CANCELLED: Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions (GPAA) 2020 – Equity Only Audition Day (Originally Scheduled for 04.06.20)
New York, NY
Out of an abundance of caution, the organizers have chosen to cancel these auditions for the safety of our members and everyone involved. They intend to reschedule the auditions at some point in the near future.
Personnel from various theatres will be in attendance. Check breakdown information for an AEA theatres that have submitted breakdowns, and check the GPAA website at: https://www.walnutstreettheatre.org/auditions/ for any other information.
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 only for this day of auditions. Actors will be auditioning for several theatres.
Some participating theatres hiring Equity actors include:
Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Azuka Theatre, Lantern Theatre Company, Philadelphia Theatre Company, and more listed on website!
Please direct inquiries about individual seasons to each respective theatre.
Some theatres wishing to use their participation at these auditions to fulfill a part of their AEA Audition Requirements will have breakdowns attached to this notice. Breakdown information may be updated periodically up to 2 weeks’ prior to these auditions.
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 LORT A ($1161/wk) and D ($717/wk)
Bernard Havard- Producing Artistic Director
Expected in attendance: Rita Sirianni, Casting Director | Assistant to the Producing Artistic
WST 20-21 MAINSTAGE SEASON
ROCKY, THE MUSICAL
1st Rehearsal: August 18th, 2020, Performances: September 8th – November 1st, 2020
Seeking: ROCKY BALBOA, ADRIAN
ENSEMBLE- athletic movers/singers to make up South Philadelphia/Boxing Gyms, etc.
DISNEY’S THE LITTLE MERMAID
Director: Glenn Casale, Choreographer: John MacInnis
1st Rehearsal: October 27th, 2020
Performances: November 17th 2020-January 17th, 2021
Seeking: ARIEL, PRINCE ERIC, SEBASTIAN, SCUTTLE,KING TRITON, FLOTSAM & JETSAM ENSEMBLE- strong dancer/singers to make up crew, sea creatures, mersisters, townspeople, etc.
Children’s ensemble is intended to be Non-Union, Local, and Double Cast.
NOEL COWARD’S BLITHE SPIRIT
1st Rehearsal: January 5th, 2021
Performances: January 26th-March 14th, 2021
Seeking: EDITH, ELVIRA, RUTH CONDOMINE, CHARLES CONDOMINE, DR. BRADMAN, MRS.BRADMAN
ARTHUR MILLER’S DEATH OF A SALESMAN
Director: Bernard Havard
1st Rehearsal: March 2nd, 2021
Performances: March 23rd- May 9th, 2021
Seeking: BIFF LOMAN, HAPPY LOMAN, UNCLE BEN, CHARLEY, BERNARD, THE WOMAN, HOWARD WAGNER, JENNY, STANLEY, MISS FORSYTHE, LETTA
ON YOUR FEET! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan
(co-production with Riverside Theatre)
Director/Choreographer: Alex Sanchez
1st Rehearsal Riverside: March 23rd, 2021
Performances: Riverside Theatre in April 2021 – Walnut Street through July 2021.
Seeking: EMILIO, GLORIA, YOUNG EMILIO/NAYIB (intended to be double cast), LITTLE GLORIA (intended to be double cast), GLORIA FAJARDO,CONSUELO
ENSEMBLE- diverse group of strong dancers and singers that will play multiple roles throughout the show.
20-21 STUDIO SEASON:
SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR
1st Rehearsal: August 25th, 2020,Performances: September 15th- October 18th, 2020
Seeking: DORIS, GEORGE
CHRISTMAS MY WAY!
Director: Fran Prisco
1st Rehearsal: October 13th, 2020, Performances: November 3rd-December 20th, 2020
Seeking: Actor/Singers to play MAN #2, WOMAN #1, WOMAN #2
Director: Fran Prisco
1st Rehearsal: December 15th, 2020, Performances: January 5th-February 7th, 2021
Seeking: OLDER MAN (TERRY), YOUNGER MAN (JOE), WOMAN (PAM)
1st Rehearsal: February 2nd, 2021, Performances: February 23rd-March 28th, 2021
Seeking: RITA, FRANK
1st Rehearsal: March 23rd, 2021, Performances: April 13th- May 16th, 2021
Seeking: Actor to play CHARLIE and OTHERS, Actor to play FRANK WALLACE, ED HEARNS, and OTHERS.
Beginning Monday February 17th, 2020 — Please email PhillyAnnualAuditions@gmail.com. Include the following: Your name, phone number, 1st and 2nd choice of appointment times. Lunch break will be from 1:00-2:00PM. No emails sent prior to that time can be processed.
Appointments will be accepted on a first come first serve basis until full. Equity members are still encouraged to come for stand-by list, to be seen as time permits
THIS EPA HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107-5107
Monday, April 6, 2020
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch break 1 to 2
WHAT TO PREPARE
All actors will be given 3 minutes to perform any kind of combination of songs and monologues. You will be contacted by a staff member to confirm an appointment and will be required to send 40 photocopies of headshots/resumes for the attending organizations. An accompanist will be provided.