Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: May 18, 2010

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(NEW) Hamlet, Photo/Resume Request and OPEN call
Appointment auditions on the evening of Monday, May 24, 2010. To be considered, e-mail photo/resume to auditions@galleryplayers.com. Indicate clearly in the subject line the character(s) you are submitting for. No phone calls. OPEN Auditions (Equity/non): Sunday, May 23, 2010, Tuesday, May 25, 2010, 7 PM -9 PM, Theatre’s monitor begins sign-in at 6:30 PM. The Gallery Players, 199 14th Street (between 4th and 5th Aves), Brooklyn, NY. No appointment/submission necessary. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Theatre gives AEA Members priority. No preparation instructions provided by Theatre.

The Gallery Players, Brooklyn NY is accepting photos and resumes and holding open auditions for Hamlet. Showcase (approval pending), Producer: Dominic Cuskern, Author: William Shakespeare. Dir: Taibi Magar. 1st reh.: 6/19/10. Rehearses evenings/weekends in Brooklyn. Runs 7/22-8/1. Theatre’s statement: “All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.” Theatre’s directions: “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 Equity/Non-Equity. No Pay. (AEA members receive travel stipend).

Seeking: Notes: All roles other than Hamlet and Ophelia are available. Actors need to be able to communicate depth and specificity with Shakespeare’s text.

Polonius, m. 50’s right-hand man to the king.

Ghost, m. 40’s to 60’s, the wise one who always had the right answer;

Claudius, m. 40’s-60’s, the tough skillful one;

Gertrude, f. Hamlet’s Mother, 40’s-60’s holding it all together, the glue of the family;

Laertes, m. 20’s-30s, the fun one, an excellent big brother;

Horatio m., 20’s-30’s, the thinker, best friend of Hamlet;

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, m. 20-30’s former schoolfellows of Hamlet,

5 men (20’s- 40’s) needed to play a variety of roles including the player king and the gravedigger.

Player queen. f. any age.

(NEW) Big River, open call
Thursday, May 20, 2010. 9 AM – 11:30 AM. Ripley-Grier Studios, 520 Eighth Avenue. Theatre’s monitor begins sign-up at 9 AM. New York City. No appointment necessary. The producer will run all aspects of this call. Equity audition procedures will NOT be in effect, and no Equity Monitor will be provided. Jim: Be prepared to sing “Free at Last” and “Muddy Water” from BIG RIVER or a gospel number. (High F). Alice’s Daughter: Be prepared to sing “How Blest We Are” from BIG RIVER or a gospel number. (High C). Bring sheet music; accompanist provided. Please bring a recent picture and resume, stapled together.

Summer Theatre of New Canaan is holding an open call for Big River. (Equity/non-Equity). New Canaan, CT. LOA (approval/salary level pending; 2009 minimum weekly salary: $350). Book: William Hauptman, based on writings of Mark Twain. Score: Roger Miller. Director: Melody Libonati. Company Manager: Arion Alston. 1st reh.: June 22, 2010. Rehearses M-F 5:30-10:30, Sat 10-6, Sun 11-7. Runs July 10 – August 1, Wed-Sun evenings, Waveny Park, New Canaan, CT.

Still seeking: Note: No housing is available to out-of-area performers. New Canaan is approx. one hour from New York City by Metro North train.

Jim: African American, 20-30. Slave. Tall. Kind.

Alice’s Daughter: Teens/20s, African American. Slave.