BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
– Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments
Producers: REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS &CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK
Equity LORT B Co-production; $765/week
Artistic Director: Steve Woolf (St. Louis) Artistic Director: Blake Robison (Cincinnati)
Director: Steve Woolf
Writer: Neil Simon
Casting: Rich Cole
1st Rehearsal: 8/14 (St. Louis)
Open: 9/5 (St. Louis) 10/13 (Cin.)
Close: 9/30 (St.Louis) 11/10 (Cin.)
NYC auditions will be held on June 5 and 6, by appointment only.
Seeking submissions from Actors' Equity Members only for these auditions.
For consideration, mail picture and resume to:
648 Broadway--Suite 912
New York, NY 10012
re: MEMOIRS (name of role)
SUBMISSION IS BY U.S. MAIL ONLY. ABSOLUTELY NO EMAILS, PHONE CALLS OR OFFICE VISITS/DROP OFF'S!
BE SURE TO PUT THE TITLE OF THE SHOW AND THE ROLE YOU'RE INTERESTED IN ON THE FRONT OF THE ENVELOPE.
NOTE: Those cast will be contracted for BOTH engagements of this co-production.
The role of Laurie will be cast locally. All characters are Brooklynites
[EUGENE] Plays 15.(Actor 18 plus) Bright, ironic, clear-eyed, witty...a bit of a smart-aleck and a little wise for his years. Smack in the middle of adolescence. As the youngest son - and the one who is viewed as having the greatest potential - he's also the one on whom the family is toughest. Appealing, charming without being cute or smarmy. An astute observer, and our guide into the world of the play - the world of the Eugene (through whose lens we experience the story)...
[KATE] 40s. A real survivor, the person who is holding it all together. Hard shell covering a big heart which she reveals only occasionally. Like Jack and Blanche, she's had direct experience with the darker side of life and human potential and has learned what it takes to survive. Protective of her entire family: husband, children, sister, nieces. Should be able to seem austere, but the facade should also be able to evaporate when necessary...
[BLANCHE] 40s. More fragile than her sister, a couple of years younger. Takes longer to find her inner strength and the courage to stand up to her sister. Needs to be capable of an emotional explosiveness resulting from repressed conflict. Blanche has known hardship and seems to be a little bewildered by her life and her particular situation; loving but unsure, dependent on her sister yet yearning to break free of her shadow...
[JACK] 40s. Another survivor. Hard-working and weary, with the cares of the world and his responsibilities never far from his mind or consciousness - along with the well-being of his family, while not being in the best health himself. Kind and loving - especially with his nieces and also his sons. Moral, understanding and a little more tolerant on the surface than Kate. Wants to do right by everyone...
[STANLEY] Plays 18. Yearning for adulthood, burdened by being the oldest son. Highly moral and of a good conscience; flawed enough to mess up, yet can recognize his fallibilities and knows he needs to work to correct the errors of his ways. Compassionate, concerned, and caught between his own personal needs and the needs of his family...
[NORA] Plays 16 1/2, (Actress 18 plus) ready to take on life. The boys' cousin. She's vibrant, attractive (many references to the ripeness of her figure), feisty, self-absorbed in an adolescent way - and like the other young people in the play, yearning to break free. Appreciative and respectful of what she's been given but ready to take advantage of the new world that is opening up for all of them. Clearly engaged in a love-hate relationship with Laurie, her younger sister. Resentful of having to share a room with her, but quick to ally herself with Laurie if needed - and in remembering and honoring their
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