Olney Theatre Center 2013
– Equity Principal Auditions
Olney MD COST Currently $632/week minimum.
Artistic Dir: Martin Platt
Managing Dir: Amy Marshall
Equity Principal Auditions:
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - Dramatic Day Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
Thursday, August 23, 2012 – Musical Day 165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM both days. New York City
Lunch from 1 - 2.
No singing on August 21. For that day, prepare EITHER one monologue (2 minutes or less) OR two 1-minute monologues.
No non-singing auditions on August 23. For that day, prepare EITHER one brief song (approx. 32 bars) OR two 16-bar selections. Bring sheet music in the correct key; accompanist is provided, but may not transpose.
Both days: Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.
All roles are available. All dates are in 2013.
SPRING AWAKENING. Music: Duncan Sheik. Book/Lyrics: Steven Sater. Dir: Steven Cosson. Mus Dir and Choreo TBA. 1st reh: 1/15. Runs 2/7-3/3.
Explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with poignancy and passion. Electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock & roll. Group of late-19th-Century German students navigate teenage self-discovery and coming of age anxiety in a powerful celebration of youth and rebellion.
Headstrong, handsome and charismatic. Knows much more than the others because of what he reads in books, and is able to see the corruption in society. In love with Wendla.
Melchior’s intense and nervous best friend. In love with Ilse, but due to his refusal, he never admits this.
Childhood friend of the boys; she has a romantic and sexual connection to Melchior.
Another childhood friend. Runs away from an abusive home to become a bohemian. Has mutual feelings for Moritz, but never gets to admit this due to his refusal.
Mothers / Teacher / Piano Teacher:
Multi-character track for one actress.
Fathers / Teacher / Minister / Abortionist:
Multi-character track for one actor.
NEVILLE’S ISLAND by Tim Firth. Dir: Martin Platt. 1st reh: 3/12. Runs 4/4-28.
Instead of completing a simple teambuilding exercise in England’s bucolic Lake District, four out-of-shape, middle-aged businessmen succeed in being the first people ever to get shipwrecked on a tiny island in this tourist paradise. Neville’s Island — where "The Office" meets "Lord of the Flies”.
40-something and “quite small”. The others elect him captain, and he proves his unfitness for the post by leading his team confidently in the wrong direction.
Somewhat dimwitted middle-aged loser who appears to have bought up a camping shop’s entire stock for the trip.
Middle-aged. Dour, imposing malcontent whose cruel sarcasm provides many of the play’s funniest one-liners.
Middle-aged. Born-again Christian. Has recently returned to work following a prolonged breakdown – and seems to be perilously close to the edge of another.
THE SUBMISSION by Jeff Talbott. Dir: David Elliott. 1st reh: 4/16. Runs 5/9-6/2.
Shaleeha G'ntamobi's stirring new play about an alcoholic black mother and her card-sharp son trying to get out of the projects has just been accepted into the nation's preeminent theater festival. Trouble is, Shaleeha doesn't exist, except in the imagination of wannabe white playwright Danny, who created her as a kind of affirmative-action nom-de-plume.
Danny: Caucasian, 27.
Trevor: Caucasian, 27.
Pete: Caucasian, 27.
Emilie: African American, 27.
ANGEL STREET by Patrick Hamilton. Dir: John Going. 1st reh: 5/28. Runs 6/20-7/14.
Is the handsome Jack Manningham a caring husband, or is he discreetly trying to drive his young wife Bella into insanity under the guise of kindness? It takes an extraordinarily dedicated Scotland Yard detective to unravel this delightfully twisted Victorian thriller.
About 34. Has been good-looking, almost a beauty—but now she has a haggard, wan, frightened air, with rings under her eyes, which tell of sleepless nights and worse.
About 45. Tall, good-looking. Heavily moustached and bearded, and perhaps a little too well dressed. His manner is suave and authoritative, with a touch of mystery and bitterness.
19. Self-conscious, pretty, cheeky girl. Maidservant.
50. Stout, amiable, subservient. Maidservant.
Middle-aged. Greying, short, wiry, active, brusque, friendly, overbearing. Has a low, warm chuckle, and completely dominates the scene from the beginning.
CARNIVAL! Score: Bob Merrill. Book: Michael Stewart. Dir: Martin Platt. Choreo: Kelli Barclay. Mus Dir TBA. 1st reh: 7/9. Runs 8/1-26.
Lili: Optimistic orphan. Joins the carnival and falls in love with Marco. Paul’s love interest.
Marco the Magnificent: Magician. Lili’s love interest.
The Incomparable Rosalie: Marco’s magic-act partner. Has threatened to leave him for a doctor.
Greta: B. F. Schlegel’s spoiled, pampered daughter
B. F. Schlegel: Grumpy ringmaster of “Cirque de Paris”.
Paul Berthalet: Lonely, bitter puppeteer. Disabled. Unhappy with life. Falls in love with Lili.
Grobert: Sleazy souvenir peddler.
Jacquot: Concertina player.
Jugglers: Specialty act.
TARTUFFE by Molière. Translation: Richard Wilbur. Dir: Martin Platt. 1st reh: 9/3. Runs 9/26-10/20.
Set in modern Paris, Molière's always-relevant classic comedy about a religious hypocrite and the home he invades gets a vibrant makeover, and a Euro-pop score.
Orgon: Head of the house, and husband of Elmire.
Tartuffe: Orgon’s houseguest. A hypocrite.
Mme Pernelle: Orgon’s mother.
Elmire: Orgon’s wife. Object of Tartuffe’s lust.
Dorine: Orgon’s housemaid. Confidante of Mariane.
Cléante: Elmire’s brother, Orgon’s brother-in-law.
Mariane: Orgon’s daughter, in love with Valère.
Damis: Orgon’s son.
Valère: In love with Mariane.
Laurent: Tartuffe’s servant (either unseen, or present but non-speaking).
Flipote: Servant of Madame Pernelle (non-speaking).
Monsieur Loyal: Bailiff.
A King’s Officer: Royal official.
ONCE UPON A MATTRESS. Music: Mary Rodgers. Lyrics: Marshall Barer. Book: Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and M. Barer. Dir, Mus Dir and Choreo TBA. 1st reh: 10/22. Runs 11/14-12/29.
Narrator of the story; also blends into the scenes. Charismatic and all-knowing – as a narrator should be. Honest tongue and heart of gold. Tenor, low D - high Bb.
The Queen’s confidant. Comedic role. Baritone, low A to G (no solo singing).
Beautiful young woman. In love with Sir Harry; wants to marry him because she is pregnant with his baby. Soprano, low Db to high F#.
Loud, conniving. Has a martyr complex. She really rules the country. Feeling the aches and pains of middle age. Desperately trying to prevent Dauntless from getting married. Mezzo/alto, low A to high B.
His maturation has been stunted by an overbearing mother. Desperately wants to get married, but is prevented by the strict tests that his mother gives to all potential candidates. Baritone, low A to high Eb.
King Sextimus the Silent:
Kind. Unable to rule because he cannot speak as a result of a curse. Strong movement/mime ability a plus. Non-singing.
17-40. The minstrel’s partner-in-crime. Highly physical comic role. Tenor/baritone.
Desperately searching for a wife for Dauntless. In love with Lady Larken. Powerful knight. Tenor or high baritone, low Db to high G.
A “shy” swamp princess from far away, with excellent intelligence, beauty and intuition. The Prince’s love interest. A true comedic role. Mezzo/alto, low B to high C#.
Equity Chorus Calls for SPRING AWAKENING, CARNIVAL! and ONCE UPON A MATTRESS will be held at a later date. Watch for separate notices.
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