Thursday, June 10, 2010

New York Stage Casting Update: June 9, 2010

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(NEW) Art of Attack, FringeNYC
Auditions by appointment. Submit headshot and resume to Producer Sarah Wansley at No knowledge of Russian language necessary.

Auditions are being held for Art of Attack, a new show for the NY International Fringe Festival. Seeking two male actors (Equity or non-Equity) — a new play about the reunion of estranged, chess-obsessed, Russian brothers. Duration: Jul 15 - Aug 29. Written by Asa Merritt. Directed by Joshua Brody (AD of "The Homecoming" on Broadway, dir. Daniel Sullivan). AEA Showcase Pending. Competitive stipend.

30-40 - Feverish and passionate. Immigrated to Brooklyn, NY to escape his past. Committed to chess to the point of madness. Dating a girl barely out of high school.

Sergei: 30-40 - Conservative in manner, but a recovering chess addict, and a man still wrestling with demons of the estrangement. Leaves his stable home and job in Moscow, Russia to visit Kaz.

Auditions will be held at 7:30pm on Sunday, June 13 and Monday, June 14 at Nutley Little Theatre, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ. Needed are 5 men and 4 women. British accents required.

NUTLEY LITTLE THEATRE will be holding auditions for "NOISES OFF" to be directed by Alex Oleksij. "NOISES OFF," by Michael Frayn, is a wild, frenetic farce about the mishaps of a company of British actors on tour. It's one of the funniest plays ever written! Show dates are three weekends between September 10-25; 10 performances total. (Note: this show will be performing during the Yom Kippur holidays.)

Lloyd Dallas:
(40-50) The director of the play. Temperamental. One third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

Dotty Ottley: (50-60) A late-middle-aged actress. Forgetful. Dating Garry, though she attempts to make him jealous by meeting with Fred.

Garry Lejeune: (30-ish) A stuttering actor, easily fired up. Repeatedly tried to attack Fred after believing that Dotty was cheating on him with Fred. Speech affectations disappear onstage but are ever-present offstage. Always completing sentences with, "you know..." Dating Dotty.

Frederick Fellows: (40-ish) An actor with a serious fear of violence and blood. Gets nosebleeds easily. Often questions the meaning of his lines and moves. Often blames himself for things going wrong.

Belinda Blair: (30-40) Cheerful and sensible, a reliable actress. She may have feelings for Fred.

Poppy Norton-Taylor: (20-30) Assistant Stage Manager. Emotional and over-sensitive. Jealous of Brooke, whom she understudies. Carrying Lloyd's child. One third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke love triangle.

Selsdon Mowbray: (60-70) An elderly alcoholic man who hides his bottles onstage. If he is not in sight while rehearsing, the stage crew must find him before he passes out.

Timothy Algood: (20-30) Stage Manager. Understudies Selsdon and Freddy.

Brooke Ashton: (20-ish) A young inexperienced actress from London. Pays no attention to other actors, neither in performances nor backstage. She rarely takes direction and continues performing regardless of any other action onstage. Is always losing her contact lenses. One third of a Lloyd-Poppy-Brooke triangle.