Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New York Stage Casting Update: Oct 6, 2009

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(NEW) The Effects of Suburbia on an Otherwise Normal Brain
Auditions by appointment: Fri, Oct. 16. New York, picture and resume to Jodi smith nativealiens@gmail.com.

NativeAliens Theatre Collective is casting a new comedic play being produced for the first time. Actors will be cast in multiple roles. This play will run for one week. Looking for all types for multiple characters. Looking for actors that can play guitar, keyboard, drums, etc. as well. No Pay. Starts Nov. 2. Non-Union, AEA, AEA Eligible

(18-40 Male) Gavin is a character who in actuality would be in his 20s or early 30s, but is a "character" that can be played by any age actor. This character is an angst driven poet that believe in order to write great poetry he must suffer. Comedic.

Narrator (18-30 any gender) Narration will be done by a musical group. Looking for men and women between the ages of 18 and 30. Also looking for group members that can play an instrument as well.

 Kevin (18-40 male) Kevin is a 16 year old celebrating Christmas with his family and experiences life where people tell the truth to one another for the first time. This is a "character" and can be played by any age actor. Lenore (18-40 female)

Lenore is a very simple executive assistant celebrating her birthday with her less than politically correct boss. This is a "character" and any age can play this role.

(NEW) American Amerique, Non-Union Tour
NYC Auditions By Appointment Early November. Please send picture and resume to: The JENA Company, 1650 Broadway/Suite 1107, New York, NY 10019; or email to jenaco2@sisna.com.

The Jena Company will be holding auditions for American Amerique. Rehearsals: NYC starting Dec. 28. Tour: January 25 – March 7 (one-niters at universities and performing arts centers throughout the U.S.) Rehearsal Pay, Road Salary & Per Diem, and Housing Provided. Casting Highly Skilled Multi-Ethnic (Hispanic, Asian, Black, and White) character actors and actresses of Wide Age Range for Non-Union Tour of new play America Amerique: Stories of American Immigrants, Then and Now (1845 to the Present). Director: Alex Levy; Producer: John Adams/The JENA Company.

Seeking: 5 Male, 2 Female Performers will play multiple characters. Specific Roles are:

Man One (Mid 20s – Mid 30s) – strong, rough-edged, Ellis Island Examiner, and Angry Man In The Street;

Man Two (Late 20’s – 40s) – Multiple Roles & the Narrator – empathetic, also sharply observant, sometimes cynical;

Man Three (Older –or must read as Older Character Type, 50s – 60s) –Upper Crust New Yorker, Old World Russian Jew (1900), Italian Father (1940);

Man Four (18 - 25) – strong but also vulnerable – from Young Irishman 1840s, Teenage Russian Immigrant to Young Mexican in 1930s L.A.

Man Five (Mid 20s – Mid 40s) – large masculine presence, down to earth working man – Mexican Immigrant, Ellis Island Interpreter, Border Guard, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti.

Woman One (Mid 20s – Mid 50s), simple, honest, direct, Irish Immigrant 1840s, and Older Russian Woman at Ellis Island;

Woman Two (Mid 20s) – Upwardly mobile Latina, also Mexican or Central American Migrant, strong, sometimes sharp - tongued, but with real warmth and vulnerability.