Actors’ Shakespeare Project 2019-20 Season – Charlestown, MA EPA

Actors’ Shakespeare Projec
Somerville, MA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
NEAT
NEAT category 6, this year’s weekly AEA actor salary was $421.00

PERSONNEL
Attended by Christopher Edwards, Artistic Director and Jennie Israel, Casting.

OTHER DATES
Typical Rehearsal Schedule: Tues-Friday evenings and Saturday & Sunday days

OTHER
Actors who are local to the Boston area are strongly encouraged to audition.

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.
No understudies are being cast. All available roles are available for any and all actors, regardless of race, heritage, or gender identification. We seek actors who are able to and enjoy playing
multiple roles in a production, who are physically engaged in the work and with other ensemble members. Each production schedule includes at least 5 weekday morning student matinees,
which actors must be available for.

BREAKDOWN

Actors’ Shakespeare Project 2019-2020 Season

Administrative office and mailing address is:
191 Highland Avenue, Suite 2B (in the historic white Armory building!) Somerville, MA 02143

NEAT category 6, this year’s weekly AEA actor salary was $421.00. 2019-20 pending Christopher Edwards, Artistic Director (in attendance)
Jennie Israel, Casting

Typical Rehearsal Schedule: Tues-Friday evenings and Saturday & Sunday days

No understudies are being cast. All available roles are available for any and all actors, regardless of race, heritage, or gender identification. We seek actors who are able to and enjoy playing multiple roles in a production, who are physically engaged in the work and with other ensemble members. Each production schedule includes at least 5 weekday morning student matinees, which actors must be available for.

Available roles listed below.

King Lear

By William Shakespeare
Directed by Doug Lockwood
First rehearsal: September 10, 2019 Opening: October 12. 2019
Closing: November 10, 2019 Available Roles:

Albany: son-in-law to Ling Lear, wife to Goneril. A man of ethics and grace. Fool: King Lear’s jester, savior, protector.

Regan: King Lear’s erratic middle daughter, endlessly disappointing to the King. Married to The Duke of Cornwall.

Oswald: Goneril’s servant and lackey, a climber.
Edmund: The Duke of Gloucester’s bastard son. Power hungry and ruthless.

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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged
By Jess Winfield, Adam Long, Daniel Singer
Directed by Christopher V. Edwards
First rehearsal: December 3, 2019
Opening: December 19. 2019
Closing: January 5, 2020 Available roles:

Seeking 3 actors to play ALL roles. Seeking physically and vocally flexible actors who work well in a small ensemble.
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Bright Half Life
By Tanya Barfield
Directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian
First Rehearsal: January 7, 2020 Opening: January 25, 2020
Closing: February 16, 2020
Available roles (playwright’s descriptions):

Erica: many ages, Caucasian woman, “soft butch”, in love with and then married to Vicky.

Vicky: many ages, Woman of Color, “feminine”, in love with and then married to Erica.

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The Merchant of Venice
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Igor Golyak
First rehearsal: February 18, 2020
Opening: March 14, 2020
Closing: April 5, 2020
Available Roles:

Shylock: A Jewish money lender in Venice. Despised by most. Father of Jessica. Gender fluid.

Antonio: The Merchant of Venice who seeks a loan from Shylock on behalf of his friend Bassanio, though he despises Shylock. He is often inexplicably sad.

Portia: A wealthy, intelligent heiress from Belmont. Bound by a clause in her father’s will that forces her to marry whichever suitor chooses correctly among three caskets, Portia is nonetheless able to marry her true love, Bassanio. During the final act, in the disguise of a young law clerk, Portia’s cleverness saves Antonio from Shylock’s knife.

Launcelot Gobbo: At first Shylock’s and then Bassanio’s servant. A clown who is especially adept at making puns.

Bassanio – A gentleman of Venice, and a kinsman and dear friend to Antonio. Bassanio’s love for the wealthy Portia leads him to borrow money from Shylock with Antonio as his guarantor. An ineffectual businessman, Bassanio proves himself a worthy suitor, correctly identifying the casket that contains Portia’s portrait.

Gratiano – A friend of Bassanio’s, a coarse and garrulous young man, Gratiano is Shylock’s most vocal and insulting critic during the trial. While Bassanio courts Portia, Gratiano falls in love with and eventually weds Portia’s lady-in-waiting, Nerissa.
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Henry V
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rebecca Bradshaw
First rehearsal: April 7, 2020
Opening: April 30, 2020
Closing: May 24, 2020 Available roles:

Henry V: Prince of Wales and then King of England, to be played by a woman. Lewis, Dauphin of France: heir to the Throne of France . Gender fluid. Catherine of France: Henry V’s betrothed. Gender fluid.
John Falstaff: Henry’s former mentor of all things debauched. Gender fluid

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APPOINTMENTS
For AEA appointments for May 2nd, please email Jennie at [email protected]

These are audition appointments for ACTORS’ EQUITY MEMBERS ONLY. Non- AEA/EMC actors are welcome to come to the call and put their name on a waitlist.

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Charlestown Working Theater
442 Bunker Hill St
Charlestown, MA 02129-1718

WHEN
Thursday, May 2, 2019
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

WHAT TO PREPARE

Equity appointments are scheduled in five- minute intervals and each Equity member has a maximum of three minutes to audition. Please bring your AEA membership card. Please prepare material of your choice (including, if you wish, selections from the season). For those who wish to perform a scene from the season, a reader will be available. Please be prepared to state your starting & stopping places.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult