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Equity Actors For Production Of "The Coast Starlight"

New York, NY, United StatesID: 197764Exp: 10/3/2022

Auditions for "The Coast Starlight"- video submissions. Seeking Equity actors. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: "One day, six strangers board the Coast Starlight, the long-distance train that runs from Los Angeles to Seattle. They’re each reckoning with the questionable choices and wrong turns that set them on this particular journey. Although their literal trip is mostly solitary and silent, in their imaginations, they flirt and fight and fall in love with each other, and they try their best to help each other figure out the right path forward. Keith Bunin’s new play is a smart, funny and compassionate story about our capacity for invention and re- invention when life goes off the rails." Rate: LORT Non-Rep $1008 weekly minimum (LORT B) Additional info: 1st rehearsal: January 12, 2023 1st performance: February 16, 2023 Opening: March 13, 2023 Close: April 16, 2023 Theater is committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in all areas of its structure and operations as attention to these goals makes it stronger and helps better serve the artists, staff, crew, audience, and community at large. Directors welcome candidates who are fully committed to joining a theater that is proactively focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicants from populations underrepresented in theater and who align themselves with Theater's values and goals are encouraged to apply. 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. All roles will be understudied. Note: Adherence to all applicable New York State, New York City, and CDC public health and safety guidelines will be required of all employees. Actors must be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to be considered for an offer of employment. When applying, please include link to the video and a photo & resume in pdf format. Prepare a brief, contemporary monologue no longer than 1 minute in length. Your audition should be filmed in front of a clean background, with no backlighting, limiting ambient noise. If using an iPhone, the video should be shot in horizontal NOT vertical format and sent in a non-downloadable format (unlisted YouTube link or Vimeo). In the subject line, write "your name, the role you’re auditioning for and your union status". (Name/Character/Union Status). Submission deadline Monday, October 3, 2022 @ 5 p.m. (ET)

6 roles

T.J.Both genders20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying. Working-class, from the country, not the city. Likely Southern or Midwestern. Friendly, fit, thoughtful, slightly formal but warm, always looking for a way to be helpful. He’s a Navy medic who’s used to playing by the rules. Naturally guileless, the secret he’s trying to keep is weighing on his psyche, but he’s never self-pitying or self-dramatizing. He doesn’t want to burden anyone else with his problem.

JANEBoth genders20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying. Talkative, curious, inquisitive, extremely emotionally available, and immediately appealing. She came to America as a baby with her parents, both of them mathematics professors. She’s a visual artist and a natural, comfortable observer. She doesn’t know what her life is going to look like yet. She is smart and driven, which doesn’t overshadowher coltish youthfulness. She’s a total romantic. She is the type of person who draws your eye, even when she isn’t doing anything.

NOAHBoth genders30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying. Working-class, scruffy, a military veteran, well-built, athletic. He is not always sociable, and he definitely can have a temper, but despite his size and strength, he’s never scary. He’s endlessly curious. He came from nothing, and any opportunity he’s had in life, he’s created for himself. He has an easy-going sexuality, and he has a blithe disregard for any rules or structures that he hasn’t created for himself.

LIZBoth genders30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying. Working class, from Florida. Brash, emotionally voluble, opinionated, unapologetically sexual, and loud, but incisive and deeply philosophical. Totally self-taught. You underestimate her at your own peril. She’s cutting and sardonic and very funny. She has no social embarrassment, very few boundaries, and great depth of feeling.

EDBoth genders40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying. A traveling businessman, he is cynical, self-deprecating, weary, sarcastic, easily annoyed, and rumpled. He was born middle class and he’s hanging on to it by a thread. He loves his children deeply but doesn’t see them very often, which just about kills him. He doesn’t take very good care of himself, in body or mind. He has a propensity toward alcohol abuse: most likely he’s self-medicating his depression. He has a genuinely good heart, and at his core he is funny and kind.

ANNABoth genders40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying/Non-Binary. Comfortable middle/upper-middle class. Soft-spoken, observant, tender, slightly reserved, gently ironic, & utterly sensible. Naturally strong & resilient, and deeply compassionate. Anna's taking the train home to her/their wife and kids after traveling to San Francisco to identify her/their dead brother’s body. Anna’s grief is deep and raw, but there is no moroseness or depression about her/them: everything is extremely vivid & alive to her/them in this moment.