Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: March 16, 2010

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(NEW) Dysfunction... The Play
All auditions are by appointment only. Mail any videos/photos to: Miranda J. Carr, Dysfunction...The Play, PO Box 2205, Albany, NY 12220. You can call to schedule your appointment at 888.877.4096. Please send your documents before you schedule your audition appointment if at all possible. If possible, all actors and actresses please submit a very clear headshot and a good, full length image. Images can be snapshots and requirements for images are: No Makeup. Image should be shot outdoors with natural light (no flash). A plain, basic color top and bottom. Photo sizes can be no larger than 2 MB. Once you have your images you can submit them along with a resume here. If you do not have the images above, you may supply headshots and/or any footage (ie DVD, CD, videotape, etc.), a bio, resume or press kit if you are just starting out. Send anything you have available at least a week before your audition date. If you don't have anything to show your talent, come out and audition anyway. We are open to first time actors and actresses.

Increase Unlimited Productions is casting Dysfunction... The Play. Miranda J. Carr is the main writer, producer and title character; Jillina Baxter – Marketing Manager; Jason Cross – Technical Director & Set Designer; Tony Tambasco – Sound Engineer; Carliss J. Carr, Rashad Owens – Musicians. Auditions will be held every Saturday beginning in April 2010 from 10am – 6pm. The location will be announced at a later date. Rehearsal schedule will be given to each hired actor on May 5, 2010. The performance dates are Friday-Sunday, July 23-25, 2010 in Latham, NY at Siena College. Synopsis: Vivian is a single, divorced mom of three that has had her share of problems. Vivian is a Marketing Director for a large firm and when they move their operations to Phoenix, Vivian has a choice to make, move to Phoenix or lose her job. With nothing left to lose, Vivian dives head first into love with a co-worker and a new beginning. Will it all last? Only God knows but Vivian is ready to step out on a little faith.

Ellerton-Washington – Main character, age 35 – 40, African-American (cast but needs understudy).

CADDY Mills-Ellerton – Main Character, Vivian’s mother, age 55-60, African-American.

CARLIN Ellerton – Vivian’s father, age 55-60, this actor can be any race since this is a voice-over part.

LAUREN Ellerton– Carlin’s wife, age 60-65, this actress can be any race since this is a voice-over part.

ALEX Staunton – Vivian’s ex-husband, age 40-45, African-American.

EVA Staunton– Alex’s second wife, age 35-45, African-American.

NICK Ellerton-Staunton – Vivian’s baby boy, age 12-15, African-American.

WELCOME Martin– Vivian’s baby sister, age 25-30, African-American.

EDWARD Mason– Welcome’s boyfriend, age 25-30, African-American.

DELVA Ellerton– Vivian’s middle sister, age 25-30, African-American.

COLE Spencer – Delva’s abusive boyfriend, age 20-25, African-American.

CARLIN Ellerton, Jr (CJ)– Vivian’s brother, age 25-30, African-American.

MR. MILLER, Dave – portly, Vivian’s boss, age 50-65, this actor can be any race.

ERICA Watkins– Main Character, Vivian’s co-worker and best friend, age 30-40, African-American.

TALIQUE Washington– Main Character, Vivian’s coworker & secret admirer, age 30-40, African-American.

MICHELA Davis – Vivian’s office rival, age 25-35, this actress can be any race.

JOHN Watkins– Erica’s doctor husband, age 35-45, African-American.

PASTOR BROWN, Sean – Vivian’s Pastor, age 30-40, African-American.

(NEW) Fiddler on the Roof, Open Call
FEMALE SINGER/ACTORS: Monday, March 29, 2010 @ 10 AM. MALE SINGER/ACTORS: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 @ 10 AM, Pearl Studios, 12th Fl. 500 8th Avenue. New York, NY. Please prepare a brief legit musical theatre song that shows off range and personality and bring your book in case you are asked to sing another selection. Bring a Picture/Resume and sheet music in the appropriate key. Accompanist will be provided. Typing may occur.

Dave Clemmons Casting will hold an open call for the 2010-2011 Non-Equity National Tour of Fiddler on the Roof. Rehearsals begin early September 2010. Seeking Singers/Actors. Produced by: Troika Entertainment. Directed by: Sammy Dallas Bayes. Casting by: Dave Clemmons Casting. Starts Sept. 1. All positions are paid (Salary + Per Diem + Housing + Health Insurance).

To play 35- 55 Dairy man, father of five daughters. A dreamer. Lives his faith and values its traditions. Must be an excellent singer/actor with an exuberant personality.

Golde: To play 35 to 55 Dairy farmer's wife. Looks older than her age from the hard lifestyle. Strong willed. A disciplinarian. Able to convey a command with a look or a clap of the hands. Tzeitel: Female 18+ to play 20s. Eldest daughter. A cut from her mother's apron. Wants to be a good mother and wife in the tradition of her faith. Strong belt & excellent comedic skills.

Hodel: Female 18+ to play 20s. 2nd eldest daughter. Opinionated and strong willed. Knows the teachings of her faith. Has very definitive ideas about marriage. To marry a man who is learned is a prerequisite. Warm soprano.

Chava: Female 18+ to play late teens. 3rd eldest and Tevye's favorite daughter. Like him, a dreamer. Likes to read, lives her life in worlds where her books takes her. Just crossing over from child to young lady with the innocence of a young child. Strong dancer a plus.

Shprintze/Bielke: 18 and up to play 8-12 Tevye's youngest daughters. Very dutiful in their place as children. Yente: Female to play 40s-50s. The town matchmaker. A widow. Always busy with a sense of no time to slow down, even in her conversations. Character belt.

Lazar Wolf: Male to play 50- 60. Town butcher, wealthiest man in town. Strong and big in stature. A widower. A sense of the finer things in life but a bit crude in presence due to the nature of his work.

Motel: Male 18+ to play 20s. A tailor. Thin and lanky. Very quiet & reserved in his manner. A hard worker striving to make ends meet to support himself and marry Tzeitel. Baritone-Tenor.

Perchik: Male 18+ to play 20s. A student and revolutionary who has his own ideas about the problems of the world and his people, and has the answers to solve them. Attracted to Hodel and the intellectual challenge she presents. Baritone.

Fyedka: Male 18+ to play 20s. Russian peasant. Enjoys reading and has a very gentle manner. Displays a sense of respect for people, including those of the Jewish community. Has very strong feelings for Chava. Excellent Tenor.

Constable: Male to play 40s. The local law official. Very much a peasant himself, with a sense of duty to his job. Treats all with equal respect, but considers himself a cut above the rest (most notably the Jewish population) due to the uniform he wears.

Character men who are excellent singers/actors for the roles of AVRAM, NACHUM, RABBI, MORDCHA and other PAPAS and SONS.

Women of various ages who are excellent singers/actors for the roles of GRANDMA TZEITEL and MAMAS and DAUGHTERS.

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