American Stage Company 2019-20 SPT Season – Saint Petersburg, FL EPA
American Stage Company (FL)
St Petersburg, FL
Call Type: EPA
SPT 7; currently $530/week
Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte
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.
Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming 2019-20 Season. See breakdown.
American Stage 2019-20 SPT Season
by Qui Nguyen
Rehearses: 9/10/2019 – 10/4/2019
Runs: 10/2/2019 – 11/3/2019
QUANG: Male, 20’s-30’s. A Helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. Adventurous, charming, rugged. Has a keen sense of humor, and isn’t afraid of a fight. Hides from his pain for the loss of his country and family with these traits.
TONG: Female, 20’s-30’s. A Vietnamese refugee. Strong-willed, effortlessly sexy, and fiercely independent. Eschews convention against her mother’s wishes. She is the object of desire of many but deflects suitors with sarcasm. She is looking for something deep and real. Underneath her tough exterior, she is a vulnerable young woman just as lost and scared as everyone else. Emotional depth, complexity.
HUONG/ASIAN GIRL/AMERICAN GIRL/THU/TRANSLATOR/FLOWER GIRL: Female, Mid 30’s-50’s. Actor must be able to create several distinct characters, including Tong’s outspoken and surprisingly flirtatious mom, and Quang’s devoted wife who he leaves behind in Vietnam.
NHAN/ASIAN GUY/AMERICAN GUY/KHUE: Male, 20’s-30’s. Actor must be able to create several distinct characters, including Quang’s loyal best friend who isn’t afraid to tell him the truth, and Tong’s hard-headed brother who stays in Vietnam for love.
BOBBY/PLAYWRIGHT/GIAI/CAPTAIN CHAMBERS/REDNECK BIKER/HIPPIE DUDE: Male, Mid 20’s-30’s. Actor must have the dexterity to create several distinct characters, including a kind American soldier infatuated with Tong, and the desperate lover she leaves behind in Vietnam.
by Lauren Gunderson
Rehearses: 10/29/2019 – 11/22/2019
Runs: 11/20/2019 – 12/22/2019
HENRIETTA LEAVITT: Female, 30’s. Brilliant, meticulous, excited – almost always wearing a period hearing-aid.
MARGARET LEAVITT: Female, 30′. Homebody, creative, sweet, sister.
PETER SHAW: Male, 30’s. The head astronomoer’s apprentice… and the man. ANNIE CANNON: Female, 40’s. The leader, terse and sure, grows into a firebrand.
WILLIAMINA FLEMMING: Female, 50’s. Smart as a whip and fun, Scottish.
by Dominique Morisseau
Rehearses: 12/31/2019 – 1/24/2020
Runs: 1/22/2020 – 2/23/2020
FAYE: Female, Mid-Late 50’s, Black. Working-class woman. Tough and a lifetime of dirt beneath her nails. Somewhere, deep compassion.
DEZ: Male, Mid-Late 20’s, Black. Working-class young man. Young hustler, playful, street-savvy, and flirtatious. Somewhere, deeply sensitive.
SHANITA: Female, Mid-Late 20’s, Black. Working-class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hard- working. By-the-books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.
REGGIE: Male, L30’s, Black. White-collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The Foreman. Somewhere, a fire brims.
THE PEOPLE DOWNSTAIRS
by Natalie Symons
Director: Chris Crawford Rehearses: 2/18/2020 – 3/13/2020
Runs: 3/11/2020 – 4/5/2020
MILES LISOWSKI: Male, 73. “Born with a taste for whiskey and a taste for laughter”. Working-class, guileless and rough around the edges. Fiercely determined not to accept his daughter’s fate. Currently working a mortuary janitor.
MABEL LISOWSKI: Female, 47. Agorophobic and legally blind, her connection with the outside world is via an audio pen-pal program with prison inmates. Mabel does not at all feel sad or sorry for herself.
TODD SCHNEIDER: (ROLE IS CAST) Male, 46. A new hire at the mortuary, Todd is earnest, undaunted, and somewhat inept. An unconventional prince charming.
SHELLEY WILLIAMS: Female, 38. A court-appointed guardian assigned to the Lisowski family, Shelley wants to make sure they follow the rules. Forceful, nurturing, but mostly frustrated with having to deal with the Lisowkski’s hoarding.
by Joshua Harmon
Director: Michael Stevenson
Rehearses: 5/5/2020 – 5/29/2020
Runs: 5/27/2020 – 6/28/2020
SHERRI ROSEN-MASON: Female, Late 40’s-Early 50’s. a very liberal secular-Jewish woman. Head of Admissions for Hillcrest. Has a warrior’s spirit, a fighter. As hard as she fights at work, she fights even harder for her kid. Even when he doesn’t make it easy.
BILL MASON: Male, Late 40’s-Early 50’s. a very liberal WASP and Sherri’s husband. Head of the School at Hillcrest. Has lived a pretty charmed life, for the most part. Firmly believes he is always right, and acts accordingly; in other words, leaves little room for doubt. Assertive in his opinions, decisive.
CHARLIE LUTHER MASON: Male, 18. Bill & Sherri’s son, a senior at Hillcrest. Precocious and intelligent. His anger can overtake him, but he doesn’t lead with it. At his core, he’s a sweet kid. Like lots of kids his age, he can quickly become a devout believer in newly adopted philosophies.
GINNIE PETERS: Female, Late 40’s-Early 50’s. very liberal, WASP, stay-at-home mom, her son is Charlie’s best friend, and she is one of Sherri’s closest friends. Unlike Sherri, who has mastered work- life balance, Ginnie’s easily overwhelmed, even as she has much less on her plate.
ROBERTA: Female, Mid 60’s-Early 70’s. Has worked in administration at Hillcrest for many years. She is warm and means well, if also obstinate and stubborn. When she offends, it is unwittingly; her confusion is genuine. The world is changing faster than she can keep up.
Please email [email protected] to request an appointment. Visit Americanstage.org/auditions for additional information.
American Stage Company
163 3rd St N
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
Prepare one or two monologues – not to exceed two minutes in total. An accompanist will not be provided. Musical auditions for NEXT TO NORMAL and TBA spring musical (LOA contract) will be held at a separate call in December.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult