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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS **CANCELLED** - Developmental Agreement Auditions

Posted: March 11, 2020

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WATER FOR ELEPHANTS - NYC EPA

Producing Org TBD

**Out of an abundance of caution, the producers have chosen to cancel this EPA for the safety of our members and everyone involved. They anticipate rescheduling the auditions at some point in the near future.**

AUDITION DATES
Thu, Mar 12, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

Mon, Mar 16, 2020
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

CONTRACT

Development Agreement Tier 2; $900/week

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles in this upcoming development agreement production.

SM positions are not available.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a short cut of a folk or country song. Please bring sheet music and a photo/resume stapled together. A piano accompanist will be provided.

LOCATION

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504
3rd floor. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

PERSONNEL

Producer: Peter Schneider & Mehr! Entertainment
Director: Jessica Stone
Choreographer: TBD
Musical Director: Jason Howland
General Manager: Foresight Theatrical, Mark Shacket
Music & Lyrics: PigPen Theatre Company
Book: Rick Elice
Casting: Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA

Personnel from Telsey + Co. Casting will be in attendance, still TBD

OTHER DATES

Dates: Approx. 2 weeks in May 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

Old Jacob: (Male, late 80’s, Caucasian) The narrator, Old Jacob yearns for his youth, his freedom, and his love, Marlena. A circus man through-and-through, he finds relief and solace in telling his story and revisiting the people, animals, lights, and costumes that brought him so much life––a therapeutic journey that slowly allows him to come to terms with his age and himself. PRINCIPAL.
Jacob Jankowski: (Male, 20’s, Caucasian) After the loss of both of his parents, ex-veterinary student, Jacob, joins the circus. He holds himself to a high standard, where sacrifice and honor rule his life. Deeply attached to his strong values and stubborn sense of fair play, he struggles internally with feelings of guilt and violence when he fails those he loves. PRINCIPAL.
Marlena: (Female, late 20’s-early 30’s, any ethnicity) Gusty, talented, and understanding, Marlena ran away as a teenager to join the circus and quickly became its star attraction. Uncomprising in her beliefs, she’s not afraid to stand up for herself and others. PRINCIPAL.

August: (Male, 30’s, any ethnicity) August has “ringmaster” written all over him. Bright, charming and seductive, he controls the circus, constantly towing the line between commanding and violent. He’s feared by all. PRINCIPAL.
Camel: (Male, 60’s, any ethnicity) Passionately well-read, keenly interested in language, and astute about human behavior, Camel is the first to befriend Jacob upon his arrival to the circus. He can always be found with bootleg liquor in hand, despite his worsening physical condition.
Barbara: (Female, 40’s, any ethnicity) Confident, proud and a good time. She’s a cooch girl by trade, all fun and games, but Barbara knows who she is and her worth.
Walter: (Male, 30’s, any ethnicity) Rough and slow to warm to others, Walter had to learn to make his own way from a very young age, after being sold to the circus by his mother. Seemingly gruff and disagreeable, his kind and compassionate side shines through when it comes to protecting his friends. Fiercely loyal to his pack, he doesn’t entirely trust Jacob at first. People of short stature strongly encouraged to attend.
Wade: (Male, 30’s, any ethnicity) A petty thug who aspires to be a full-on gangster. But, given the Depression, he’ll settle for being August’s go-to muscle guy. Absolutely no sense of humor, irony or metaphor, which makes him an easy target for Camel.
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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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