The Tempest – NYC EPA

New York Shakespeare Festival
New York, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Off Broadway
Mobile Shakespeare Tour. Special Agreement (Equivalent to Off-Broadway AA)

PERSONNEL
Writer: William Shakespeare
Director: Laurie Woolery
Casting: Heidi Griffiths/Kate Murray

Attended by Public Theater Casting Office (Jordan Thaler, Heidi Griffiths, Kate Murray, Chalin Tulyathan, Danica Rodriguez, and/or Claire Yenson)

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: 3/11/19 or 3/12/19
Tech: 4/1/19 – 4/3/19
Tour: 4/4/19 – 4/27/19
Public Theater: 4/29/19 – 5/19/19

OTHER
Also seeking an Equity ASM. See separate notice on Casting Call for info.

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.

SEEKING
Mobile Shakespeare Tour.
We are seeking a diverse group of collaborative, language-oriented actors, who enjoy working in a physical style. All actors will play multiple characters.

We are especially interested in actors who play instruments and/or are comfortable singing a cappella and/or harmonizing in a group.

BREAKDOWN

Now in its eighth year, The Public Theater’s MOBILE SHAKESPEARE INITIATIVE is focused on bringing Shakespeare to non-traditional venues such as community centers, prisons, homeless shelters, and centers for underserved youth around the tri-state area. Actors travel by company van and participate in set-up and striking of small scenic elements, props, and costumes. The company will present approximately six performances per week during the tour. The final three weeks will be played at The Public Theater with eight performances per week, and will be open to the general public.

Prospera, a powerful magician and the rightful Duchess of Milan, has been usurped by her brother and exiled to a remote and barren island. There, despite the unforgiving landscape, she has tried her best to make a home for her daughter, Miranda. When a powerful storm sinks her brother’s ship and he and his confederates wash ashore, the safe refuge that she has built for her daughter is threatened and Prospera must decide the best way to deal with the intruders—does she exact her long awaited revenge, or let go of past wrongs and forgive?

We are seeking a diverse group of collaborative, language-oriented actors, who enjoy working in a physical style. All actors will play multiple characters.

We are especially interested in actors who play instruments and/or are comfortable singing a cappella and/or harmonizing in a group.

SEEKING:

PROSPERA: 40’s +. Female. Person of Color. A powerful sorceress and rightful Duchess of Milan, usurped by her brother. Fierce, grounded, possessing an ancient and spiritual magic. Living in exile for many years has allowed her rage and bitterness at her brother’s injustice to grow. Extremely protective of her daughter, who she loves more than anything.

ARIEL/ and others AS CAST: 20’s – 30’s. Female identifying or gender non-conforming. Any ethnicity. A spirit of the island who Prospero has enslaved. Mischievous, deft. A spirit, Ariel can travel seamlessly between worlds. Acts as Prospero’s eyes and ears, reporting back and carrying out orders in the hopes of gaining promised freedom for labor. This is a role for an actor who sings. This role may double.

MIRANDA/STEPHANO/ and others AS CAST: 20’s. Female. Any ethnicity. To play MIRANDA: Prospera’s daughter who has grown up on the island since she was a young child. A tomboy, she’s athletic and comfortable in the outdoors. Although her experiences with the outside world have been limited, she’s intelligent and curious. This role may double with other roles including but not limited to STEPHANO: The king’s butler. Separated from the King’s party during the storm and shipwreck. Along with the King’s jester, Trinculo, s/he gets progressively drunker and wilder as the play goes on. A role for a brilliant comedic actor.

FERDINAND/TRINCULO/and others AS CAST: 20s. Male. Any ethnicity. Alonso’s son and heir to the throne of Naples. An aristocrat separated from the rest of his party, his youth and infatuation with Prospero’s daughter, Miranda, make it possible for him to adapt quickly and find comfort on the island. Enthusiastic, eager. This role may double with other roles, including but not limited to TRINCULO: The king’s jester. Separated from the King’s party during the storm and shipwreck. A role for a brilliant comedian with strong physical and verbal talents. He is beta to Stephano’s alpha, and gets a thrill from the power he wields over Caliban. Has a passion for wine & finery.

CALIBAN/and others AS CAST: 20s-30s. Male. Any ethnicity. Son of an evil witch, he was abandoned on the island as a baby. Compelled by Prospera to serve her, he is estranged from his own culture and heritage. He is a roiling mass of anger, resentment, and youthful rebellion, but he understands the island and its magic better than anyone. A role for an actor who is comfortable with physicality and movement. This role may double.

ALONSO/and others AS CAST: 30’s- early 40’s. Male. Any ethnicity. King of Naples. Shipwrecked on the island, and consumed with grief for his son who he believes is lost at sea. Aristocratic. This role may double.

SEBASTIAN/and others AS CAST: 30’s. Male. Any ethnicity. Alonso’s younger brother. An opportunist who is often negative or critical but covers it with a sharp wit. With his nephew seemingly lost at sea, he realizes that he is next in line for the throne. A born conspirator. This role may double.

ANTONIO/and others AS CAST: 30’s – early 40’s. Male. Any ethnicity. Prospera’s brother. Ambitious. Seeks every opportunity to grow his influence and control, and has no problem harming others along the way. This role may double.

GONZALO/and others AS CAST: 30’s – 40’s. Any gender. Any ethnicity. Alonso’s trusted advisor. Even keeled, optimistic. Possesses a strong moral compass in a world populated by opportunists. The only one able to recognize beauty in their new surroundings.

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

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

WHEN
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare one SHORT (no more than two minutes in length) Shakespeare monologue. Bring picture and resume

Minors must be accompanied by an adult