Kansas City Repertory Theatre 2020-21 Season – Equity Video Submission (Deadline 05.01.20)

Kansas City Repertory Theatre
Kansas City, MO

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
LORT B; $969 (AEA PERFORMERS); $1277 (AEA SM); $1155 (AEA ASM) – LORT D; $717 (AEA PERFORMERS); $999 (AEA SM); $828 (AEA ASM)

PERSONNEL
Stuart Cardin, Artistic Director
Kim Martin-Cotten, Casting Director / Associate Director of New Works
Yetunde Felix-Ukwu, Artistic Assistant to the Artistic Director and Casting Associate

OTHER DATES
See breakdown

OTHER
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.

SEEKING
Performers & Stage Managers

BREAKDOWN

PLEASE PREPARE:

In the subject line of your email please list your last name, your first name, and your union status (Example; Smith, Ann AEA)

Please include in your email submission;

1 – ONE pdf file of a headshot then resume titled “Last name, First name H&R”

2 – and an audition video via youtube or Vimeo no longer than three-minutes total in length. If you

have trouble with the length of this video because of device limitations, you may submit 2 separate video links.

Your audition video should include:

– either a monologue and song (you will need to provide your own accompaniment)

– or two monologues.

Please provide us with a link to your audition.

If it requires a password, display that clearly in the body of the email.

We encourage participation of performers from all different backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual identity, and disability.

Please note; because of the ever changing landscape due to COVID-19, our season is subject to possible alteration.

Please only submit once, and if we need anything further from you we will contact you.

Thank you! We look forward to seeing your work.

MISSION:
Kansas City Repertory Theatre pursues theatrical excellence and advances the art form, creating and sharing stories at the center of the nation’s creative crossroads. KCRep cultivates passionate audiences, artists, and advocates who are invested in our region’s future. We build community by connecting people through productions and programming that educate, entertain, challenge and inspire.

We encourage participation of performers from all different backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, age, sexual identity, and disability.

www.KCRep.org

Artistic Office
Room 404
Performing Arts Center
4949 Cherry St.
Kansas City, MO 64110

2020 – 2021 Season Casting Opportunities

The Old Man and The Old Moon
A New Musical Folktale by Pigpen Theatre Company
Directed by Stuart Carden and Pigpen Theatre Company

Spencer Theatre; LORT B; $969 (AEA PERFORMERS); $1277 (AEA SM); $1155 (AEA ASM)
First Rehearsal: August 18, 2020
First Preview: September 11
Opening: September 18
Close: October 4

No roles available – played by Pigpen Theatre Company members

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Dracula
By Kate Hamill
Directed by José Zayas

Copaken Stage; LORT D; $717 (AEA PERFORMERS); $999 (AEA SM); $828 (AEA ASM)
First Rehearsal: September 22, 2020
First Preview: October 16
Opening: October 23
Close: November 8

DOCTOR VAN HELSING: 40s+. American. A vampire hunter. Think a bit of a female * Indiana Jones. She takes no crap from anybody. She wears dusty beaten clothing and a big * cowboy hat. She has one, long nasty old scar all up and down the side of her face – from an encounter she’d rather not talk about. She’s been through it. She’s a bit of a know-it-all; okay, she’s a lot of a know-it-all. She’s prickly. She’s strong. She’s brilliant. She’s no lady. She’s on the hunt. She is badass– and 19th century men do not, as a rule, appreciate it.

MINA HARKER: 20s-30s. Very smart. Caring. Loyal. Wants to do the right thing. Was raised to be a Lady, and is thus suppressing an inner fire that emerges throughout the progression of the play. Great emotional depth, good sense of humor. Must face her darkest fears – comes out stronger at the end of it.nnSecretly an adventurer, and fighter. Is called to be more than she once was.

LUCY WESTENRA: 20s-30s Bright, funny, vivacious, playful, and mischievous. Feels trapped by expectations and torn about her lot in life. About to be married, and deeply conscious of how that puts her under a 19th century man’s control. Reflexively flirtatious. Believes she must pretend to be less than she is. Yearns for freedom. Falls desperately ill after being bitten by Dracula… and then becomes a completely different being – an animalistic, vampire demon – a naturally manipulative predator. Lucy’s vampire self is deeply unpredictable and frightening.

MARILLA / as cast: 20s-30s. A vampire. More animal than human. Was lured into vampirehood by Dracula, who then proceeded to exploit her. Enjoys being a predator. Finds pleasure in consuming others. Resents her objectification. Manipulative; vicious; probably sociopathic. Capable of moving very fast–blink, and oh God, she’s right behind you. Sister-wife to DRUSILLA. Doubles with MAID – an underpaid, resentful servant

DRUSILLA / as cast: 20s-30s. A vampire. More animal than human. Was lured into vampirehood by Dracula, who then proceeded to exploit her. Enjoys being a predator. Finds pleasure in consuming others. Resents her objectification. Manipulative; vicious; probably sociopathic. Capable of moving very fast –blink, and oh God, she’s right behind you. Sister-wife to MARILLA. Doubles with MILLER – a casually brutal asylum attendant, and MERCHANT – a merchant looking to make a sale.

RENFIELD: any age: a madwoman. Worships Dracula. Believes that if she can earn his approval, she will be free. Not a bad soul, really, but capable of extreme brutality or duplicity in service of her religious zealotry.

Male:
DRACULA / as cast (late 30s – late 50s.): A physically imposing man. He is….extremely confident. Strong. Funny. Charming. Sexy. A trickster. You’d like him, reader – * no, really, you would. He makes people lose their heads. Manipulative.. Capable of being * very, very frightening. Unpredictable. Physically strong. Incredible with language. Unimaginably powerful. Brilliant. Casually takes pleasure in cruelty. An equal-opportunity sexual sadist. A toxic predator; a wolf in the fold; a very old and clever parasite, capable of adapting and surviving.

JONATHAN HARKER (20s-40s): A nice man. A truly decent man. A lawyer; a man of letters; a slight man; a slightly fussy man. If being unkind, one could say he’s delicate. He’s very, very British. Cares about people. Is maybe a little rule-bound. Loves his wife, Mina, deeply. Is bitten by Dracula, and then loses his mind – becoming an easily-confused, raving shambles. After recovering from sickness, he slowly gives in to Dracula’s darkness – becoming an abusive, toxic man. Once he’s under Dracula’s influence, we can’t always tell if he’s telling the truth. Can quickly switch from likeable to extremely volatile.

DOCTOR GEORGE SEWARD: (30s – 40s): The head physician of a lunatic asylum. A good man, but starts out the play as a product of his era – has some trouble listening to women. Believes only in the evidence of his own eyes. Tends to mansplain. Deeply in love with his fiancé Lucy Westenra, of whom he is overprotective. Has a very contentious relationship with Van Helsing. Doesn’t like to not feel in control. Chivalrous. Thinks of himself as a modern man; a man of science. Over the course of the play, he learns to accept female leadership and question his assumptions. A brave man. Likeable.

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A Christmas Carol
By Charles Dickens
Directed by Jason Chanos

Spencer Theatre; LORT B; $969 (AEA PERFORMERS); $1277 (AEA SM); $1155 (AEA ASM)
First Rehearsal: October 27, 2020
First Preview: November 20
Opening: November 29
Close: December 27

Storyteller
Scrooge
Bob Cratchit
Fred
Mrs. Cratchit
Marley/Old Joe
Charwomen
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Future
Mrs. Fred
Mr. Fezziwig
Mrs. Fezziwig
Male Ensemble 1
Male Ensemble 2
Young Ebenezer
Belle
Female Ensemble 1
All roles will have an understudy

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The Royale
By Marco Ramirez
Directed by Stuart Carden and Stephanie Paul

Spencer Theatre; LORT B; $969 (AEA PERFORMERS); $1277 (AEA SM); $1155 (AEA ASM)
First Rehearsal: January 5, 2021
First Preview: January 29
Opening: February 5
Close: February 21

JAY: The Negro Heavyweight Champion. Late 20s/early 30s.
WYNTON. His trainer. 50s.
NINA: His fierce big sister. 30s.
FISH: An amateur boxer. 18.
MAX: A fight promoter and referee. White. 40s.

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OriginKC: New Works Festival (In rotating rep)

Copaken Stage; LORT D; $739 (AEA PERFORMERS); $1029 (AEA SM); $853 (AEA ASM)
First Rehearsal: January 26, 2021
First Preview: February 19
Opening: February 26
Close: March 21

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Flood
By Mashuq Mushtaq Deen
Directed by TBD

DARREN (50-70s MALE, has a 1950s feel)
EDITH (50-70s FEMALE, as a 1950s feel)
EDITH JUNIOR (late 30s to early 40s FEM/ALE, queer)
DARREN JUNIOR (early 30s to early 40s M/ ALE, queer)

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The Vast In-Between
By Laura Eason
Directed by TBD

CATE: at least mid-30’s, not older than late 40’s. Lovely with her own cool style, smart and very capable, carrying a lot on her shoulders.
DAVID: Around Cate’s age. Unemployed and unmoored because of it, has lost the thing that anchored him in the family and in the world at large.
MADDIE: 13, Cate and David’s daughter, newly a teenager and all that encompasses.
PENNY: Cate’s best friend. Probably around Cate’s age, could be a little older but not younger. A bit cynical and funny but capable of going deep.
EDDIE: Clearly a bit younger than Cate, flower shop owner, charming, thoughtful, very much his own person.

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In the Heights
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Book by Quiara Alegrí Hudes
Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Directed by TBD

Spencer Theatre; LORT B; $1008 (AEA PERFORMERS); $1328 (AEA SM); $1201 (AEA ASM)
First Rehearsal: February 23, 2021
First Preview: March 19
Opening: March 26
Close: April 11

USNAVI DE LA VEGA: 20’s-30’s, Owner of De La Vega’s Bodega, whose parents emigrated from the Dominican Republic and have since passed away. Lives with Abuela Claudia, in love with Vanessa. Excellent actor / rapper / mover. Singing a plus. D3-G4.

NINA ROSARIO: 19-25, Nina is the first one in the family to attend college. The only daughter of Kevin and Camila Rosario, working-class parents who run a car service, love interest of Benny, and best friends with Vanessa. Excellent mover, strong belt/mix. A3-F5.

KEVIN ROSARIO: 40s-50’s, co-owner of Rosario Car and Limousine, husband to Camila and father to Nina. Singer who moves well. C4-E5.

CAMILA ROSARIO: 40s-50’s, co-owner of Rosario Car and Limousine with her husband Kevin. Singer who moves well. G3-B4.

BENNY: 20’s-30’s, African American, driver for Rosario Car &Limousine, where he has worked since he was a teenager. Strong singer, excellent mover. E3-G#4.

VANESSA: 20’s, works at Daniela’s Salon. Excellent dancer, strong belt/mix. F#3-E5.

SONNY: 18-25 years old, Usnavi’s cousin, and who works for him at the Bodega. Excellent rapper and mover. G3-A#4.

ABUELA CLAUDIA: 50-60, Abuela Claudia raised Usnavi after his parents died, and continues to live with him. She has been in the Heights the longest and is the matriarch to all. Strong belt to a C. F#3- C5.

DANIELA: 20-40, Owner of Daniela’s Salon. Confident and strong, she is a big sister figure to Vanessa and Carla. Strong belt. Excellent dancer. G3-C5.

CARLA: 20-30, a hairdresser at Daniela’s Salon. Strong belt mix. Excellent dancer.

GRAFFITI PETE: 18-30, Grew up in the Heights, buddies with Sonny. Extremely strong dancer, acrobatics a plus.

PIRAGUERO: Any age, diligently sells piraguas in the Heights to earn a living. Bright, soaring tenor. D3-A4

ENSEMBLE: Excellent dancers/ singers /actors

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Due Friday May 1st by 5:00 pm CDT Video submissions up to 3 min long Submit to REPARTISTICOFFICE@KCREP.ORG See breakdown for further instructions

Deadline: 05/01/2020

SUBMIT TO
REPARTISTICOFFICE@KCREP.ORG

Union

AEA