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Equity Actors Sought For Production Of "Perfect World"

New York, NY, United StatesID: 197884Exp: 10/3/2022
Pays:$800/WeekCategory:Singing
Description:

Auditions for "Perfect World" - video submissions. Seeking Equity actors. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: "Perfect World" is based on a true story. Barbara Follett, a precocious child writer, has an extraordinary love of writing and words. Since age 4, she writes copiously and prolifically, all on a typewriter. She specifically writes about Farksolia, her Perfect World where happiness reigns and people live in harmony with nature. Barbara wants people to read her books and turn her perfect world into reality. But, life, and even love, conspire to thwart her every move. Despite publishing two full- length novels to literary acclaim by age 14, she struggles to get the rest of her dream onto the page. At age 25, she succumbs to life's many pressures and completely disappears, leaving her brilliance unfulfilled. Set in the '20s and '30s, the show's universal theme is about chasing your dream and striving toward a better world. The audience will witness Barbara's transformation from young hopeful idealist to skeptical downtrodden adult. Barbara's resilience and resolve are often tested, but it is Barbara's deep love for others that ultimately betrays her, and yet moves those closest to her, whose lives she touched. The pace and flow of the show are maintained by two intertwined strands. Strand 1 spins Barbara's life from five to twenty-five, and Strand 2 portray a the police search. "Perfect World" is driven by three lead females who never give up - Young Barbara, Barbara, and her mother Helen - and by Captain Stahl, the lead investigator into Barbara's disappearance. Rate: Off Broadway $800 weekly (level two developmental staged reading). Additional info: First rehearsal: October 17, 2022 Presentations: October 27th and 28th Please note an archival video will be captured. 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. This audition is open to actors of all races, ethnicities, gender identities and ages as well as performers with disabilities. All actors must be fully vaccinated with proof of vaccination. They will be asked to take a PCR test prior to the first rehearsal and may be asked to test at various times during the process. When applying, please include your headshot/resume along with your video submission link (an unlisted video, YouTube or Vimeo). For preparation instructions please see the document attached. Please list "your name and role you would like to be considered for" in the subject line.

10 roles

BARBARA FOLLETTBoth genders18-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying; lead; soprano; older version of Young Barbara whose carefree ways have become jaded; she is no longer self-assured but retains her emotionality and sensitivity; while she does not wallow in the demise of her life, she gets worn down; is able to dance.

HELENBoth genders30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying; lead, soprano/mezzo; Barbara's mother; loving, overbearing and manipulative; uptight nervous writer; her guilt overwhelms her.

WILSONBoth genders30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying; tenor or baritone; Barbara's father; an unfulfilled critic, writer and editor; likes the limelight of Barbara's success; guilty for leaving Barbara.

CAPTAIN STAHLBoth genders40-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying; lead; Bass/baritone; Gritty, tense and officious police captain who warms to Barbara's plight; he is eventually torn between continuing the search and leaving Barbara alone.

SARGENT BROWNBoth genders30-45 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying; Baritone; Captain Stahl's right-hand man; hard working and loyal; wants to be captain; also a variety of supporting roles; dance/movement abilities.

MARGARETBoth genders30-35 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying; alto; Feisty; head-over-heels in love with Wilson; also a variety of supporting roles; Movement/dance abilities.

CAPTAIN WEASLEYBoth genders45-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying; Baritone; the sneaky, manipulative and pompous captain of the Norman D; also a variety of supporting roles; movement/dance abilities...

ANDERSON HIGHCOURTBoth genders20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying; tenor; Barbara's only true love; hardworking free spirit; very driven; a confident opportunist; sexy; handsome; charming and sneaky; movement/dance abilities.

ANNEBoth genders20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Female identifying; soprano/mezzo; older version of Barbara's childhood friend; singer and dancer; perky, funny and upbeat; betrays Barbara; dance abilities.

NICK ROGERSBoth genders20-25 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identifying; tenor; Barbara's husband; initially cares for Barbara; becomes obsessed with money; self-centered, selfish and brooding; also a variety of supporting roles; movement/dance abilities.