The Acting Company 2019 Repertory Season – NYC EPA

Acting Company, The
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

Pending approval – 2018 mimimum $638

Artistic Director: Ian Belknap
Associate Artistic Director: Devin Brain
Executive Director: Elisa Spencer-Kaplan
General Manager: Brian Letchworth

First Rehearsal – May 13, 2019

First Rehearsal – June 3, 201
First Performance – July 14, 2019
Closing – August 24, 2019 with a possible extension through August 30, 2019

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.

Equity Actors for NATIVE SON by Nambi E. Kelley and MEASURE FOR MEASURE by William Shakespeare. Both plays will be performed in rotating repertory by a company of 10 actors at The Duke on 42nd Street in Summer 2019. See breakdown for specifics. Actors will be cast in both plays.

Performers of all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to attend.


Founded in 1972 by legendary producer/director/actor John Houseman and previous Producing
Director Margot Harley with members of the first graduating class of Juilliard’s Drama Division, The Acting Company has performed 141 productions for over 3 million people in 48 states and ten foreign countries. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. The Company has given a generation of actors the opportunity to master their craft. Alumni members include Kevin Kline, Rainn Wilson, Patti LuPone, David Schramm, Jesse L. Martin, David Ogden Stiers, Frances Conroy, Jeffrey Wright, Harriet Harris, Hamish Linklater and Keith David.

Playwright: Nambi E. Kelley
Adapted from the novel by Richard
Wright Director: Seret Scott

BIGGER – African-American man of 20.

THE BLACK RAT – African-American male 20s, the voice inside Bigger’s head. The physical manifestation of Bigger’s double consciousness, or how Bigger sees himself through the eyes of others.

MARY – Caucasian female, early 20s, edgy and simultaneously precious.

JAN – (pronounced JAN as in January) Caucasian male, 30s, well-intentioned with an edge, also plays STORE OWNER, POLICE #2, and others.

HANNAH – African-American female, early 40s, tough, broken, the edge of anger, plays a variety of roles.

BUDDY – African-American male, teens, soft, a follower, also plays NEGRO CLERK, JACKSON (offstage voice), and others.

BESSIE – African-American female, teens to mid-20s, alcoholic, also plays VERA, LESLIE (offstage voice), and others.

MRS. DALTON – Caucasian female, late 40s to early 50s, blind and well-intentioned, also plays AGENT and others.

BRITTEN – Caucasian male, 40s-50s, main investigator, thrives on mischief; also plays NEWSREEL V.O., MOVIE V.O., POLICE #1, and others.

Playwright: William Shakespeare
Director: Janet Zarish

Seeking a company of 10 highly versatile actors to play the following roles:

DUKE (Vincentio) – the ruler of Vienna, a scholarly ruler more interested in philosophy than ruling.

ANGELO – an older noble, chosen by the Duke to rule in his absence.

ISABELLA – a devout young novitiate to the order of Saint Clare, brother to Claudio.

ESCALUS – a kindly old lord of the Viennese court, he doesn’t approve of extremity or severity.

CLAUDIO – a young gentleman of Vienna, brother to Isabella.

LUCIO – a fop who spends most of his time in the brothels and revels in dirty jokes.

PROVOST – an older man who oversees the jail and its prisoners.

JULIET – a young woman and Claudio’s betrothed, she is pregnant.

FRIAR PETER THOMAS – a monk, helps the Duke with his deception.

MISTRESS OVERDONE – a boisterous woman who runs the local brothel.

Other roles to be played by members of the company:

JUSTICE – a Judge who consults with Angela and Escalus on how best to reinforce the law.

ELBOW – a clownish constable who thinks he is smarter and more important than he is. FROTH – a foolish and drunken young gentleman of Vienna.

ABHORSON – the city’s executioner, a cruel man who delights in his work.

BARNADINE – a murderer who has been in jail for 9 years.



Audition Information


Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

Monday, January 7, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


Prepare one (1) Shakespearen monologue of no more than two (2) minutes in length. Be prepared to additionally present one (1) contemporary monologue of no more than (2) minutes in length upon request.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult