La Jolla Playhouse 2019-20 Season – NYC EPA

La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla, CA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

LORT Non-Rep
LORT B; $941/week min

In attendance at EPA:
Teresa Sapien – Associate Producer

See breakdown for production dates.


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 various roles.
Understudy positions at La Jolla Playhouse are not available.
Stage Manager positions are available. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info.

Show Dates: (All productions, dates and artists are subject to change)

By Ike Holter
Directed by Lili-Anne Brown
Rehearsals start – May 7, 2019
First Preview – June 2, 2019
Close – June 30, 2019

Caroline and Rolan’s first (or third?) date begins as a pretty average night that ends at Caroline’s house in an upscale Chicago suburb. But when the city around them begins exhibiting signs that something is terribly wrong, they quickly have to learn to trust each other to stand a chance against the horrors outside the gate.


Female. Millennial. Person of color. Fast talking. Doesn’t take any crap, keeps her own dilemmas private, incredibly capable at throwing silent shade. Hasn’t connected to a person in a long long time. Little self -involved, but has been through some real things. Trying to do the right thing. Messed up in the past. Rarely happens.

Male. Millennial. Person of color. Fast talking, has a bit of a stammer, that doesn’t stop him. Would never admit he’s a hipster. Eager to please. Cautious but incredibly giving. Great at comfort and support, scary when silent; people pleaser.

Female. A baby-boomer (60’s). Any ethnicity. Old school Chicago girl with a big heart that’s never to be confused with a doormat. Will slap you in the face if you need to wake up. Always knows what to do. Mind like a steel trap. Never forgets.

By Melissa Ross
Directed by Jaime Castañeda
Rehearsals start – June 4, 2019
First Preview – June 30, 2019
Close – July 28, 2019

Lissette is a vibrant and fiercely independent young woman. But when a sudden diagnosis shatters her world into pieces, she finds herself at odds with her mother and her best friend, who each come bearing strong opinions wrapped in good intentions. With an overwhelming amount of choices to make in a very short amount of time, Lissette is forced to navigate between the two while unflinchingly forging her own path for her future.


Female – Any Ethnicity. 30-40. Vibrant, funny and unabashedly unafraid. Passionate about life. Loves with her whole heart. A fighter even at her most vulnerable. Takes up space in the world without apology.

Male – Any Ethnicity. 30-40. An acerbic and dry wit. A caretaker – sometimes willingly – sometimes reluctantly. Has become too self reliant for his own good. Definitely not a risk taker. An adult orphan. Kind. Takes up very little space in the world.


By Keith Bunin
Rehearsals start – July 16, 2019
First Preview – August 20, 2019
Close – September 15, 2019

For six strangers aboard The Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle, California is 1,000 miles of train tracks on which they’ll be forced to reckon with the choices they’ve made and try to chart a possible path forward. Keith Bunin’s new commission for La Jolla Playhouse is a smart, comic and compassionate play about our capacity for invention (and re-invention) when life goes off the rails.


Early 20s. Friendly, open-hearted, thoughtful, polite, slightly formal, but warm. Working-class. From the country, not the city. Southern or Midwestern. A Navy medic.

Early to Mid-20s. Garrulous, bubbly, curious, extremely emotionally available, immediately appealing. East coast. The daughter of professors.

30s. Scruffy, off-the grid. Not always sociable but never scary, genuinely empathetic. Working-class. Athletic. Takes care of himself. West coast. Well-read.

30s/40s. Brash, emotionally sloppy, voluble, opinionated, loud, a fast talker. Working class, from Florida.

40s/50s. A suit-and-tie salesman. Cynical, weary, sarcastic, sardonic. Doesn’t take very good care of himself. Middle-class. West coast.

40s/50s. Soft-spoken, watchful, observant, tender, slightly reserved. Middle-class. West coast.


Book by John Leguizamo
Music by Benjamin Velez
Lyrics by David Kamp, Benjamin Velez and John Leguizamo
Directed by Tony Taccone
Rehearsals start – August 13, 2019
First Preview – September 3, 2019
Close – October 13, 2019

When the Spanish set their sights on Mesoamerica and its riches, they will destroy anyone and anything that keeps them from conquering and claiming it all for themselves. But the Aztecs are like, “Hell, no!” This fresh, irreverent and outrageous satire could only spring forth from the insanely hilarious mind of John Leguizamo.

This production is coming to La Jolla Playhouse with casting complete.


By Lauren Yee
Directed by Chay Yew
Featuring songs by Dengue Fever
Rehearsals start – October 28, 2019
First Preview – November 12, 2019
Close – December 15, 2019

This epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies.

This production is coming to La Jolla Playhouse with casting complete.



Audition Information


Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504

12th floor

Tuesday, January 8, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1 to 2


Please prepare one brief monologue (comedic or dramatic); if you’d like to present both a comedic and dramatic monologue then both monologues must be no more than 2 minutes total. Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult