INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP - Chenango River Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 18, 2019

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INCIDENT AT OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP - Greene, NY EPA
Chenango River Theatre

AUDITION DATE
Sun, Apr 07, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (EDT)

APPOINTMENTS
For an appointment, email info@chenangorivertheatre.org, or call 607-656-8778. IMPORTANT: deadline to request an appointment is April 6. Equity actors are welcome to show up with or without an appointment. Non-equity actors seen as time permits.

CONTRACT
SPT SPT Level 1 ($255/week, except first two rehearsal weeks are paid at $309/week). Housing and transportation provided per AEA contract. CRT is not able to negotiate contracts above the stated salary level. No agent submissions.

SEEKING
Equity actors for 5 roles. See breakdown.

PREPARATION
Maximum two-minute contemporary monologue (1930 or later). Sides will be posted on our website prior to auditions (www.chenangorivertheatre.org) for those selected to read from the script.

LOCATION
Chenango River Theatre
991 State Hwy 12
Greene, NY 13778-2211

PERSONNEL
World Premiere by Katie Forgette.

Personnel at Auditions: Bill Lelbach, Artistic & Managing Director.

OTHER DATES
Rehearses June 17 – July 4, runs July 5 - 28.

All auditions, rehearsals and performances are in Greene, NY (near Binghamton, about 3.5 hours from NYC) at Chenango River Theatre, 991 State Highway 12, Greene NY 13778

OTHER
If unable to attend, you may submit photo/resume. Please title them with your LAST NAME ONLY for each document (ie, SmithHeadshot.jpg, or SmithResume.pdf). All documents must be submitted as pdf’s or jpeg’s. Please tell us what role you are submitting for. Video submissions will not be considered.
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
Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
It’s the story of the O'Sheas, a cash-challenged, Irish-Catholic family just trying to get through 1973. Linda O'Shea, our 19-year old narrator, is attempting to re-enact for the audience the most turbulent day of her life, her own, very personal Saturday Night Massacre...but her family keeps interrupting, insisting on telling their side of the story. The 1970s were a time of old school living. No Facebook, no tweets, no texting, no Skype. A time when public ridicule in a close-knit, hermetically-sealed Catholic parish was the ultimate nightmare. When Linda’s parents leave it to Linda to tell her younger sister about the birds and the bees, the bawdy conversation is somehow overheard by the parish priest...and Father Lovett is not amused. He sets out to confront the family about "the corruption of their eldest daughter's soul."
ROLES AVAILABLE

Linda O’Shea (19-20 yrs old) is highly intelligent, caring, and curious. She alternates between thinking she knows everything and thinking she knows nothing. Responsible and rarely impetuous.

Becky O’Shea (13 years old, but appears younger) is an unusual child, and Linda’s sister. Bright and verbal. Full of energy and a crazy-huge imagination. She speaks quickly, not unlike some of the characters in the movies she loves, like "His Girl Friday."

Terri Carmichael (mid to late 50’s), Linda’s aunt and Jo’s sister, is definitely going through a rough patch, but she is not a depressive or phlegmatic. Think Thelma Ritter or Eve Arden, with a touch of Dorothy Parker.

Jo O’Shea (late 40s to early 50s) is Linda’s mom, and juggles more plates than Cirque de Soleil. A great mom who defines multi-tasking. She's also a little more emotional and prone to outbursts than usual, because she's going to find out she’s pregnant.

Mike O’Shea (early 50s), Linda’s dad. Loud, loyal, and single-task oriented. His definition of a father is: breadwinner and disciplinarian. Lousy listener. Mike also plays Father Lovett and Betty Heckenbach. Father Lovett (late 50s) is an old school, Catholic priest. Egotistical, imperious, and pampered. Unused to any kind of pushback from parishioners or anyone else for that matter. Betty Heckenbach (late 50s). There is a Betty Heckenbach in everyone's life. She's right up there with death and taxes - only less fun. Even though the role is played by a man, it has to be played absolutely straight - no winking or flamboyance. Just a homely, judgmental, middle-aged woman sticking her big puss into other people's business.



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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