CANCELLED: StageSource 2020 Equity Auditions (Originally Scheduled for 04.06.20)

CANCELLED: StageSource 2020 Equity Auditions (Originally Scheduled for 04.06.20)

CATEGORY: Performer

Various Producers
New York, NY

Job Details


Out of an abundance of caution, the producers have chosen to cancel this EPA/ECC/audition for the safety of our members and everyone involved. They anticipate rescheduling the auditions at some point in the near future.



Bring approximately 35 headshots and resumes—exact number TBA.

If you want extra headshot/resumes returned to you, please supply a 9x12 self-addressed envelope with postage in the amount of $5 OR bring $5 cash with you to your audition for us to provide you with an envelope and postage OR pick them up at the audition site on Tuesday, April 7th between noon and 6PM. Any additional headshots/resumes not mailed or picked up by 6PM on Tuesday will be disposed of.

Before registering, make sure you have the following things ready:

Your AEA Membership number. An electronic version of your headshot (jpg, png, or pdf). An electronic version of your resume (pdf). A scan of your current AEA card (jpg, png, or pdf) Name all files with your name and the document type (such as "Jane_Doe_Resume.pdf")


These electronic files will be made available to producers, and a file just named "resume" will be easily lost

An Equity Monitor will not be provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.

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.

These auditions will be attended by 40+ producing theatre companies, producers, and casting directors.

You must be an active member of AEA at the time of the auditions to attend. You do not need to be a member of StageSource in order to attend AEA auditions.

Note: any AEA theatre using these auditions as part of their AEA requirements and have submitted a notice to AEA, their breakdown is attached herewith.


Lyric Stage Company
140 Clarendon Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA

Courtney O’Connor, Artistic Director

NEAT Cat. 6

For pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. No understudies are being cast.

All roles are available for inclusive casting

Actors of color are strongly encouraged to audition. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston shall conduct all auditions/interviews in a manner that continues to promote fair consideration to ethnic minorities, women, seniors, and performers with disabilities. The Lyric Stage Company of Boston is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Lyric Stage Co 2020-21 Season

Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Director: Rachel Bertone
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez
First Rehearsal: August 4, 2020
Opening: August 28, 2020
Closing: October 4, 2020

EVA PERON: (Role CAST) Female identified, E (below middle C) to a top F - strong belt. A beautiful ambitious and power-seeking woman who rises to become the spiritual leader of Argentina by age twenty-six.

JUAN PERON: Male identified, baritone. An officer in the Argetinian army who rises to become the Argentine president.

CHE GUEVARA: Male identified, rock tenor. A political activist and the narrator of the show. A radical who isn’t reluctant to ask tough questions and demand answers.

PERON’S MISTRESS: Female identified, light contemporary mix to E. Juan Peron’s teenaged lover.

AGUSTIN MAGALDI: Male identified, baritone. A tango singer and former lover of Eva.

ENSEMBLE: Approximately 7-8 actors playing a variety of roles.


By Loy A. Webb

Director: Dawn M. Simmons
First Rehearsal: September 22, 2020
Opening: October 16, 2020
Closing: November 8, 2020

GENESIS: (Role CAST) an African-American woman, natural hair, mid to late 30s. Strong-willed, wants Rashad to see her side of the story.

RASHAD: an African-American man, mid to late 30s. A firefighter, planning to propose to Genesis and make this the best night of her life.


By Lauren Gunderson

Director: Courtney O’Connor
First Rehearsal: October 27, 2020
Opening: November 20, 2020
Closing: December 19, 2020

HENRY CONDELL: Male identified, 40; feisty, hopeful friend and actor in the King’s Men. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will.

JOHN HEMINGES: Male identified, 50; reasonable friend and financial manager of the King’s Men; owner of the Globe Tap House; a good man, a gentleman, if serious. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will.

RICHARD BURBAGE/WILLIAM JAGGARD/HORATIO: Male identified, 50s; Richard is a seasoned lion of the stage, famous across England, loud and proud. Wears an identical mourning ring for Will. William is a Successful if shady publisher of books, plays, and playbills. He is confident in his ability to get what he wants. Very experienced, very connected, willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. An ass.

ELIZABETH CONDELL/EMILIA BASSANO LANIER/FRUIT SELLER/MARCELLUS: Female identified. Elizabeth is Henry’s wife, savvy and fun. Emilia is a fiery Italian feminist and poet, independent woman, lover of life (and of Shakespeare.)

REBECCA HEMINGES/ANNE HATHAWAY SHAKESPEARE: Female identified. Rebecca is John’s wife, a good wife. Strong, busy with their grocery business, a woman who has weathered much but loves her husband and sons and God. Anne is Shakespeare’s now ailing wife. Strong-willed, a classy lady, a survivor.

RALPH CRANE/BARMAN/COMPOSITOR/FRANCISCO: Male identified. Ralph is a humble scrivener of the King’s Men. Quick, sure, quiet. Barman is a Ruffian. Compositor works for Jaggard, young. Francisco is a character in Hamlet.

ALICE HEMINGES/SUSANNAH SHAKESPEARE: Female identified, 30s. Alice is John’s daughter and alewife, knows everyone and hangs with the boys. Susannah is a good girl and daughter of Shakespeare.

ED KNIGHT/ISSAC JAGGARD: Male identified. Ed is the “stage manager” for the King’s Men, self-serious and particular. Issac is Williams’s son, will inherit the business. Sensitive, an artist at heart.

MARCUS/BOY HAMLET/CRIER/BERNARDO: Male identified, 20. Marcus is the printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print shop, nosy but honest. BOY HAMLET is a young actor. Crier is a newsboy. Bernardo is a character in Hamlet.

BEN JONSON/BARMAN 2/SIR EDWARD DERING: Male identified, 50s-60s. Ben is a poet laureate of England, friend/rival of Shakespeare. Amazing drunk. A bear of a man. Surprisingly weepy. Barman 2 is a drunk. Sir Edward Dering is a book and theatre lover.


By Anna Deveare Smith

Director: Megan Sandberg-Zakian
First Rehearsal: December 8, 2020
Hiatus Week: December 21-25, 2020
Opening: January 8, 2021
Closing: February 7, 2021

Actor: (Role CAST) plays all characters ranging from ages 30-50s, African-American, in a series of monologues that was created from interviews about the 1991 Crown Heights riots.


By Deborah Zoe Laufer

Director: Courtney O’Connor
First Rehearsal: January 26, 2021
Opening: February 19, 2021
Closing: March 14, 2021

BARI: Female identified, 40s-50s. A depressed, nihilistic misanthrope who undergoes a radical transformation.

PATTY COOPER: Female identified, 40s-50s. Loud and controlling and good hearted. Has never left her hometown of East Cooperville.

LUANNE COOPER: Female identified, 20. Patty’s niece. Very simple and sweet.

MIKE COOPER: Male identified, 40-60. Patty’s cousin. Mike makes beautiful art out of garbage -- that’s who he is. He has a crow.


By Arthur Miller

Director: Rebecca Bradshaw
First Rehearsal: March 2, 2021
Opening: March 26, 2021
Closing: April 25, 2021

JOE KELLER: Male identified, 60s. Exonerated after being charged with knowingly shipping defective aircraft engine cylinder heads from his factory to the military during World War II, causing the deaths of 21 pilots. For over three years he has placed the blame on his partner and former neighbor, Steve Deever, although he himself committed the crime. When the truth comes out, Joe justifies his actions by claiming that he did it for his family.

KATE KELLER: Female identified, 60s. Knows that Joe is guilty but lives in denial while mourning for her older son Larry, who has been MIA for three years. She refuses to believe that Larry is dead and maintains that Ann Deever — who returns for a visit at the request of Larry's brother Chris — is still "Larry's girl" and also believes that he is coming back.

CHRIS KELLER: Male identified, mid 30s. Son to Joe and Kate, WWII veteran, now works alongside his father managing the new factory. He is uncomfortable with the success his father's business found during the war, when so many of his comrades died pointlessly; he redirects his discomfort into an idealism and an attitude of social awareness that is foreign to his family environment; wants to marry Ann; loyal and loving to his family and Ann.

ANN DEEVER: Female identified, mid 20s. dated Larry, the Keller’s other son who disappeared during the war; knows he isn’t coming back; instead, she has waited for his brother Chris to step forward and take Larry's place in her heart; she has shunned her father for his crimes during the war, and she fully understands his assertion that if he had any suspicions of his own father, he could not live with himself; she is an honest, down-to-earth girl, and she is emboldened by the strength of certain of her convictions.

GEORGE DEEVER: Male identified, 30s. Ann’s older brother; lawyer; WWII veteran; lives with Ann and their mother in New York; his disdain is for the crime, not for the man, and now that he has been newly convinced of his father's innocence, he is here to rescue his sister from entering the family of the man he believes is actually guilty; direct, intense and yet “quiet, as though afraid to find himself screaming.”

DR. JIM BAYLISS: Male identified, mid 30s. Joe’s neighbor, married to Sue; served in WWII alongside Chris; the neighborhood doctor; Jim is a good man who believes in the duty of one man to help another, but he at the same time acknowledges a man's responsibility to his family; wry, easy talker; clings to self-effacing humor.

SUE BAYLISS: Female identified, 30s-40s. Nurse and mother; wife to Jim Headstrong and protective; wants the best for her family; she put her husband through medical school, and she expects more than gratitude in return; she blames Chris's infectious, insinuating idealism for her husband's interest in the fiscally unrewarding field of medical research.

FRANK LUBEY: Male identified, 30s. a pleasant, opinionated man; the ever-neighbor; he’s a harmless man with no understanding of the world beyond his backyard; avoided the draft in World War II, married Lydia, and had three kids; has an interest in astrology.

LYDIA LUBEY: Female identified, mid 20s. Married to Frank; dated George before; she represents a certain suburban contingent that doesn't know much about the world, but doesn't do much harm, either.

BERT: Male identified, 8. young curious boy who lives on the block; plays cop-and-robber games with Joe Keller, to his anxious mother’s chagrin.


Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Director: Leigh Barrett
Music Director: Dan Rodriguez
First Rehearsal: April 13, 2021
Opening: May 7, 2021
Closing: June 13, 2021

ELLE WOODS: Female identified, 20-25, Gb2-G5. The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex- boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality. Must be comfortable with dogs.

WARNER HUNTINGTON III: Male identified, 20-25, Eb3-Ab4. A good-looking shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart and heads off to Harvard Law.

EMMETT FORREST: Male identified, 20-25, B2-A4. A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly.

MARGOT: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. Seemingly the dim-witted, boy-crazy friend. Must be comfortable with dogs.

SERENA: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. A UCLA cheerleader who has spunk and isn’t afraid to tell everyone her opinion.

PILAR: Female identified, 20-25, G#3-F5 belt. One of Elle’s best friends and sorority sisters. The sassy and sensible one.

VIVIENNE KENSINGTON: Female identified, 20-25, A3-F5. A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner’s fiance who initially dismisses Elle but grows to be her friend.

PAULETTE/MOTHER: Female identified, 35-45, A3-A5. A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. Must be comfortable with dogs. Also plays Elle’s mother.

PROFESSOR CALLAHAN: Male identified, 45-55, A2-F#4. A pompous, sleezy, and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful but completely immoral.

BROOKE WYNDAM/COURTNEY/WHITNEY: Female identified, 25-35, A3-G5. Brooke is an exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. Courtney is a sales clerk. Whitney is Vivienne’s best friend.

KYLE/DEWEY/GRANDMASTER CHAD/WINTHROP: Male identified. Kyle is Paulette’s love interest. Dewey is Paulette’s ex boyfriend. Grandmaster Chad is a fraternity boy who distracts Elle from studying for the LSAT. Winthrop is a Harvard admissions officer. Also plays Elle’s dad.

ENID/CHUTNEY/KATE: Female identified, 22-27, G3-G5. Enid is a Harvard law student and extreme feminist. An active personality and active in the Peace Corps. Chutney is Brooke’s stepdaughter and dislikes that Brooke was married to her father. Kate is the booksmart sorority sister.

PFORZHEIMER/PADAMADAN/NIKOS: Male identified. Pforzheimer is a Harvard admissions officer. Padamadan is a Harvard admissions student who fled his country because of coup d’etat. Nikos is Brooke’s pool boy and a witness in the courtroom.

LOWELL/AARON/CARLOS/FATHER: Male identified. Lowell is a Harvard admissions officer. Aaron is a Harvard law student who writes financial codes. Carlos is Nikos’ boyfriend. Also plays Elle’s dad.


New Repertory Theatre

400 Talcott Avenue, Building 131, 3rd Fl, Watertown, MA 02472

NEAT Cat. 6; $503/week min
Artistic Director: Michael J. Bobbitt (expected in attendance)

New Repertory Theatre 2020-21 Season
In residence at the Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts

* Denotes the roles have been cast; auditioning performers may be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.


by Tony Kushner
Director: Megan Sandberg-Zakian
1st rehearsal: August 18, 2020
Runs: September 13 – October 18, 2020
Wed – Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

ROY M. COHN/PRIOR 2: Male, 50-69. Jewish. Influential and successful New York lawyer and powerbroker. Extremely smart, cunning, tremendously vicious. / Male. Ghost of a dead Prior Walter from the 17th century. Londoner, sophisticated, with a High British accent.

JOSEPH PORTER PITT/PRIOR 1/THE ESKIMO: Male, 25-35. Mormon. Married to Harper. Clean cut, Republican lawyer. Deeply closeted. / Male. Ghost of a dead Prior Walter from the 13th century. Blunt, gloomy medieval farmer with a guttural Yorkshire accent.

HARPER AMATRY PITT/MARTIN HELLER: Female, 25-35. Mormon. Joe’s wife. Agoraphobic with a Valium addiction. Perpetually fearful, hallucinates and invents imaginary characters to cope with her failing marriage. / Male. Reagan Administration Justice Department flack man.

PRIOR WALTER/THE MAN IN THE PARK: Male, 25-35. Louis’s boyfriend. Works as a club designer/caterer but lives off of a trust fund. Extremely charismatic, bitingly witty. Frail, intense, vulnerable.

LOUIS IRONSON: Male, 25-35. Jewish. Works as a court clerk in Brooklyn. Incredibly intelligent, neurotic, anxious. Full of self-loathing and guilt.

HANNAH PORTER PITT/RABBI ISIDOR CHEMELWITZ/HENRY/ETHEL ROSENBERG: Female, 45- 60. Mormon. Joe’s mother. Currently resides in Salt Lake City, living off of her deceased husband’s army pension. / Male. Orthodox Jewish rabbi. / Male. Roy’s doctor. / Female. American citizen who was convicted of being a Soviet spy by Roy Cohn.

BELIZE/MR. LIES: African-American, male, 25-35. Registered nurse and former drag queen. Prior’s best friend and Roy’s caretaker. Compassionate, bitingly smart and extremely stylish. / Male. Harper’s imaginary friend. Travel agent, who in dress and speech suggests a jazz musician.

THE ANGEL/EMILY/SISTER ELLA CHAPTER/THE WOMAN IN THE S. BRONX: Any race and any gender. Divine presence who descends from Heaven to bestow prophecy on Prior. A force to be reckoned with, they are powerful, full of intensity – but with a sense of humor. / Female. Nurse. / Female. Salt Lake City real-estate saleswoman.


by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin
Director: Michael J. Bobbitt
1st rehearsal: October 27, 2020
Runs: November 29, 2020 – January 3, 2021

Wed – Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

CHIP TOLENTINO: Male. Athletic, social, boy scout. Champion of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Returns to defend his title. C4 – B5.

LOGAINNE SCHWARTZANDGRUENIERRE (SCHWARTZY): Female. Youngest, most politically aware speller. Driven by internal and external pressure, but ultimately desires to make her fathers proud. Somewhat of a neat freak. Speaks with a lisp. A3 – F5.

LEAF CONEYBEAR/DAN DAD/JESUS CHRIST: Male. Second runner-up in his district. Home- StageSource 2020 Equity Auditions Page 7 of 10

schooled, comes from large family of former hippies. Spells words correctly while in a trance. A3 – A5. / Any race, male. The more laid back and ineffectual of Schwarzy's fathers. G3 – D5. / Any race. Deity invoked by a speller in need.

WILLIAM BARFEE: Male. Former Putnam County Spelling Bee finalist. Eliminated because of allergic reaction to peanuts. Touchy, bullying personality. Develops crush on Olive. E4 – B5.

MARCY PARK: POC, female. Recent transfer from Virginia, placed ninth in last year’s nationals. Poster child for the Over-Achiever. Attends Catholic school called “Our Lady of Intermittent Sorrows”. Not allowed to cry. C4 – E5.

OLIVE OSTROVSKY: Female. Young newcomer. Any race. Makes friends with dictionary at a very young age. Enormously shy, shyly blossoms. B3 – F5.

RONA LISA PERETTI/OLIVE MOM: Female. Number-one realtor in Putnam County. Former Putnam County Spelling Bee Champion, now moderator. Sweet woman, loves children. Stern with Vice Principal Panch and his feelings for her. Unflagging and determined interest in the competition. B3 – F5. / Female. A fantasy version of Olive's mom at her Ashram in India. D4 – E5.

DOUGLAS PANCH: Male. Vice Principal. Frustrated with life. Finds the drive of the spellers alien. Claims to be in a better place now after an incident at the Twentieth Annual Bee. Infatuated with Rona Lisa Peretti.

*MITCH MAHONEY/OLIVE DAD/CARL DAD: Male. Official Comfort Counselor. Ex-convict. Performing community service with the Bee. No idea how to offer comfort. Wishes to find a way to make the kids feel better. E4 – A5. / Male. A fantasy version of Olive’s dad coming to the bee from work. E4 – B5. / Any race, male. Schwarzy’s main trainer. The more intense and competitive of Schwarzy’s fathers. G3 – D5.


by Aaron Posner
Director: Dmitry Troyanovsky
1st rehearsal: January 5, 2021
Runs: January 31 – February 28, 2021

Possible extension week December 23, 2019 – December 29, 2019.
Wed.–Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

CON: Male, 20-30. Fierce and fiery young author, poet, performance creator. In love with Nina.

EMMA: Female, 40-50. Con's mother. A famous actress of stage and screen.

TRIG: Male, 30-55. Famous author. Strong presence. Emma's lover.

NINA: Female, 20-29. Aspiring actress. Emma and Conrad's neighbor. Beloved of Con. Vulnerable and naïve.

DEV: Male, 20-35. Down to earth. Con's best childhood friend. One of the guys. Totally in love with Mash.

SORN: Male, 50-69. Close family friend of Emma and Con.

MASH: Female, 20-29. Con's cousin. In love with Con.


by George C. Wolfe and Susan Birkenhead
Director: Dawn Simmons
1st rehearsal: March 2, 2021
Runs: March 28 – April 25, 2021

Wed.–Sun with matinees and evening shows at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage Theater in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

*JELLY ROLL MORTON: African American, male. Self-proclaimed inventor of jazz. Laid-back lost soul. Charming and cutthroat, vulnerable and bullying. Full of bravado, yet often filled with a sense of shame.

CHIMNEY MAN: African American, male. Ageless, elegant, otherworldly. Commanding, no-nonsense guide who leads Jelly Roll Morton throughout the highlights of his life on the night of his death.

YOUNG JELLY: African American, male. As rakishly charming as his older self. Innocence and eagerness of the prodigy in his discovery of black blues.

JACK THE BEAR: African American, male. Dark-skinned, with an easy-going Southern charm. Dignified, warmhearted. Supportive but abused traveling partner of Jelly.

ANITA: African American, female. Young, beautiful, voluptuously sexy. Formidable woman. More than a match for Jelly, emotionally and intellectually.

MISS MAMIE: African American, female. The vibrant mother substitute young Jelly finds in Storyville. HUNNIE: African American, female. Chorus girl. Ethereal and low. Statuesque.

GRAN MIMI: African American, female. Haughty Creole grandmother who banishes young Jelly from home. Menacing.

BUDDY BOLDEN: African American. male. Legendary cornetist who plays notes only black folks in heaven can hear.

FOOT-IN-YO-ASS-SAM: African American, male. Large man. Strong, threatening.
TOO-TIGHT NORA: African American, female. Threatening. Rough type, part of the Uptown Crowd.

MELROSE BROTHER: African American, male. Fast-talking, fast-dancing, ex-vaudevillians turned music publishers.

THREE FINGER JAKE: African American, male. Rough Type, part of the Uptown Crowd.


by John Patrick Shanley Director: Adam Kassim
1st rehearsal: April 8, 2021
Runs: May 2 – June 6, 2021

Wed.–Sun with matinees and evening shows, at the Mosesian Center for the Arts in the MainStage in Watertown, MA, accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.

*SISTER ALOYSIUS BEAUVIER: Female, 50-69. Head nun and principal of St. Nicholas School. Driven by a high sense of duty. Rigid and conservative.

*FATHER BRENDAN FLYNN: Male, late thirties. Middle-aged priest. Articulate and personable. SISTER JAMES: Female, 20-29. Young, impressionable nun. Enthusiastic but inexperienced teacher. MRS. MULLER: African-American Female, 30-39. Mother of Donald Muller.





To register after February 19th, email Although the priority date to register is February 19th, AEA applicants will be accepted until the day of auditions. If you register before the priority registration deadline, you will receive an email with a SignUpGenius link to select your audition time on February 26th. Any registrations after that date will receive a SignUpGenius link within a week of registration.



Audition Information



40 Prospect St
Cambridge, MA 02139

Monday, April 6, 2020
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM


You will be allowed a total of three minutes audition time if auditioning alone – six minutes if auditioning with a partner. If auditioning in a pair, both you and your scene partner must sign up for the auditions during the same half hour time slot. Your time will begin no later than ten seconds after the stage manager introduces you and does not stop for any breaks between pieces. Please plan your audition pieces accordingly.