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The Great Gatsby - Open Auditions

Heights Players
Category: Performer

Description:

The Heights Players is pleased to announce auditions for their September production, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy, and directed by Aurora Dreger. Auditions will take place in the upstairs auditorium on Monday and Tuesday, July 14th and 15th at 7PM. Callbacks will be held in the same location on Wednesday, July 16th at 7PM. Rehearses Sunday - Thursday nights beginning July 20th. Please note that there will be rehearsals on the Sunday and Monday of Labor Day weekend. Performances: September 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th, 19th, and 20th at 8PM, and September 7th, 14th, and 21st at 2PM.

The breathtaking glamour and decadent excess of the Jazz Age comes to the stage in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel. Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire, passionately pursues the elusive Daisy Buchanan. Nick Carraway, a young newcomer to Long Island, is drawn into their world of obsession, greed, and danger. This is the NYC premiere of the only stage version that has been approved by the Fitzgerald estate.

All roles are open.

Nick Carraway (Male, 30) – The play's narrator. Midwestern, with a kind face, and a gentle manner. Tolerant, open-minded, and a trusted confidant. He becomes disillusioned with how wealthy socialites lead their lives.

Jay Gatsby (Male, 30 - 39) – The play's protagonist. A romantic idealist, with a disarming smile. Powerful, mysterious, and obsessed with the beautiful Daisy Buchanan.

Daisy Buchanan (Female, 20 - 29) – Southern, with a voice that sounds like money. She fascinates most men and enjoys being the center of attention.

Tom Buchanan (Male, 30 - 39) – Daisy’s husband, with a powerful, cruel body. A wealthy, sporty, and tough man who commands attention and is prone to violent outbursts.

Jordan Baker (Female, 20 - 29) – Daisy’s friend. Athletic, savvy, and self-sufficient, she comes off as shallow and somewhat harsh.

Myrtle Wilson (Female, 30 – 39) – Tom’s girlfriend. Fiery and sensual. A representative of the lower class who longs to gain entry into the world of the elite.

George Wilson (Male, 30 – 39) Myrtle’s husband. Spiritless and anemic. Slow-witted and seems trapped by his position in life.

Meyer Wolsheim (Male, 50 – 69) A professional gambler, with a questionable past, who helped build Gatsby's fortune.

The following roles may be cast separately, or doubled.

Mr. McKee (Male, 20 – 39) – Artist. Effeminate and snobby.
Mrs. McKee (Female, 20 – 39) – Myrtle’s neighbor. Silly and vapid.
Policeman (Male, 18 – 64)
Mrs. Michaelis (Female, 18 – 64)

Additional party guests and dancers may be added.

For auditions, please prepare a brief (2 minutes or less) dramatic monologue. No classical, please.
At callbacks, you will be asked to learn a short dance combination, and will be given sides from the script. If cast, you must become a member of The Heights Players, which requires a $20 membership fee.


Job Start Date:
7/20/2014

Job End Date:
9/21/2014

Union Information:
non-union

Salary:
N/A

Company:
Heights Players

Address:

Brooklyn, NY 11201
US

Contact:

Aurora Dreger

Response Method(s):
At Audition

Audition Information

When:

Monday, July 14th and Tuesday, July 15th at 7pm


Where:

26 Willow Place, Brooklyn, NY 11201


Notes/What to bring:

Please prepare a brief (2 minutes or less) dramatic monologue.


Minors must be accompanied by an adult


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