SYRACUSE STAGE and SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY 2019-20 SEASONS - Syracuse Stage Auditions

Posted: March 13, 2019

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Syracuse Stage 19-20 and Syracuse University 2019 Seasons - NYC EPA
Various Producers

AUDITION DATE
Fri, Apr 05, 2019
9:30 am - 5:30 pm (EDT)
lunch 12:30 to 1:30

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep Syracuse Stage: LORT D (paying $800/week) Syracuse University: U/RTA Tier IV (paying $897/week)
URTA

SEEKING
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the following theatres' seasons:

Syracuse Stage 2019-20 Season
Syracuse University 2019 Season.

See breakdowns.
There will be no understudies for plays. There will be understudies/swings for Beauty & the Beast.

There are no available SM/ASM positions at Syracuse Stage for the 19/20 Season.

PREPARATION
Please prepare two contrasting 1-to-2-minute monologues OR if singing, one 1-to-2-minute comedic OR dramatic monologue and a maximum 32-bars of a song (bring sheet music). TOTAL AUDITION TIME NOT TO EXCEED 2 MINUTES. Please bring a headshot with resume attached by staples

LOCATION
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

PERSONNEL
Kyle Bass, associate artistic director, will be present at auditions

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
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
Syracuse Stage 2019-20 Season

THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN (World Premiere)
By Keenan Scott II
Director: Taye Diggs
LORT
1st rehearsal: 8/13/19
Opening: 9/6/19
Closing: 9/22/19
Seeking:
PASSION- Early 30’s, a scholar from the inner city. A true urban guy. He is a Queens native and New York to his core. A smart, seasoned guy who has seen a lot in his life and is very in tune with the world around him. He has an articulate, but edgy presence. He possess the spirit of ancestral orators. Must be rhythmically inclined with Rap and/or Spoken Word.
LOVE- 18, A boy of mixed black and white heritage. “Young” in every sense of the word. He even dresses like the youth of now. Should have a forward energy. Needs to be well versed with the language of poetry. Sneaker head. Must be fair skinned, more than anyone else. That contrast has to be seen.
LUST- 20, Brooklyn native and sounds every bit of it. Charming and naturally flirtatious. Pure hearted. As carefree as he is reckless. He has a way with words in an unrefined way. He is highly sexual and addicted to women and has enough confidence to go around. Must fully adapt SLAM poetry style during poetic scenes.
HAPPINESS- Early 30’s, a upper middle class man from upstate New York with a white collar job. A man who happens to be gay, but his sexuality does not rule his life nor does he wear it on his sleeve. Refined and polished look and demeanor with Ivy League Schooling. A Brooks
Brother man. He’s externally unapologetic, but deeply caring internally.
ANGER- Mid to late 20’s, a Harlem native. A former collegiate basketball player, a jock, but he is an academic in disguise. He carries a chip on his shoulder. Has a rawness. Must have the energy of SLAM poet during poetic scenes.
DEPRESSION- Mid 30’s, an astute survivor. A true neighborhood guy at heart. Highly intelligent and steady; equally comfortable in a pair of sneakers or a bespoke suit. At times he can be socially awkward.
WISDOM - 60-65, a man of dark complexion, African born. An immigrant to the United States.
Accent is no longer as heavy. Heavy thinking man. Regal and confident, but equally humble. He possess a strength only age can bring. Calm presence. A male version of Dr. Maya Angelo.
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YOGA PLAY
By Dipika Guha
Director: Robert Hupp
1st Rehearsal: 5/5/20
Opening: 5/29/20
Closing: 6/14/20
Seeking:
JOAN- early fifties, white, American The new CEO of a yoga apparel company. driven.
RAJ- mid-thirties, South-Asian, American, a rising exec of a yoga apparel company.

FRED- mid-thirties, Singaporean a rising exec of a yoga apparel company.

ROMOLA- mid-twenties, Latina, American, plays additional roles:
MRS KAPOOR- Raj’s mother, early sixties, heavy upper class North Indian

LUCY- Jojomon employee, mid-twenties, highly-educated, American accent

NOOYI- Joan’s secretary, early-mid twenties, keen, American

LAUREN CLARK ROSE- Jojomon brand ambassador, American
GURUJI- early forties-early fifties, white. Plays additional roles:
JOHN DALE- Founder of Jojomon, sixties, sounds like an aging rock star

MR KAPOOR- Raj’s father, early sixties, shouty, upper class North Indian accent

ALAN CARR- BBC News Reporter, a bit nasal, classic BBC cadence
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12 ANGRY MEN
By Reginald Rose
Director: James Still
LORT
1st rehearsal: 10/1/19
Opening: 10/11/19
Closing: 10/27/19
This is a transfer production with Indiana Repertory Theatre - will originate in Indianapolis and transfer to Syracuse: and casting is conditional on being in both productions. IRT dates: 1st rehearsal: TBD; Opening: TBD; Closing: TBD.
All roles will be cast by Indiana Repertory Theatre for their production, which will come to Syracuse Stage fully cast.
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ONCE
Book by Enda Walsh
Music & Lyrics by Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova
Director: Mark Cuddy
LORT
1st Rehearsal: 4/7/20
Opening: 4/17/20
Closing: 5/3/20
Possible Extension: 5/10/20
This is a transfer production with Geva Theatre Center - will originate in Rochester and transfer to Syracuse: and casting is conditional on being in both productions. Geva dates: 1st rehearsal: TBD; Opening: TBD; Closing: TBD. Geva will hold auditions
All roles will be cast by Geva Theatre Center for their production, which will come to Syracuse Stage fully cast.
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Syracuse University 2019 Season
Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST
Book by Linda Woolverton
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice
Director: Donna Drake
U/RTA
1st rehearsal: 10/22/19
Opening: 11/29/19
Closing: 1/5/20
Seeking:
Belle- A vibrant, intelligent girl with beauty, who wants more out of the life than an ordinary existence. She is optimistic, fun-loving, caring, and eager to experience life.
Gender: Female
Age: 20 to 25
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: E3
Beast- A Prince transformed into a terrifying beast for his lack of compassion. He is hot-tempered and commanding, but has a warm, loving heart buried far beneath his gruff exterior.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: F4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Gaston- The egotistical, ultra-masculine villain determined to marry Belle. He is manipulative yet charming and earnest.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Maurice- Belle's loving, eccentric father. A child at heart and inventor in his own world.
Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: Db4
Vocal range bottom: Bb2
Cogsworth- A tightly-wound, enchanted mantle clock and the head of the Beast's household. He is uptight, strict, and punctual but also hard-working, faithful, and thorough.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: E4
Vocal range bottom: A2
Mrs. Potts- A warm-hearted, maternal enchanted teapot. She is loyal, caring, and playful.
Gender: Female
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Lumiere- A suave, debonair enchanted candelabra. He is a loyal and steadfast servant.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: F#2
Babette- A saucy, enchanted feather-duster, and the object of Lumiere's affections. She is the playful, gorgeous, seductive French maid.
Gender: Female
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: C4
Madame De La Grande Bouche- A former opera diva-turned-enchanted wardrobe. She has a caring, refined, larger than life personality.
Gender: Female
Age: 40 to 55
Vocal range top: D5
Vocal range bottom: C#4
Lefou- Gaston's bumbling sidekick. He is loyal, energetic, and optimistic, but not quite the brightest guy.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F#4
Vocal range bottom: B2
Monsieur D'arque- The scheming proprietor of the local insane asylum. He is a dark, sinister villain who aides Gaston in his plot to marry Belle.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 55
Vocal range top: A4
Vocal range bottom: D3
Ensemble- Wolves; Enchanted Objects; Townspeople
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THE WOLVES
By Sarah DeLappe
Director: Melissa Rain Anderson
U/RTA
1st rehearsal: 1/2/20
Opening: 1/24/20
Closing: 2/16/20
Seeking:
#11 - Midfield. Brainy, morbid, budding elitist, thoughtful. Seventeen.
#13 - Midfield. Stoner, older pot dealer brother, into her wackiness. Sixteen.
#46 - Bench. New girl. Awkward, different, just wants to fit in. Sixteen. Amazing soccer skills/ juggling required
#2 - Defense. Innocent, unlucky, kind, skinny. Sixteen.
#7 - Striker. Too cool for school. Sarcastic, “fuck,” thick eyeliner. Almost seventeen.
#14- Midfield. #7’s insecure sidekick. Just switched to contacts. Sixteen.
#8 - Defense. Childlike and determined to stay that way. Sixteen.
#00 - Goalie. Intense performance anxiety, perfectionist, high achiever. Seventeen. Huge emotional inner life.
SOCCER MOM - early 40s manic with grief
The role of #25 is already cast.
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AMADEUS
By Peter Shaffer
Director: Robert Hupp
U/RTA
1st Rehearsal: 2/18/20
Opening: 3/13/20
Closing: 3/29/20
Seeking:

Antonio Salieri- 35-50. Court composer and later imperial kapellmeister to Joseph II, emperor of Austria, Salieri is ambitious and successful at the Emperor’s court. He is a man who enjoys power. But once he hears Mozart’s work, his jealousy and bitterness consume him and he lives to destroy Mozart.

Constanze (Stanzi) Weber- 20-25. Mozart’s wife. Weber loves and supports her husband. Though both are cavalier and juvenile, she is more responsible and practical and even willing to sacrifice herself for him.

Joseph II- 45-55. Emperor of Austria. Joseph II enjoys and supports Mozart’s music but is ultimately persuaded by Salieri and others at court to cut him off.

Count Johann Kilian von Strack- Chamberlain of the Imperial Chamber, von Strack is a stiff and proper court official.

Count Franz Orsini-Rosenberg- Plump and supercilious, Orsini-Rosenberg is director of the Imperial Opera.

Baron Gottfried van Swieten- Prefect of the Imperial Library, van Swieten is cultivated and serious. He is known as “Lord Fugue” and is ardent Freemason.

Kapellmeister Guiseppe Bonno- The Royal choral director

Two “Venticelli”- Gossips who work for Salieri and provide him with information on Mozart’s private affairs

Katherina Cavalieri- Salieri’s promising pupil who has affairs with both Salieri and Mozart
The role of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is already cast.
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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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