Washington Stage Guild 2019-20 Season – Washington DC EPA (08.14.19)
Washington Stage Guild
Call Type: EPA
The following personnel are expected in attendance:
Artistic Director: Bill Largess
Associate Artistic Director: Steven Carpenter
Director: Laura Giannarelli
Director: Kasi Campbell
The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit, highly verbal plays from around the world and from all periods. The Stage Guild is an equal opportunity employer with a strong record of non-traditional casting; all actors should audition for any role for which they feel suited.
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 the 2019-2020 season. Each show runs for four weeks, five performances a week, Thursday-Saturday evening, and Saturday and Sunday matinees,
Washington Stage Guild 2019-20 Season
by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Laura Giannarelli
Rehearsal starts Monday, 9/2/2019
First Preview Thursday, 9/26/2019
Press Sunday, 9/29/2019
Closes Sunday Matinee, 10/20/2019
Extension closes Sunday Matinee, 10/27/2019
Posssible Extension Sunday Matinee, 11/3/2019 (Overlaps with show 2)
Candida – 33; Morell’s wife, Candida is able to manage people quite nicely by engaging their affection. She does so frankly and instinctively, almost without scruple. She is well aware of her sexual attractiveness and is clever enough to make the most of it for her own ends. Her actions also suggest a largeness of mind and dignity of character.
Rev. James Morell – 40; A Christian Socialist clergyman, Morell is a popular lecturer and an able clergyman and is able to say what he likes to whom he likes, although always with tact. He is enthusiastic, self-confident and generally pleased with himself. He feels he has the perfect relationship with his wife, Candida.
Eugene Marchbanks – 18; A painfully shy youth, Marchbanks is miserably irresolute and hardly knows where to stand or what to do. Sensitive in the extreme, his confidence seems to be found only in the poetry he writes, although he can sometimes be petulant.
Miss Proserpine Garnett (Prossy) – 20s-30s; The Reverend Morell’s secretary, Miss Garnett isn’t always civil in her manner; however, she is sensitive, affectionate, and devoted to Morell. Efficiency is her strong suit.
Rev. Alexander Mill (Lexy) – 20s – 30s – Morell’s curate, Mill is a conceited, well-intentioned, immature young novice.
Mr. Burgess – 50s-60s – Candida’s father, Burgess is a businessman whose practices tend to be determined by economic necessity. He and Morell do not get along well, and he seems unaware of his own coarseness.
adapted from Charles Dickens
by Stephen Jeffies
Directed by Bill Largess
Rehearsal starts Monday, 10/21/2019
First Preview Thursday 11/14/2019
Press Sunday, 11/17/2019
Closes Sunday Matinee, 12/8/2019 Extension Sunday matinee 12/15/2019
Roles- all actors plays multiple characters that range across age and class:
Man 1 – plays Gradgrind, Tom, Blackpool, Waiter
Man 2 – plays Bounderby, Sleary, Bitzer, Harthouse, Slackbridge
Woman 1 – plays Louisa, Emma Gordon, Mrs. Blackpool, Mrs. Pegler, Chairwoman
Woman 2 – plays Sissy, Mrs. Gradgrind, Mrs. Sparsit, Rachael, Mary Stokes
All actors should be proficient in various British dialects
by Steven Dietz
Directed by Kasi Campbell
Rehearsal starts Tuesday, 12/31/2019
First Preview Thursday, 1/23/2020
Press Sunday, 1/26/2020
Closes Sunday Matinee, 2/16/2020
Extension close Sunday Matinee, 2/23/2020
Caithleen – a young Irish woman, 20, canny and smart, a lover of James Joyce who leads a Bloomsday walking tour
Robbie – a young American man, 20, a tourist in Dublin, rather clueless and gauche, he joins Caithleen’s tour but only to be with her.
Robert – Robbie at age 55, an academic who has taught Joyce for years because of having met Cait, but now filled with regret for having lost the opportunity she presented
Cait – Caithleen at age 55, still a smart woman but one who has suffered, in ways we find out only slowly. When Robert tracks her down after 25 years she’s not sure how to react
SAM AND DEDE, or My Dinner with Andre the Giant
by Gino DiIorio
Directed by Steven Carpenter
Rehearsal starts Monday, 2/24/2020
First Preview Thursday, 3/19/2020
Press Sunday, 3/22/2020
Closes Sunday Matinee, 4/12/2020 (Easter)
Extension close Sunday Matinee, 4/19/2020
Double Extension 4/26/2020
Sam – Samuel Beckett at various ages
André (Dede) – André the Giant at various ages
A note on casting from the playwright: “It is of course difficult to imagine anyone playing Beckett and impossible to see anyone playing André the Giant (except of course André himself). His size could be illustrated in a number of ways but what is most important is the essence of both characters.”
For an appointment email WSGAuditions@gmail.com (strongly preferred) or call 240-582-0050 M-F 11-6.. Please do not call GWU.
George Washington University – XX Building
814 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Building XX is a former church building. Please come to the 2nd floor.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Break 2:30 to 3:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please bring a picture and resume stapled together. Do not email resumes. Please prepare a monologue that shows verbal facility. Shakespeare is not recommended, but most of the characters this season have British or Irish accents, so while not required, accents are not discouraged.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult