NEW REPERTORY THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON - New Repertory Theatre Inc. Auditions

Posted: March 19, 2019

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New Repertory Theatre 2019-20 Season - Watertown, MA EPA
New Repertory Theatre Inc.

AUDITION DATE
Mon, May 06, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

APPOINTMENTS
Please contact Elena Morris, Artistic Associate at (617) 923-7060, extension 8213 or email auditions@newrep.org for an appointment. Equity appointments are scheduled in five-minute intervals, and each Equity Member has three minutes to audition. Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition day as time permits.

CONTRACT
NEAT CATEGORY 6 (MINIMUM WEEKLY SALARY: $473.)

SEEKING
Equity actors and singers for various roles in the upcoming 2019-20 season.

Actors of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities, and actors with disabilities are strongly encouraged to audition.

Also seeking an Equity Stage Manager (see separate notice on Casting Call for submission info)

PREPARATION
Please prepare material of your choice (including, if you wish, selections from the season’s repertoire). For those who wish to perform a scene, sides and a reader will be available. An accompanist will be present for those who wish to sing. Please be prepared to state your starting and stopping places.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Mosesian Center for the Arts
321 Arsenal St
Watertown, MA 02472-5710
3rd Floor Rehearsal Hall

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Jim Petosa (in attendance, and authority to hire SMs)
Artistic Associate: Elena Morris (in attendance)
Artistic Associate: Elena Morris (in attendance)

OTHER DATES
IN RESIDENCE AT THE DOROTHY AND CHARLES MOSESIAN CENTER FOR THE ARTS -

OTHER
All scripts will be available at the StageSource offices (15 Channel Center Street, Suite 103 Boston, MA 02210).

Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer's agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.
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
New Repertory 2019-20 Season
NIXON’S NIXON
by Russell Lees
Director: Elaine Vaan Hogue
1st rehearsal: August 23, 2019.
Runs September 14, 2019 – October 6, 2019.
Wed – Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.
*PRESIDENT RICHARD NIXON: Role CAST. Male, 61. Nixon on the evening before his resignation is announced in 1974. Pragmatic and relentlessly ambitious.
*SECRETARY OF STATE HENRY KISSINGER: Role CSAT. Male, 51. American statesman,former Jewish Refugee who fled Nazi Germany. Nixon’s intellectual, strategic, and worldly right-hand-man.
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TRAYF
by Lindsay Joelle
Director: Celine Rosenthal
1st rehearsal: September 24, 2019
Runs October 12, 2019 – November 3, 2019.
Wed – Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.
ZALMY: Male, 19. Chasidic Jew from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Intelligent, curious, hungry for life.
SHMUEL: Male, 19. Chasidic Jew from Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Loyal, earnest, hungry for love.
JONATHAN: Male, late 20s. Gentile living in Manhattan. Charismatic, impulsive, hungry for purpose.
LEAH: Female, late 20s. Secular Jew living in Manhattan. All of the above.
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OLIVER!
by Lionel Bart
Director: TBA
1st rehearsal: November 5, 2019.
Runs November 29, 2019 – December 22, 2019.
Possible extension week December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019.
Wed.–Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.
OLIVER TWIST: Male, 8-12. An orphan workhouse boy about 11 years of age, longing for a family.
*FAGIN: Role CAST. Male, 50-70. A scheming and captivating criminal career man - runs training academy for young pickpockets.
THE ARTFUL DODGER: Male, 14-18. Fagin's best pickpocket who introduces him to Oliver.
NANCY: Female, 20-25. A former member of Fagin’s academy, now a compassionate and friendly adult. Wife to the volatile Bill Sikes.
BILL SIKES: Male, 30-45. Fagin’s brutal and hotheaded associate, a pickpocket-turned-house-burglar.
BET: Female, 14-18. Another girl in Fagin's establishment, kind, youthful, and idolizes Nancy.
MR. BUMBLE: Male, 35-60. A large and pompous workhouse official.
MR. BROWNLOW: Male, 55-70. Oliver’s grandfather, a kind man of wealth and inherited status.
MR. SOWERBERRY: Male, 45-60. The undertaker. Vicious and spiteful.
MRS. SOWERBERRY: Female, 45-60. Mr. Sowerberry's wife and his overseer.
NOAH CLAYPOLE: Male, 18-25. Mr. Sowerberry's brash apprentice, a bully towards Oliver.
CHARLOTTE SOWERBERRY: Female, 18-25. The bad-mannered daughter of the Sowerberry’s. Has a flirtatious relationship with Noah Claypole.
MR. GRIMWIG: Male, 30-50. A foppish and curmudgeonly doctor, assists Mr. Brownlow.
MRS. BEDWIN: Female, 45-60. The Brownlow’s warm and generous housekeeper.
OLD SALLY: Female, 50-70. A deceitful poor woman, nurse at Oliver’s birth who stole the locket that is the only key to his identity.
MRS. CORNEY: Female, 35-60. The pitiless matron of the workhouse. A widow.
CHARLEY BATES: Male, 10-18. A boy in Fagin’s establishment, sticks together with the Artful Dodger and Oliver.
ENSEMBLE: Boys and girls of the workhouse and Fagin’s gang.
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PIAF
by Pam Gems
Director: Clay Hopper
1st rehearsal: March 10, 2020.
Runs March 28, 2020 - April 19, 2020.
Wed.–Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.
*EDITH PIAF: Role CAST. Female, 30-40. The iconic singer throughout all stages of her life and career. Tenacious, impulsive, battling her life’s circumstances with her talent.
ENSEMBLE 1: Female, 30-40. Plays multiple characters including Piaf’s friends and fellow singers.
ENSEMBLE 2: Male, 30-40. Plays multiple characters including Piaf’s managers, lovers, and doctors.
ENSEMBLE 3: Male, 30-40. Plays multiple characters including Piaf’s managers, lovers, and doctors.
Musical ability (singing, instruments) is preferred, but not required.
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FENCES
by AUGUST WILSON
Director: TBA
1st rehearsal: April 7, 2020.
Runs April 25, 2020 – May 17, 2020.
Wed.–Sun with matinees and evening shows, at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.
TROY MAXSON: African American Male, 50's-60's. Hardworking and proud, but discontented with what life has given in return for his efforts.
CORY MAXSON: African American Male, 18-25. Troy and Rose's teenage son. A compassionate and respectful senior in high school. Has the talent and determination to achieve success in sports and school.
ROSE MAXSON: African American Female, 40’s-50’s. Generous, loving wife and mother whose realism holds the family together.
GABRIEL MAXSON: African American Male, 50’s-60’s. Troy’s younger brother. Received damaging head trauma during his service in World War Two
JIM BONO: African American Male, 50’s-60’s. Troy’s loyal friend and coworker.
LYONS MAXSON: African American Male, 20’s-30’s. Troy’s oldest son by previous marriage. Aspiring musician struggling to make his living.
RAYNELL MAXSON: African American Female, 7-12. Troy’s daughter from a relationship outside of his marriage with Rose.
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*Note the roles have been cast; auditioning performers may be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.
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400 TALCOTT AVENUE
BUILDING 131, 3RD FLOOR
WATERTOWN, MA 02472


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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