THE PIANO LESSON - Equity Principal Auditions
Signature Theatre Company
New York, NY
Date of Audition
Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Friday, June 22, 2012
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1-2.
> EPA Rules are in effect.
> A monitor will be provided.
Artistic Director: James Houghton
Associate Artistic Director: Beth Whitaker
Author: August Wilson
Director: Ruben Santiago-Hudson
General Manager: Adam Bernstein
Casting: Telsey + Company
First Rehearsal: October 2, 2012
Announced Run: October 30, 2012 through December 9, 2012.
Expected salary: $736/week minimum.
Actors (m/f). See Breakdown for details.
A breakdown has been added for this notice.
Please prepare a contemporary monologue, 2 minutes or less.
Please bring a picture and resume, stapled back-to-back.
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.
All roles are available unless otherwise specified.
African-American male, 50-65. Lives with his niece and her daughter. Works full-time as a railroad cook, but for all intents and purposes is retired from the world. Believes yearning for other than what you have only brings trouble and pain.
African-American male, 25-35. Berniece's brother. Has an infectious grin and boyishness. Brash, impulsive, talkative and somewhat crude. Wants what he wants and won't apologize for it. Hungry for the chance to earn his fair share and live his own life.
African-American male, 25-35. Boy Willie's partner. Talks little, and then with a straightforwardness that is often disarming. Dreams of finding the right woman.
African-American female, plays 11 years old. Berniece's daughter. Sweet, obedient. An innocent.
African-American male, 30s-40s. Recently became a preacher, looking to open his own church and marry Berniece. Honest, ambitious, has taken to the city like a fish to water, finding in it opportunities for advancement that did not exist in the rural south. Has found purpose in a life of God.
African-American male, 45-65. Doaker's brother. Tries to present the image of a successful musician and gambler, but his music, clothes, and manner all feel old. Lives with an odd mixture of zest and sorrow. His wife has died recently, which has left him at sea.
African-American female, 20s. Sweet, pretty, direct, with an easy way about her.
CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. African-American female, 30s. Doaker's neice. Still in mourning for her husband after three years. Hard-headed, with defenses up. Haunted by the past, blames Boy Willie for her husband's death.
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