WRITERS THEATRE 2019-20 SEASON - Writers Theatre Auditions

Posted: March 15, 2019

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Writers Theatre 2019-20 Season - Glencoe EPA Days
Writers Theatre Inc

AUDITION DATES
Mon, Mar 25, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch 1-2pm, Accompanist available today only.

Tue, Mar 26, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch 1-2pm, no accompanist.

Wed, Mar 27, 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (CDT)
Lunch 1-2pm, no accompanist.


APPOINTMENTS
Equity Members may sign up for an appointment through the Member Portal beginning Monday, March 18th at noon.

CONTRACT
CAT CAT Tier 5; $816/week

SEEKING
Open gender Actors and Actor/Singers for both principal and understudy roles in our upcoming 2019-2020 Season. See breakdown for details.

PREPARATION
Non-Musical: Please prepare 2 contrasting one-minute monologues. Musical: one, one-minute monologue and 32 bars of a contemporary musical theatre piece that shows your range. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided on 3/25 ONLY. Please bring 1 copy of your headshot/resume.

LOCATION
Writers Theatre
325 Tudor Court
Glencoe, IL 60022
Auditions will take place in the Green Rehearsal Room. Free street parking.

PERSONNEL
Associate Artistic Director and Casting Director Geoff Button and Artistic Department Coordinator Katie Galetti will attend with casting authority.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for specific rehearsal/performance dates.

OTHER
To be considered for both musical and non-musical shows, please audition on Monday, March 25th. That is the only day an accompanist will be present.
Seeking actors of varying age, ethnicity, and gender identity.
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
INTO THE WOODSby Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Gary Griffin and music directed by Matt Deitchman
1st Rehearsal - Tue 7/16/19; 1st Preview - Wed 8/14/19; Opening - Wed 8/21/19; Closing (6 week run) - Sun 9/22/19
NARRATOR— 45-65, open ethnicity male. Baritone: G2-E4. An intellectual and pleasant story-teller who helps to orchestrate the show and illustrate lessons to the audience. (US Only)
CINDERELLA— 20-30 years old, open ethnicity female. Soprano: G3-G5. A young, earnest maiden who is constantly mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters
JACK— 18-25 open ethnicity male. Tenor: A2-G4. A feckless Giant killer who is 'almost a man.' he is adventurous, naïve, energetic, and bright-eyed.
JACK’S MOTHER— 45-65, open ethnicity Female. Soprano: B3-F#5. Browbeating and weary, Jack's protective mother who is independent, bold, and strong-willed.
BAKER—35-45, open ethnicity male. Tenor: Ab2-G4. A harried and insecure baker who is simple and loving, yet protective of his family. He wants his wife to be happy and is willing to do anything to ensure her happiness but refuses to let others fight his battles. (US only)
BAKER’S WIFE— 30-45 years old, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: G3-F5. Determined and bright woman who wishes to be a mother. She leads a simple, yet satisfying life and is very low-maintenance yet proactive in her endeavors.
CINDERELLA’S STEPMOTHER— 40-60, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: A#3-F5. The mean-spirited, demanding stepmother of Cinderella.
FLORINDA— 25-35 open ethnicity female. Soprano: C4-Ab5. Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing.
LUCINDA—25-35 open ethnicity female. Soprano: C4-Ab5. Cinderella's stepsisters who are black of heart. They follow in their mother's footsteps of abusing.
CINDERELLA’S FATHER/MYSTERIOUS MAN—45-65 years old, open ethnicity, male. Baritone: G3-E4 a mischievous vagrant and nosy meddler. He is a good natured protector and observer.
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD— 18-25 years old, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: B3-F5. A spoiled young girl who is strong-willed, quick-witted, fearless, yet youthful and naïve.
WITCH—35-55 years old, open ethnicity female. Mezzo: F3-F5. Sarcastic, obsessive protector of Rapunzel who is straightforward and aggressive.
CINDERELLA’S MOTHER/GRANDMOTHER— 34-65 years old, open ethnicity female. Soprano: G3-Ab5. Deceased with her soul guarding and aiding her daughter from a tree.
CINDERELLA’S PRINCE/WOLF— 25-35 years old, open ethnicity male. Baritone: Bb2-Gb4. Vain and gorgeous, he is a disloyal lover who is currently searching for the next new, exciting thing. Also, hungry and insatiable hunter who takes advantage of the weak by misleading and captivating his prey.
RAPUNZEL— 18-30 years old, open ethnicity female. Soprano: A3-A#5, classically trained singer. A loopy but lovely maiden who is sheltered by the Witch and terribly lonely. She yearns to experience the world.
RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE—25-35 years old, open ethnicity male. Baritone: C#3-A4. Just as vain and gorgeous as his Prince brother, he is always chasing the newest, most exiting endeavor
STEWARD— 30-45 years old, open ethnicity male. Fastidious and officious character actor.
A DOLL’S HOUSEby Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Sandra Delgado and Michael Halberstam, directed by Lavina Jadhwani.
1st Rehearsal - Tue 8/27/19; 1st Preview - Wed 9/25/19; Opening - Thu 10/3/19; Closing (13 week run) - Sun 12/22/19
TORVALD HELMER, 30-40 years old, open ethnicity male. Father to the Helmer family and husband to Nora Helmer, recently promoted to bank manager (US only)
NORA, 20-25 years old, open ethnicity female. Smart, empathetic, hopeful, and excitable. Wife of Torvald. (US only)
DOCTOR RANK, 35-45 years old, open ethnicity male, their faithful friend and frequent visitor. MRS LINDE, 25-35 years old, open ethnicity female. Nora’s old friend (US Only)
NILS KROGSTAD, 25-45 years old, open ethnicity male, an employee at Torvald’s bank.
HELEN, 30-50 years old, open ethnicity female, a servant in the Helmer household
THE NICETIESby Eleanor Burgess, directed by Marti Lyons
1st Rehearsal - Tue 10/8/19; 1st Preview - Wed 11/6/19; Opening - Wed 11/13/19; Closing (6 week run) - Sun 12/15/19
JANINE— 60’s, white female. Lesbian history professor at an ivy league university. (US only)
ZOE— 18-21, African American female. Student in Janine’s history class. Smart, politically conscious, and focused.
STICK FLYby Lydia R. Diamond, directed by Ron OJ Parsons
1st Rehearsal - Tue 1/7/20; 1st Preview - Wed 2/5/20; Opening - Wed 2/12/20; Closing (6 week run) - Sun 3/15/20
KENT (SPOON)—31, African American Male. Youngest son; grown up with an artistic disposition in a family of doctors and lawyers. Though financially privileged, he has struggled to find his place in his life and family.
TAYLOR —27, African American Female. Kent’s girlfriend. Daughter from an earlier marriage of renowned and recently deceased public intellectual. She was raised by a single mother college professor. Though she has had access to her father's social privileges, her father was not a part of her life and she has gone without financially.
CHERYL—18, African American Female. The daughter of the family maid. Pretty, bright, always well-intentioned. Cheryl has always had a crush on Flip.
FLIP—36, African American male. Oldest son. The "golden boy" who, with some compromises, has fallen in line with his father's expectations. he is an incorrigible ladies man.
JOE LEVAY (DAD)—58, African American Male. LeVay patriarch. He is a well-intentioned man, who rules his family with a firm, loving hand. He, like Flip, has always had a way with women. (US only)
KIMBER—32, White female, Flip’s girlfriend and an intelligent woman with a quick wit and sincere warmth. Unlike Taylor, her social status matches that of the LeVays, with of course, the undeniable privilege of whiteness. Of this she is aware, and on some level appalled.
THE LAST MATCHby Anna Ziegler, directed by Keira Fromm
1st Rehearsal - Tue 2/18/20; 1st Preview - Wed 3/18/20; Opening - Thu 3/26/20; Closing (13 week run) - Sun 6/14/20
TIM—mid-30s, open ethnicity male. A professional tennis player, golden boy and all-American hero.
SERGEI—mid-20s, open ethnicity male. A hot-shot, up and coming Russian professional tennis player.
MALLORY—mid-30s, open ethnicity female. Strong and empathetic, Tim’s wife and a former player navigating a life change.
GALINA—mid/late 20s, open ethnicity female. Ambitious, savvy, and beautiful girlfriend of Sergei, also Russian.


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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