American Shakespeare Center 2023 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.04.22) | Playbill

American Shakespeare Center 2023 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.04.22)

CATEGORY: Performer

American Shakespeare Center
Staunton, VA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
$600 weekly minimum (LORT D)

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Jay McClure: Casting Director
Brandon Carter: Artistic Director
Natasia Reinhardt: Intimacy Choreographer and Associate Artistic Director

APPOINTMENTS
Please visit https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/... to schedule an audition appointment.

OTHER DATES
Spring dates
First Rehearsal: Jan 18th
Opening: Feb 18th
Closing: May 14th

Summer/Fall
First Rehearsal: May 17th
Opening: June 17th
Closing: Dec. 30th

OTHER
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in American Shakespeare Center's 2023 Season to be performed in repertory (see breakdown).

Actors of all gender identities, races, ethnicities, abilities, and ages are encouraged to submit.

BREAKDOWN

All roles will be understudied
CORIOLANUS
Seeking:

Volumnia - a character in William Shakespeare's play Coriolanus, the mother of Caius Martius Coriolanus. She plays a large role in Coriolanus' life, encouraging him in his military success and urging him to seek political office.

Tullus Aufidius - A general of the Volscians, Rome's enemy. He is Coriolanus's great rival in warfare but is not quite the equal of the Roman general, and his inability to defeat Coriolanus rankles him.

MEASURE FOR MEASURE
Seeking:

Isabella - a very virtuous and chaste young woman who faces a difficult decision when her brother is sentenced to death for fornication (unlawful sex). Isabella does not approve of her brother's actions at all, but she pleads for his life out of loyalty and sisterly devotion.

Lord Angelo - a man who rules strictly and without mercy, and he is loathsome more for his hypocrisy than for anything else. He presents Isabella with proposition to save her brother.

HAMLET
Claudius - The King of Denmark, Hamlet’s uncle, Married to Hamlet's mother his late brothers wife.

Gertrude - The Queen of Denmark, Hamlet’s mother, recently married to Claudius.

Polonius: Kings man, Father to Ophelia.

TAMING OF THE SHREW
Katherine - The “shrew” of the play’s title, Katherine, or Kate, is the daughter of Baptista Minola, with whom she lives in Padua. She is sharp-tongued, quick-tempered, and prone to violence, particularly against anyone who tries to marry her. Her hostility toward suitors particularly distresses her father. Marries Petruchio.

Petruchio - Petruchio is a gentleman from Verona. Loud, boisterous, eccentric, quick-witted, marries Katherine

Bianca - Katherines younger sister

AS YOU LIKE IT
Celia - The daughter of Duke Frederick and Rosalind’s dearest friend. Celia’s devotion to Rosalind is unmatched, as evidenced by her decision to follow her cousin into exile. To make the trip, Celia assumes the disguise of a shepherdess and calls herself Aliena.

Rosalind - The daughter of Duke Senior. Rosalind, a heroine, is independent minded, strong-willed, good-hearted, and terribly clever. Rather than slink off into defeated exile, Rosalind resourcefully uses her trip to the Forest of Ardenne as an opportunity to take control of her own destiny. When she disguises herself as Ganymede—a handsome young man—and offers herself as a tutor in the ways of love to her beloved Orlando, Rosalind’s talents and charms are on full display. Only Rosalind, for instance, is both aware of the foolishness of romantic love and delighted to be in love. She teaches those around her to think, feel, and love better than they have previously.

Orlando - The youngest son of Sir Rowland de Bois and younger brother of Oliver. Orlando is a young man who, under his brother’s neglectful care, has languished without a gentleman’s education or training. Regardless, he considers himself to have great potential.

EURYDICE
Orpheus - Lord of the Underworld, Betrothed to Eurydice, a wide range of ages.

Eurdyice - Betrothed to Orpheus, Protagonist, Strong willed.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please prepare one Early Modern Monologue (Shakespeare preferred), and a brief cut of a song to be sung a cappella. Email your headshot/resume and video submission.

Deadline: 10/04/2022

SUBMIT TO
[email protected]

SALARY

LORT Non-Rep $600 weekly minimum (LORT D)

UNION

AEA

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