Syracuse Stage/Syracuse University 2020-21 seasons – Equity Video Submissions (Deadline 10.09.20)

Various Producers
Syracuse, NY

Job Details



$885 weekly minimum (LORT D); $924 weekly minimum (URTA)

Artistic Director Robert Hupp, Associate Artistic Director Kyle Bass, and show specific directors will review the submissions.

See breakdown for production dates.

Syracuse Stage’s 20/21 season will be fully produced and available via recorded broadcast platforms. Live performance with limited audience capacity will only be allowed if state and local government officials and national labor unions approve a safety-first reopening plan later in the season.

All auditions will be done virtually. No live auditions will take place at this time. All actors will submit materials via a google form located on our website – submissions.php. Video submissions should be UNLISTED (not private) YouTube links.

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.

Equity actors for roles in 2020-21 seasons for Syracuse Stage and Syracuse University.

Due to COVID-19, Accepting video audition submissions in lieu of live Equity auditions.


*All dates and productions for the 2020-2021 season are subject to change

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY By Laura Gunderson and Margot Melcon; Director: Robert Hupp
U/RTA – Co-Production with Syracuse University Department of Drama
1st rehearsal: 11/10/20
Opening: 12/4/20
Closing: 12/20/20

Seeking any race/ethnicity:

Arthur de Bourgh – male – 22. A studious, unsociable, only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next.

Fitzwilliam Darcy – male – 30. A loving, generous, and smart (if slightly stiff) husband. He is quiet and vigilant and thus sees what others often miss. He knows what being lovelorn is like.

All other roles will be cast from the students of the Syracuse University Drama program.

OUR TOWN By Thornton Wilder; Director: Robert Hupp LORT
1st Rehearsal: 3/30/21
Opening: 4/23/21
Closing: 5/9/21

Seeking any race/ethnicity:

Stage Manager

Emily Webb

Mr. Charles Webb

Mrs. Myrtle Webb

George Gibbs

Dr. Frank Gibbs

Mrs. Julia Gibbs

Simon Stimson

YOGA PLAY By Dipika Guha; Director: Melissa Crespo
1st Rehearsal: 2/9/21
Opening: 3/5/21
Closing: 3/21/21


JOAN- early fifties, white, American The new CEO of a yoga apparel company. driven.

RAJ- mid-thirties, South-Asian, American, a rising exec of a yoga apparel company.

FRED- mid-thirties, Singaporean a rising exec of a yoga apparel company.

ROMOLA- mid-twenties, Latina, American, plays additional roles:

MRS KAPOOR- Raj’s mother, early sixties, heavy upper class North Indian accent (Voice Over only)

LUCY- Jojomon employee, mid-twenties, highly-educated, American accent (Voice Over only)

NOOYI- Joan’s secretary, early-mid twenties, keen, American (Voice Over only)

LAUREN CLARK ROSE- Jojomon brand ambassador, American

GURUJI- early forties-early fifties, white. Plays additional roles:

JOHN DALE- Founder of Jojomon, sixties, sounds like an aging rock star
MR KAPOOR- Raj’s father, early sixties, shouty, upper class North Indian accent (Voice Over only)
ALAN CARR- BBC News Reporter, a bit nasal, classic BBC cadence

SALT / CITY / BLUES (World Premiere) By Kyle Bass; Director: Tazewell Thompson LORT
1st rehearsal: 5/11/21
Opening: 6/4/21
Closing: 6/20/20


Yolonda Mourning – Female. African American. 50. Freelance consultant. Smart and fabulous. Successful. She’s got her own. Sense of humor. Put together, or so it would seem. She exudes fierce, feminine power. Alpha female. Drinks bourbon straight. She looks great with a rocks glass in her hand. She drinks. It looks good on her, until it doesn’t. Toughest on those whom she loves.

Prof. D. – Male. African American. 79. Salt City native. Hears voices. Sees what others cannot. Mostly with his wits about him. Charming. Informed. Can be elegant and roughhewn in the same moment, in the same sentence. An old “professor.” Something of a griot. A connoisseur of the blues, especially the women of the blues.

Carrie Simmons – Female. White. 40-45. Salt City native. A bartender. Army vet. Sharp. Angry. Tough. Has a dragon tattoo on her neck. Comes out of the poor urban white community of Salt City. A landmine. Not without her charms. Dances with soul.

Malcolm – Male. African American 17. Yolonda’s son. Plays the trumpet. Smart. An independent spirit churning under the control of his mother. He has an emotional intelligence beyond his years—an “old head.” A budding bluesman.

Fish – Male. White. 45-50. Jewish (father) and Irish Catholic (mother) heritage. Raised Catholic in the Irish neighborhood of Salt City. Dependent on alcohol. Funny, sardonic. Smart. Volatile. Mostly harmless. Can do an Irish accent at the drop of a hat.

TALLEY’S FOLLY By Lanford Wilson; Director: Robert Hupp LORT
1st rehearsal: 10/6/20
Opening: 10/30/20
Closing: 11/15/20

This production has been cast.

TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES 1992 By Anna Deavere Smith; Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III LORT
1st Rehearsal: 12/29/20
Opening: 1/22/21
Closing: 2/7/21

This production has been cast.

Submit no more than 2 minutes of content of your choosing. A preference would be for the spoken word: a monologue, scene or poetry. You may submit existing material; you don’t have to create work specifically for this video audition. If the work you submit is longer than 2 minutes, please indicate which 2 minutes you prefer we view. Video submissions should be UNLISTED (not private) YouTube links. Submit to: submissions.php along with a link to a headshotresume.

Deadline: 10/09/2020