Oil – NYC EPA (11.08.19)

Swine Palace Productions
Baton Rouge, LA

Job Details


Call Type: EPA

$600 weekly minimum

Joy Vandervort-Cobb – Director (In attendance at the auditions)
Kristin Sosnowsky (In attendance at the auditions)
Melissa Nathan – Stage Manager Ella Hickerson – Playwright

Callbacks – 11/9/19 (1:00-5:30 pm)
First Rehearsal – 1/6/20
Previews – 2/5/20, 2/6/20
Opening -2/7/20
Closing – 2/16/20

The AEA Stage Manager has already been hired for this production. ASMs roles are filled by LSU students. SM hiring is handled by Vastine Stabler (who will not be in attendance at the auditions.) To apply for future AEA SM jobs send your resume to: Vastine Stabler, Managing Artistic Director, Swine Palace, 105 MDA, LSU, Baton Rouge, LA, 70803.

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.

Aminah and Others – (Speaks Arabic and Farsi) Mid 20’s to Mid 30’s. Aminah is an Iraqi friend of one of the lead characters. She is willing to sell out her friend without guilt. She needs the money to survive and she believes the English shouldn’t be in their country. Very confident. Other characters potentially include an Iranian working for British officials in 1908 Tehran.

Mr. Farouk – (Very limited Arabic. Fluency is not necessary) 30’s – 40s Libyan representative of the Muammar al-Gaddafi Revolutional Command Council. Following taking control of the Libyan oil fields, Farouk is in London presenting the demands of the new government to the oil companies. Very assured of himself because he holds all the cards.

Fan Wang – (Speaks Mandarin) Late 20’s to mid 40’s – Chinese representative of a giant Chinese energy company in 2051 that is supplanting less sophisticated English suppliers. A confident salesperson dealing with people on the edge.



Audition Information


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

Friday, November 8, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch 1:00-2:00 pm


Auditionees should prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. Roles require fluency in Farsi, Arabic or Mandarin. (See character breakdowns for specifics.) Bring a picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult