Weston Playhouse 2020 Season – Weston VT EPA (03.31.20)
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company
Call Type: EPA
LORT D: $717/week Experimental: $573.60/week
Executive Artistic Director: Susanna Gellert Casting Director: Laura Stanczyk; BRICK WALL THEATRICAL
Attending Auditions: Artistic Associate Rachel Liff, Executive Artistic Director Susanna Gellert
An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
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 and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season. See breakdown.
SM positions are available. See separate notice for more info.
MAIN STAGE (LORT D CONTRACT):
RING OF FIRE
Director: Chase Brock
First rehearsal: Tuesday, June 2
Opening: Thursday, June 25
Closing: Saturday, July 11
TRENNA: Female vocalist, doubling on acoustic guitar if possible. F3-F5
JASON: Male vocalist playing acoustic guitar. D2-A4
DAVE: Male vocalist playing electric guitar, banjo, and fiddle. E2-B4 EDDIE: Male vocalist playing acoustic and electric guitar. E2-F4
MARK: Male vocalist playing bass (preferably double bass but electric bass can be used) and various percussion. E2-G4
Director: Michael Berresse
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 30
Opening: Saturday, July 25
Closing: Saturday, August 15
CHARLIE PRICE: Late twenties. A bit confused, a bit unfocused, a hero hiding under a victim’s mantle. Rock belt. C3-B4
YOUNG CHARLIE: This is our lead as a seven-year-old boy. Lost, quiet, reflective. He works in the opening and closing sequences.
LOLA/SIMON: Early thirties. A prize fighter’s physique draped in satin. A heterosexual drag queen with a killer voice and winning ways. C3-B4 (with one top C)
YOUNG LOLA/SIMON: This is LOLA as a ten-year-old boy who already knows he’s destined to wear high heels.
NICOLA: Twenties. CHARLIE’s long-term girlfriend. Driven, uncompromising. Pop voice. B3–F5 LAUREN: Twenties. Earnest, warm, and strong working-class girl. Belt and pop. B3–F5
DON: LOLA’s nemesis. Burly bear of a factory worker who is very protective of his sense of masculinity. C3-F4
PAT: Officious office manager who will let loose her wild side when allowed. LOLA’s love interest. B3–F5
TRISH: Factory worker with a husband and kids to worry over. B3–D5
GEORGE: Factory manager keeping up traditions. Reserved. C3-F4
THE ANGELS: These are the drag performers who populate THE BLUE ANGEL NIGHTCLUB. The ain’t a job for no wallflowers. Varying vocal ranges—three sing to C ♯5 and three sing to A4
MR. PRICE: CHARLIE’s father in the opening and closing sequences. The stalwart owner of the family factory. B2–G4
SIMON SR.: LOLA’s father. An unforgiving tower of anger who later becomes a vulnerable man in his old age.
HARRY: A contemporary of CHARLIE’s but his opposite. HARRY is successful, self-aware, and confident. E3-C4
RICHARD BAILEY: NICOLA’s boss. A successful businessman who likes to look the part. ______________________
Directed by: Susanna Gellert
First rehearsal: Tuesday, July 28
Opening: Saturday, August 22
Closing: Sunday, September 6 seeking
TRUVY (30s-40s) Big-hearted Truvy owns the beauty shop that is the center of this little world. She is intelligent, quick-witted and always the center of the storm who fights ferociously for those she loves.
ANNELLE (20s) Recently married and more recently single, Annelle is a child who has had to grow up too fast. She is on the search for a place to call home. Like the rest of the women in Truvy’s salon, she is whip smart and fiercely generous.
CLAIREE (60s-70s) Recently widowed, Clairee is the former first lady of Chinquapin and she is used to having things her way. She loves her friends dearly and isn’t afraid to tell the truth, even when the truth hurts. A bit of a jokester, Clairee is always ready to deploy her quick wit to help someone get by.
OUISER (60s-70s) Chinquapin’s resident wealthy curmudgeon. Ouiser claims to like no one and is in endless wars with any number of the town’s residents. Beneath the surface, she loves her friends and is always on the hunt for companionship. She is the straight man to Clairee’s comedian.
M’LYNN (50s) M’Lynn is one of the town’s de-facto leaders. A psychologist who runs the town’s Guidance Center, she is a natural born caretaker. As a mother, she is the proverbial hen who wants to keep all her chicks in line and will do anything to keep them healthy and whole.
SHELBY (20s-30s) With A reputation as the prettiest girl in town and AN abiding love for the color pink, Shelby at first glance might seem to be a shrinking violet. In fact, she is a ferocious fighter with a razor sharp tongue who lets nothing stand in her way. A trained nurse and, later, a working mother, Shelby strives to be the woman who has it all.
SECOND STAGE (LORT EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE)
TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
Director: Johanna Gruenhut
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, June 16
Opening: Saturday, July 11
Closing: Saturday, July 25
SUGAR: Female, forties. An online advice columnist who uses her personal experiences to help the readers who open their hearts to her week after week. Courageous, empathetic, and sharp-witted.
LETTER WRTIER #1: Male, forties. Plays a variety of letter-writers seeking sugar’s advice.
LETTER WRITER #2: Female, twenties. Plays a variety of letter-writers seeking sugar’s advice.
LETTER WRITIER #3: Male, twenties. Plays a variety of letter-writers seeking sugar’s advice. ___________________
SONGS FOR NOBODIES
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, July 14
Opening: Saturday, August 8
Closing: Sunday, August 30
SINGER: Women, any age. A shapeshifter who can in one moment inhabit the world of a seamstress or journalist and in the next enchant the audience with the music of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday, Edith Piaf, and Maria Callas.
Rehearsal: Tuesday, September 1
Opening: Thursday, September 24
Closing: Sunday, October 18
POET: An indomitable and ancient teller of tales doomed to recount the story of the Trojan War, of humanity’s addiction to rage, until it is no longer necessary. He has found himself in each battle, in every trench, at every wall throughout the course of human history. A compendium of war.
Weston Playhouse Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, underrepresented groups, and diverse backgrounds to audition. Weston Playhouse Theatre will make an effort to cast these individuals in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane.
For an appointment, e-mail [email protected] Appointments will be taken for March 30 first. If all appointment slots are not filled, the March 31auditions may be cancelled. Walk-ins welcome on March 30, beginning no later than 3:30PM. Bring headshot and resume, stapled together.
Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm
705 Main St
Weston, VT 05161
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please Prepare a brief monologue OR a brief song, OR a 1 minute monologue and 16 bars of a song. Total audition time not to exceed 2 minutes. Bring picture and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult