The Niceties – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 05/12/2020)
Mosaic Theater Company of DC
20-21 salary TBD; $619/week current min
By Eleanor Burgess
Directed by Angelisa Gillyard
Casting Director: April E. Carter (viewing submissions)
First Rehearsal: Tuesday, October, 13, 2020
Tech Rehearsal: Friday, November 6, 2020
First Preview: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Opening: Monday, November 16, 2020
Closing: Sunday, December 13, 2020
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 in DC.
Seeking Video Submissions from Equity members only.
Local DC area actors strongly encouraged to audition.
THE NICETIES By Eleanor Burgess
At an elite East Coast university, an ambitious young black student and her esteemed white professor meet to discuss a paper the college junior is writing about the American Revolution. They’re both liberal. They’re both women. They’re both brilliant. But very quickly, discussions of grammar and Google turn to race and reputation, and before they know it, they’re in dangerous territory neither of them had foreseen – and facing stunning implications that can’t
be undone. Written with powerful truth and humor, Peter Marks of The Washington Post hailed THE NICETIES as “a barnburner of a play,” adding that it’s “one of the best plays I’ve seen about who gets to tell the story of America, and how.”
Zoe Reed: Female, black, 20. A college student who is passionate about changing the status quo. Deeply critical of the establishment and determined to change the world for the better. Believes personal truth and experience are just as important as quantitative data.
Jannie Bosko (Understudy Only): Female, white, early 60s. A history professor at an elite college in Connecticut whose worldview has been solidified over many years of experience. She is self-assured in her belief that the established American social structure is beneficial to all, as it has benefited her, and seeks to protect the status-quo from a perceived total destruction.
Preparation: Please prepare 1 monologue not more than 2 minutes in length. The video should be sent as a Private YouTube link. Attach your headshot/resume in PDF format. Please state your name, what you are performing, then go right into the monologue. Submit videos to: April Carter, Casting Director firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please. Deadline 5/12 at 6pm.