Greater Boston Stage Co. 20-21 Season – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 05.01.20)
Greater Boston Stage Company
(weekly minimum approximately $506)
Submission will be viewed by: Weylin Symes, Producing Artistic Director, Ilyse Robbins, Associate Artistic Director, and Tyler Rosati.
Non-musical auditioners: actors may choose to perform one or more monologues of their choice, read one or more scenes from the season’s plays, or a combination of scene(s) and monologues(s).
Musical auditioners: In addition to above, also prepare a brief song
Total audition time for all 5 minutes maximum.
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 submit.
Due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Efforts, accepting Video Submission Auditions in lieu of live EPAs locally at the theatre.
Seeking video submissions from Equity members for the upcoming season.
Also seeking stage management positions. See separate notice for info.
2020-2021 Main Stage Season:
ROALD DAHL’S MATILDA THE MUSICAL
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Director: Ilyse Robbins
Music Director: Steve Bass
1st rehearsal: August 18, 2020.
Runs September 10 – October 4, 2020.
Please note: as this show was originally part of our 2019-2020 season, most roles are cast. It is likely, however, that we will need to cast some new ensemble members.
Some roles will double.
Matilda Wormwood, (female, 6-10) An imaginative girl who is clever and wise far beyond her years. She has a thirst for learning that cannot be quenched.
Miss Agatha Trunchbull, (any gender, 35-55) The tyrannical headmistress at Matilda’s school who despises children.
Miss Honey, (female, 25-40) Matilda’s kindhearted teacher. She is tired of living in fear under Miss Trunchbull.
Mr. Wormwood, (male, 35-45) Matilda’s uncaring father. A slimy, greedy used-car salesman.
Mrs. Wormwood, (female, 35-45) Matilda’s self-absorbed, negligent mother and an amateur ballroom dancer.
Michael Wormwood, (male, 10-15) Matilda’s older brother. He is not very bright and favored by their parents.
Bruce, (male, 7-14) Matilda’s classmate. He is subject to extreme punishment by Miss Trunchbull.
Lavender, (female, 7-10) Matilda’s classmate and friend.
Mrs. Phelps, (female, 25-45) A nice librarian.
The Escapologist, (male) A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
The Acrobat, (female) A character in a story Matilda tells to Mrs. Phelps who comes to life in their imagination.
Rudolpho, (male, 25-45) Mrs. Wormwood’s ballroom dance partner.
Doctor, (male, 35-55) Mrs. Wormwood’s Doctor when she goes into labor with Matilda. Children’s Entertainer, (male, 25-55) A party entertainer at the start of the show.
Various other ensemble roles for adults and children ages 7-16.
MISS HOLMES RETURNS
by Christopher Walsh
Director: Weylin Symes
1st rehearsal: October 6, 2020.
Runs October 22 – November 8, 2020.
Please note: as this show was originally part of our 2019-2020 season, all roles are cast. Note: the roles of Sherlock Holmes, Dorothy Watson, Gregory Lestrade, Mycroft Holmes and Mrs Hudson are cast.
Some roles will double. Total cast is 9.
SHERLOCK HOLMES, (30s, Female) Private Detective with a strong and quirky personality that bucks the social norms of 1880s London.
DOROTHY WATSON, (30s, Female) A female Doctor in a man’s world (and a novelst) who becomes Sherlock’s partner. A bit more socially aware than Sherlock but equally strong in her own way.
MRS. HUDSON, Sherlock’s housekeeper. She doesn’t quite understand Sherlock and Watson and their chosen lifestyles. She’s definitely more conventional than they are.
MYCROFT HOLMES, (30s-40s, Male) Brother of Sherlock. He both supports his sister and thwarts her. His personality is as quirky as hers. He works for the government and has powerful connections.
GREGORY LESTRADE, Upstanding and skilled Scotland Yard Inspector who wants to discover the truth and is willing to buck social norms to do so – within limits.
PRIYA SINGH, (30s, Female) English woman born to Indian servants. She is suspected of murder and doesn’t know where to turn for help.
ADAM WORTHINGTON, quirky teacher of literature at a prep school who shares much in common with Sherlock, but he has a very dark secret.
OLIVE MCGANN, (female) works for the Ladies’ National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts
JOSEPHINE BUTLER, (female) works for the Ladies’ National Association for the Repeal of the Contagious Diseases Acts
MRS WIGGINS, (same actor plays Josephine Butler and Roberta) (female) a member of Sherlock’s “knitting circle” – a group of female informants.
ROBERTA, (same actor plays Josephine Butler and Mrs Wiggins) (female) a member of Sherlock’s “knitting circle” – a group of female informants.
AGNES, (same actor plays Olive McGann) (female) a member of Sherlock’s “knitting circle” – a group of female informants.
ALL IS CALM
The Christmas Truce of 1914
by Peter Rothstein
With musical arrangements by Erick Lichte & Timothy C. Takach
1st rehearsal: November 3, 2020.
Runs November 28 – December 20, 2020.
10 actor/singers, all male, of various ages and vocal ranges, will play a multitude of roles.
A LITTLE HOUSE CHRISTMAS
Adapted by James DeVita
from the works of Laura Ingalls Wilder
1st rehearsal: November 17, 2020.
Runs December 3-20, 2020.
Pa Ingalls – male, 30s, ideally plays the fiddle
Uncle George – male, 30s, Pa’s brother, rarely speaks after his experience in the war. Ideally plays harmonica.
Ma Ingalls – female, 30s
Mrs. Oleson – female, 30s, wealthy, lives “in town”
Laura – female, 9-12, younger daughter
Nellie Oleson – female, 12-14, wealthy and stand-off-ish
Mary – female, 12-14, oldest daughter
Peter – male, 8-12, cousin to Laura and Mary
Mr. Edwards – male, a bachelor, ideally plays banjo or guitar
Nick – male, 8-12, cousin to Laura and Mary
By Estelle Savasta
Translated by Kirsten Hazel Smith
1st Rehearsal: February 9, 2021.
Runs February 25 – March 14, 2021.
Nour – female, ideally POC, late teens to early 20s.
Youmna – female, ideally POC, 30s-40s, deaf. Speaks using sign language.
By Jen Silverman
Director: Weylin Symes
1st rehearsal: February 23, 2021.
Runs March 4-14, 2021.
Please note: as this show was originally part of our 2019-2020 season, all roles are cast.
Agatha: female, 30s-40s, the older sister, demanding, authoritative, ruthless and exacting. Huldey: female, 20s-30s, the younger sister, childlike, eccentric and desperate for affection.
Emilie: 20s, a governess, outwardly pretty and kind but with a spine of steel. She knows what she wants.
Marjory/Mallory: female, ageless, she is both the scullery maid and the parlor maid of the house. Very eccentric.
A Moor-Hen: female, loves grubs, has short-term memory issues
Mastiff: male, a philosopher king with a dark side
RIDE THE CYCLONE
Music and Lyrics by Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond
Book by Jacob Richmond
Music Director: TBD
1st rehearsal: March 16, 2021.
Runs April 8 – 25, 2021.
The Amazing Karnak: Male – 35-50, non-singing role; the narrator; a mechanical fortune-telling machine.
Ocean O’Connell Rosenberg: Female – 17-25, The leader of the group, relentlessly competitive, sometimes cruel, though she sees herself as a virtuous person; high Broadway mix, with a pop quality; big range.
Misha Bachinski: Male – 17-25, adopted from the Ukraine as a teenager; he has thick Ukrainian dialect and a lot of rage; he is obsessed by Gansgsta Rap (an enormous fan of the auto-tune phenomena); there is a hidden, soulful romantic side; Baritenor with the ability to sing lyrical Ukrainian folk music as well rap.
Noel Gruber: Male – 17-25, the only gay kid in Uranium; never had a relationship; obsessed by French New Wave cinema, he has fantasies of dying a tragic death. Must be able to sing in the style of a French chanteuse.
Ricky Potts: Male – 17-25, begins the play wordless and on crutches; suffers from a degenerative disease that has left him speechless and mostly immobile; he discovers at the beginning of the play that in this strange purgatory, he has regained all of these abilities. Baritone rock voice; basic accordion and/or tumbling a plus.
Constance Blackwood: Female – 17-25, overweight, and outwardly okay with it, but there is a very deep self-loathing. Will do anything for Ocean’s friendship and allows herself to be used as a doormat; dubbed “the nicest girl in town,” a title she secretly despises. Very likable comic actress; alto belt, with a rock edge.
JANE DOE: Female – 17-25, she was decapitated in the accident and no one claimed her body; even though she isn’t headless in the piece (but often carries around a headless doll). She reacts in a literal way and largely without emotion, almost robot-like; the other contestants are totally freaked out by her. Classically trained soprano with a flexible coloratura upper range, and some grit and meat in the lower register.
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NINA: The Voice of a Movement
A musical play by Lovely Hoffman and Brandon German
1st rehearsal: April 13, 2021.
Runs May 6-23, 2021.
Nina Simone: Role is CAST. African-American female. Late 30’s to early 40’s. Piano player and Folk/Jazz/Soul Singer.
Reporter: White male. Early 40’ to Early 50’s. He is liberal and a bit quirky. Intrigued by Nina Simone and radical politics.
Adapted from the screenplay by Jonathan Lynn
Written by Sandy Rustin
Adapted from the Paramount Pictures film written by Jonathan Lynn and the board game from Hasbro, inc.
Additional material by Hunter Foster & Eric Price
Director: Ilyse Robbins
1st rehearsal: May 11, 2021.
Runs June 3-27, 2021.
WADSWORTH – A traditional British butler in every sense: uptight, formal and “by the book.” YVETTE – A loyal and sexy French Maid.
MISS SCARLET – A dry, sardonic D.C. Madam, more interested in secrets than sex.
MRS. PEACOCK – The wealthy wife of a Senator. A bit batty, neurotic, and quick to hysteria.
MRS. WHITE – A pale, morbid, and tragic woman. May or may not be the murderer of her 5 ex- husbands.
COLONEL MUSTARD – A puffy, pompous, dense, blow-hard of a military man.
PROFESSOR PLUM – An arrogant, academic, easily impressed by himself. MR. GREEN – A timid, yet officious, rule follower. He’s awfully anxious.
ENSEMBLE WOMAN – plays THE COOK – A gruff woman with a threatening presence; SINGING TELEGRAM GIRL – A tap dancer with a heart of gold;
AUXILIARY SCARLET – The back of Miss Scarlet during a scene of theatrical trickery; BACK UP COP – Backup for the Chief in the very final “Cops” entrance.
ENSEMBLE MAN 1 – plays MR. BODDY – A slick, Frank Sinatra, film noir-esque type fella; THE MOTORIST – A professional driver; CHIEF OF POLICE – A cop who helps to save the day.
ENSEMBLE MAN 2 – plays THE UNEXPECTED COP – A regular Joe; BACKUP COP – Backup for the chief; AUXILIARY MUSTARD – The back of Colonel Mustard during a scene of theatrical trickery.
See OTHER section for video instructions. All auditioners are asked to state their and what they will perform and if they are interested in a particular show or role prior at start of video. Please attach a digital headshot and resume to emailed video submission and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.