Tuesday, April 6, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: April 6, 2010

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(NEW) Candide, Open Auditions
Sunday, April 18, 2010. Monday, April 19, 2010. 7 PM — 8:30 PM each day. Sign in begins 6:30 PM. at the Gallery Players 199 14th Street Brooklyn, NY. Equity audition procedures are NOT in effect. No Equity monitor provided. Producer runs all aspects of the audition. No appointment necessary. AEA members receive priority. Prepare a comedic monologue, under 1 ½ minutes. Shakespeare or Moliere (Wilbur translations) are preferred but anything comedic is acceptable. Bring picture and resume, stapled together. There will also be auditions held on Saturday, April 17, by appointment only, from 1 to 4 PM. For appointment consideration on this day, e-mail picture and resume to: auditions@galleryplayers.com

The Gallery Players is hosting open auditions for Candide. The Gallery Players. Brooklyn, NY. Equity Showcase, approval pending. Producer: Dominic Cuskern. Director: Neal J. Freeman. By: TJ Edwards. 1st rehearsal: May 1. Rehearses evenings and weekends. Performs: June 3 – 20, 2010. 8 performances, part of the 13th annual Black Box New Play Festival. All auditions, rehearsals, and performances at The Gallery Players. Callbacks Saturday April 24. The play is a new non-musical adaptation in rhyming verse from the Voltaire novel. A small company of actors will play dozens of parts; a sense of comedic playfulness, strong use of text, and excellent versatility are essential.

: Male, 20s, leading actor type, the young hero. Energetic and eager, his optimistic outlook on life is put to the test through many trials.

Pangloss: Male, 40s-60s, character man, Candide’s tutor. Espouses the optimistic philosophy central to the story yet endures many unfortunate adventures. This actor may also play some other small roles.

Cunegonde: Female, 20s, ingénue type, the young heroine. In love with Candide, she is forced to make many difficult choices.

Woman: Female, 40s-60s, character woman, accompanies Candide through much of the story. Like the rest, she has her own series of unfortunate adventures.

Cacambo: Female, 20s (plays younger), trousers role. The boy who is Candide’s sidekick through much of the story.

Ensemble (4M, 2F): 20-40s, versatile character actors for many various roles. All ethnicities are encouraged to audition. The Gallery Players, 199 14th St. Brooklyn between 4th and 5th Aves. Take the R to 9th St. or the F to 4th Ave. in Brooklyn. The “R” can be accessed at the Pacific/Atlantic station in Brooklyn which is served by the 2,3,4,5,N,B,D and Q trains from Manhattan. www.galleryplayers.com.

(NEW) Reflections of a Heart, Equity/Non
Auditions will be held April 11 & 12. Please email headshot, resume and cover letter with the name of the role in the subject line or mail a hard copy to: SSTCcasting@aol.com, or via snail mail at SteppingStone Theatre Inc., 343 4th Avenue, Suite 2K, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Please prepare one contemporary monologue. Also prepare sides, which will be sent upon receipt of H/R.

SteppingStone Theatre Company is currently accepting headshots and resumes for its full production of “Reflections of a Heart”, a new full-length play directed by Shirley Parkinson Wright and written by Christopher Roberts. This full production will be produced and have its world premiere production at The Clurman Theatre on 42nd Street at Theatre Row in June 2010. SSTC is based in the ensemble tradition, and is looking for serious, trained, and ensemble minded actors. Production Details: AEA Showcase Code approval pending (Equity/non Equity submissions). Must be available for April 11th and 12th audition and April 13th call-back. First rehearsal: Monday, May 3rd, 2010. Rehearsal days: weekday evenings & Saturday mornings. Load in: Monday, June 7th, 2010. Load out: Sunday, June 27th, 2010. Three-week performance run. $200 Honorarium/$200 travel stipend/Off-Broadway credit.

Synopsis: “Reflections of a Heart”: Takes place in the Bronx, New York, and Batesburg, South Carolina, between the years of 1946 and 1951. Shifting between different time periods, Isaac, a World War II veteran, finds himself under siege by hard-hearted detectives, social injustices, and his own missing memories. America welcomes back its native son as a highly decorated war hero with plans of starting a family. However, things go horribly awry when he begins traversing his past and present. Collisions are bound, as the resurrection of his memories forces his action. The fight for his country is over, as the fight for his life begins. Peppered with humor and heartbreak, this protagonist-structured story is based on true events in America’s social history.

3 Men:
To play African-American characters, ages 25-35.

2 Women: To play African-American characters, ages 25-35

7 Men: To play Caucasian characters, ages 25-50.

3 Women: To play Caucasian characters, ages 25-45.