Wednesday, July 15, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: July 14, 2009

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(NEW) Psych - Auditions by Appt.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 and Thursday, July 23, 2009 from 6:30 PM in midtown. For an appointment and sides, send a brief note, headshot and resume to (for men) or (for women).

Tongue in Cheek Theater ( is casting Psych by Evan Smith. Jake Lipman, Artistic Director; Jason Bohon, Director. Psych follows old friends from college through a series of altercations which test their friendship. IMPORTANT DATES: Please do not submit if you are unavailable for the following dates; due to the ensemble nature of this piece, we will call actors to all rehearsals. Rehearsals in midtown Manhattan from August 2-September 8, 2009: Sunday afternoons (1-5 p.m.), Tuesday evenings (7-10 p.m.), Thursday evenings (8-11 p.m.), and Wednesday, August 26 and September 2 (7-10 p.m.).

Tech will be Sunday, September 6 (1-5 p.m.); Monday evening, September 7 (Labor Day); and Tuesday evening, September 8. 8 performances will be Wednesdays-Saturdays, September 9-12 and 16-19 at 8 p.m. at Theatre 54 @ Shetler Studios in Manhattan, with a touch-up run on Tuesday, September 15.

Dr. Todd Cox: CAST. Manipulative chair of a graduate psychology program.

Bill/Advocate: clean-cut, frequents a dominatrix; actor also plays a lawyer for Sunny.

Michael: Molly's friend, engaged to Karen, but having an affair with Molly.

Sunny Goldfarb: CAST.Vassar grad, runs a dominatrix den, wants to be a psychologist.

Molly Salter: Vassar grad, moved to NYC to study for the bar exam. Protective, assertive.

Dr. Barbara Stafford: late 30s, brilliant psychologist in Sunny's program. Warm, articulate.

Dominique/Profound Psychotic (actress plays 2 roles): bitchy dominatrix/nearly catatonic mental patient. Should be comfortable wearing form-fitting costume for dominatrix scenes.

Desiree/Therapist (actress plays 2 roles): Goth dominatrix with a drug problem, scared and needy/Molly's no-nonsense therapist. Should be comfortable wearing form-fitting costume.

Karen: a college friend of Molly's, engaged to Michael, calls it like she sees it, funny. Jana: Sunny's graduate school friend, smart and supportive.

Jennifer: Sunny's graduate school nemesis, files complaint against her, refuses to be friends.

(NEW) Vigil - EPA
Tuesday, July 28, 2009. 10 AM - 6 PM. Lunch from 1:30 - 2:30. DR2 Theatre, 103 East 15th Street (just east of Union Square), New York City. Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Equity Principal Auditions are being held for Vigil. Producers: Angelo Fraboni, Daryl Roth. Off-Broadway. Currently $525/week minimum. Playwright: Morris Panych. Director: Stephen DiMenna. General Manager: Adam Hess. Casting: Lewis & Fox Casting. 1st rehearsal: September 1, 2009. Runs September 20 – November 29. May extend to December 7. CONCESSION: Equity has granted an auditions concession to the producer. Equity Members may request a copy of the concession's full text from the Equity Auditions Department. Two- person play that offers belly laughs and pathos as it explores subjects of loneliness and mortality. Kemp, a "down on life" neurotic, receives a letter asking him to come to the side of his long- lost, dying aunt, Grace. He goes not only to help out as asked, but to help her along, since her impending death is not happening quickly enough for him. And why wouldn't he oblige – with no other prospects – having recently lost his job after a ridiculous attempt to steal from the bank where he worked? He is aimless and friendless, and the days turn to weeks and months as he sits vigil. As he unburdens himself to his only (barely) living relative, unraveling the dysfunctions of his childhood and family, they develop an oddly loving and symbiotic bond. The lack of Grace’s loquaciousness is revealed in an ironic ending.

Grace Understudy:
Onstage role is cast (Helen Stenborg); Understudy position is available. 60+. Elderly, frail, but not without spunk when it serves her. Bedridden a good deal of the play. Primarily communicates through her physicality. She’s a lonely soul, grateful for Kemp’s attention.

Kemp (and Kemp Understudy): Both the onstage role and Understudy position are available. Man, 40s – 50. Multi-dimensional and challenging character to play. Sexually ambiguous, quirky, feckless. He’s private, closed off from his feelings, angry and very alone – a man in a boy’s body. An offbeat sense of humor. He is heartless, yet his performance is heartfelt as he wins the audience describing his wounded past. Actor must be experienced, with an engaging command of the stage, capable of handling entire script of dialogue. Excellent comedic timing. Note: For the onstage role (but not necessarily for the Understudy position), producers state that they are especially seeking a "star name".