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Equity Actors Required for Theatre's 2024-25 Season

New York, NY, United States
ID: 260890Exp: 4/30/2024

Equity actors for roles in Theatre's 2024-25 season. See breakdown below. About the project: "DOWNSTATE" SYNOPSIS: In downstate Illinois at a group home for registered sex offenders, four men live in the shadow of their crimes against minors: They have served their sentences; will they be punished forever? So, when a man shows up to confront his childhood piano teacher, Downstate looks at the limits of compassion, the desire for retribution, and what happens when society decides some acts are unforgivable. A button-pushing play from provocateur Bruce Norris. "THE SCENARIOS" SYNOPSIS: Angie, an out-of-work actor, starts a new gig: helping to train police officers to respond to calls with people with mental illness in emotional distress, improvising scenes with active-duty cops. But when the cops (and her fellow actors) start to think Angie is actually mentally ill, she must grapple with just what the cost of pretending to be other people might be. "PARADISE BLUE" SYNOPSIS: Detroit, 1949. Welcome to Paradise Club, a jazz joint that’s seen better days. Trumpet-playing owner Blue hears the promise of city developers and the chance to outrun his demons. But if he sells, where will that leave his house band or his best girl, who has dreams of her own? So when hardboiled widow Silver sashes into Paradise looking for some business and some pleasure, this makeshift family find themselves on different sides of the fight for Paradise. From Studio favorite Dominique Morisseau (Pipeline, Skeleton Crew), a music-filled play about community, resilience, and finding your own music. "WIPEOUT" SYNOPSIS: Garry is turning sixty-something, which can only mean one thing: It's time to learn to surf. Rate: LORT Non-Rep $1000 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. All roles will be understudied. Equity Performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, and performers living with disabilities are encouraged to audition. PREPARATION Please prepare 2 contrasting short contemporary monologues (contemporary as in: plays written in the last 30 years). Auditions may not exceed 3 minutes total. Please bring two copies of your headshot and resume stapled together. The character breakdowns include gender specifications that reflect the identity of the characters as written by the playwrights. However, directors strongly encourage performers with any gender expression and/or gender identity to audition for any role. "DOWNSTATE" First Rehearsal: 12/3/2024 Opens: 1/12/2025 Closes: 2/16/2025 (potential 3-week extension) "THE SCENARIOS" First Rehearsal: 2/4/2025 Opens: 3/9/2025 Closes: 4/13/2025 (potential 3-week extension) "PARADISE BLUE" First Rehearsal: 4/1/2025 Opens: 5/4/2025 Closes: 6/8/2025 (potential 3-week extension) "WIPEOUT" First Rehearsal: 5/20/2025 Opens: 6/22/2025 Closes: 7/27/2025 (potential 3-week extension If you are interested, please apply.

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22 roles

ANDYMale40-49 y.o.White / Caucasian

Professional. Adult survivor of childhood sexual assault. "DOWNSTATE"

EMFemale40-49 y.o.White / Caucasian

Professional. Andy’s wife and support system. "DOWNSTATE"

FREDMale70-79 y.o.White / Caucasian

Glasses, motorized wheelchair, childlike, not unlike Fred Rogers. On the sex offender registry for sexual assault of a minor; presents as regretful of his past. "DOWNSTATE"

DEEMale58-62 y.o.African-American

Pushing 60, thin, languid. On the sex offender registry for sexual assault of a minor; defiant about his past. "DOWNSTATE"

GIOMale30-39 y.o.African-American

Muscular, clean-cut, ambitious, voluble. On the sex offender registry for sexual assault of a minor, though he considers his crime to have been less egregious than Fred and Dee. "DOWNSTATE"

FELIXMale40-49 y.o.Latino / Hispanic

Heavyset, solitary, silent. On the sex offender registry for sexual assault of a minor. "DOWNSTATE"

IVYFemale40-59 y.o.African-American Latino / Hispanic

Probation officer, overworked, weary. "DOWNSTATE"

EFFIEFemale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Hyperactive. Too much eye makeup. Works alongside Gio as employees at Staples. "DOWNSTATE"

ANGIEFemale26-29 y.o.All ethnicities

A talented and moderately successful film/TV actor. Keeps her cards to herself. "THE SCENARIOS"

NEDMale50-59 y.o.White / Caucasian

A largely unsuccessful theater actor; police intervention trainings are his only chances to play leading roles. His insecurities get in the way of his good intentions. "THE SCENARIOS"

SASHAFemale30-34 y.o.All ethnicities

A police officer who has been on the force for 11 years. Tough, cynical, and never lets her guard down, because she has to protect herself. "THE SCENARIOS"

CHARLIEMale26-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Has been on the force for a few years. Holds onto the belief that individuals can effect systemic change. Sincere, if not always effective. "THE SCENARIOS"

PATRICIAFemale40-49 y.o.All ethnicities

Facilitator of these police intervention trainings and theater enthusiast. Tries to make change in small waves without rocking the boat. "THE SCENARIOS"

PUMPKINFemale26-34 y.o.African-American

Pretty in a plain way. Simple, sweet. Waitress, cook and caretaker of Paradise Club. A loving thing with a soft touch. Adores poetry. "PARADISE BLUE"

BLUEMale35-44 y.o.African-American

Proprietor of Paradise Club. Handsome, mysterious. Quietly dangerous. Aloof. A hard shell and a hard interior. Battling many demons. A gifted trumpeter. "PARADISE BLUE"

CORN (AKA CORNELIUS)Male46-54 y.o.African-American

Slightly chubby. Easygoing and thoughtful, a real sweetheart with a weakness for love. The piano man. "PARADISE BLUE"

P-SAM (AKA PERCUSSION SAM)Male35-39 y.o.African-American

Busybody, sweet-talker, hustler. Always eager for his next gig. The percussionist. "PARADISE BLUE"

SILVERFemale36-44 y.o.African-American

Mysterious, charming. Spicy. Gritty and raw in a way that men find irresistible. Has a meeeeaaaannnn walk. "PARADISE BLUE"

CLAUDIAFemale60-79 y.o.All ethnicities

A Taurus. An educator. Type-A core of the friends group. Has always made smart and solid choices in life. Cares about safety and stability. A wit that comes from anxiety. "WIPEOUT"

WYNNFemale60-79 y.o.All ethnicities

Probably a Leo. Has had four husbands. She doesn’t think so, but everyone can tell about her multiple aesthetic interventions. She has a harder time with getting old, with things changing, and reacts aggressively towards it. She doesn’t think she is a good person, or that she has evolved over the years. A wit that comes from vanity. "WIPEOUT"

GARYFemale60-79 y.o.All ethnicities

Probably an Aquarius. A free spirit, living her best life. Has a new girlfriend, and is excited about learning new things, having adventures, discussing (and having!) sex. Her faculties are in decline. A wit that comes from intelligence. "WIPEOUT"

BLAZEMale18-21 y.o.All ethnicities

19 y/o. A Pisces. A Californian surf-bro. Someone you would at first read as surfer that doesn’t worry about “real life” responsibilities, but then you learn has had to deal with severe hardships and carries profound and transcendental wisdom about life and understands surf as a philosophy. A wit that comes from observation. "WIPEOUT"