Combined LORT Auditions (Geva, ASF, Northern Stage) – NYC EPA
New York, NY
Call Type: EPA
Various LORT Contracts.
Personnel in attendance for the EPA will be Casting Director Paul Fouquet and Casting Associate Karie Koppel.
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 and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming seasons for the following 3 theatres:
Geva Theatre Center (Rochester, NY); Alabama Shakespeare Festival (Montgomery, AL);
Northern Stage (White River Junction, VT)
See breakdowns for each theatres’ information.
There are some SM positions available for the theatres.
Alabama Shakespeare Festival 2019-20 Season
LORT C and D
address: 1 Festival Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117, www.asf.net
Artistic Director: Rick Dildine.
Accepting Stage Management Applications. Please contact Ahkim Church, Production Manager([email protected])
Written by: Dominique Morisseau
Directed by: TBD
Contract Dates: September 24th – October 20th,
2019 LORT D Contract
Nya: Black woman, mid-late 30s.
Single mother. Public high school teacher. Trying to raise her teenage son on her own with much difficulty. A good teacher inspiring her students in a stressed environment. A struggling parent doing her damnedest. Strong but burning out. Smoker. Sometimes drinker. Holding together by a thread.
Omari: Black man, late teens.
Nya’s son. Smart and astute. Rage without release. Tender and honest at his core. Something profoundly sensitive amidst the anger. Wrestling with his identity between private school education and being from a so-called urban community.
Jasmine: Black or Latina woman, late teens.
Sensitive and tough. A sharp bite, a soft smile. Profoundly aware of herself and her environment. Attends upstate private school but from a so-called urban environment. IN touch with the poetry of her own language.
Xavier: Black man, mid-late 30s.
Nya’s ex-husband. Omari’s father. Single father. Struggling to connect to his own son. Marketing executive. Wounded relationship with his ex-wife. Financially stable. Emotionally impoverished.
Laurie: White woman, 50s.
Pistol of a woman. Teaches in public high school and can hold her own against the tough students and the stressed environment. Doesn’t bite her tongue. A don’t-screw-with-me chick.
Dun: Black man, early-mid 30s.
Public high school security guard. Fit and optimistic. Charismatic with women. Genuine and thoughtful and trying to be a gentleman in a stressed environment. It’s not easy.
Music & Lyrics by: Irving Berlin
Book by: David Ives & Paul Blake
Directed by: TBD
Contract Dates: October 29th – December 29th,
2019 LORT C Contract
Bob Wallace: Male, Late 20’s- Mid 30’s
A major singing star, Bob is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader, but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occasional gruffness, he is deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love. A superb singer with a crooning style who moves very well. Baritone
Phil Davis: Male, Late 20’s-Early 30’s
The fun-loving, go –getting song-and-dance partner of the team if Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has boyish charm and sex appeal. Strong jazz and tap-dancing needed. A song and dance comic performer. Bari-Tenor.
Betty Haynes: Female, Mid-Late 20’s
The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance team, The Haynes Sisters. Destined to be a star in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take the spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob she hides her yearning for true love under the protective shell. A female singer of quiet beauty and charm with rich chest mix sound and a soprano extension. Must move well.
Judy Haynes: Female, Early 20’s
The younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable she is sexy and flirty-a winning charmer whom no man can resist. Strong jazz and tap dancing needed-a major song-and-dance performer. Chest Mix.
Martha Watson: Female, Late 40’s- Mid 60’s
Once a Broadway star, now the general’s housekeeper at the Inn, Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Bighearted, but completely unsentimental, she runs the General’s life in spite of his protestations. She is an irrepressible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guys best interests. A winning, appealing character-comedienne with clarion belt voice.
General Henry Waverly: Male, 50-65
A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post World War II America. Once a powerful leader now struggles to run an inn in Vermont. He remains a man of great principal and dignity. Beneath his hard, curmudgeon, military exterior, lays a warm compassionate man in need of family and love. Still a handsome, vital man; non-singing role. Any ethnicity
Ezekiel Foster/Mr. Snoring Man: Male, 40-55
Heavy-set comic, character man. Excellent legit baritone. Ezekiel is a Vermont local with dry delivery who is a stagehand for the show and comes to love show business. Mr. Snoring is a passenger on the train to Vermont; vocal feature in the song “Snow.” This track also covers General Waverly. Any ethnicity
RITA AND RHONDA: Mid-Late 20’s
Bob and Phil’s two start chorus girls, they are brash, sexy, and fun, although perhaps not the smartest.
MIKE NULTY: Male, Mid 20’s-Early30’s
Bob and Phil’s stage manager. Has a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical, but will get things done. Never seen without hos whistle and clipboard, which he uses to attempt to keep order.
TESSIE: Female, Early-Mid 20’s
Bob and Phil’s extremely competent assistant.
JIMMY: Male, Mid-20’s to Early 30’s
The proprietor of “Jimmy’s Back Room,” a none-too-classy nightclub
Comedy of Errors
Written by: William Shakespeare
Directed and Adapted by: Sean Graney
Contract Dates: February 14th – March 29th,
2020 LORT D Contract
Everyone: 4 Men, 2 Women. Any ethnicity, extremely funny, want to play and explore. Love to fail and have fun. Everyone plays multiple characters. There will be very fast quick-changes. Definitely an ensemble piece.
Actor 1: Antipholus of Syracuse, Antipholus of Ephesus, Egeon: Leading Male, any ethnicity. Late 20’s-Early 40’s.
Actor 2: Dromio of Syracuse, Dromio of Ephesus, Emelia, the Abbess:
Male, Any ethnicity. Late 20’s-Early 40’s. Quick-witted. (Reads same age as Actor 1).
Actor 3: Adriana, Boatswain, Angry Merchantess: Leading Woman, any ethnicity. Late 20’s-Early 40’s.
Actor 4: Luciana, Luce, Towncrier, Executioner:
Funniest woman ever. Any ethnicity. Late 20’s-Early 40’s.
Actor 5: The Duke, Balthazar, Officer, Jailor:
Male. Any Age, Any ethnicity. Must bring many ideas to fill out small roles.
Actor 6: Angelo, Dr. Pinch, Courtesan, Guard:
Male, 50’s, Any ethnicity. Willing to go really far in very theatrical roles.
Written by: William Shakespeare
Contract Dates: February 10th – March 29th,
2020 LORT C Contract
Macbeth – Male, any ethnicity, 35-45.
Macbeth is a brave soldier and a powerful man, but he is not a virtuous one. Easily tempted into murder to fulfill his ambitions to the throne, and once he commits his first crime and is crowned King of Scotland, he embarks on further atrocities with increasing ease. Ultimately, Macbeth proves himself better suited to the battlefield than to political intrigue, because he lacks the skills necessary to rule without being a tyrant. His response to every problem is violence and murder. Macbeth is never comfortable in his role as a criminal. He is unable to bear the psychological consequences of his atrocities.
Lady Macbeth – Female, any ethnicity, 35-45.
Macbeth’s wife, a deeply ambitious woman who lusts for power and position. Strong and ruthless. After the bloodshed begins, however, Lady Macbeth falls victim to guilt and madness to an even greater degree than her husband. Her conscience affects her to such an extent that she eventually commits suicide. Deeply in love with Macbeth; very sexual being.
The Three Witches – Any gender, any ethnicity, 25-60.
Mischief-makers. Of the cosmos. Take perverse delight in using their knowledge to toy with and destroy human beings. Strong vocal, physical actors.
Banquo – Male, any ethnicity, 35-45.
The brave, noble general whose children, according to the witches’ prophecy, will inherit the Scottish throne. Thinks ambitious thoughts, but he does not translate those thoughts into action.
King Duncan – Male, any ethnicity, 60-70.
The good King of Scotland whom Macbeth, in his ambition for the crown, murders. Duncan is the model of a virtuous, benevolent, and farsighted ruler.
Macduff – Male, any ethnicity, 35-45.
A Scottish nobleman hostile to Macbeth’s kingship from the start. Vengeful.
Malcolm – Male, any ethnicity, 20-30.
The son of Duncan, whose restoration to the throne signals Scotland’s return to order following Macbeth’s reign of terror. At times weak and uncertain of his own power.
Hecate – Any gender, any ethnicity, 30-60.
The goddess of witchcraft, who helps the three witches work their mischief on Macbeth.
Fleance – Male, any ethnicity, 9-13.
Banquo’s son, who survives Macbeth’s attempt to murder him.
Lennox – Male, any ethnicity, 35-50. A Scottish nobleman.
Ross – Male, any ethnicity, 35-50. A Scottish nobleman.
The Murderers – Any gender, any ethnicity, 25-35.
A group of ruffians conscripted by Macbeth to murder Banquo, Fleance (whom they fail to kill), and Macduff’s wife and children.
Porter – Male, any ethnicity, 25-45.
The drunken doorman of Macbeth’s castle. Lady Macduff – Female, any ethnicity, 35-45.
Macduff’s wife. Loving, motherly.
Donalbain – Male, any ethnicity, 20-25. Duncan’s son and Malcolm’s younger brother.
Written by: Kenneth Jones
Contract Dates: April 2nd, 2020 – May 31st,
2020 SETTING: 1959 ALABAMA
LORT D Contract
GARTH WILLIAMS, 40s-60s or older, a white writer and children’s book illustrator. A rangy, versatile, chewy, formidable, protean character actor who can play frisky and intelligent as East Coast-flavored GARTH, a character slightly analogous to the Stage Manager in “Our Town,” but assumes “Southern” demeanor elsewhere. He assumes other roles, including aged, sickly Alabama State Representative BOBBY CRONE, dedicated Montgomery newspaper reporter HERSCHEL WEBB, segregationist columnist HENRY BALCH, a Montgomery RADIO ANNOUNCER and Alabama WHITE PASSERSBY.
LILY WHITFIELD, 32, a white woman from small-town Alabama privilege; genteel Alabama accent.
She is sheltered, ashamed, loyal, religious, garrulous, charming, unhappily married, all façade, ready
to blossom. A good daughter. A Southern belle whose wounds and regrets are evident under the surface of her charm and chatter. Childhood trauma and family tradition have kept her in a narrow world and she can easily slip into the past, curious about the man who got away. Girlish at the top of the play, but evolved by the end. A faded Juliet, unhappily married, a rueful girl next door seeking to heal a primary wound. Flashback takes her to age eleven.
JOSHUA MOORE, 32, upwardly mobile middle-class African-American man who left Alabama for the Midwest more than a decade ago; purposely subtle and suppressed Alabama accent, which becomes pronounced when agitated. He is aspirational, loyal, kind, worldly, slow to boil, a disciple of Dr. King. Knows his place in the world of the segregated South, but can push against it and be pulled into the past when seeking to heal a primary wound. Happily married, but curious about the girl who got away. A war hero with patience, virtue and a wish to educate, but he has a breaking point. Practical and progressive, with an Atheist leaning. Flashback takes him to age eleven. Think young Sidney Poitier.
SENATOR E.W. HIGGINS, 50s-60s, a white Alabama State Senator; pronounced but not extreme Alabama accent. Swaggering Southern politician committed to tradition at all costs. He owns every room that he’s in, or so he thinks. He is a charmer, a bully, a poisoner, a politician, a victim of the world he grew up in, with a wounded child deep inside. Not a caricature, not a cartoon, knows his world and does his homework. Never wrong and never sorry. Think charismatic George Wallace or Big Daddy in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.”
EMILY WHEELOCK REED, 50s-60s, a white librarian, the State Librarian of Alabama, born in North Carolina and raised in Indiana; no Southern accent. Formidable. Heroic, without wearing it on her sleeve. The most educated character in the play. Passionate about work. She has no sense of humor, she does not suffer fools, she is all-business. Champion of librarianship and the freedom to read without marching and waving a banner. More introvert than extrovert, dignity of hard work. but can but can more than hold her own when defending her job to the men in power. Doesn’t wear politics on her sleeve. Rarely wrong.
THOMAS FRANKLIN, 28, a white reference librarian, Emily’s assistant, an Alabama native; genteel, educated, pronounced Alabama accent. He is officious, efficient, slightly uncomfortable in his own skin, possibly quirky, a bookworm, very good at his job, deeply protective of his boss, pre-thinks everything. A good son. A slight mystery about him. Gay and closeted. Neutral and objective when conveying information about the state of the Deep South. A grown-up kid who becomes a man.
Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Friday, April 12, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
Prepare a monologue, OR a song OR both: TOTALLING no more than TWO minutes.
Bring 3 pictures and resumes
Minors must be accompanied by an adult