INDECENT - Denver Center for the Performing Arts Auditions

Posted: February 15, 2019

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INDECENT - Denver EPA
Denver Center for the Performing Arts

AUDITION DATE
Tue, Feb 26, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (MST)
Lunch: 2:00PM - 3:00PM

APPOINTMENTS
Email Director of Casting, Grady Soapes, CSA at dcasting@dcpa.org with current headshot/resume. Appt times will be assigned and sent via email.

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep Minimum - $696/wk

SEEKING
Equity actors/singers/musicians for the DCPA Theatre Company production of Indecent.

PREPARATION
Prepare a one minute monologue. Actors who sing or play an instrument are encouraged to also prepare 16 bars of a song. Total audition package no longer than 3 minutes. Accompanist will be provided. Bring current picture and resume, sheet music, AEA card.

LOCATION
Newman Center for Theatre Education
1101 13th St
Denver, CO 80204

PERSONNEL
Director: Nancy Keystone
Choreographer: Dominique Kelley
Music Director: Angela Steiner
Artistic Director: Chris Coleman
Casting Director: Grady Soapes, CSA

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal - 7/26/19
First Preview - 8/30/19
Opening - 9/5/19
Closing - 10/6/19

OTHER
The Denver Center does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.
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
LEMML: male, 30-45. A naïve country tailor whose life is changed upon reading Asch's "The God of Vengeance," becomes leader of the Yiddish Art Theatre of Lodz troupe; over time as company manager of Asch's play throughout Europe and New York, he experiences the good and the terrible that the world has to offer, but he is never consumed by cynicism. Holds fast to his belief in the transformative power of theatre, even in the Nazi-controlled ghetto where his troupe performs. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another.
OTTO--Peretz/Schildkraut/ Older Asch/Ensemble: male, 50-65. PERETZ: Leader of a prestigious Polish Yiddish literary salon, cultured, educated, traditionalist. SCHILDKRAUT: Leading Jewish-German theatre actor, plays Yekel (brothel owner, and Rifkele's authoritarian father), in "The God of Vengeance," easy air of authority, goes where opportunity takes him, ambitious. OLDER ASCH: late in life, Sholem retreats from public life, bitter and cynical after witnessing persecution of the Jews in Europe, he disavows his masterpiece. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another.
AVRAM--Young Asch/Eugene O'Neill/John Rosen/Ensemble: male, 23-35. YOUNG ASCH: brilliant Polish Jewish playwright, passionate, rebellious, hungry for change, ambitious. EUGENE O'NEILL: Hard-drinking, defender of Asch's play. JOHN ROSEN: Connecticut-born Jewish idealist, in 1950s has written a new translation of Asch’s original manuscript and wants to revive the play for a new generation, will stop at nothing to see that his cultural heritage lives on in glory. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another.
MENDEL--Nakhmen/Harry Weinberger/Rabbi Silverman/Ensemble: male, 40s: NAKHMEN: Lemml’s cousin, member of the Polish Yiddish literary salon, Jewish, traditional, conservative values. HARRY WEINBERGER: Producer at the Provincetown Playhouse, proud to produce a play on Broadway by a fellow Jew; against the troupe’s wishes, he censors the play to appease the audience; RABBI SILVERMAN: Outraged by "The God of Vengeance," he files an obscenity complaint against the Broadway company, gives a sermon condemning the production. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another.
CHANA--Madje/Rifkele/Reina/Virginia: female, 22-33. MADJE: Asch’s wife, passionate, adventurous, has a discerning mind for literature, sexually open, provides inspiration and material for Asch's play. REINA: Yiddish-speaking, Jewish immigrant actor, cast as Rifkele (daughter of brothel owner, in love with the prostitute Manke) in the NY premiere of "The God of Vengeance," outspoken defender of her heritage, in love with Dorothee. VIRGINIA: American ingénue, replaces Reina as Rifkele in the NY production, energetic, adventurous, eager to please, and eager to shock her parents by playing a lesbian on stage. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another.
HALINA--Freida/Dorothee/Ensemble: female; 30-40. FREIDA: a leading German actor, she plays Manke in the Berlin production of Asch’s play, sophisticated, unconcerned with politics, speaks frankly. Dorothee: Jewish immigrant actor in Greenwich Village, in love with Reina, cast as Manke (lesbian prostitute in love with Rifkele) in the NY premiere of Asch’s play, she wants to assimilate into American culture, compromises her beliefs in order to advance. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another.
VERA--Mrs. Peretz/Esther/Older Madje/Ensemble: female, 50s-60s. MRS. PERETZ: wife of the literary lion I.L. Peretz, protective of her husband, strong literary opinions, dismissive of upstart young writers. ESTHER: cast as Sarah (Rifkele's mother, wife of brothel owner), in the NY production of Asch’s play, a seasoned and professional actor, impatient and frustrated by amateurism. OLDER MADJE: Asch's wife, nurturing, protective of Asch, optimistic, life force. Actor must be proficient in singing, movement, Eastern European dialects, have facility in transforming seamlessly from one character to another.


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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