Between The Bars – NYC EPA

Bedaggered Productions, LLC
New York, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Mini $590/wk

PERSONNEL
Producer: Bedaggered Productions LLC
Director: Benjamin Viertel
Writer: Lynn Clay Byrne
Casting Director: Kate Lumpkin, CSA
General Management: Evan Bernardin Productions

Personnel Expected in Attendance:
Director: Benjamin Viertel
Writer: Lynn Clay Byrne
Casting Director: Kate Lumpkin, CSA

OTHER DATES
Venue: Theatre at St. Clements
1st Rehearsal: 2/3/20
Load In/Tech: 2/18/20
1st Preview: 2/25/20
Opening: 3/5/20
Closing: 4/5/20

OTHER
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.

SEEKING
Equity actors for various roles. See breakdown.

BREAKDOWN

CHAD + OTHER ROLES AS CAST:
Inmate. White, early 20s. Typical bully, blames everyone else for his problems, but is also emotionally vulnerable and a victim of child abuse. Crime: Assault on a disabled/elderly person, 2 years.

MCGEE + ZEKE: MCGEE:
Inmate. Latinx, late 20’s. Well-educated with an inflated ego. Sarcasm and rudeness are his weapons and he covers vulnerability with aloofness and condescension. Crime: Sale of drugs to a minor, 2 years. ZEKE: Inmate. Latinx, 20’s. Poorly educated and a repeat offender. Has an extremely short fuse, though trying to be a good guy. Crime: Use and possession or delivery of drug paraphernalia near school to non-student, 1 year.

SORRELL + EVE: SORRELL:
McGee’s Visitor. Latinx, early 20’s. Hairdresser, not too classy but contemplative and street smart. She deeply wants a boyfriend. EVE: Zeke’s Visitor. Latinx, 20s. Kind, not well-educated, nonthreatening. She’s never known anything different from Zeke and the other men in her life, so tries to accept and adapt.

ATTIS + MASSUD: ATTIS:
Inmate. Black, 20s. A genuinely kind guy who has a “younger brother” mentality. Sincere and loyal to a fault, he’s trusting and guileless. Crime: Class A misdemeanor assault, first offense, 1 year. MASSUD: Inmate. Black, late 20’s. He never thought he would ever be incarcerated, somewhat self- deluding. Desperate to be above the fray, he is the most determined to get this behind him. Crime: DUI after 2nd or 3rd offense, 18 months.

TISAH + KALEY: TISAH:
Attis’ Visitor. Black and/or Latinx 20’s. Smart and well-spoken, a social worker. She’s kind yet strong. KALEY: Massud’s Visitor. Black and/or Latinx, mid 20’s. Well-educated, introspective, she’s insecure, has been hurt too many times and so is self-protective and suspicious, almost sets herself up to be let down, as that feels inevitable to her.

PRISONER POET, BJ, + OTHER ROLES AS CAST:
PRISONER POET: Black and/or Latinx. A personage from history. BJ: Attis’ brother. Black and/or Latinx, 30s. Cunning. He’s loyal to his brother but he’s a punk and in the end, just wants to save his own skin.

ARLENE + OTHER ROLES AS CAST:
Chad’s Mother. White, 40’s. Dresses younger than her age, is a flirt, and a strong personality who uses bravado to intimidate and seem confident.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
STORYLINE: BETWEEN THE BARS exposes the experience of being an inmate in the American jail
system, as seen through the eyes of their visitors. In these Visit Room encounters, every sense is
heightened, every wound festers, and every possible threat feels menacing. We witness their anger, frustration, pain, hopes and impassioned promises, as well as the evidence of the effect their treatment inside might have on their chances of making it once they’re back on the outside. But often, the audience will see themselves in the inmates and wonder how it actually gets decided, who’s on which side of the bars. And regarding the likelihood of systemic change, audience impressions may be the key to demands for reform.

SPECIAL NOTE: In reference to the Breakdown information – these are descriptions of the characters as identified in the script and in collaboration with the creative team. They are not meant to be exhaustive of who should play these roles and we seek to cast as expansively and authentically as possible. We are committed to inclusive representation of race/ethnicity, gender, body type, and ability. We welcome performers of all abilities and will make all reasonable accommodations in order to cast performers, regardless of disability, in any role possible. We also recognize that all characters in this play are written on the binary (use he/him or she/her pronouns) and we invite gender non- conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non-binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We list race/ethnicity only when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities.

Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6504

WHEN
Monday, January 6, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

WHAT TO PREPARE

One monologue – 2 minutes max. Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult