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Equity Actors Needed For Play "The Rewards of Being Frank" In NY

New York, NY, United StatesID: 196868Exp: 10/7/2022
Pays:$550/WeekCategory:Theater
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Auditions for "The Rewards of Being Frank" - video submissions. Seeking Equity actors. ONLY LOCAL & OH TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: The Rewards of Being Frank is a sequel to Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. It is set seven years following the end of Wilde’s comedy (1902). The play takes place both in London and at the family country estate in Hertfordshire. Rate: LOA $550 weekly minimum (LOA ref LORT) - every hour over 31 hours per week will be paid at $18/hour; includes pension & health. Additional info: New York run: Rehearsals: February 28 – March 2, 2023 Performances: March 3-19, 2023 Cincinnati run: Rehearsals: January 3-26, 2023 Performances: January 27 – February 18, 2023 All actors who are cast for this rolling world premiere must be available for both runs of the production. The Equity contract with Cincinnati Company will be separate. Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to apply. When applying, please include your headshot/resume and video submission. Please prepare a 60-second late 19th Century monologue in upper-class dialect for the characters of Lady Bracknell, Cecily, and Algernon. Frank should speak with a working- class London dialect (Estuary, not Cockney).

4 roles

Lady BracknellFemale65-75 y.o.All ethnicities

Mother of Gwendolen, aunt of Earnest and Algernon, overbearing, snobbish, manipulative, myopic, concerned with public appearance, fancies herself as flexible and generous (which she is not). A bulldozing pillar of society. She makes the rules and breaks the rules.

Cecily CardewFemale26-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Married to Algernon, mother of Will, heiress, successful author, loves language, appears innocent yet wise beyond her years, dreamer yet practical, had a sheltered upbringing in the country.

Algernon MoncrieffMale35-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Married to Cecily, father of Will, brother of Earnest (formerly Jack), nephew of Lady Bracknell, and cousin of Gwendolen, a dandy, raised and educated in privilege, concerned about his societal standing, deeply concerned about his clothes.

Frank TeacherMale26-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Handsome/magnetic/charismatic, ambitious, opportunistic, flirtatious, self-satisfied and self-serving, honest to a fault, practical, a third-rate tutor, from the lower middle class, a working-class accent.