YALE REPERTORY THEATRE 2018-19 SEASON **Revised** - Yale Repertory Theatre / Drama Productions Inc. Auditions

Posted: May 2, 2018

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Yale Repertory Theatre 2018-19 Season - NYC EPA
Yale Repertory Theatre / Drama Productions Inc.

**Revised Breakdown**
AUDITION DATE
Mon, May 14, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep $676-$1,300/week. All roles at Yale Rep are understudied.

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 18-19 Season. See breakdown.

Yale Rep is committed to an inclusive casting policy and encourages all actors to audition regardless of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression.

PREPARATION
EITHER
1) A 1 and a half minute contemporary monologue
OR
2) A 1 and a half minute Shakespearean monologue

Bring a copy of picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
12th Fl
New York, NY 10018

PERSONNEL
Associate Artistic Director, Yale Repertory Theatre, Jennifer Kiger
Artistic Associate, Yale Repertory Theatre, Kay Perdue Meadows
Expected at the EPA:
Casting Director from Tara Rubin Casting

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for this 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
EL HURACÁN
WORLD PREMIERE
By Charise Castro Smith
Directed by Laurie Woolery
Presented in Collaboration with The Sol Project
First rehearsal: August 20, 2018. First tech: September 21. First preview: September 28. Opening: October 4. Closing October 20
An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced.

Valeria, 70’s. A former magicienne, Miranda’s grandmother, Ximena’s mom. Immigrated from Cuba in the 60's with her husband and young daughter. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish). She has advanced Alzheimer’s. Plays the same character in Part Two.

Ximena, 50’s. Valeria’s daughter and caretaker, Miranda’s mom. Immigrated from Cuba as a young child. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish). She’s exhausted. Also plays Ximena, 80’s, in Part Two.

Miranda, 20’s. A perpetual grad student, Valeria’s granddaughter, Ximena’s daughter. Funny. Born in Miami. Grew up mostly speaking English but speaks some Spanish. She’s lost. Also plays Miranda, 50’s, in Part Two.

Alicia/ Dr. Kempler. Valeria’s younger sister/ A neurologist. She has a mercurial quality. Also plays Val, 20’s, Miranda’s daughter, in Part Two.
Fernando 20’s. Miranda’s old family friend. Funny, handsome, but easy-going and grounded. Also plays Theo, 20’s, Ximena’s cousin’s son in Part Two. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish).

Alonso 60’s. A former magicienne’s assistant. Valeria’s husband, Ximena’s dad, Miranda’s grandfather. Immigrated from Cuba as a young man. Fully bilingual (English/Spanish). Plays the same character in Part Two.
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TWELFTH NIGHT
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Carl Cofield
First rehearsal: February 4, 2019. First tech: March 7. First preview: March 15. Opening: March 21. Closing: April 6
Separated from her twin brother in a shipwreck, Viola disguises herself as a man and falls in love with her new employer Orsino, who dotes on OIivia, who falls for Cesario, who’s really Viola. And that’s before Sebastian washes ashore in search of his missing sister. In director Carl Cofield’s vibrant Afro-futurist production, Shakespeare’s most wonderful romantic comedy brims with music and dances to the heartbeat of unrequited love.

Seeking: Actors representing a diversity of races and ethnicities for a music-inflected Afro-futurist production.
The role of Malvolio has been cast.
Viola/Cesario (mid 20’s – 30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx woman who is charming, witty, enjoys language and uses it to express a wide emotional range.
Olivia (mid 20’s – late 30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx countess, beautiful and rich. Graceful, regal, and expressive, she is adamant about not falling in love - until she meets Cesario.
Sebastian (mid 20’s -30’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx man; Viola’s twin brother.
Maria (mid 30’s –mid 40’s) A woman of color. Olivia’s comedic gentlewoman. Clever, resourceful and in love with Sir Toby Belch.
Sir Toby Belch (40’s – 50’s) A man of color. Olivia’s riotous uncle. Falstaffian. A magnificent and comedic wit.
Sir Andrew Aguecheek (30’s – 40’s) A man of any ethnicity. A foolish and comedic knight upon whom Sir Toby is sponging.
Orsino (30’s) African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx Duke of Illyria. Handsome, poetic and mercurial, full of passion.
Feste (30’s -40’s) An African, African-American, Afro-Carribean, or Afro-Latinx man or woman, Olivia’s fool. Extremely witty, excellent singer and musician, and a strong mover. Could play an instrument.
Fabian (30’s) A man of color. Servant of Olivia who plots revenge against Malvolio.
Antonio/Sea Captain (50’s) A person of color; friend of Sebastian and Viola.
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CADILLAC CREW
WORLD PREMIERE
By Tori Sampson
Directed by Jesse Rasmussen
First rehearsal: March 18, 2019. First tech: April 19. First preview: April 26. Opening: May 2. Closing: May 18
On the day of a much anticipated speech by Rosa Parks during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, four activists working in a Virginia civil rights office wonder whether the proclamation of equality amongst mankind includes women. With remarkable insight and unexpected humor, Cadillac Crew reclaims the stories of the forgotten leaders who blazed the trail for desegregation and women’s rights and asks: when will the world be ready to embrace women in all their capacity?
Rachel
A powerhouse of a young woman. Polished. Poised. Witty. Lovingly stern. Proud. 26 years of sage. Black. Actor will embody Alicia.

Abby
A powerhouse of a young woman. Driven by personal goals. Values the autonomy that she's never experienced. Sharp. Unapologetic. 22 years of sage. Black. Actor will embody Opal.

Dee
A powerhouse of a young woman. Grounded in personal constitution. Mature. Hesitancy and confidence often reveal themselves simultaneously. Sophisticated. 35 years of sage. Black. Actor will embody Patrisse.

Sarah A powerhouse of a young woman. Down to earth. Firm in stance and address. Protective. Secure in the past; optimistically awaits the future. 28 years of sage. White. Actor will embody Journalist.

Drivers A voice(s).


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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