NORTH POOL – Equity Principal Auditions
Vineyard Theatre (NYC) ANTC; $477/week minimum
Playwright: Rajiv Joseph
Director: Giovanna Sardelli
Artistic Directors: Douglas Aibel & Sarah Stern
Casting Director: Henry Russell Bergstein
Tentative 1st Reh: January 22nd, 2013
Tentative 1st Pre: February 14th, 2013
Tentative Open: March 3rd, 2013
Equity Principal Auditions:
Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at Chelsea Studios
9:30 PM – 5:30 PM 151 West 26th Street, 6th Floor
Lunch from 1-2. New York City
Please prepare a brief contemporary monologue under 2 minutes.
Please bring a picture and resume.
In a riveting psychological thriller from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, author of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO and recipient of the Vineyard’s Paula Vogel Playwriting Award, a high school vice principal and a Middle Eastern-born transfer student engage in a politically and emotionally charged game of cat and mouse, with dangerous consequences.
Mid 40s to late-50s. As a Vice-Principal, he is the enforcer, the “bad cop” of the Sheffield High administration. He prides himself on his interrogation techniques and his ability to understand the various adolescent pathologies around him. He’s a former wrestler, so he has a tough guy quality to him, but he is also decidedly “uncool” in the way that it seems many Vice-Principals of large public high schools are. Danielson is a good man, a good educator, who legitimately cares about his students. But he has a temper and can be a victim of his own pride—and these things have conspired against his career. Danielson also has many shades to cover—he must seem clueless, brilliant, racist, caring, rageful and filled with regret.
18, Middle Eastern. Good looking, still very young. Ideally, he should be of slight build. His accent errs on the side of British, owing to his varied international boarding school education. But, as a talented con-man, he can allow different shades of accents to come out at different times, to suit his needs (a middle eastern accent when he wants to be innocent; an American accent when he’s being more of a regular teenager). He believes he is smarter than everyone, but is smart enough to hide it. He trusts nobody, and is deeply cynical about humanity in general. But there is a very-well hidden part of him that is terribly frightened, and wracked with guilt. He has a lot shades to cover—he must seem, at different times, innocent, evil, worldly, vulnerable and wise.
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