Folger Theatre 2019-20 Season – Washington DC EPA (02.27.19)

Folger Theatre
Washington, DC

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
LOA
$588 (2018/2019 season).
2019/2020 salary is pending

PERSONNEL
Artistic Producer: Janet Alexander Griffin
Associate Artistic Producer: Beth Emelson
General Manager: David Polk (also person with authority to hire SMs)

In attendance at the EPA:
Folger Theatre will be represented by Beth Emelson,
Associate Artistic Producer, and Manna-Symone Middlebrooks, Casting Assistant.

OTHER
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

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
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.

Also seeking an Equity Stage Manager for HENRY VI PART 1. See separate notice on Casting Call for submission info.

BREAKDOWN

Folger Theatre 2019-20 Season

Folger Theatre practices non-traditional casting. We encourage people of every race, color, culture, age, gender, physical disability, and sexual orientation to audition, EOE.

PRODUCTION #1 – HENRY IV, Pt I
by William Shakespeare
Folger Theatre
Washington, DC
Artistic Producer: Janet Alexander Griffin
Associate Artistic Producer: Beth Emelson Director: Rosa Joshi
Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA; Manna-Symone Middlebrooks

Rehearsals Begin: August 6, 2019
Performances: September 3 – October 13, 2019
Contract type: LOA LORT – weekly minimum $ 588 (2018/2019 season). 2019/2020 salary is pending

NOTE: All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.

KING HENRY IV (50-60): Male. King and father of Prince Hal. Prematurely aged by worry guilt. Regal and proud.

PRINCE HAL (30-40): Male. Eldest son of King Henry IV and heir to the throne. Intelligent, fierce, sportive, inescapably noble.

SIR JOHN FALSTAFF (50-60): PRE-CAST

HOTSPUR (30-40): Male. Son and heir of the Earl of Northumberland and the nephew of the Earl of Worcester. Straightforward and relentless.

EARL OF WORCESTOR (40-50): Female or Male. Uncle to Hotspur. Shrewd and manipulative. A strategist.

EARL OF WESTMORELAND/BARDOLPH (40-50): Female or Male. Doubled role. Westmoreland is a nobleman to King Henry. Loyal. Bardolph is highwayman and friend to Falstaff and Prince Hal.

EARL OF NORTHUMBERLAND/ OWEN GLENDOWER/ SHERRIF (40-50). Male. Northumberland is the father of Hotspur. Leader in the rebellion. Glendower is a loyal lord of the King. Superstitious. Sherriff patrols the town and pubs.

PRINCE JOHN/GADSHILL (20-30): Male. Doubled role. Prince John is the younger son of King Henry and brother to Prince Hal. Valiant solider. Wise. Gadshill is a highwayman.

SIR WALTER BLUNT/EDMUND MORTIMER (30-40): Male. Doubled role. Blunt is a warrior and an ally of the king. Trustworthy. Mortimer is the son-in-law of Glendower. On the side of the rebellion.

POINS/SIR RICHARD VERNON (30-40): Female or Male. Doubled role. Poins is a highwayman. Vernon is a relative and ally of Worcester.

PETO/DOUGLAS (30-40): Female or Male. Peto is a highwayman and friend of Prince Hal and Falstaff. Douglass is a leader of Scottish rebels against the King. Fearless.

MISTRESS QUICKLY (30-40): Female. Hostess at the tavern.
LADY PERCY/ENSEMBLE (20-30): Female. Wife of Hotspur.
LADY MORTIMER/ENSEMBLE (20-30). Female. Daughter of Glendower.

Additional roles of servants, messengers, lords, attendants and soldiers to be doubled among the cast.

Total: Cast of 14

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PRODUCTION #2 – AMADEAUS
by Peter Schaffer
Folger Theatre
Washington, DC
Artistic Producer: Janet Alexander Griffin
Associate Artistic Producer: Beth Emelson
Director: Richard Clifford
Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA; Manna-Symone Middlebrooks

Rehearsals Begin: October 8, 2019
Performances: November 5, 2019 – December 15, 2019
Contract type: LOA LORT – weekly minimum $588 (2018/2019 season). 2019/2020 salary is pending.

ANTONIO SALIERI: PRE-CAST

WOLFGANG AMEDEUS MOZART (30-40): Male. A child prodigy brilliant composer from Salzburg, Austria. Cavalier, confident, and ambitious. Remains true to his musical craft.

CONSTANZE WEBER (20-30): Female. Supportive wife of Mozart. Young, practical, and responsible.

JOSEPH II (30-40): Male. Emperor of Austria. Supporter of Mozart

COUNT JOHANN KILLIAN VON STRACK (30-40): Male. Groom of the Imperial Chamber.

BARON GOTTFRIED VAN SWIETEN (30-40): Male. Prefect of the Imperial Library. Cultured and serious.

KAPELLMEISTER GUISEPPE BONNO (30-40): Male. Royal Choral director.

TWO VENTICELLI (20-30): Male/Female. Purveyors of information and gossip for Salieri

TERESA SALIERI (20-30): Female. Wife of Salieri

KATHERINA CAVALIERI (20-30): Female. Pupil of Salieri who has affairs with both Salieri and Mozart.

ENSEMLE (20-40): Male/Female. Various servants and citizens

Total Cast: 14

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PRODUCTION #3 – THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by William Shakespeare
Folger Theatre
Washington, DC

Artistic Producer: Janet Alexander Griffin
Associate Artistic Producer: Beth Emelson
Director: Aaron Posner
Casting: Daryl Eisenberg, CSA; Manna-Symone Middlebrooks

Rehearsals Begin: December 16, 2019
Performances: January 14 – March 1, 2020
Contract type: LOA LORT – weekly minimum $588 (2018/2019 season). 2019/2020 salary is pending.

NOTE: All actors need to be excellent with Shakespearean language. This play will be performed with the actors’ natural accents. Roles may be doubled.

MISTRESS FORD (30-40): Female. Wife of Ford and lady of Falstaff’s wooing. Sportive and loyal. Must have comedic ability.

FORD (30-40): Male. Husband of Mistress Ford and gentleman of Windsor. Masks insecurity and jealousy in bravado. Must have comedic ability.

MISTRESS PAGE (30-40): PRE-CAST

PAGE (30-40): Male. Husband of Mistress Page and gentleman of Windsor. Confident and easy- going. Occasionally, stubborn.

ANNE/ JOHN RUGBY (20-30): Female. Doubled role. Anne is the daughter of Page and Mistress Page, as well as the lady of Fenton, Caius, and Slender’s wooing. Independent and clever. John Rugby is servant to Doctor Caisus.

SIMPLE/ WILLIAM (20-30): Female. Simple is the dedicated servant to Slender. William is the son of Page and Mistress Page.

DOCTOR CAIUS / BARDOLPH (40-50): PRE-CAST

MISTRESS QUICKLY (30-40): PRE-CAST

HUGH EVANS (40-50): PRE-CAST

HOST (20-30): Male. Enjoys a good practical joke. Cheerful owner of a pub. FALSTAFF (50-60): PRE-CAST

SHALLOW (40-50): Male. Visiting Justice of the Peace. Has class, but not necessarily wit.

NYM / FENTON (20-30): Male. Doubled role. Nym is a thief and servant for Falstaff. Fenton is a young lover and the romantic interest of Anne Page.

PISTOL / SLENDER (30-40): Male. Doubled role. Pistol is servant to Falstaff. Honest. Slender is a suitor to Anne Page. Uneasy with women.

Total: Cast of 14

APPOINTMENTS
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Manna-Symone Middlebrooks,
Casting Assistant,
casting@folger.edu
(202) 544-4600 x270 (email preferred)

MUST SPECIFY YOU ARE AEA

AEA members without appointments may be seen as time permits on day of.

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Folger Shakespeare Library Haskell Center
301 E Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Foulke Room – First Floor

WHEN
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

no scheduled break

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a brief Shakespeare or other classical monologue. Please bring a headshot and resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult