Untitled New Musical (Dev Agrmt) – NYC EPA (01.26.20)

Producing Org TBD
New York, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Development Agreement
Development Agreement Tier TBD, Salary TBD.

PERSONNEL
Mike Bosner & Jason Owen, Producers;
Jack O’Brien, Director;
Robert Horn, Book;
Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally, Music and Lyrics;
Jason Howland, Music Supervisor;
Sarah O’Gleby, Choreographer;
Stephen Kopel, Casting.

In attendance: Stephen Kopel (casting director) or Mike Miller (associate casting director)

OTHER DATES
Work session dates: June 1-12 Production: Fall 2020

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 actor/singers for various roles in this upcoming Untitled New Musical.

BREAKDOWN

SEEKING

MAIZY (Female, late teens – late 20’s, any ethnicity) with a confident, proud, farmgirl strength and a small town, childlike naivete and innocence, she is the fiery heart of the story. So optimistic she calls it yes-vember, she’s fearless, sees the good in everyone, and takes things at face value, as tough as she is tender, she can break your heart as well as crawl inside it. Unpretentious yet unpredictable, she has her boots on the ground and her head in the clouds. She has a hunger to know more, without losing what it is that makes her humble. Belt.

LULU (Female, late 20’s – mid 30’s, any ethnicity) Maizy’s cousin and best friend, Patsy to her Loretta, she’s an opinionated, self-aware woman who speaks her mind and yours. An immovable force with a plus size confidence. Uniquely small-town kick ass, she identifies as ‘Lulu’, and that’s all you need to know. She has a sensitive side… until you get her riled up. She can drink any guy under the table, after she’s done building it, has a romantic edge that keeps her grounded, and is as ‘at home’ in the front row of your church as she is the back seat of your car. She’s the sister you wish you had, the woman you hope you get, and the friend you can trust with your life. Belt.

BEAU (Male, late teens to late 20’s, any ethnicity) He’s a proud and stubborn farm boy who loves his momma, his music, and his moonshine. Basic, broody, big hearted, Beau is the no-nonsense shit kicking boy next door with a quirky joy and a love of community. As loyal as he is lively, his ability to express himself is simple and to the point, someone who speaks before he thinks and thinks he speaks just fine. Still creeks run deep, and he may not easily show his emotions, but under the surface is a whole other surface. He may have been born yesterday, but he was up all night. Tenor.

GORDY (Male, mid 20’s to late 30’s, any ethnicity) as handsome as he is fast talking, he’s a seductive, second-rate Florida con man. The kind of guy who would walk into Sea World with a fishing pole. He thinks he’s smarter than he is and knows he’s better looking than most, a poor man’s politician who can make some people swoon and others suspicious. A Harold Hill who can charm the husk off the corn… but that’s a different musical. In this one, he’s always trying to stay one step ahead and think on his too-well manicured feet. Somewhere deep down there is good, but he tries never to go that deep. Bari-tenor. ROLE ON OFFER.

GRANDPA (Male, late 50’s up, any ethnicity) Part Yoda, part Yokum, he’s the wisdom and history of the community. The respected elder in overalls who can say in two words what it takes others an essay to contemplate. He’s a gentle spirit whose roots go deeper than his crops, a country statesman with a big heart who sees the world for what it is… a daily gift. He doesn’t have much, and that’s more than enough for him. Should be a strong singer.

JR. JR. (Male, 20’s- mid 30’s, any ethnicity) Beau’s brother, is the colorful town prophet that everyone comes to for advice, as they hang on his every word… of which there are many. Everyone’s best friend, his insights and wisdoms are a trailer park Ted talk, and his heart is as big as his aphorisms are isms. With an innate ability to talk to inanimate objects, and hear them talk back, Jr. is the civil servant with more civility and servitude than most. Though you sometimes need a GPS to get to the end of his stories, the journey is always worth taking… but pack a lunch, it’ll be a while. His smile will touch your spirit, his humor, your heart. Tenor. ROLE ON OFFER.

Mountaineer #1 (Female, 30’s- mid 40’s, any ethnicity) with a deliciously perfect mix of sarcasm and soulfulness, she says it like she sees it. Real doesn’t scare her, real stupid does. A reflective raconteur, she can spin a tale as fast as she can spin her head. Completely engaging, she knows how to laugh at life. She can be judgmental one moment, deeply empathetic the next. She’s the one you want sitting next to you at a party saying; ‘can you believe that fool’, and yet, when all is said and done, she’s also the one you want to tell the story of your life. ROLE CAST.

Mountaineer #2 (Male, 30’s-40’s, any ethnicity) A storyteller, a country boy, the perfect host and guide, he finds joy in every aspect of what he says. He loves a good joke, a better pun, a guitar, and a melody. He’s got a devilish innocence, the kind of fella who would invite a stranger for dinner and make a lifelong friend. He’s earnest, honest, but also has a glint of mischief in his grin. He’s got a hip hillbilly quality… Bushwick meets Budweiser. ROLE CAST.

The Partner (Male or Female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity) Though the partner mostly appears in shadow and disguises, their threatening, raspy, charcoal voice and accusatory, parental judgmental demeanor

makes them both mysterious, as well as alarming. At the same time, there is a whiney, complaining, belligerent borsch belt attack to everything they say. There is no gender assignment to this character, and it is open to a bit of interpretation, but they must be able to deliver ‘jokes’ like a machine gun, yet still eek out some empathy.

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Union

EPA

Audition Information

Where

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

4th Floor, Studio 406. Check lobby upon arrival for any changes.

WHEN
Sunday, January 26, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

WHAT TO PREPARE

Please prepare a short country song (verse & chorus). Performers who play instruments are encouraged to play & sing, although it is not a requirement. We will have a guitar and piano in the room. Please bring any additional instrument(s) you may need.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult