Umbrella Stage 2019 Musicals – Cambridge, MA EPA (05.13.19)

Umbrella Arts, The
Concord, MA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

AEA SPT Tier 2 (Contract Pending, 2018/2019 min. $300/week)

In attendance:
Brian Boruta, Producing Artistic Director Michelle Aguillon, Director, Fences Peyton Pugmire, Director, Bent

Pursuant to the terms of a concession made to this employer’s agreement, the employer has agreed that any Equity member who attends this call will have an opportunity to be seen.

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.

Adult Equity actors 18+ for various roles in the 2019 Season plays. See breakdown.


Umbrella Stage 2019 Plays

First Rehearsal: October 8, 2019
First Performance: November 1, 2019
Closing Performance: November 24, 2019

Available Roles

TROY MAXSON – African-American. 50’s, a former baseball star working as a garbage man

JIM BONO – African-American. Troy’s friend

ROSE – African-American. Troy’s wife

LYONS – African-American. Troy’s oldest son by previous marriage

GABRIEL – African-American. Troy’s brother

CORY – African-American. Troy and Rose’s son

RAYNELL – African-American. Troy’s daughter


By Martin Sherman
Directed by Peyton Pugmire
First rehearsal: November 12, 2019
First Performance: March 13th, 2020
Closing Performance: March 29th, 2020 with possible extension to April 5th, 2020

All characters are male

MAX – 34, homosexual “wheeler dealer” who leads a dissolute life of drink, drugs, and sporadic sex until the horrors of Nazi Germany intervene and effectively put an end to his hedonistic alcoholic life style; a tormented individual, tortured by the memory of his reprehensible actions, but never loses his basic humanity; not at all a coward, but rather a pragmatist

HORST – 20s, relatively muscular physique and a kind nature; a “pink triangle,” incarcerated in the death camps of Dacheu because of his homosexuality; a sensitive man, strongly affected by Max’s torment

RUDY – 30, bespectacled, homosexual dancer; rather gushy, effusive, homebody type who has a great love for Max and his precious household plants; tends to become a trifle hysterical at times

GRETA – late 30s, a man dressed as a woman in a silver dress, top hat, and cane; presents an appearance that is at once elegant and bizarre; tough, practical proprietor of a gay nightclub who entertains patrons by singing in a smoky seductive voice; Nazis’ rise to power sends him back to his wife and kids

UNCLE FREDDIE – early 50s, aristocratic, well-dressed; Max’s uncle, a “closet fluff”

5 GERMAN SOLDIERS – late 40s, rough menancing, intense


To schedule an appointment please email



Audition Information


Improv Boston Training Center
114 Bishop Allen Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday, May 13, 2019
6:00 PM – 10:00 PM


For Musicals: Please prepare 2 contrasting 16 bar selections. You will have 3 minutes to perform. Please bring appropriately marked sheet music for the accompanist. Musical auditions will include a dance call from 9-10 pm at The Dance Complex (536 Mass Ave. Cambridge), so please bring appropriate footwear (including tap shoes) and clothing. Performers should be prepared to stay or return if interested in dancing roles and asked to the dance call. Brig picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult