Thursday, July 3, 2008

New York Stage Casting: July 3, 2008

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The Workshop Theatre
A PERFECT GANESH
by Terrence McNally


Type: Union Stage

Audition Date:
July 9 and 10, by appointment only

Location:
Workshop Theatre
312 W 36th St.
New York City


Seeking:

Ganesha: male, 40-60, Hindu God who serves as narrator and other characters. Wide range of acting styles required

Man: 25-40, Plays virtually all the supporting roles--a dozen characters that speak in muliple dilactes: Indian, British and American.

Sides will be provided but knowledge if the material is reqired

For an appointment, email pictures and resumes to julie.sylvester@yahoo.com.

Pioneer Theatre Company (2008/2009 Season)
Salt Lake City, UT


NOISES OFF
THE YELLOW LEAF
ROMEO AND JULIET
DIAL M FOR MURDER


Type: Equity Principal


Audition Date:
Monday, July 14, 2008
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM


Location:
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center, Studio B.

Seeking:
NOISES OFF

Garry: Mid 20s-30s, an actor, handsome, largely inarticulate.

Lloyd: 40s-early50s, the director, egotistical, womanizing, burned out.

Tim: 20s-early 30s, the stage manager and all purpose understudy, well-meaning but a bit hapless,

Brooke: 20s-early 30s, a very sexy, blonde bombshell, ditzy, excellent comedienne

THE YELLOW LEAF (world premiere)
George Gordon, Lord Byron: 27, handsome, intelligent, aristocratic, self-indulgent.
Percy Bysshe Shelly: 23, attractive, frail, consumed by his art.
Pollidori: 21, a doctor with artistic aspirations but not the talent to fulfill them.
Claire Clairmont: 18, worldly, sensual, fiery, beautiful
Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin: 18, independent, ahead of her time, non-conformist, the future author of FRANKENSTEIN

ROMEO AND JULIET
All roles available except the role of Lady Capulet.

DIAL M FOR MURDER
Tony Wendice: Late 30s-40s leading man, a former tennis champion, now selling sporting goods. Cool, personable with a dark interior and hidden motivations, an excellent “actor”. British.
Margot Wendice: Tony's wife. Mid 30s-early 40s. Sophisticated, beautiful. She has a wide emotional range, Actress needs great movement/combat skills. British.
Max Halliday A television mystery writer. Margot's ex-lover. mid-30s-early 40s. A good, bright middle class guy. Charming and dedicated. American.
Captain Lesgate: The Murderer. 40-50, a petty thief blackmailed into becoming a contract killer; somewhat pathetic. British. Actor must have excellent movement/combat skills.
Inspector Hubbard:40s-50s, police inspector; determined, inquisitive, professional. British

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Chronicle Theatricals: Photo/Resume Request Wing's Theatre, New York (opens August 2008 BOMBER JACKETS

Type: Non-Union, No Pay. "Great exposure"

Revival (and new adaptation) of Rob Santana's controversial play Bomber Jackets.

Synopsis: A man has been killed in Brooklyn and the detective questioning the chief suspect uncovers a powerful and troubling story. On the surface it is about the bigotry of a gang with a mission to keep homosexuals out of their neighborhood and its reaction to a sassy & passable transsexual who has moved into the gangs territory.

Seeking:
Patrick (LEAD ROLE): 25. Latino. Has just murdered someone. A landlord wannabe and ahomophobe

Tommy :Early -mid 20's. Latino. Patrick's homophobe cousin.

Rapallo: Late 20's. African-American. A pretentious thug from the streets with the worst case of homophobia.

Detective Cohen: Late 30's-early 40's. Caucasian. A good cop.

Ball commentor: Late 20's-early 30's. Latino or African-American. Comical male actor-very flamboyant, strong announcer.

Erica (LEAD ROLE): Late20's-early 30's. Latino or African-American. Beautiful, sassy, flawless and passable transsexual. Strong drama/comical actress.

Debra: Early to mid 20's. Latina. Tommy's clueless fiancee.

Angie: Early 30's. African-American. Angie is Rapallo’s abused, overweight, depressed and insecure wife.

Four Understudies

Send all resumes/photos to: Lawdjesus@yahoo.com.

Female for Reading: The Jungle Fun Room
July 8 in the early evening. Place TBD. Sides will be provided. Seeking: Hillary Parker. Celebrity Mom, early to mid 30’s. Most recent Best Actress Oscar winner. Must be very real and down to Earth and with that extra special likable spark that caused her to get swept away into show business and fame.

Location:
The Creative Center at The Manhattan Theatre Club

Date:
Wed. July 23rd, at 2pm & 7pm. Thurs. July 24th at 7pm.

Rehearsals: Wed. July 16th and Tues. July 22nd. 1-4pm at another studio space/location TBD.

Please send headshots and resumes to: Brian Hampton, The Jungle Fun Room, 12 Dongan Place #606, New York, NY 10040. Submissions can be made through email as well at the following email address: brian@brianhampton.net. Visit www.brianhampton.net for more details about The Jungle Fun Room.

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Misfit One Acts, Auditions by Appt.
The Misfit Toys Repertory Company
Misfit Festival, which runs from August 4th--17th at the Paradise Theatre Factory.The performance dates are 8/11, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15 and 8/16 at 8:00 p.m. and 8/17 at 3:00 p.m.

All four plays are being cast collectively and actors may be cast in more than one play. Auditions are by appointment only. Please send a headshot and resume to oneacts@misfittoysrep.org and indicate which role(s) you are interested in.

Chemosynthesis by Jason Williamson

Synopsis: Two strangers avoid their day jobs on the shoulder of a highway in the morning fog. An unlikely friendship begins.

Character Breakdown: Audrey (FEMALE 20s) Audrey is a visionary. She is also anti-establishment and unorthodox. Something has driven her from the normal rat race into the abyss. Gene (MALE 20s) Gene is secretly right-brained, but he lets logic take-over. He best expresses himself through mild sarcasm. Below The Belt by Dennis Bush (Directed by Anthony Castellano) Synopsis: Tragedy links ten people who, just like animals backed into a corner, lash out when they’re trapped. Below the Belt brings together the characters and their stories, like pieces of a puzzle, to form a complete picture. We’re all witnesses and we all take sides. Seeking: Willow (FEMALE 20s) Mother of two young children and is married to Ray. She likes to keep her husband on a short lease by giving him tasks to do and makes him take the children with him so she can have quiet time. Ray (MALE 20s) Married to Willow with two kids. He is a man who misses his independence because he can never do anything to please his wife. Amy (FEMALE Early 20s) Has certain "health issues" (IBS) that prevent her from functioning as a human being and she has become a victim of her circumstance. Bill (MALE Mid 20s) Cocky, aggressive, not afraid to be harsh or manipulative. He has no problem with being unfaithful and has numerous online personalities to go "hunting" with. Selena (FEMALE Early to mid 20s) Amy's older sister, a caretaker, not necessarily by choice who takes care of her sister after their mother dies of cancer. Jerry (MALE Early 20s) Sensitive, tries to be like his older brother, Bill, He struggles with that it means to be a man. Molly (FEMALE 20s) Married to Curtis, She is a cop's wife and is not happy with the way her life or her marriage has turned out. She wants more attention. Curtis (MALE Mid 20s) A cop who's married to Molly, needs a lot of escape time in which he disconnects from his real life by the use of the computer. Trish (FEMALE Early 20s) In a relationship with her live-in boyfriend Xander. She is a strong willed woman who feels trapped by her boyfriend and is constantly arguing with him. She wants kids but not with Xander. Xander (MALE Early 20s) Insecure, controlling and is in a relationship with Trish. He must always have the last word to "win" the argument. Living Things by Jason Williamson (Directed by Zelda Knapp) Synopsis: An artist becomes obsessed with a woman he sees briefly through a window. As he tries again and again to capture her essence, he brings more into his home and marriage than crumpled pieces of paper. A study of love and obsession. Seeking: Isaac (MALE Late 20s) A sidewalk sketch artist. Rachel (FEMALE Late 20s) His wife. Woman (FEMALE Age Open) The subject Isaac is trying to capture. A sort of ghost. Rock by Montserrat Mendez (Directed by Andi Cohen)Synopsis: How does a girl get the rock? Why is it so important for the guy to get one? How did the rock become such a big deal? In this out of sequence play, we see the progression of a diamond ring as it makes its way to a girl’s very lucky finger. Seeking: Actress #1 (FEMALE 20s to 30s) Tiffany - Good comic timing; Plays the best friend./Bambi - a Tiffany’s Jewelry employee./ Lisa - An advertising executive with a problem. Actress #2 (FEMALE 20s to 30s) Natasha - The girlfriend, Republican, uptight, with good comic dry sense of humor./Anna – Blood thirsty head of an advertising agency. Actor #1 (MALE 20s to 30s) David - The lucky man in search of the ring, nervous, in mourning after having lost his dog./Christopher - Bewildered advertising executive. Actor #2 (MALE 20s to 30s) Andrew - The fianc├ęs best friend, but willing to stop the wedding if he had to./Eugene - Another bewildered advertising executive.

Auditions are by appointment only. Please bring a contemporary comedic or dramatic monologue. You may also be asked to read from sides, which are available on our web site at www.MisfitToysRep.org.

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Two Beans Productions National Tours
Theatreworks USA
James and the Giant Peach and Jack Sprat Low-Fat World Tour

2-3 month contracts that also cover ASM duties such as load-ins/-outs, etc. Salary is $375/week. Per diem is $46 when touring out of town.

Audition Date:
Sat. July 12, 10AM - 1PM. Sign-up begins at 9:30AM.

Location:
Chelsea Studios, 151 W 26th St, 6th floor, NYC.

Seeking:
Cast members for this show need to be able to do excellent character work.

James / Captain: Male (Females may also be considered for this role.), 5'7" or under.A spunky 7 year-old hero. Also plays the Ship Captain, who is just plain off his rocker!

Aunt Sponge / Ladybird: Female, over 5'8". James’ egotistical, gleefully abusive, child-hating aunt--a large, proud and complaining ladybug. Also plays James’ Mother and the Ship’s First Officer.

Aunt Spiker / Centipede: Male, 5'10" or taller. Money-grubbing, happily malevolent aunt and guardian. Also plays James’ Father.

Old-Green-Grasshopper: Male, any height. Wise old violin-playing optimistic patriarch of the bug family. Also functions as the Ringmaster-type Narrator of the story. Spider / Little Old Man: Female, under 5'7".

Spider is sweet, energetic, and a team player. Little Old Man is a conjuring, spell-casting, mysterious stranger. Also plays the Ship’s Second Officer.

Jack Sprat—-Male, 5’10" or taller, Caucasian, baritone, must have an "F", hip-hop dancing a plus (think kid-friendly Eminem).

Gloria Sprat/Okra Winfrey. Female, 5’6" or under, any ethnicity, hip-hop dancer, must belt to "C".

MC Hubbard: Any gender, ethnicity or height, most important is a sassy personality.

Prepare 16 bars of an uptempo & ballad in standard Broadway, Disney or light pop style. Seeking all types of young adult singer-actors who move well to form each multi-ethnic cast.

Broadway Pop/Rock


Peccadillo Theater Company
New York, NY
JOHNNY ON A SPOT

Type: Equity Principal, Showcase-NY


Audition Date:
Monday, July 14, 2008
10 AM — 6 PM


Location:
Theatre at St. Clement's
423 West 46th St. (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues)
New York, NY

Seeking:
Equity actors for this revival of the 1941 screwball comedy by the author of THE FRONT PAGE and TWENTIETH CENTURY. Sides will be provided at the audition.

JOHNNY ON A SPOT
by Charles McArthur
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Contemporary American Theatre
Columbus, OH

ESCANABA IN LOVE
A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
ALMOST, MAINE
THE CLEAN HOUSE
BLACKBIRD

Type: Equity Principal

Audition Date:
Monday, July 28th
6:00-9:00 PM

Appointments:
Contact the Producer, Jonathan Putnam jputnam@catco.org
614-461-1382 x 151

Location:
Studio One Theatre
Riffe Center
77 S. High St., 4th floor
Columbus, OH 43215


Seeking:
Male and Female Actors, all ages and ethnicities.

ESCANABA IN LOVE by Jeff Daniels

Alphonse - 70s
Albert, Sr. - 50s
Albert, Jr. - 18
Salty Jim - 40s
Betty - 20s

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
Buddy: 20-30, playing a seven year old boy

Odd: same

ALMOST, MAINE
Two male ensemble: late 20s to late 30s
Two female ensemble: late 20s to late 30s

THE CLEAN HOUSE
Lane: female, early 50s
Matilde: female, late 20s, Brazilian
Virginia: female, late 50s
Charles: male, late 50s
Ana: female, 60s-70s, Argentinian

BLACKBIRD by David Harrower
Una: female, late 20s

Almost, Maine by John Cariani
Acting Edition: $7.50

Blackbird by David Harrower
Acting Edition: $7.50

The Clean House
by Sarah Ruhl
Acting Edition: $7.50


Stages St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
LITTLE WOMEN (Musical)


Type: EPA

Audition Date:
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM

Location:
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
Studio D.

Seeking Equity actors who sing. Prepare a song that shows off voice and range preferably in the style of the show. No pop / rock. Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Bring book of music in case for additional selection.Hingham Civic Music Theatre, Hingham, MA.

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Baritone/Base, Tenor, Mezzo-Soprano, Soprano


THE WIZARD OF OZ
Type: Non Union?
Audition Date:
Mon. August 11 and Tues. 12. 7PM

Location:
Sanborn Auditorium, Hingham Town Hall
Central Street, Hingham, MA

Seeking:
Entire cast. All children auditioning must be at least 8 years of age by August 1st. Download an audition form from www.hcmt.org before coming to auditions. Call 781-837-1499 or email hcmtstagemomma@comcast.org for more information

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