Bay Street Theater
Sag Harbor, NY
$926 weekly minimum (LORT C)
Monday, February 6, 2023
9:30 AM - 5:30 PM (E)
Break: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Actors' Equity New York Audition Center
165 W 46th St
New York, NY 10036
Expected to attend:
Scott Schwartz—Artistic Director
Will Pomerantz—Artistic Associate
John Sullivan—Associate Producer
See production dates in breakdown.
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.
An Equity Monitor will be provided
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 attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.
Equity actors for roles in Bay Street Theater's LORT 2023-24 Season (see breakdown).
Actors with local housing encouraged to attend.
Bay Street Theater welcome performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, abilities/exceptionalities, and body types.
Actors of diverse cultural and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply. In addition to genders listed in character breakdowns, we are actively seeking transgender and non-binary performers for all roles.
Please prepare 1 Contemporary Monologue, no longer than 2 minutes. For those who wish to demonstrate singing skills (see breakdown), please prepare a brief cut of a song in the legit, contemporary musical theater or classical style – no pop or rock songs please.
Equity encourages everyone participating in the auditions to wear a two-ply cloth face mask, surgical mask, singer’s mask or respirator (N95, KN95 or KF94). Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not recommended. Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask.
Equity encourages members to prepare for their audition prior to arriving at the audition venue, to the extent that they can (e.g., get dressed, hair/make-up, etc.) to avoid crowding in bathrooms and dressing rooms.
Holding/Audition room information:
The audition room (Studio B) can accommodate no more than 28 individuals at a time.
The holding room can accommodate no more than 40 individuals at a time.
No roles will be understudied.
Book, Music & Lyrics by Madeline Myers
Director: Scott Schwartz
Choreographer: Addy Chan
Contract Dates: May 01-June 18, 2023
PLEASE NOTE ALL ROLES REQUIRE STRONG SINGERS AND ACTORS. ACTORS OF ALL RACES AND ETHNICITES ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR ALL ROLES. FOR CERTAIN ROLES IN THIS SHOW, THEIR JEWISH IDENTITY IS CENTRAL TO THEIR CHARACTER. FOR THESE ROLES, WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING JEWISH-IDENTIFYING ACTORS.
Rosalind Franklin: Late 20-30s, Jewish-identifying, any ethnicity. Soprano with strong mix. 31 years old in 1951. British. Rosalind, a Jewish Londoner, is a physical chemist and specialist in x-ray diffraction. She is a brilliant scientist and has a force of character that does not suffer fools gladly. She can be argumentative, confrontational, and hot-tempered, but is also filled with passion, heart and a keen desire to understand the world. Rosalind loves to go to the mountains to hike. This role has been cast. Seeking potential understudies.
Maurice Wilkins: 30s, any ethnicity. Tenor. 35 years old in 1951. British. Maurice is the assistant director of the biophysics unit at King’s College in London. He is the temperamental opposite of Rosalind; he is reserved, quiet, patient, shy, speculative, and non-confrontational. He avoids conflict and doesn’t make eye contact. Maurice is also a lone wolf. Emotionally bruised, he is recently divorced from his American wife and is separated from his young son.
Jacques Mering: 30s-40s, Jewish-identifying, any ethnicity. Tenor. Russian/French. Jacques is a leading x-ray crystallographer under whom Rosalind trained at le labo in Paris. Jacques is charming, carefree, and a true bon vivant. He wants to savor and enjoy his life. He is also soulful and emotional. Jacques is a Russian-born jew who came to France early in life as a refugee, and he is now married and estranged from his wife while carrying on an affair with Rosalind.
Adrienne Weill: Late 30s-40s, Jewish-identifying, any ethnicity. Alto with strong mix. French. Adrienne is a French-Jewish refugee, scientist, and Rosalind’s friend. Adrienne is extraordinary, commanding, and groundbreaking as a scientist and scholar; brave and shrewd as a widowed mother who managed to get herself and her daughter out of France; and nurturing and inspiring as a mentor to Rosalind. She also has a good sense of humor and a witty, clever side.
James Watson: 20s, any ethnicity. Tenor. 23 years old in 1951. American. A wunderkind who achieved his doctorate at age 23, and of course one of the people who would eventually be credited for the discovery of the structure of DNA. Watson is calculating and manipulative; he will stop at nothing to achieve glory through scientific discovery. He is an irrepressible talker and a quick mind. Watson is untidy and not well-put-together, wearing his tennis shoes with united laces and shorts even in the winter. He and Crick are scientific soul mates (see below).
Francis Crick: 30s, any ethnicity. Tenor/baritone. 35 years old in 1951. British. Gregarious, lively, always talking and joking, Francis Crick has a boisterous personality and has yet to get his doctorate at age 35. He is also eventually credited for discovering the structure of DNA. He is a protein crystallographer with an easy charm and confidence. He and Watson are scientific soul mates (see above).
John Randall: Mid 40s – 60s, any ethnicity. Tenor/baritone. British. John Randall is the director of the biophysics unit at King’s College in London. Randall is a war hero from WWII; he is very much a military man and runs his lab and the race like a military effort. He is ambitious, driven and will work his lab as hard as it takes to win. A bit of a showman, Randall wears dandyish American-made suits, a bow tie, and a fresh flower on his lapel.
Raymond Gosling: 20s, any ethnicity. Any vocal range. 25 in 1951. British. Raymond Gosling is a PhD candidate and doctoral student at King’s. A bit dotty (think the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland) and also funny. He is good-natured and is assigned to assist Rosalind.
Alec Stokes: 20s-30s, any ethnicity. Any vocal range. British. Physicist and mathematician at the biophysics unit at King’s College; Maurice’s right-hand man. A conservative and traditionalist. Playful with his friends, tough on those he sees as his enemies.
Dial M For Murder, by Frederick Knotts
Adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher
Director: Walter Bobbie
Contract Dates: June 01-July 23, 2023
Margot Wendice; British (30s-40s) A wealthy sociality who is married to Tony but having an affair with Maxine. She is intelligent but a bit naïve, and wishes her life were different than it is.
Maxine Hadley: American (30s-40s). A smart, tough American writer of thrillers. Worldly, playful, with a bit of 1950’s glamour.
Tony Wendice: British (30s-40s) Margot’s husband, a failing novelist himself, who has contrived of a plot to have her murdered. Clever, seemingly a dashing good lad, but dark and scheming underneath.
Lesgate: British (30s-40s) A con man and an ex-school mate of Tony ’s, he’s the man that Tony convinces to murder his wife. Strong, a bit threatening, but also a bit desperate.
Inspector Hubbard: British (40s-50s) A inspector who tries to and ultimately untangles the web of Tony’s lies and ultimately saves Margot. Inquistive, but seemly “by the book.” Ultimately he is much smarter than he seems.
MASTER CLASS, by Terrence McNally
Director: Susan Stroman
Contract Dates: July 07-September 03, 2023
Maria Callas: 50-70, Female Identifying. A hugely successful world-class opera diva who, following her operatic career, has come to Julliard to teach opera students; she is glamorous, intelligent, and has a commanding presence; she is fiercely dedicated to teaching her students about commitment to the demanding discipline of the art; she stresses the need for them to not just sing the notes but to embody the character; she does not mince words; she has a dry and somewhat piercing sense of humor; she is frequently misjudged by an outward personae that belies the sensitive and vulnerable woman who lives within her. This role has been cast. Seeking possible future replacements.
Sophie DePalma: 22-30 years old. First Soprano. A strong operatic soprano and actress; thinks of herself as fiery but is soon overwhelmed and intimidated by Maria’s criticism; Able to sing Bellini’s Sonnamblia aria, Ah non credcea mirati. Prepare an aria/legit musical theatre piece for the audition.
Sharon Graham: 22-30 years old. A strong operatic soprano and actress; sensitive, but courageous; not afraid to ask questions; works very hard; she is feisty enough to stand up and talk back to Callas. Able to sing Verdi’s Macbetto, Lady MacBeth’s letter aria, Vieni! T’affretta. Prepare an aria/legit musical theatre piece.
Anthony Candolino: 22-30 years old. Tenor. Attractive and flirtatious; confident verging on cocky. Possesses openness and courage, naive about the preparation necessary to be an opera singer. Serious about becoming an artist. A good listener. Able to sing Recondita Armonia from Tosca. Prepare an aria/legit musical theatre piece for the audition.
Manny Weinstock: 30-60 years old. Accomplished Accompanist; smart, savvy, good-humored; respects Callas; performer who can play the piano (and the arias in the breakdowns above).
The Stagehand: Any age. A dedicated theatre stagehand.
LORT Non-Rep $926 weekly minimum (LORT C)