New York Musical Festival (NYMF) 2019 season – NYC EPA Day #2 (05.02.19)

Various Producers
New York, NY

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

$15/hr, with no hourly minimum per week, and a maximum of 36 hours/week. (see breakdown for SALARY INFO

Michael Cassara Casting is the resident casting office for the 2019 New York Musical Festival.


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 actor/singers for various roles in the following two productions:

BLACK HOLE WEDDING: The Green New Musical (Full Production)

MY REAL MOTHER (Full Production)

Most shows will be happy to consider people in currently-running shows, but only ask performers to audition if they could potentially take personal days (as needed) for the performance dates listed below. Non-union performers have the opportunity to join AEA through participation on the NYMF Contract.



All shows in attendance are part of the New York Musical Festival ( – with performances taking place between in July and August. Exact performance dates and venues are still being finalized. Rehearsals for most shows are anticipated to begin on/after 6/10, and will be announced at a later date.

Michael Cassara Casting is the resident casting office for the 2019 New York Musical Festival.

General festival submissions (but NOT for a specific show) may be sent to: Michael Cassara Casting, 333 W. 39th Street – Suite #800, New York, NY 10018, attn: NYMF – or to [email protected]

HOWEVER, PLEASE note individual casting contact for each project and use the unique casting instructions/submissions address for each individual show – multiple casting offices participate in NYMF, so be sure to submit accordingly if you are not able to attend the EPA. If the show in question has listed a casting director/office, submit directly to that person and NOT to Michael Cassara’s office.



Please note: for FULL PRODUCTIONS:

the New York Musical Festival contract with Actors’ Equity has all performers compensated at a rate of $15/hr, with no hourly minimum per week, and a maximum of 36 hours/week. Health will NOT be paid on this contract, but an 8% pension contribution will be made. For READINGS are not contract work and a small stipend (to be determined by each reading) will be paid to participants.


BLACK HOLE WEDDING: The Green New Musical

Music: Paul Edward Nelson
Book and Lyrics: Katherine Brann Fredricks
Director: Craig J. George
General Management: SL Theatricals
Casting Director: Cindi Rush

If unable to attend EPA, send submissions to [email protected]

SYNOPSIS: Lying, stealing, forging, kidnapping, government-manipulating oil baron Dean captures and warehouses renewable energy discoveries. Uber-geek Raymond fights back with a black hole trash compactor. Will Dean feed Raymond’s fiancé to the black hole, in his campaign to promote capitalism by crushing competition? Will true love prevail in the face of ultimate greed, a chicken-bone fuel generator, and booth babes doing a strip tease where the black hole sucks their clothes off? Find out in this zany satire of energy politics, Black Hole Wedding: a love story with a pure heart, wrapped in a warped world where truth doesn’t matter, integrity doesn’t matter, but golf is essential.

STYLE: Black Hole Wedding is a satire in the genre of How to Succeed in Business, Little Shop of Horrors, Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Pirates of Penzance & Urinetown.

NONTRADITIONAL CASTING ENCOURAGED FOR ALL ROLES EXCEPT DEAN, who is the zany embodiment of traditional patriarchy.

NOTE: The music is challenging. Good sight reading skills useful.


RAYMOND Tenor. Required: C3 to A4 — Ideal: Bb2 to Bb4. 23. Uber-geek who rides a mean scooter. Raymond graduated cum laude from MIT. The show opens on his 1st day at his 1st job. In the course of the show, he gets his first kiss, finds true love, battles corporate greed and saves the world.

SUMMER Soprano. Required: Bb3 to G5 — Ideal: A3 to G5. 22-25. A masseur who’s really a masseur. Caring and irresistible. Wise, humorous and wholesome, in an Ayurvedic way.

MR. DEAN Baritone. Required: C3 to G4 — Ideal: A2 to A4. 35-65. CEO of Worldwide Universal Holdings. Neo-Con robber baron with an overlay of golf. An updated, over-the-top pirate king, who promotes capitalism by crushing the competition.

CALISTA Alto. Required: A3 to E5 — Ideal: G3 to F#5 Admits to 30. Worldwide marketing
director. A cheerleader who never hung up her pompoms. She drives the show and has a solo where she seduces information out of the hero with innuendo and pompoms. Must dance.

EUGENE Baritone. Required: G2 to C4 — Ideal: F#2 to G4. 35. Head of Worldwide Security – a Rambo Wannabe. He sees kidnapping as an expression of pure love and brings Godiva chocolates with his handcuffs & taser. Eugene revels in his own badassitude.

JOHN WAYNE SATTURGEE Tenor Required: C3 to G4 — Ideal: Bb2 to G4. 20s. Engineering graduate (doubles Process Server & Ambassador). Actor from India very strongly preferred. Must dance.

SPOCK Tenor Required: C3 to G4 — Ideal: C3 to A4 Engineer (doubles Shredder Man & Guard). Must dance. He has a crisis of conscience and a solo song, wondering whether reverse engineering a black hole that could swallow the world is a good career move?

MORTON Baritone Required: G2 to D4 — Ideal: G2 to G4. Engineer (doubles Fed Chair with authority over all mergers and acquisitions. He performs a hostile take-over thinly disguised as a wedding.)

OLIVIA Alto A3-D5. Dean’s golf caddy/secretary. She believes kidnapping is not proper golf etiquette.

BOOTH BABE LUCY Mezzo Required: C4 to Db5 — Ideal: Bb3 to F#5 (doubles Edna & Costumer). Zany, enthusiastic and adorable. Must dance.

BOOTH BABE GEORGINA Mezzo Required: C4 to Db5 — Ideal: Bb3 to F#5 (doubles Priscilla & Model). Zany, enthusiastic and adorable. Must dance.




Audition Information


Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036

Thursday, May 2, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to2


Please prepare ONE brief vocal selection that is appropriate for the role(s) to which you feel you are most suited. An accompanist will be provided, bring sheet music in your key and you MUST bring 2 (TWO) pictures and resumes stapled together (at least bring 2 resumes if you don’t have 2 pictures available). Representatives with casting authority from each show will be present, you are free to bring in something specifically appropriate for any of the shows, or perform ONE general selection that shows you off best – but, as in years past, we are NOT permitting more than one vocal selection at this EPA day.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult