Whisper House – NYC EPA (11.21.19)
Call Type: EPA
Music and Lyrics by Duncan Sheik
Written By Kyle Jarrow
Directed By Steve Cosson
Casting By: Tara Rubin
Casting – Tara Rubin and Peter Van Dam
Music Director – Wiley DeWeese
Personnel in Attendance
Managing Director for The Civilians – Margaret Moll
Artistic Associate for The Civilians – Amy Ashton
Rehearsals Feb 10th – March 4th, 2020 –
Tech March 6th – 11th,
Previews – March 12 – 18th,
Opening March 18th,
Closing April 19th, 2020.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided.
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Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.
All SM positions have been filled.
Boy, 11 or 12. Caucasian. Has recently lost his parents and finds himself in a challenging new situation with all the emotional complexity that comes with it. He wants to play the hero and can be aggressive, but under this there is real vulnerability. Actor needs to be believable in the 1940’s period. Basic singing ability.
Female 40’s or early 50’s. Caucasian. Lily runs a lighthouse in Maine, dialect is important. She is a salt-of-the earth type, used to doing manual labor, despite her clubbed foot. She’s a loner with a tough exterior, a bit of a curmudgeon with some formidable emotional barriers. Sings but wants to be a natural actor/singer voice, doesn’t need to be legit musical theater.
Asian Man, 40’s or early 50’s, ideally Japanese. Has authority and a certain charisma, while also the kind of personality that is content to work at an isolated lighthouse. Immigrant from Japan, dialect is important. Has something of a stoic personality, but with an underlying warmth and sensitivity to others. Not normally aggressive, but will fight when necessary. Sings but can be an actor/singer.
40’s to 50’s. Caucasian. Small town sheriff. Gruff and has a sense of his own importance. Has authority, but not a total alpha male. Character is not particularly funny himself, but the actor should have a good sense of humor and find the comedy in the role. Has a solo song, needs to be a strong singer.
20’s Male Ghost. Before he died he was a singer in a band in the 1920’s in Maine. He and the female ghosts do the majority of singing in the show. Need to be able to act through a song, sing a variety of styles but mainly pop/rock/indie. One of the two ghosts plays guitar.
20’s female Ghost. Before she died she was a singer in a band in the 1920’s in Maine. She and the male ghosts do the majority of singing in the show. Need to be able to act through a song, sing a variety of styles but mainly pop/rock/indie. One of the two ghosts plays guitar.
Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Thursday, November 21, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare a song of your choice in the style of the show or Duncan Sheik.
Bring picture and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult