CHESTER THEATRE COMPANY 2019 SEASON - Chester Theatre Company Auditions

Posted: March 8, 2019

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Chester Theatre Company 2019 Season - Chester, MA EPA
Chester Theatre Company

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Mar 29, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EST)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS
Call Chester Theatre Company at 413-354-7770. AEA members without appointments seen as time permits on day of.

CONTRACT
SPT SPT 6; Salary TBA, awaiting new AEA rates (previous year: $479/week)

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming season. Some roles have been cast, and actors will be considered for possible replacement for those roles if needed.

PREPARATION
Actors are asked to prepare a monologue of their choosing, from 1-2 minutes in length, and bring their headshot and resume.

LOCATION
Chester Town Hall Theatre
15 Middlefield Rd
Chester, MA 01011-9805

PERSONNEL
Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer and Associate Artistic Director Tara Franklin will share time at the EPAs

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
CHESTER THEATRE COMPANY
Producing Artistic Director: Daniel Elihu Kramer 2019 Season Casting Breakdown
THE NIGHT ALIVE
by Conor Mcpherson, dir. by Daniel Elihu Kramer
starts rehearsals May 27, performs June 20-June 30

Men:

Maurice
70s. Irish. Rough, often judgemental man, with unexpected soft spots and nostalgic for better times. Still mourns the death of his wife. Ethnicity: Any

Tommy
50’s. Irish. Maurice’s nephew. Well built but well worn. Also well-intentioned, but unable to pull his life together. Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Doc
40s. Irish. Tommy’s friend and business associate. A deep inner life paired with day to day limitations. Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Kenneth
30s. Irish. Slim but strong. Neatly put together. Violent beyond rational explanation. Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Woman:

Aimee Late 20s. Irish. Skinny and well worn. Gets by however she can. Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)
____________________

NOW CIRCA THEN
by Carly Mensch, dir. by Sean Christopher Lewis
starts rehearsals June 10, performs July 4-14

Woman:

Margie
26. Shy and slightly awkward girl; more goose than swan, with an unconventional beauty. Ethnicity: Non-white.
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Man:

Gideon
27. A hardcore history buff; passionate and youthful, with a hint of arrogance. Ethnicity: Caucasian.
_________________
ON THE EXHALE
by Martin Zimmerman, dir. by Colette Robert
starts rehearsals July 1, performs July 25-August 4

Woman
Late 30’s to mid 40’s. Deeply intelligent, used to keeping her emotions and her intellect apart from each other. Ethnicity: Any.
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)
___________________

CURVE OF DEPARTURE
by Rachel Bonds, dir. TBA
starts rehearsals July 15, performs August 8-18

Woman:

Linda
50’s. Intelligent, deeply caring, and protective. Puts others’ needs before her own. But she can be snarky when she wants. Ethnicity: African-American, African descent

Men:

Rudy
80s. Jewish. Frustrated by his deteriorating situation, but with his sense of humor intact. A loose cannon, but largely charming, with a tendency to wax poetic. Ethnicity: Any
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Felix
Late 20s. African-American and Jewish. Linda’s son. Strong sense of responsibility, and doesn't react well to change. Ethnicity: African-American, African descent.
(CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.)

Jackson
Late 20’s. Latinx. Felix’s partner. Eager to make a good impression. Somewhat dependent on Felix. Caring almost to a fault, and sincere. Ethnicity: Latinx


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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