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Performers Needed for Theatre Audition

Washington, DC, United States
ID: 265820Exp: 7/24/2024
$512/week
Description:

Looking to cast male and female Equity performers for the upcoming theatre season. See more details below. Additional info: 1. "FAITHLESS" 1st Rehearsal: Sept. 3, 2024; Tech: Sept. 22-22, 2024; Previews: Sept. 26 – 28, 2024; Opening: Sep. 29, 2024; Closing: Oct. 20, 2024. 2. "SHAW’S SHORTS" 1st Rehearsal: week of Oct. 28, 2024; Tech: Nov. 16-17, 2022; Previews: Nov. 21-23, 2024; Opening: Nov. 24, 2024; Closing: Dec. 15, 2024. 3. "SOFONISBA" 1st Rehearsal: week of Mar. 17, 2025; Tech: Apr. 5-6, 2025; Previews: Apr. 10-12, 2025; Opening: Apr. 13, 2025; Closing: May 4, 2025. Rate: SPT $512 weekly minimum (SPT 5). Additional info: Actors will be seen on a first come, first served basis, upon checking in at the holding area on the day of the audition. Doors will open for sign-up at 10:30 am. Prepare a brief monologue, showing verbal/mental dexterity. We prefer that you avoid Shakespeare. Also, please bring your headshot and resume stapled together. Actors from the DC/MD/VA area are encouraged to audition. An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition. Apply, if interested.

12 roles

GUS STANTONBoth genders40-70 y.o.All ethnicities

"FAITHLESS" Male presenting. A retired insurance adjustor and avowed atheist. Practical, stubborn.

CLAREBoth genders30-39 y.o.All ethnicities

"FAITHLESS" Female-presenting. Gus’s stepdaughter, a twice-divorced, childless high school teacher. Somewhat aimless, acid-tongued, and forthright.

CALVINBoth genders30-44 y.o.All ethnicities

"FAITHLESS" Male presenting. Gus’s stepson, a Presbyterian minister. Even-keeled, almost to the point of being milquetoast. Devoted to his beliefs.

ROSIEBoth genders18-19 y.o.All ethnicities

"FAITHLESS" Female-presenting. Gus’s adopted daughter. Impressionable, but just starting to assert herself and stand up for what she believes in. Actors of color are encouraged to audition.

MAN 1Male40-59 y.o.All ethnicities

"SHAW’S SHORTS" The MANAGER in INTERLUDE – boastful, anxious & easily distracted; GENERAL MADIGAN in O’FLAHERTY – a very proper British baronet; and the BEEFEATER in DARK LADY – an opportunistic palace guard.

WOMAN 1Female35-59 y.o.All ethnicities

"SHAW’S SHORTS" The MANAGER’S WIFE in INTERLUDE – a dutiful wife with more nerve than her husband; MRS. O’FLAHERTY in O’FLAHERTY – a formidable and passionate Irish patriot who dominates her son; and QUEEN ELIZABETH in DARK LADY – imperious, regal, and ultimately compassionate.

MAN 2Male20-49 y.o.All ethnicities

"SHAW’S SHORTS" DENNIS O’FLAHERTY in O’FLAHERTY - a brave rapscallion and a generally cheerful fellow with unconventional opinions; and SHAKESPEAR in DARK LADY – a bold & creative romantic.

WOMAN 2Female20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

"SHAW’S SHORTS" The STAGE MANAGER in INTERLUDE – an efficient professional; TERESA in O’FLAHERTY - a materialistic parlor maid, out to get what she can for herself; and the DARK LADY in DARK LADY – a passionate, jealous mistress and loyal subject.

SOFONISBA ANGUISSOLABoth genders26-49 y.o.All ethnicities

"SOFONISBA" (female presenting) - Court painter to King Philip II of Spain who becomes a confidant to the Queen. Reserved, but not afraid to speak her mind.

QUEEN ISABELFemale20-49 y.o.All ethnicities

"SOFONISBA" (female presenting) - Queen of Spain, Philip’s second wife. A bit of a chatterbox, but she commands space and is guileless in her occasional imperiousness.

MAN 1Male20-49 y.o.All ethnicities

"SOFONISBA" Various roles, including: BISHOP ESPINOZA - Serious and paternal, upholds classism; KING PHILIP II of SPAIN - A good husband, but still a king; DON FRANCISCO a tragically earnest Sicilian son of a prince with a stutter; ORAZIO LOMELLINO – a ship’s captain, handsome, charming and strong; and THE FOOL – ageless, Scottish, and supremely witty.

MAN 2Male36-59 y.o.All ethnicities

"SOFONISBA" Various roles, including: BISHOP ESPINOZA - Serious and paternal, upholds classism; KING PHILIP II of SPAIN - A good husband, but still a king; DON FRANCISCO a tragically earnest Sicilian son of a prince with a stutter; ORAZIO LOMELLINO – a ship’s captain, handsome, charming and strong; and THE FOOL – ageless, Scottish, and supremely witty.