, his father remarried to a much younger woman; and William does not expect kindness from anyone but his mother. So friendship takes him by surprise. Still, he’s noticed on the spelling circuit for his remarkable technique - spelling words out on the floor with his foot. Taken out of competition last year because of an ill-timed allergic reaction, he’s here for vindication. The journey he doesn’t expect is one of coming to care about someone else - when he sees outside his own needs for perhaps the first time, it shakes him fundamentally. (Tenor: E4 - B5)
MARCY PARK, FEMALE: The ultimate overachiever, Marcy has never been given another option. She comes from a family where excellence is expected and so simply produced. A parochial school student, she assumes God, too, expects perfection. She sees herself as a mass of problems but she keeps them to herself. Having moved often because of her parents’ work, she knows she can beat the local competition. Her many talents include piano, dance, martial arts, baton twirling, and/or whatever special gifts you might bring to the role. (Mezzo-Soprano: C4 - E5)
OLIVE OSTROVSKY, FEMALE: A word lover, Olive has a fairly quiet life. An only child with often-absent parents, Olive spends a lot of her time alone. She fills some of that time reading the dictionary - the words bring her comfort, as does the idea of the vastness of the world the book contains. During the first half of the bee, she often peers into the audience to see if her father, who is delayed at work, has made it yet. She starts enormously shy, and shyly blossoms. (Mezzo-Soprano: B3 - F5)
RONA LISA PERRETTI (Actor also plays OLIVE’S MOM in fantasy), FEMALE: Putnam’s long-time spelling bee hostess, a local realtor, and 3rd annual Putnam County spelling champion. This is Rona’s last day to be queen. From her perspective she keeps the bee running smoothly, upholds protocol, and conveys crucial information to the audience. Her interest in the competition is unflagging and drives it forward. She thinks of this as a complex cerebral sporting event, and she wants the audience to understand every twist and turn. If anything, in her life in general, she has to minimize the importance of this event to her, embarrassed that her own championship moment remains such a highlight. A little concerned when the substitute word pronouncer arrives, she knows she has to step up her game to make the day a success. (Mezzo-Soprano: B3 - F5)
MITCH MAHONEY (Actor also plays DAN DAD & OLIVE’S DAD in fantasy], MALE: With a bouncer’s physique and demeanor, Mitch appears an odd choice to be the bee’s “comfort counselor,” but it’s part of his community service assignment. The outsider, who in a way gets to inhabit the audience perspective, he wonders about the wisdom of putting the kids through this at all. He has no idea how to offer comfort, but does increasingly find himself wishing he could find a way to make the kids feel better about losing, and perhaps place misspelling in wider perspective. (Tenor: G3/E4-B5)
VICE PRINCIPAL DOUGLAS PANCH, MALE: The VP of Lake Hemingway Dos Passos Junior High is frustrated with his life. He fell into education, less out of love than a general ability uncoupled to a particular passion. The drive of the young spellers is alien to him. He never found anything that important. Stuck in his current job, endlessly awaiting a promotion that isn’t coming, he was not happy to get the call this morning that he was needed to substitute; but he starts the bee eager to do well, to redeem himself for past mistakes, and to impress the local hostess, Rona Lisa, who impressed him long ago. (Non-singing role. Unless you can, then we’ll probably use you. But it’s ok if you can’t.)


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 submit.


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