Two Trains Running – NYC Appointments

Various Producers
New York, NY

Job Details


Notice: Submission

LORT Non-Rep
LORT B+ $1033/week min , pension/health + travel/housing

Cincinnati Playhouse Artistic Director: Blake Robison
Milwaukee Repertory Artistic Director: Mark Clements
Director: Timothy Douglas Playwright: August Wilson
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting

Cincinnati Playhouse Dates:
1st Rehearsal: February 2, 2019
1st Preview: March 2, 2019
Opening: March 7, 2019 Closing: March 30, 2019

Milwaukee Rep Dates:
1st Rehearsal: April 11, 2019
1st Preview: April 16, 2019
Opening: April 19, 2019
Closing: May 12, 2019

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 the role of RISA in this co-production of the Cincinnati Playhouse (Cincinnati OH) and Milwaukee Repertory Theatre (Milwaukee WI).

Please note: Actors must be available for all production dates at both theatres in order to be considered.


In August Wilson’s masterpiece, history unfolds around everyday lives against the backdrop of the civil rights movement. Long-time regulars gather at the local diner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District to gossip, flirt and play the numbers. Now the owner must decide whether to let the city take over his building or sell it to a shrewd, local businessman. Part of Wilson’s trailblazing American Century Cycle, Two Trains Running paints a compassionate and unforgettable portrait of ordinary people in the midst of transformation.

Please note: Actors must be available for all production dates at both theatres in order to be considered.


RISA (Female, mid 30s) African American. A woman made wise by her young life’s sobering inner-city journey, including her awareness of what a deeply-rooted woman she is. She exists in a male- dominated world that will not or cannot ‘receive’ the fullness of her womanhood. The matter of her self- mutilation, albeit extreme, is equally pragmatic and its result compels men to see her as a singular being who is far more compelling than their perception of her primarily being a sexual conquest. She knows she is both a mystery and frustration to those around her who try to ‘figure her out’, and she is equally aware of how this translate into her quiet dominance over the restaurant. Her personal journey through the course of the play is a slow-moving evolution from her self-imposed and manageable solitude into fully embodying her nature as a whole, vibrant black woman standing at the precipice of a social revolution.

For consideration, email picture and resume ASAP.

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NYC Appointment only Auditions: January 17, 2019



Audition Information

Minors must be accompanied by an adult