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Equity Actors Required for 2022-23 Season

New York, NY, United StatesID: 198350Exp: 10/12/2022
Pays:$926/WeekCategory:Theater
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Equity actors for 2022-23 season - real time virtual auditions. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. Please see the breakdown below. Rate: LORT Non-Rep $926 weekly minimum (LORT C) Special Contract Salary: $591.20 weekly for Richard II & Henry IV Additional info: 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. No roles will be understudied. Please prepare one monologue of your choice. "Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski" First Preview: September 10 Closing: October 9, 2022 Fully cast. "Des Moines" First Rehearsal: Tuesday October 25, 2022 First Day of Tech: Tuesday November 22, 2022 First Preview: Tuesday November 29, 2022 Opening: Friday December 9, 2022 Closing: Sunday January 1, 2023 "Richard II & Henry IV" First Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 3, 2023 First Day of Tech: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 First Preview: Thursday, January 26, 2023 Closing: Sunday, February 5, 2023 Special Contract Salary: $591.20 This will be an experimental workshop with two weeks of workshop performances open to the public. Script in Hand. Richard II & Henry IV will be rehearsed and performed in repertory. Seeking actors who are classically trained and experienced with Shakespeare. Facility with heightened language is essential. All ethnicities, ages, and gender identities are encouraged to apply. "Fuenteovejuna" First Rehearsal: Tuesday, March 28, 2023 First Day of Tech: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 First Preview: Saturday, April 29, 2023 Opening: Sunday, May 7, 2023 Closing: Sunday, May 28, 2023 "Orpheus Descending" First rehearsal: Tuesday, June 6th, 2023 First day of tech: Wednesday, July 5th, 2023 First preview: Sunday, July 9th, 2023 Opening: Sunday, July 16, 2023 Closing: Sunday, August 6th, 2023 Please see the document attached. When applying, please include your Equity number. After signing up, you will receive an email with the Zoom link.

40 roles

MARTAFemale58-62 y.o.All ethnicities

Around 60 years old. A catholic woman. Has cancer from head to toe with two to four months to live. Warm. Lost her daughter to an overdose. A caretaker to Dan and Jimmie. She worries about how they will do without her. "Des Moines"

MRS. DRINKWATERFemale40-44 y.o.African-American

A Lutheran. Lived her whole life in Des Moines. Graduated from Iowa State University. Widow to an important black lawyer. In a state of shock and confusion due to her husband’s sudden death. There’s something proper about her. Put together. Also has a hidden wilder side. She kept secrets from her husband. "Des Moines"

FATHER MICHAELBoth genders58-62 y.o.All ethnicities

Male identified, around 60 years old. A Catholic priest. Polish. He ’s also spent his life in Des Moines. Was a farm kid. Lives with his mother and aunt. Grew up near Dan. Went to the local gay bar with lipstick and rouge last Friday night. A sad soul. Tries to hide this and his boozing from Dan. He’s frank about things. Says he’s been beaten by life. "Des Moines"

Actor 1 & As Cast - Actor 12 & As CastBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Actor 1 & As Cast, Actor 2 & As Cast, Actor 3 & As Cast, Actor 4 & As Cast, Actor 5 & As Cast, Actor 6 & As Cast, Actor 7 & As Cast, Actor 8 & As Cast, Actor 9 & As Cast, Actor 10 & As Cast, Actor 11 & As Cast, Actor 12 & As Cast. "Richard II & Henry IV"

Commander Fernan Gomez de GuzmanBoth genders30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Career military officer who uses his positional power and intelligence to dominate and climb the ladder of success. Magnetic to his officers serving under him, he trains them to support, perpetuate, and uphold order and power of the military. Feels entitled after years of service. A brutal, intimidating, well-versed stone. "Fuenteovejuna"

Captain FloresBoth genders26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Retainer of Fernan Gomez de Guzman, along with Ortuño. Follows orders. Well-skilled officer that does the bidding of the Commander. An up-and-comer that knows to serve the commander will help him rise through the ranks. Has doubts about what he does and disregards his moral compass. "Fuenteovejuna"

Sergeant OrtunoBoth genders46-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Retainer of Fernan Gomez de Guzman, along with Flores. Highly skilled officer who does as he is ordered in order to not rock the boat. Hard-nosed, doesn’t think of morality while trying to get his way. Plain-spoken in speech, he wants things done quickly and efficiently. "Fuenteovejuna"

Grand Master Rodrigo Tellez GironBoth genders18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Master of the Order of Calatrava. Growing into his own power, while still learning the ropes as a leader and to trust his own instincts. Well-schooled in politics and in the place his family holds in the power structure. Will do what it takes for he and his family to thrive. "Fuenteovejuna"

LaurenciaBoth genders20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identified). A powerhouse. Bold, tough, and friendly. Smart. Holds people’s attention with her eyes, brains, and looks. Magnetic. Quick-witted and funny. Can hold her own in any conversation. Strong-willed and able to fight. A born leader that has not learned that she is one. Singer. "Fuenteovejuna"

PascualaBoth genders20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identified). Laurencia’s best friend. Delightful and caring, and provides much needed support of Laurencia. Charismatic, charming, and intelligent, and equally bold in her language and spirit as Laurencia. Can make up jokes on the spot and can tell a great story. Singer. "Fuenteovejuna"

JacintaBoth genders20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identified). Even-keeled and sharp of mind. Comes from a family of good standing. Well-spoken, and uses her words to fend off attackers. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

FrondosoBoth genders20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Is old enough to understand his place in society, and young enough to do impetuous and noble acts. Not a brute, but strong enough, intelligent enough, and funny enough to become Laurencia’s partner. A good guy, hard worker, and impetuously persistent. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

MengoBoth genders20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Townsperson and a good friend of Frondoso. Quick-witted and loves to use his language to throw zingers at people. Self-proclaimed philosopher. Easy-going and freewheeling; a tiger when provoked. Enjoys drinking and the sound of his voice. Singer. "Fuenteovejuna"

BarrildoBoth genders20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Townsperson and one of Frondoso’s best friends. A fun-loving instigator that looks for the good times. Fights for justice. Sings. "Fuenteovejuna"

EstebanBoth genders46-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Chief Magistrate and Joint Mayor of Fuenteovejuna with Alonso. Laurencia’s father. Even-keeled, he is a political leader in a small town who looks to make all sides happy. Stands up for the town and what he believes. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

AlonsoBoth genders40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Joint mayor of Fuenteovejuna with Esteban. Frondoso’s uncle. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

Juan RojoBoth genders50-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Village Councilman. He is a keeper of the peace and is frightened of standing up against authority. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

Queen Isabel of Castile/Doubles as TownspersonBoth genders20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identified). Front-footed and ready for action. Reads situations and is sure of her solutions. The center of power. "Fuenteovejuna"

King Ferdinand of Aragon/Doubles as TownspersonBoth genders20-34 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Keeps the balance. Knows that a twitch of his finger can ignite a fire. Intelligent and graceful. "Fuenteovejuna"

ManriqueBoth genders30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). A Courtier. Wise and well thought of by the King and Queen. Has a strong presence and a directness that is tempered by intelligence and the ability to move in any circles. Excellent in commanding troops, he is able to bridge war and politics. Serves as judge. "Fuenteovejuna"

CimbranosBoth genders26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Soldier. Known for his fighting and has the respect of the Commander. Is able to persuade the Commander to follow him into war. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

LeoneloBoth genders20-24 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Disgruntled university student. Questions authority and book learning. Speaks his mind. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

Farmer/Doubles with First or Second AldermanBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Grizzled and feisty. Beaten down from years in the field, he is protective of what he owns. Seeks to find his voice amongst the leaders of the town. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

Father Oliver/Doubles with First or Second AldermanBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Ebullient and efficient. Seeks to make the townspeople’s life bearable. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

First Alderman/EnsembleBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Leader sent by Ciudad Real to gain favor with Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

Second Alderman/EnsembleBoth genders30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Leader sent by Ciudad Real to gain favor with Queen Isabel and King Ferdinand. Sings as a townsperson in a large ensemble. "Fuenteovejuna"

SoldiersBoth genders20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

(Male identified). Help control the village with their presence and force. "Fuenteovejuna"

WomenBoth genders20-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(Female identified). Intricate to the fabric of the town, they rise up with Laurencia to overthrow the Commander’s rule. "Fuenteovejuna"

Carol CutrereFemale30-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Entitled Caucasian woman living on the edge & hanging with the proles. Dresses in an overpainted bohemian way. She is wild and alive, she is magnetic and trouble; she is loud but romantic. "Orpheus Descending"

Dolly HammaFemale30-50 y.o.White / Caucasian

A pregnant, youngish middle-aged, wife of small planters and tastelessly overdressed in a somewhat bizarre fashion. Gossipy, flighty, dramatic. "Orpheus Descending"

Beulah BinningsFemale30-50 y.o.White / Caucasian

A white youngish middle-aged, wife of small planters and tastelessly overdressed in a somewhat bizarre fashion. Slightly older than Dolly, a busybody. "Orpheus Descending"

Pee Wee BinningsMale45-60 y.o.White / Caucasian

A middle-aged man. Small-time planter, also part of the lynching and drinking scene that the men of the town are up to. Hard, small-brained. Doubles with First Man and Mr Dubinsky. "Orpheus Descending"

Dog HammaMale40-45 y.o.White / Caucasian

A man approaching middle-age. Small-time planter, also part of the lynching and drinking that the men of the town are up to. Hard, small-brained. Dog should be a bit younger than Pee Wee. Doubles with the Clown and Second Man "Orpheus Descending"

Eva TempleFemale18-56 y.o.White / Caucasian

A local woman, also a gossip, more severe then Beulah and Dolly – a cousin of Jabe. Church-going; bible-thumping. Has been combined with Sister Temple. "Orpheus Descending"

Uncle PleasantMale45-60 y.o.African-American

A middle-aged man, and a musician. "Orpheus Descending"

Vee Talbot – VeeFemale35-50 y.o.White / Caucasian

Wife of the sheriff and she has a big soft heart. She is drawn to helping people (like Val). She paints and has visions. She suffers from the brutality she witnesses as the Sheriff’s wife. She also stands against the local ladies and the gossip and smallness. She is flighty, sensitive, and soft. "Orpheus Descending"

Jabe TorranceMale55-70 y.o.White / Caucasian

A gaunt, older man. Looks like Death. A tall, thin, mean, hard older man. He is dying. He runs the Mercantile store. He possibly runs the lynching parties. He is cruel and blunt. "Orpheus Descending"

Sheriff TalbottMale40-59 y.o.White / Caucasian

A little bit scary. Big. Tough. Calls his wife ‘mama.’ "Orpheus Descending"

David CutrereMale40-49 y.o.White / Caucasian

He is a tall man, in hunter’s clothes. He is hardly less handsome now than he was in his youth but something has gone: his power is that of a captive who rules over other captives. His face, his eyes, have something of the same desperate, unnatural hardness that lady meets the world with” He should be around the same age as Lady. Director wants to feel for him the minute he walks on stage. Someone you can tell has a good kind heart – warmth. – but is broken down a bit. "Orpheus Descending"

Nurse Porter doubles with WomanFemale30-50 y.o.White / Caucasian

A hard woman. Tight lips. Tight jaw. Judges hard. "Orpheus Descending"