Arc Stages 20-21 Season – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 06.15.20)
SPT 2; 20-21 salary pending. Current min: $309/wk
PERSONNEL THAT WILL VIEW SUBMISSIONS:
Adam David Cohen: Artistic Director Ann-Ngaire Martin: Director
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.
Video Submissions from Equity actors for various roles in the 20-21 season to include:
SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE
Due to COVID-19 and Social Distancing Efforts, accepting Video Submission Auditions in lieu of live EPAs in NYC.
Actors of all ethnicities encouraged to audition for all roles.
SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE
by Michael John LaChiusa
Rehearsals for See What I Wanna See will begin September 7, 2019. Performances will run Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm from October 2 through October 18.
SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, a musical about lust, greed, murder, faith and redemption, was named by New York Magazine as one of the Best Musicals of 2005 and nominated for nine Drama Desk Awards, including Best Musical. It is based on three short stories by the Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa and unfolds like a classical Japanese screen painting. In KESA AND MORITO, set in medieval Japan, two lovers sing of the ecstasy and torment of their illicit affair and their determination to end it that night. Neither knows the other’s intent. R SHOMON, set in 1951, New York City, follows the investigation of a crime of passion and the witnesses’ contradicting versions of the event. An innocent bystander, a cunning thief, a flirtatious wife, a psychic, even the ghost of the murdered man are all caught in a web of deceit, where everyone’s truth may be a lie. GLORYDAY, set in present-day New York City, introduces a priest during a crisis of faith after a terrible tragedy strikes the city. Disillusioned and angry, he plays a practical joke and posts an anonymous letter in Central Park, declaring that Christ will appear, rising from the pond. At first, the joke is embraced by an unstable CPA, who has chosen to live in the wilds of the park. Soon others begin to believe in the miracle, including a drug-addicted actress and a bitter reporter—even the priest’s atheist aunt. On the day of the miracle, a storm blows through the Park, and only the priest sees his lie become a truth.
Woman 1: Female, 20-35, powerful leading lady with sex appeal, good dramatic and comic versatility; plays Kesa, Wife and Actress; mezzo/belter.
Woman 2: Female, 35-55, character woman with good acting range and comedic instincts; plays the Medium and Italian Aunt Monica; mezzo/belter.
Man 1: Male, 30-50, leading man with an edge and versatility; plays Morito, Husband and a CPA; baritone.
Man 2: Male, 20-45, not a traditional leading man, but has sex appeal; plays the Thief and Reporter; tenor.
Man 3: Male, 30-45, versatile actor who has both cynicism and sincerity; plays the Janitor and Priest; tenor.
by Sam Shepard
Rehearsals for True West will begin January 11, 2020. Performances will run Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm from January 29 to February 14.
TRUE WEST is a character study that examines the relationship between Austin, a screenwriter, and his older brother Lee. It is set in the kitchen of their mother’s home 40 miles east of Los Angeles. Austin is house-sitting while their mother is in Alaska, and there he is confronted by his brother, who proceeds to bully his way into staying at the house and using Austin’s car. In addition, the screenplay which Austin is pitching to his connection in Hollywood somehow gets taken over by the pushy con- man tactics of Lee, and the brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. In the process, the conflict between the brothers creates a heated situation in which their roles as successful family man and nomadic drifter are somehow reversed, and each man finds himself admitting that he had somehow always wished he were in the other’s shoes.
Austin – A squeaky clean Ivy League graduate who works as a screenwriter. Austin has a wife and children in Northern California, but is working at his mother’s house in Southern California while she is away in Alaska. By all accounts he is a success.
Lee – Austin’s brother. Lee is a beer-swilling desert rat and petty thief who has come to their mother’s house to loot the neighbors of household appliances. He is the exact opposite of his brother in looks, sensibility, and degree of success.
Saul Kimmer – A slick Hollywood producer. While Shepard’s characterization of Saul could easily have descended into parody, Saul remains real all the way through the play. He is as sincere as anyone who is motivated only by profit can be.
Mom – An absurdist vision of a powerless mother. Mom thinks Picasso is coming to town and quietly asks Austin not to kill Lee.
Video Submissions only – Acceptable format: MP4 or MOV. Please slate your name. Deadline is June 15th at 5pm.