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Merrimack Repertory Theatre (Lowell, MA) LORT D; $566/week minimum
Edgar Cyrus, General Manager
Peter Crewe, Casting Director
By Jack Kerouac
Rehearsals: October, 4th 2012 – October 9th 2012 *6, 8 and 10 hour rehearsal days including day time commitments
Performances: October 10th, 2012 – October 14th 2012 * including one weekday matinee and at least one weekend matinee. (2 week contract; LORT D)
NYC auditions will be held on an upcoming date, TBD by appointment only.
Seeking submissions from Actors' Equity Members only for these auditions.
Please submit if you are available during the production period and interested in one of the roles below should submit.
Email picture and resume, preferably as a single PDF, to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the character you are interested in if applicable.
Hardcopy submissions may be mailed to:
Beat Generation Casting
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
132 Warren St.
Lowell, MA 01852
About the Project
MRT will be producing the world premiere of BEAT GENERATION, the only play written by Jack Kerouac, this coming fall in a staged-reading format as part of the UMass Lowell’s “Jack Kerouac Literary Festival.” Written in Kerouac’s traditional autobiographical style, the play portrays a day in the life of Kerouac and his friends (characters are based on Kerouac, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, etc.) in New York City in 1955, about five years after the last cross-country trip described in On the Road.
All characters are members of a loose-knit group of friends circa 1955 who, no matter their level of education, purposefully work blue-collar jobs or hold no jobs in order to avoid the success and money culture of the day. In other words, they are members of the day’s counter-culture or the “beat generation” and need to inhabit a natural ease while still maintaining intellectual and philosophical energy.
JULE: African-American male; 30s
SLIM: Caucasian male; 30s; Tall (6’6”)
TOMMY: Caucasian male, 40s – 50s; Short (4’11)
MANUEL: Hispanic male; 20s; A poet
IRWIN: Caucasian male, 30s (A poet, based on Allan Ginsberg)
PAUL: Caucasian male; 20s; Handsome
MEZZ: Caucasian male; 30s; (“A Real Hepcat”)
THE BISHOP: Caucasian male, Late 20s; A priest in the Liberal Catholic Church with a Czechoslovakian dialect
VICKI: Caucasian female, 20s; Jule’s wife
CORA: Caucasian female (Blonde); 30s’ MILO’s wife
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