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Equity Actors Audition For 2024-25 Season

New York, NY, United States
ID: 260377Exp: 4/26/2024

Seeking Equity actors for roles in 2024-25 Season. See breakdown below. About the project: "CLYBOURNE PARK" SYNOPSIS: Clybourne Park unfolds in two acts in the house made famous in Lorraine Hansberry’s classic A Raisin in the Sun. In Act I, a white community in 1959 Chicago splinters over a black family about to move into the house. Act II leaps forward to 2009, where a white couple seeks to purchase the same house in the now predominantly black neighborhood. Norris’ play explores issues of race, territory, and legacy with an uncommon combination of biting humor and genuine tenderness. Most actors for the production will play two roles. Please note that racial justice issues are a central part of the plot and are the reason why specific race requirements are included in the character breakdown. Rate: LORT Non-Rep $1100 weekly minimum (LORT B) $807 weekly minimum (LORT D) Additional info: Audition lunch 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition. An Equity Monitor will be provided. 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 attend every audition. Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. Company is committed to diversity and maintains a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, directors encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, body types and sizes, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition for appropriate roles. All descriptions list the gender, ethnicity and age as described by the playwright. Transgender or nonbinary actors are invited to audition for any role. Some roles will be understudied. PREPARATION For MUSICALS: Please prepare a song in the style of the show or from the show/role you are interested in. For PLAYS: Please prepare TWO 90-second contrasting monologues. If auditioning for BOTH PLAYS AND MUSICALS, please prepare ONE 90-second song and ONE 90-second monologue. Please bring your book if you are planning to sing. Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together. "WAITRESS" (LORT B--$1100) Rehearsals: August 1, 2024 Opens: August 30, 2024 Closes: October 13, 2024 "DRACULA - A FEMINIST REVENGE FANTASY, REALLY" (LORT D--$807) Rehearsals: August 29, 2024 Opens: September 27, 2024 Closes: November 3, 2024 "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS" (LORT B--$1100) Rehearsals: October 24, 2024 Opens: November 22, 2024 Closes: December 29, 2024 "CLYBOURNE PARK" (LORT D--$807) Rehearsals: January 16, 2025 Opens: February 14, 2025 Closes: March 30, 2025 "A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER" (LORT B--$1100) Rehearsals: February 27, 2025 Opens: March 28, 2025 Closes: May 11, 2025 If you are interested, please apply.

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39 roles

JENNAFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

A woman stuck in her life as an unhappily married waitress in a small town. Finds some happiness and expression through her meticulous baking of pies. Lives her life paycheck-to-paycheck, day by day, and wants nothing more than to get away and start fresh. Has a fantastic pop/rock voice with great range. "WAITRESS"

DAWNFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

She is youngest of the waitresses. Eccentric is the nice way to say she's slightly unusual, and not so slightly OCD - as an example, she sets tables painstakingly ensuring each salt and pepper shaker is equidistant from the napkin holder. Has excellent comedic timing and has an excellent pop/rock/folk voice. "WAITRESS"

BECKYFemale40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

The oldest of the waitresses. Irreverent, irascible, been there, made it back, and somehow kept her forward and sometimes wicked sense of humor. Has a soulful pop voice with an excellent pop belt. "WAITRESS"

DR. POMATTERMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Handsome, endearing, and neurotic. Has a warm, if clumsy, matter. Jenna's gynecologist with whom an unexpected extramarital affair is born. Has a quirky sense of humor and a big heart. Has a strong pop/rock tenor that can navigate the musical style of Sara Bareilles with ease. "WAITRESS"

EARLMale20-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Jenna's husband. Peaked in high school, handsome in a gruff way, but that face is clouded with broken dreams, drowned with cheap beer. Just enough narcissism mixed with stupidity, to be a potent Molotov cocktail that can explode into unexpected anger one second and then turn into a sobbing mess the next. Guitar playing a plus. "WAITRESS"

OGIEMale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Strange, yet oddly lovable. Quirky, incredibly persistent, and odd, yet kind. Has excellent comedic timing and has a strong pop/rock tenor/baritenor sound. "WAITRESS"

JOEMale60-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The owner of the diner where Jenna, Dawn, Becky, and Cal work. A seemingly old, curmudgeonly man who has a soft spot for Jenna but picks when that warmth allows itself to be shown. A sarcastically funny and no-nonsense guy with a keen ability to read people. Very funny. Has a strong baritone pop/rock. "WAITRESS"

CALMale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

A chef at the diner. A "Salt of the Earth" guy's guy surrounded by gals. Brash, impatient, unsentimental, but somehow charming. Has a strong pop/rock voice with great comedic chops. "WAITRESS"

DOCTOR VAN HELSINGFemale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

American. A female vampire hunter. She takes no nonsense from anybody. She wears dusty beaten clothing and a big cowboy hat. She has a long nasty old scar all up and down the side of her face, as if someone has taken their hand and RIPPED down, long ago. It’s from an encounter she’d rather not talk about. She’s been through it. She’s a bit of a know-it-all; okay, she’s a lot of a know-it-all. She’s prickly. She’s strong. She’s brilliant. She’s no Lady. She’s on the hunt. "DRACULA"

MINA HARKERFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Very smart. Caring. Loyal. Wants to do the right thing. Was raised to be a Lady, and is thus suppressing an inner fire that emerges throughout the progression of the play. Great emotional depth, good sense of humor. Must face her darkest fears—comes out stronger at the end of it. Secretly an adventurer, and fighter. Is called to be more than she once was. "DRACULA"

LUCY WESTENRAFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Bright, funny, vivacious, playful, and mischievous. Feels trapped and torn by expectations. About to be married, and deeply conscious of how that puts her under a 19th century man’s control. Reflexively flirtatious. Believes she must pretend to be less than she is. Yearns for freedom. Falls desperately ill after being bitten by Dracula and then becomes a completely different being—an animalistic vampire demon—a naturally manipulative predator. "DRACULA"

MARILLAFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A vampire. More animal than human. Was lured into vampirehood by Dracula, who then proceeded to exploit her. Enjoys being a predator. Finds pleasure in consuming others. Resents her objectification. Manipulative; vicious; probably sociopathic. Capable of moving very fast— blink, and oh God, she’s right behind you. Sister-wife to DRUSILLA. Doubles as MAID—an underpaid, resentful servant. "DRACULA"

DRUSILLAFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A vampire. More animal than human. Was lured into vampirehood by Dracula, who then proceeded to exploit her. Enjoys being a predator. Finds pleasure in consuming others. Resents her objectification. Manipulative; vicious; probably sociopathic. Capable of moving very fast— blink, and oh God, she’s right behind you. Sister-wife to MARILLA. Doubles as MILLER—a casually brutal asylum attendant, and MERCHANT—a merchant looking to make a sale. "DRACULA"

RENFIELDFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A madwoman. Worships Dracula. Believes that if she can earn his approval, she will be free. Not a bad soul, really, but capable of extreme brutality or duplicity in service of her religious zealotry. Almost a child, in her way. "DRACULA"

DRACULAMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

A physically imposing man. Extremely confident. Strong. Funny. Charming. Sexy. You’d like him, no really, you would. He makes people lose their heads. Manipulative. Commanding. Capable of being very, very frightening. Unpredictable. Physically strong. Incredible with language. Unimaginably powerful. Brilliant. Casually takes pleasure in cruelty. An equal-opportunity sexual sadist. A toxic predator; a wolf in the fold; a very old & clever parasite, capable of adapting & surviving. "DRACULA"

JONATHAN HARKERMale20-49 y.o.All ethnicities

A nice man. A truly decent man. A lawyer; a man of letters; a slight man; a slightly fussy man. If being unkind, one could say he’s delicate. He’s very, very British. Cares about people. Is maybe a little rule-bound. Loves his wife, Mina, deeply. Is bitten by Dracula, and then loses his mind—becoming an easily-confused, raving shambles. After recovering from sickness, he slowly gives in to Dracula’s darkness—becoming an abusive, toxic man. "DRACULA"

DOCTOR GEORGE SEWARDMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

The head physician of a lunatic asylum. A good man, but starts out the play as a product of his era—has some trouble listening to women. Believes only in the evidence of his own eyes. Tends to mansplain. Deeply in love with his fiancé Lucy Westenra, of whom he is overprotective. Has a very contentious relationship with Van Helsing. Doesn’t like to not feel in control. Chivalrous. Thinks of himself as a modern man; a man of science. "DRACULA"

PRINCESS WINNIFRED THE WOEBEGONEFemale20-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Often referred to as Fred, she is the energetic and unconventional protagonist. She arrives at the kingdom seeking to marry Prince Dauntless and proves her worthiness through her genuine nature and resilience. Mezzo-Soprano. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

PRINCE DAUNTLESS THE DRABMale20-49 y.o.All ethnicities

The kind-hearted and naive heir to the throne. He is looking for a princess to marry but is hindered by the domineering nature of his overprotective mother, Queen Aggravain. Baritone. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

QUEEN AGGRAVAINFemale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The controlling and manipulative mother of Prince Dauntless. She is determined to maintain control over her son and the kingdom by ensuring he never marries, creating a series of impossible tests for potential princesses. Alto. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

KING SEXTIMUS THE SILENTMale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The mute but mischievous father of Prince Dauntless. He communicates through physical comedy and gestures. Despite his inability to speak, he is wise and playful. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

LADY LARKENFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

The love interest of Sir Harry. She is a lady-in- waiting to Princess Winnifred and is expecting a child out of wedlock. Lady Larken’s predicament becomes a subplot within the story. Soprano. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

SIR HARRYMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A knight and the love interest of Lady Larken. He is devoted to her and tries to find a way for them to marry despite the obstacles they face. Tenor. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

THE MINSTRELMale20-49 y.o.All ethnicities

He serves as the narrator of the story, guiding the audience through the events and providing commentary on the unfolding tale. Tenor. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

THE JESTERMale20-49 y.o.All ethnicities

A member of the royal court. He serves as the court entertainer and brings levity and humor to the story. Tenor. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

THE WIZARDMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

The Queen’s Loyal Confidante. He is magical and mysterious and is able to do several magic tricks. He possesses a sense of showmanship and qualities of buffoonery. Baritone. "ONCE UPON A MATTRESS"

RUSS (Act I)/DAN (Act II)Male40-59 y.o.White / Caucasian

In Act I, a middle-management businessman selling his house to escape memories of a family tragedy. In Act II, a friendly but somewhat oblivious construction worker. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

BEV (Act I)/ KATHY (Act II)Female40-59 y.o.White / Caucasian

In Act I, married to Russ, whose brooding is eroding her natural optimism. In Act II, a breezy real estate agent and lawyer. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

FRANCINE (Act I)/LENA (Act II)Female30-49 y.o.African-American

In Act I, domestic worker to Russ and Bev. In Act II, a professional woman invested in her neighborhood. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

ALBERT (Act I)/KEVIN (Act II)Male30-49 y.o.African-American

In Act I, husband to Francine; he is accommodating but a shrewd judge of character. In Act II, an easy-going investment banker married to Lena. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

KARL (Act I)/STEVE (Act II)Male30-49 y.o.White / Caucasian

In Act I, a character borrowed from “A Raisin in the Sun” who comes to persuade Russ and Bev not to sell their house. In Act II, he’s seeking to purchase the home. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

BETSY (Act I)Female26-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Married to Karl and seven months pregnant in Act I. Betsy is deaf and uses sign language to help communicate. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

LINDSEY (Act II)Both genders26-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

Female-presenting. A professional woman, also pregnant, who is married to Steve. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

JIM (Act I)/TOM (Act II)/KENNETH (Act II)Male25-39 y.o.White / Caucasian

In Act I, the well-intentioned minister at Russ and Bev’s church. In Act II, a lawyer hired by Kevin and Lena to represent their community association in negotiations with Steve and Lindsey. Kenneth is Russ and Bev’s son who has come home after service in the Korean War. Kenneth appears only briefly in a flashback at the end of Act II. "CLYBOURNE PARK"

MONTAGUE "MONTY" NAVARROMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Vocal Range Bb3-A5. Handsome, clever, charismatic, vulnerable and endearing. Discovers he is in line to become the Earl of Highhurst, and intends to kill off the family that stands in his way. Quirky, a man with substance and a longing for purpose and to prove himself to Sibella. "A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER"

MISS SHINGLEFemale20-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Vocal Range A3-C5. Monty's unexpected visitor. An older woman, well versed in the history of the D’YSquiths and Monty’s lineage. "A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER"

SIBELLA HALLWARDFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Vocal Range G3-D5. The girl Monty loves. Light, Bubbly, Pink. The smartest, stupid woman you’ve ever seen. Not greedy but longing for substance. "A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER"

PHOEBE D'YSQUITHFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Vocal Range C4-Bb 6 (opt Eb). Monty's cousin. Late wife of Henry D’Ysquith, is charmed by Monty following her husband’s unexpected passing. Book smart, introverted, selfless, a beautiful down to earth woman. "A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER"

THE D'YSQUITH FAMILYMale30-59 y.o.All ethnicities

(played by one actor): Vocal Range A3-G5: Asquith D'Ysquith, Jr., a dandy Lord Adlabert D'Ysquith, Eighth Earl of Highhurst Reverend Lord Ezekiel D'Ysquith, a clergyman Lord Adlabert D'Ysquith, Sr., an elderly banker (A father figure to Monty) Henry D'Ysquith, a country squire Lady Hyacinth D'Ysquith, a benefactress Major Lord Bartholomew D'Ysquith, a bodybuilder Lady Salome D'Ysquith Pumphrey, an actress Chauncey D'Ysquith, a janitor "A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER"