THE CRADLE WILL ROCK - NYC OPEN Call|
Theater 2020, Inc.
Fri, Apr 19, 2019
6:30 pm (EDT)
Doors open & signup starts at 6:00 pm
Sat, Apr 20, 2019
5:30 pm (EDT)
Doors open & signup starts at 5:00 pm
Showcase-NY Travel Stipend for AEA Members
Equity and non-Equity actors.
ETHNICALLY DIVERSE, Exceptional, actor/singers who move well; some must dance. (The entire musical is scored.) A sense of humor is mandatory. SOME NON-TRADITIONAL, CROSS GENDER CASTING POSSIBLE
Prepare one musical comedy song, preferably from a classic Broadway musical. Blitzstein called Cradle a labor opera, composed in a style falling somewhere between realism, romance, Vaudeville, comic strip, Gilbert & Sullivan, Brecht and Agit Prop.
ART/NY South Oxford Space
138 S Oxford St
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Studio G and The Great Room
Producing Artistic Directors Judith Jarosz & David Fuller
Director David Fuller, Choreographer Judith Jarosz, Others TBD
REHEARSALS: Begin Monday May 6, 2019, continuing weekday evenings and weekends TBA.
OPENS: Friday, 6/7/19, then 6/8, 6/9, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/16, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/26, 6/27, 6,28, 6/29, 6/30
PERF. TIMES: All times are 8PM except: 6/8 &6/9 are both 2:30PM matinees; 6/15 & 6/16 are 6PM
CALLBACKS: April 27, 6:00 - 10:00 pm; April 28, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
To be performed at The Great Room, South Oxford Space, 138 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn (14 performances) and Cadman Plaza Park, Brooklyn (2 performances 6/15 & 6/16))
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.
THEATER 2020 IS COMMITTED TO NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING WITHOUT REGARD TO RACE OR ETHNIC ORIGIN AND ENCOURAGES ALL ETHNICITIES TO AUDITION!
A FAMILIARITY WITH THE MUSICAL IS HELPFUL AND A SENSE OF HUMOR IS MANDATORY!
The company is expected to number up to 19 actors, some who will play multiple roles.
Bertolt Brecht encouraged Blitzstein: "Why don't you write a piece about all kinds of prostitution - the press, the church, the courts, the arts, the whole system?"
Cradle’s genesis, and the events surrounding its opening night, represent a seminal moment in American Musical Theater history. The Cradle Will Rock, with its sharp, witty and sometimes poignant call to arms against oppression, is as timely today as when it was first performed in 1937.
Marc Blitzstein wrote: “The characters in The Cradle Will Rock are two-dimensional; types, rather than individuals. In a sense they are cartoon characters, larger than life, sometimes even larger than theatre life. The Cradle is thus a kind of modern morality play."
ROLES (Age may not be a determining factor):
Moll, a streetwalker
Gent, a john
Dick, a police detective
Cop, a patrolman
Harry Druggist, a pharmacist/vagrant
Clerk, a night court clerk
Reverend Salvation, a minister
Editor Daily, a newspaperman
Yasha, a violinist
Dauber, a painter
President Prexie, a university head
Doctor Specialist, a physician
Professor Mamie, a scholar
Professor Trixie, a coach
Mrs. Mister, a philanthropist
Junior Mister, a dilettante
Sister Mister, a debutante
Mister Mister, an owner
Steve, a drugstore worker
Bugs, a thug
Gus, a worker
Sadie, a newlywed
Larry Foreman, a union organizer
Professor Scoot, a red
Ella Hammer, a wife
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.