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WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021 SEASON **Revised** - Williamstown Theatre Festival Auditions

Posted: April 29, 2021

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WILLIAMSTOWN THEATRE FESTIVAL 2021 SEASON - EQUITY VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Williamstown Theatre Festival

**Revised Breakdown of Row**
CONTRACT
CORSTSalary pending
SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in 2021 season (see breakdown).

ROW
Book by Daniel Goldstein Music & Lyrics by Dawn Landes
Based on "A Pearl in the Storm" by Tori Murden McClure.
Director: Tyne Rafaeli

9 SOLO PLAYS BY BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS
Guest Curator: Robert O’Hara
By: Ngozi Anyanwu, J. Nicole Brooks, Guadalís Del Carmen, Charly Evon Simpson, Terry Guest, Ike Holter, Zora Howard, France-Luce Benson, NSangou Njikam.
Directors: Wardell Julius Clark, Candis C. Jones, Awoye Timpo

ALIEN/NATION
Written and Devised by Eric Berryman, Jen Silverman, and the Company of The Forest of Arden
Director: Michael Arden

Williamstown Theatre Festival strives to be inclusive and seeks to cast a diverse group of actors within the needs of each production. The descriptions in the breakdown include details about each character and the qualities they possess. We encourage performers of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, ages, and body types, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.
INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION INFORMATION IN BREAKDOWN.
Send all requested materials via email. You may either send your materials as attachments in the email, or as links to them if you prefer to upload your materials to a Google Drive/YouTube/Vimeo. If you provide links, make sure your settings allow for anyone with the link to access your materials and that you include a password to access the video, if applicable. Materials will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis through Wednesday, 5/10.
Deadline: Mon, May 10, 2021 (EDT)
SUBMIT TO
actors@wtfestival.org
PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Mandy Greenfield
Associate Artistic Director: Laura Savia
Interim Associate Artistic Director (April 5-August 15): Maya Davis (viewing auditions)
Line Producer: Jessie Douglas
Company Manager: Rosa Taylor
Casting Director: The Telsey Office (viewing auditions)
OTHER DATES
ROW
First Rehearsal Williamstown: June 15, 2021
First Performance: July 13, 2021
Opening: July 17, 2021
Scheduled Closing: August 8, 2021

9 SOLO PLAYS BY BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS
First Rehearsal Williamstown: June 8, 2021
First Performance: July 6, 2021
Opening: July 8, 16, & 23, 2021
Scheduled Closing: July 25, 2021

ALIEN/NATION
First Rehearsal Williamstown: June 22, 2021
First Performance: July 20, 2021
Opening: July 23, 2021
Scheduled Closing: August 8, 2021
OTHER
In accordance with Actor’s Equity Association recommendations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Williamstown Theatre Festival is requesting video audition submissions in place of holding in-person auditions.
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 INFORMATION
Please email your headshot, resume, and video of a monologue (no more than two minutes) from contemporary (1950-present) theatre and/or a song (see below). If you are submitting a song (no more than one minute), you may either submit a song of your choosing, with accompaniment, in the style of Dawn Landes that shows range OR an excerpt from ROW; sheet music and accompaniment cuts may be found at www.dropbox.com/sh/y2il7xkn836fs7v/AAC_X-mfUDPBAvt8EaW4sTIVa?dl=0


ROW:
Book by Daniel Goldstein Music & Lyrics by Dawn Landes
Based on "A Pearl in the Storm" by Tori Murden McClure.
Director: Tyne Rafaeli
Venue: Outdoors at the Clark Art Institute
First Rehearsal Williamstown: June 15, 2021
First Performance: July 13, 2021
Opening: July 17, 2021
Scheduled Closing: August 8, 2021
AVAILABLE ROLES:
Eric Fee and As Cast - Tenor - 18+ to play 17, male. The captain of the football team and dreamy as hell. He becomes a friend to Tori and Lamar, and their protector.
Joe Curran, Muhammad Ali, and As Cast - Bari-tenor (belt) -Joe Curran - 50s, male. Joe is a Jesuit priest who is dying of cancer. Sage and wise and charming.Muhammad Ali - 40s, male. Ali is The Greatest. And he sees Tori more clearly than most.
Betsy, Cher, and As Cast - female - Alto -Betsy - 30s-40s, Female. Betsy is a fellow rower, but really has no idea why on Earth Tori would be interested in doing such a thing, but she's there for her anyway.Cher - 30s-40s, Female. Cher is a musical angel, appearing to throw some glitter at Tori when she needs a boost.
Mac McClure and As Cast - Baritone - 50ish, male. Handsome, rugged, charming. A man comfortable in the forest, the farm and the ballroom. Impossible not to befriend him or have him befriend you.

CAST:
Tori Murden - Mezzo-soprano - 35, female. She is fiercely intelligent, athletic, sympathetic, wise, and just about everything else. She's an introvert who can take on the world.
Young Tori, Amelia, and As Cast - Mezzo-soprano / soprano -Young Tori - 18+ to play 8 through 16, female. Young Tori hasn't discovered heartbreak yet. Yet.Amelia Earhart- 20s, female. The woman who flew and the woman who disappeared.
Lamar and As Cast - Bass (if a singer) - 18+ to play 12 through 39, male. Tori's brother. He is hearing impaired and has severe learning disabilities. He loves Tori more than anything in the world.
Gerard D’Aboville and As Cast - Bass - 50s, male. French. He's rowed across the Atlantic and the Pacific, by himself. That pretty much says it all.
Luckett, Dolly Parton, and As Cast - Soprano - Luckett - 40s-50s, Female. Luckett is a fellow rower and the calm reasonable voice in the room. Like an older sister to Tori, she is steadfast in her support for what Tori is trying to achieve. Even if it makes her really nervous. Dolly Parton - 40s-50s, Female. Dolly is like a fairy godmother, appearing when Tori needs a push from the Smoky Mountains.
Margaret, Tina Turner, and As Cast - female - Alto (belt) - Margaret - 30s-40s, Female. Margaret is a fellow rower, and somewhat of a misanthrope. But all through a smile. Tina Turner - 30s-40s, Female. Tina is an icon. When Proud Mary is needed to give Tori a lift, she's there.

9 SOLO PLAYS BY BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS
Guest Curator: Robert O’Hara
By: Ngozi Anyanwu, J. Nicole Brooks, Guadalís Del Carmen, Charly Evon Simpson, Terry Guest, Ike Holter, Zora Howard, France-Luce Benson, NSangou Njikam.
Directors: Wardell Julius Clark, Candis C. Jones, Awoye Timpo
Venue: Outdoors at the ‘62 Center on Williams College Campus
First Rehearsal Williamstown: June 8, 2021
First Performance: July 6, 2021
Opening: July 8, 16, & 23, 2021
Scheduled Closing: July 25, 2021
AVAILABLE ROLES:
A Ghost in Satin by Terry Guest
Wardell Julius Clark, director
Eartha Kitt - Transcends age and gender. Black. A legend long gone, but resurrected in 2043 by modern technology. Better than a hologram, this is the closest you can get to flesh and blood without a time machine. Looking into her eyes, you can almost forget that the soul was programmed into her. Musically gifted and strong mover. Also voices “The Voice of God,” a 20-something kid from Silicon Valley.
don’t get got by Ike Holter
Lady - 30s-40s, female, Black. Electric, sharp. She is very old but has never physically aged. Her job: tasked with the job of marking souls for their demise. Weighed down by all her knowledge and itching for relief. The life of the party but can turn on a dime.
Black Moon Lilith by J. Nicole Brooks
Both roles are to be played by one actor: Seeking an actor with a strong sense of creative freedom with the body, agility and prowess - in whatever form is authentic to the actor.

- St. Josephine Bakhita - female, Black, mid to late 70s: After years of slavery, she’s been taken to sanctuary in a convent in Italy. Scarred, but always powerful. Her body is that of a dying old woman, but she has spurts of physical strength.
- Chiron : female, Black late 20s-40s. An inmate and spacewalker for NACAII (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and Interstellar Interaction). On an expedition to one of Mars’ two moons. The freest she’s been in a long time. A reincarnation of Bakhita.

THE MASTER'S TOOLS by Zora Howard
Candis C. Jones, director
Tituba - 30s-60s, female, Black. Bajan roots, born into slavery. Even though she carries the heavy burden of her loss, she has a fierce sense of humor. Strong, grounded; a conjurer who is ready for vengeance.
THE LAST......(A WORK IN PROGRESS) by Ngozi Anyanwu
YOU - any gender identity, Black. A poet. Fierce and driven, loving and open. Feels trapped. Desperately looking for answers, probing their memories of bygone love, and seeking a way out.
Mark It Down by Charly Evon Simpson
Granddaughter - 20s-early 40s, woman, Black. Grief has split her open. She’s sorting through memories and looping through questions while she waits to bury her grandmother’s ashes. Transforms to embody her Grandma at various points in the play.
Ghosts of the Diaspora by France-Luce Benson
Awoye Timpo, director
Michel - 50s-70s, male, Black: Haitian by origin, but has lived all over. Well traveled, highly educated, and fun; he likes to drink, he likes to smoke, and he likes to get down. Speaks in a charming accent that is part French and part Brooklyn, New York.
Freaky Dee, Baby by NSangou Njikam
Freaky Dee - 30s-40s, male, Black. Our hero, grandiose and verbose. Supremely charismatic and brimming with electrifying sexuality. He’s got rhythm and wisdom to share. All spoken-word, poetry, and music.
Border of Light by Guadalís Del Carmen
Xiomara: mid-late 20s, female, Black Dominicana but grew up in Chicago. Despite her Virgo anxiety and parents’ paranoia, she’s traveling to the Dominican Republic for the first time since childhood, on a mission to rediscover her history. Quiet, thoughtful, and open.

ALIEN/NATION
Written and Devised by Eric Berryman, Jen Silverman,
and the Company of The Forest of Arden
Director: Michael Arden
Venue: Outdoors at various locations in Williamstown, MA
First Rehearsal Williamstown: June 22, 2021
First Performance: July 20, 2021
Opening: July 23, 2021
Scheduled Closing: August 8, 2021

ALL ROLES CAST
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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 submit.


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