ZOOHOUSE **CANCELLED** - Theater Emory Auditions

Posted: December 6, 2018

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ZOOHOUSE - Atlanta GA EPA
Theater Emory

AUDITION DATE
Sun, Dec 09, 2018
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS
Beginning on Nov. 26, send email to meghan.truhett@emory.edu to schedule an appointment. If no email access, call Meghan Truhett at 404-727-5323. Email preferred. Please, no communications prior to Nov. 26. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day, as time permits.

CONTRACT
SPT SPT-6; $480/week minimum

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. There are 3 AEA contracts to be cast among the available roles.

Theater Emory casts mainly from the Atlanta / North Georgia area.
Local Atlanta-area performers are encouraged to audition.
www.theater.emory.edu/home/auditions/professionals.html

PREPARATION
Actors will read sides from the script to be provided at the audition and available at the theater and online in advance.
Actors auditioning for certain roles will be asked to sing their own improvised melody using lyrics provided in the sides.
This play features some incidental, unaccompanied music. It is not a musical.
Please bring a picture and a resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Schwartz Center for the Arts (GA)
1700 North Decatur Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30322
Theater Laboratory (room 203)
Location Note: Enter building via the North Lobby. Parking in Fishburne Parking Deck.

PERSONNEL
Playwright: Aurin Squire
Director: Lydia Fort
Artistic Director: Brent Glenn
Casting Coordinator: Robert Schultz

In attendance at the auditions will be:
Lydia Fort, Director
Robert Schultz, Theater Emory Casting Coordinator

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal- Feb. 11, 2019.
Performance- Feb. 16, 2019.

Callbacks, if needed, will be held on Dec. 10.

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of audition.
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
(Note: 3 Equity contracts are available.)
Project Description
Set in an asylum for the criminally insane of a dystopic future, Zoohouse is a twisted tale about who has narrative authority, where we keep history, and whose lives matter. Destined for an explosive conclusion, the inmates of Zoohouse find themselves on a dark and surreal ride fueled by the psychological, sexual, political and social topics that permeate our everyday lives.
This script development workshop will culminate in a staged reading presentation. The workshop is a co-production between Theater Emory and the National Black Theater.
Character Breakdown/Descriptions
Not unlike Marat/Sade – the staff and inmates of the asylum participate in a play within the play. The characters of Turner and Kris remain consistent, but all others take on various roles in what the Director terms an “artistic project”. Integral to the storytelling is a kind of Greek Chorus of inmates acting as Slaves/Singers. Musicality and ability to improv is necessary for all roles.
DIRECTOR / ABRAHAM LINCOLN – male, 40 years old, White. He desperately tries to maintain control of the inmates, but his power is slipping.
NURSE / HERALD – female, 40 year old Black nurse, she is exacting and does things by the book.
TURNER – male, 30-year-old former Black soldier. He seems displaced in time. Has PTSD.
KRIS – male, 30s, non-White. Gil Scott Heron meets old school hip-hop sensibilities. He is ready to lead the Revolution.
* PEACHES / NEFERTITI / SLAVE CHORUS – female, 20s, black. A strong singer.
* SLAVE CHORUS / PATIENT #1 – male, 20s, Black.
* SLAVE CHORUS / PATIENT #2 – male, 20s, non-White.
* SLAVE CHORUS / SINGER #1 – gender neutral, 20s, non-White.
* SLAVE CHORUS / SINGER #2 – gender neutral, 20s, non-White.

* Some improvisational singing to lyrics provided by the playwright.


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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