Riverside Theatre 2012-13 Season Plays
– Equity Principal Auditions
(Vero Beach, FL) LORT D; $566/week minimum
Artistic Director: Allen D. Cornell
Casting: Wojcik/ Seay Casting
Equity Principal Auditions:
Wednesday October 10, 2012 at the Actors' Equity Audition Center
9:30 AM — 5:30 PM 165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
Lunch from 1 - 2. New York, NY
Please prepare a monologue appropriate to the play you are interested in keeping in mind the various dialects of the characters throughout. Bring picture and resume, stapled together.
2012-13 Season Plays include:
Directed by: Allen D. Cornell
1st Rehearsal: 1/15/13. Runs: 1/24/13 – 2/3/13
At the height of his fame, Mark Rothko, under the watchful gaze of his young assistant and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, takes on his greatest challenge yet: to paint a group of murals for an extraordinary setting, the expensive and exclusive Four Seasons Restaurant. The brilliant master wrestles with his new apprentice in a battle of wits over a bucket of paint. This play is a moving and compelling account of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century whose struggle to accept his growing riches and praise became his ultimate undoing.
Late 50s, an abstract expressionist, successful and established – after many years of struggle. He is a lifelong anarchist, cultured and a very good talker, mostly self-educated. His physical nature is hefty, fierce, hurt. He is painfully self-conscious and self-protective, combining self-concealment with self-exposure. He fled the poverty and anti-Semitism of his native Russia at the age of ten, lived in Portland as a teenager, but has become a quintessential New Yorker, reluctant to leave Manhattan. He eats and smokes and drinks too much. He loves Mozart and Schubert. There is an intense, masculine vitality about his presence, but also a debilitating darkness. He is the rebellious, self-destructive genius that defines American art at mid-century.
A painter to play his early 20s, working as Rothko's assistant. He is youthful and passionate, eager to learn. His face is open and vulnerable and he often looks more like a kid than like a man. His parents were brutally murdered when he was a child and he and his sister grew up in foster homes. There is a damaged part of him that he doesn't quite understand yet, but there is also a strong survivor, independent and unafraid. He is intelligent, well-spoken, and most of the time able to navigate Rothko's insecurities and mood swings. He likes jazz and listens to Chet Baker. He identifies with the emerging pop-artists.
Directed by: Allen D. Cornell
1st Rehearsal: 3/26/13. Runs: 4/4/13- 4/14/13
Presented in four monologues by three characters, Brian Friel’s Faith Healer is the story of a traveling showman who also occasionally heals people; his bitter, angry, but still loving wife; and his once-plucky, now-tired manager, who has given up his career to promote Frank. Each monologue sheds more light on events that lead to tragedy, although the characters’ memories conflict with each other. Faith Healer is an Irish meditation on the role and responsibility of the artist in society, as well as an exploration of the meanings of healing and salvation.
Frank Hardy, the faith healer. Middle aged (40s) ; grey or greying; pale, lined face. Irish.
Frank's wife also Irish. Early middle-age. Indifferent to her appearance and barely concealing her distraught mental state. Smoking a lot - sometimes lighting one cigarette from the other.
Frank's cockney manager. Probably in his 50s but cannot pin-point his age accurately because he has a showman's verve and perkiness that make him appear younger than that.
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