Gamm Theatre 20-21 Season - Video Audition Submission Request (Deadline 04.13.20)

Gamm Theatre 20-21 Season - Video Audition Submission Request (Deadline 04.13.20)

CATEGORY: Performer

Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre
Warwick, RI

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
NEAT
Minimum weekly salary for Equity actors is $583. Minimum weekly salary for Equity stage managers is $699.

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director Tony Estrella will screen all submissions.
Jessica Hill, Production Manager

OTHER DATES
Call back dates are TBD and will be announced as soon as Public Safety Guidelines allow.

OTHER
STAGE MANAGERS: Interested stage managers may send a resume to jess@gammtheatre.org.

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
Due to public safety guidelines surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) is currently accepting video submissions from Equity performers for consideration for its 36th season.

BREAKDOWN

Video Audition Preparation Instructions:

As with in-person auditions, each performer will be allotted a minimum of 3 minutes and a maximum of 5 minutes. We suggest that all performers prepare a 1-2 minute monologue of their choice. If you want to be considered for Richard II, we encourage you to please prepare a monologue from Shakespeare, preferably in blank verse.

The Gamm is looking to cast roles in the following plays of the 2020-21 Season, which starts performances in September and runs through May.
The available roles are:

Bad Jews
by Joshua Harmon, directed by TBD
Rehearsals begin August 25, 2019. Runs September 10-October 4, 2020

DAPHNA FEYGENBAUM – 22, Liam and Jonah’s cousin. 2/3 body, 1/3 hair. Thick, intense, curly, frizzy, long brown hair.

LIAM HABER – 25. Daphna’s cousin: Former Fulbright scholar in Japan. Has as much of a sense of humor as an overdue library book.

JONAH HABER – 21, Liam’s younger brother. Sometime-UVM sophomore. Less brainy than his brother. More brawn. More heart.

MELODY – 24, Liam’s girlfriend. Short, stick-straight blonde hair. Which she wears with a barrette. To be extra cute. Mousy.

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Travesties
by Tom Stoppard, directed by Fred Sullivan, Jr.
Rehearsals begin September 22, 2020. Runs October 22, 2020 –November 15, 2020

Henry Carr has been cast

James Joyce – The brilliant Irish writer

Tristan Tzara – The infamous Romanian Dadaist

Vladimir Lenin – The Russian Communist leader in exile

Cecily – 20’s Henry’s sister – think Cecily from Importance of Being Earnest

Gwendolyn – 20’s thin Gwendolyn from Earnest

Bennet – Carr’s manservant

Nadya – wife of Vladimir Lenin

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An Octoroon
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, directed by Joe Wilson, Jr. Rehearsals begin Dec. 22, 2020. Runs Jan. 21-Feb. 14 2021

BJJ/George/M’Closky: African American/Black Male Playwright/Wahnotee/LaFouche: White Male
Assistant/Pete/Paul: Native American, mixed race, or South Asian man. Zoe: Female. The character is 1/8 black/mixed race but can pass for white. Dora: White female

Minnie: African American female or person of color

Dido: African American female or person of color

Grace: African American female or person of color

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Richard II
by William Shakespeare, directed by TBD
Rehearsals begin February 4, 2021. Runs March 11- April 4, 2021

Note: Gamm embraces non-traditional casting and many roles in RICHARD II will de doubled. King Richard II – Vain, acutely sensitive.
Bolingbroke – Proud, stong. Usurpser of the throne.
John of Gaunt – 70’s, A fierce prophetic force

Duke of York - Political advisor, torn between King and Country Aumerle – Son of York, ruthless Lord banished by the King Queen – Richard’s wife
Duchess of York – York’s wife

Duchess of Glocester – Widow to Thomas Duke of Gloucester
Bushy, Bagot and Greene – Richard’s contemporaries and close friends

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Ironbound
by Maryna Majok, directed by TBD
Rehearsals begin April 4, 2021. Runs April 27-May 16, 2021

Darja. [dar-ya]: Plays 20’s to early 40’s She’s the title character.

Tommy – her boyfriend, a postman and philanderer

Maks – her past boyfriend and fellow immigrant, a dreamer and musician.

Vic – Male, African American - should appear teenage/early 20s.

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It’s A Wonderful Life, A Radio Play
by Joe Landry directed by TBD
Rehearsals begin November 17, 2020. Runs December 3-December 27, 2020

Freddie Filmore, 50s, stentorian
Jake Laurents, 30-40, plays George Bailey

Sally Applewhite, 30-40, plays Mary, etc. Lana Sherwood, 40- 50 plays Ma Bailey etc.

Harry “Jazzbo” Heywood, 50s, plays Clarence
All performers must play multiple characters. Vocal virtuosity is a must.

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Please no phone calls, we are currently working remotely.

ABOUT THE GAMM THEATRE
Founded in 1984 as Alias Stage, the non-profit Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre creates the finest of live theater, engaging the audience intensely
in current and recurrent issues of consequence. The Gamm further serves the public with educational outreach programming designed to
support the theatrical experience, and help sustain and enhance the intellectual and cultural life of its community. Under the leadership of
Artistic Director Tony Estrella and Managing Director Amy Gravell, The Gamm is a regionally recognized, award-winning theater and a proud
member of New England Area Theatre (NEAT), a bargaining unit of the Actors’ Equity Association.

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SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
The Gamm is asking all Equity performers who wish to be considered for roles in next season’s productions to send their taped audition pieces along with a headshot/resume through email by Monday April 13 to auditions@gammtheatre.org. EMC and Non- Equity performers are encouraged to send headshots and resumes only.

Deadline: 04/13/2020

SUBMIT TO
auditions@gammtheatre.org

Union

AEA