Yerma – NYC Appointments
Huntington Theatre Company
LORT B; $941/week min
Playwright: Melinda Lopez
Director: Melia Bensussen
Casting Director: Alaine Alldaffer
Associate Casting Director: Lisa Donadio
First Rehearsal: May 7, 2019
Tech: May 26, 2019
First Preview: May 31, 2019
Opening: June 5, 2019
Closing: June 30, 2019
Possible Extension: TBA
Venue: Virginia Wimberly Theatre
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 submit.
Submissions from AEA members for various roles. See breakdown
YERMA: Female, 25-40. Must sing. A good sense of rhythm and percussion knowledge helpful. A vivacious and headstrong woman. She is married to Juan and desperately wants a child. The more obsolete the potential of a child is, the more manic passionate about wanting one Yerma becomes. As she begins to be consumed by the emptiness of her life, she is confronted by the women around her as they provide alternate options to having a child herself. She loves her husband deeply but her obsession becomes all consuming.
JUAN: Male, 25-40. Yerma’s husband. Ability to sing helpful, but not required. He is a hardworking, honest man. Dry, traditional and practical. He struggles to understand Yerma’s desperation. Through his eyes he provides everything for her and yet is still not enough. The more rash Yerma becomes, themore he withdraws and resents that he is unable to make her happy.
VICTOR: Male 25-40. Must sing. A good sense of rhythm and percussion knowledge helpful. A childhood friend of both Yerma and Juan’s. He is charming and passionate. He sees things the sameway as Yerma, filtering through the heart not the head. Everyone loves him as he is open, generous and intuitive.
INCARNACIÓN: Female, 60-75. Must sing. A good sense of Rhythm and percussion knowledge helpful. An older woman from a nearby village. Smart ass, know it all, seen it all. No sentimental bones in her body: she loves men, loves sex, loves her many children and appreciates life. A realist.
NYC Appointment Auditions on: January 16 and Callbacks February 4.
For consideration, email or mail picture and resume ASAP. Make sure to also include in subject line/envelope your AEA status
Alaine Alldaffer c/o Playwrights Horizons
416 West 42nd Street
Attn: YERMA / AEA Submission New York, NY 10036