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Casting Actors for Tenth Anniversary Season Shows

New Orleans, LA, United States
ID: 265781Exp: 7/22/2024
online audition
Description:

Seeking both AEA & Non-Union performers to compose an ensemble for Tenth Anniversary Season Productions. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. See the details below. Rate: All artists paid. Additional info: Local hires only. "Orpheus Descending" will rehearse January 26 - February 26. Break for Mardi Gras. Resume March 9-26, 2025 and will run March 27-April 13. "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" will rehearse approximately June 9-July 16, 2025 with breaks for Juneteenth and Independence Day. Performances will be July 12 through early August. If you are interested, please apply.

16 roles

Lady TorranceFemale30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

The daughter of an Italian immigrant liquor bootlegger. She married after her father’s murder and has tried to assimilate to small-town monotony since. While she has managed to suffer in silence under her cruel husband’s roof, there is a fire burning in her that threatens to consume her. She dreams of creating a place of beauty and celebration where there is currently only a fading general store. She is sexually vital and smolders with a quiet fury. "Orpheus Descending"

Carol CutrereFemale26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

The daughter of the most prominent family in town, but an unquenchable rebel. She is outspoken, progressive, and knows (or respects) few boundaries. She is bravely defiant of the small town’s narrow-minded views and virtues. "Orpheus Descending"

Conjure ManMale45-56 y.o.African-American

A mystic representative of the wildness in the land on which the small town has developed. He is Black and is said to have Choctaw heritage. He is tolerated by the white women because of his esoteric charm, but would probably be driven out of the general store if the bigoted men of the town caught him there. There is an otherworldly strangeness to him. "Orpheus Descending"

DollyFemale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A member of a three-person women’s chorus that fully captures the spirit of small town southern women with their penchant for gossip and capacity for deep feeling. These women are fast-talking, occasionally two-faced, and always aware of their surroundings (or at least they think so). Forever in someone else’s business. "Orpheus Descending"

BeulahFemale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A member of a three-person women’s chorus that fully captures the spirit of small town southern women with their penchant for gossip and capacity for deep feeling. These women are fast-talking, occasionally two-faced, and always aware of their surroundings (or at least they think so). Forever in someone else’s business. "Orpheus Descending"

Pee WeeMale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

If the women in this town have a capacity for deep feeling and compassion, the men are their foils. They are quick to judgment and just as quick to action, not considering the pain it may inflict on those around them. Pee Wee and Dog are cronies of Sheriff Talbott, and longtime friends of Jabe Torrance. They are also members of a white supremacist organization responsible for the destruction of Lady’s father’s home and ultimately his death. "Orpheus Descending"

Dog HammaMale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

If the women in this town have a capacity for deep feeling and compassion, the men are their foils. They are quick to judgment and just as quick to action, not considering the pain it may inflict on those around them. Pee Wee and Dog are cronies of Sheriff Talbott, and longtime friends of Jabe Torrance. They are also members of a white supremacist organization responsible for the destruction of Lady’s father’s home and ultimately his death. "Orpheus Descending"

Sheriff TalbottMale50-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The second in command to the town’s chief monster. Sheriff Talbott is everything society should fear when they imagine a crooked lawman. He has long since traded his soul for a small, crummy piece of land in a place that will be dust in a century. "Orpheus Descending"

Jabe TorranceMale50-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Lady’s husband and the arch boss of the small southern hamlet. He relishes in his victory over Lady’s father, having burned down his home, stolen his daughter, and seen him burn alive. The rot in Jabe’s soul seems to be at the center of the town’s decay, in some Greek tragic sense. He is one of those few and far between people in which there is not a single ounce of human blood. His veins run with bile. "Orpheus Descending"

Valentine XavierMale26-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A man who drops into the Hades-scape of the small delta town at the critical time just before change is impossible. He has a history with Carol Cutrere but falls for Lady. Their dangerous romance threatens to bring Lady further into the depths. His arrival in the town ignites the sexuality of every woman in his sphere, which infuriates the men they are married to. He is a musician. Ability to play guitar preferred. "Orpheus Descending"

Big DaddyMale55-65 y.o.All ethnicities

Family patriarch full of power and punch. A self-proclaimed roughneck who made his fortune by working hard alongside people who treated him generously. Because of his life experience, he is tolerant in spite of his roughness, but does not suffer dishonesty, deception, or dissembling. He sees more promise in his wayward son Brick’s nature than his scheming older son Gooper’s. Has a lecherous streak. "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"

MaeFemale26-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Chronically pregnant. Her child-bearing is almost her only character trait. The only other prominent feature she appears to display is a greed for a fortune that will serve her spawn. Married to Gooper. "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"

GooperMale26-34 y.o.All ethnicities

Brick’s older brother who has failed to prove any heroic value to Big Daddy. He is adequate in seemingly every way, but is the type of person who will never be described as exceptional in any way, except perhaps in his desire to obtain Big Daddy’s fortune—to which he feels exclusively entitled. Father of three children, with one (and probably an innumerable parade of others) on the way. "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"

Doc BaughMale40-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The family doctor, with poor news about Big Daddy’s health. He is chronically dour, but believes he sports a good face and bright bedside manner. "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"

Reverend TookerMale30-49 y.o.All ethnicities

The young preacher come to call at a time when Big Daddy seems to be on the way to the Kingdom of Heaven, and just in time to leave the church a fortune. Charming if not insipid, and considerably more transparent than a stained glass window. He’s not fooling anyone. "Cat On A Hot Tin Roof"

Arthur ShannonMale23-27 y.o.All ethnicities

Mid-20s. Promising scion of the wealthiest and most prominent family in a small Delta town. He has a poetic bearing but years of social scrutiny and sexual repression have fostered in him a violence that exists just below the surface. This character commits acts of violence and aggression onstage. Non-Union only. "Spring Storm"