The King’s Speech – NYC EPA (12.03.19)
King’s Speech On Stage LLC
Call Type: EPA
Producer/Theatre Company: Kings Speech Onstage LLC
General Manager: ADH Theatricals LLC
Director: Michael Wilson
Writer: David Seidler
Casting Director: Billy Hopkins, Ashley Ingram (expected in attendance)
Casting Associate: Michael D’Amato
Rehearsal Date: January TBD
Preview Date: February 11, 2020
Opening Date: The National Theater 2/11/20, Hartford Stage 3/19/20, The Winter Garden (Toronto) 5/01/20, Phoenix Theater Company 7/7/20
Closing Date: The National Theater 2/16/20 (potential 1- week extension), Hartford Stage 4/19/20, The Winter Garden (Toronto) 6/21/20, Phoenix Theater Company 8/2/20, with the possibility of other venues to follow
Location: DC, Hartford CT, Toronto Ontario, Phoenix, AZ
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 actors for the lead roles in the tour of the historical drama, THE KING’S SPEECH. See breakdown.
SM Availability TBD
[BERTIE] Male-identified, Age late 30s, Caucasian. Duke of York and later King George VI. Lives in a world of the highest status, at times prickly, with an acute sensitivity and shyness that makes him very empathetic. Hyper-aware of his perceived unsuitability to ascend to the throne, he can be paralyzed by his stammer, which worsens in time of stress. A royal bearing is essential.
[LIONEL LOGUE] Male-identified, Age 40s – late 50s, Caucasian. Middle-class Australian speech therapist who longs to be a proper actor in London, but it is a failed ambition. Highly intuitive in his work, as much psychologist as speech therapist. Unimpressed with royal titles, he can appear impertinent to Bertie and Elizabeth, but underneath is a deeply caring man. Married to Myrtle, who sacrifices much for his dreams. A complicated man.
[ELIZABETH] Female-identified, Age mid-30s, Caucasian. Bertie’s wife, the Duchess of York. A beautiful English rose. Acerbic, independent and whip-smart. Very loyal and nurturing toward Bertie. Hight status.
The following roles have been CAST:
[COSMO LANG] Male-identified, Age 70s, Caucasian. The Archbishop of Canterbury. A tall, unctuous churchman with a high, domed, balding head and the perpetual expression of moral superiority. Can be cunning and cool. Ambitious. CAST
[MYRTLE LOGUE] Female-identified, Age mid 40s, Caucasian. Lionel’s Australian wife. Lower middle class. Desperately homesick for Australia but gives into her husband’s needs for happiness. At times patient and strong as a saint; at other times in despair. CAST
[WINSTON CHURCHILL] Male-identified. Age Early 60s, Caucasian. British statesman. A portly, driven politician. A vocal opponent to the rise of fascism, with a dry sense of humor. Has serious concerns for England’s future. CAST, SEEKING POSSIBLE REPLACEMENTS
[DAVID] (and others as cast) Male-identified. Age mid to late 40s, Caucasian. Arrogant, sun-kissed playboy. Plays and looks the role of Prince Charming, but irresponsible with a cruel streak. Abdicates his responsibility to the throne in order to marry the American divorcee Wallis Simpson, throwing Britain into political turmoil. Supports Hitler and the Nazi cause. CAST
[KING GEORGE V] (and others as cast) Male-identified. Age late 60s, Caucasian. King of England. Barrel-chested, commanding Naval man. Not warm or paternal. Can be a bit of a bully. Proud. Kingly, for better and for worse. CAST
[STANLEY BALDWIN] (and others as cast, u/s Lang) Male-identified, Age 60s to 70s, Caucasian. Prime Minister of England and conservative Party politician. Leader of the British government. CAST
[WOMAN #1] (Wallis Simpson and others as cast, u/s Elizabeth and Myrtle) Female-identified, Age 40s, Caucasian. Plays Wallis Simpson. Sexy. A bit imperious. Requires ability to execute some choreography. CAST
[TWO FOOTMEN] Male-identified. Age 20s to 30s, Caucasian. Royal valets and servants. Must have straight spines and know how to be invisible (to royalty) when appropriate. Assist in scene changes in character. CAST
[MAN #1] (BBC Announcer, Footman, others as cast, u/s Logue, Churchill, and King George) Male- identified, Age 20s to 30s, Caucasian. Royal valets and servants. Assist in scene changes. CAST
[MAN #2] (Footman, others as cast, u/s Bertie, David, and Stanley Baldwin) Male-identified, Age 20s to 30s, Caucasian. Royal valets and servants. Assist in scene changes. CAST
[UNDERSTUDY #1] Understudy for MAN #1 and MAN #2. CAST [UNDERSTUDY #2] Understudy for LOGUE and LANG. CAST [UNDERSTUDY #3] Understudy for WOMAN #1. CAST
Pearl Studios NYC (519)
519 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
Actors will read from sides, provided at the EPA. Bring picture and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult