Signature Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Chorus) (Deadline 06.21.21)

 

Signature Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Chorus) (Deadline 06.21.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Signature Theatre
Arlington, VA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION


CALL TYPE
ECC

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
$1008 weekly minimum (LORT B)

PERSONNEL
Viewing auditions:
Kelly d’Amboise, Casting Director, Signature Theatre
Jorge Acevedo, Casting Associate, Signature Theatre

Self-taped video auditions will be reviewed by members of the casting department at Signature Theatre only.

See breakdown for production-specific personnel.

OTHER DATES
See breakdown for production dates.

Callbacks will be granted based off the video auditions. You will be notified if you are called back. Please be sure to provide correct contact info on your headshot and resume so that we can reach you.

OTHER
Signature Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer who celebrates diversity and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law. Signature Theatre is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and accommodation for individuals with visible and/or invisible disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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.

SEEKING
Seeking Equity singers and dancers for various roles in four shows for the upcoming 2021-2022 season: RENT, SHE LOVES ME, JEANNETTE: A NEW MUSICAL, THE COLOR PURPLE. See breakdown for details.

Due to Covid-19, this season we are accepting video submissions only. No in- person appointments or auditions will be held.

Equity Performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, and performers living with disabilities are encouraged to audition. Please include information regarding any accommodations your client/you need in an audition, rehearsal or performance space.

Signature Theatre’s 2021-2022 chorus musicals will be performed indoors at our MAX Theatre. Rehearsals will take place indoors as well.

BREAKDOWN

Equity Performers of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, gender identities and expressions, and performers living with disabilities are encouraged to audition. Please include information regarding any accommodations your client/you need in an audition, rehearsal or performance space.

The character breakdowns within this document include gender specifications that reflect that identity of the characters as written by the playwrights. However, we strongly encourage performers with any gender expression and/or gender identity to audition for any role.

RENT
The MAX Theatre: LORT B scale
Music, Lyrics, and Book by Jonathan Larson
Director: Matthew Gardiner
Choreographer: James Alsop
Music Director: Mark G. Meadows
First Rehearsal: October 5, 2021
1st Performance: November 2, 2021
Closes: January 30, 2022
Possible Extension to February 13, 2022
All parts to be understudied.

A rock musical set in the early 1990’s that follows a group of New Yorkers struggling with their careers, love lives and the effects of the AIDS epidemic on their community.

[ENSEMBLE] (20s-30s):
Strong actors/singers who move well to play various characters including: [
MRS JEFFERSON, WOMAN WITH BAGS, & OTHERS]
[MARK’S MOM & OTHERS]
[ALEXI DARLING, ROGER’S MOM & OTHERS]
[STEVE, SQUEEGEE MAN, WAITER, & OTHERS]
[PAUL, COP, & OTHERS]
[GORDON, THE MAN, MR GREY & OTHERS]
[MR JEFFERSON, A PASTOR & OTHERS]

SHE LOVES ME
The MAX Theatre: LORT B scale
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Book by Joe Masteroff
Director: Matthew Gardiner
Choreographer: Kelly Crandall d’Amboise
First Rehearsal: February 15, 2022
1st Performance: March 15, 2022
Closes: April 24, 2022
Possible Extension: N/A
All parts to be understudied.

This uplifting musical is set in a perfumery in 1930’s Budapest. Amalia and George, two shop clerks who often don’t see eye to eye are also unknowingly secret pen pals and falling in love with each letter they receive.

[ENSEMBLE]: Seeking strong actors, singers, and movers to play a number of roles.

JEANNETTE: A New Musical
The MAX Theatre: LORT B scale
Music and Lyrics by Ari Afsar
Book by Lauren Gunderson
Director: Erin Ortman
Choreographer: Yusha-Marie Sorzano
First Rehearsal: May 3, 2022
Opens: May 31, 2022
Closes: July 3, 2022
Possible Extension to July 10, 2022
All parts to be understudied.

Jeannette: A New Musical electrifies the life and history of suffrage activist, Montanan, and the first woman to be elected to high office in the United States, Jeannette Rankin. With a radical idea that “women are half the people, we should be half the congress,” Jeannette convinces her family - brother Wellington, a successful lawyer; younger sister Edna, housewife and mother; and the matriarch Olive. When an East Coast Suffragist Greenwich comes to town, Jeannette discovers a shared mind and heart. After a hard campaign, Jeannette—incredibly and improbably—wins. Elected to Congress in 1916—three years before women are granted the right to vote—Jeannette finds herself to be the only female voice within the halls of power to vote on women’s suffrage. Written by America's most produced playwright Lauren M. Gunderson and pop sensation Ari Afsar, Jeannette heralds one person’s radical voice in America’s ongoing journey toward equal rights for all.

Note from the Jeannette: A New Musical Team: “We seek 14 people who are passionate about the power of voting and the power of performance to change systems and policy. We are interested in advancing the field of musical theatre as well as our society, beginning with centering and uplifting the voices of the artists creating the piece. We believe transparency is an essential key to equity, and have built a comprehensive breakdown which includes information about our belief systems and theater-making practices, as well as important content from the piece itself. We strongly encourage you to visit this link for a more holistic understanding of how the Jeannette team imagines holding space for all artists as we collaborate to build the piece.”

For more detailed information about the Jeannette: A New Musical project please go to the following link at sigtheatre.org: https://res.cloudinary.com/signature-theatre/image/upload/v1621368550/Jeannette_Breakdown_1_1.pdf

[8 COMPANY MEMBERS] - all ages and gender identities, energetic movers, both in body and spirit. Eleanor, Suffragists, Anna, Anti-Suffrage, Competitor 1, Competitor 2, Page, Little Girl, Male Voices/Congressmen, Chief of Staff, Aide, Leader of the House, Congressman, Reporter, Reporter 2, Maria, Army Nurse, Harry T Burn.

THE COLOR PURPLE
Music & Lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis & Stephen Bray Book by Marsha Norman
Directed by Timothy Douglas
Choreographed by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi
Music Direction by Mark G. Meadows
MAX Stage: LORT B scale
1st Rehearsal: July 19, 2022
1st Performance: August 16, 2022
Closes: October 9, 2022
Possible Extension to October 16, 2022
All parts to be understudied

Based on Alice Walker’s groundbreaking, Pulitzer Prize winning novel, and the recent John Doyle- streamlined Broadway revival, the story follows the trials and triumphs of Celie - a quiet woman warrior inside an oppressively male-dominated world. Anchored by her unshakable devotion to sister Nettie; transformed by her unlikely bond with bluesy chanteuse Shug Avery, and grounded by her unwavering devotion to God, Celie’s is an inspired journey passionately forged by will and faith.

[DARLENE / Ensemble]: (she/her) 20s. Mezzo-Soprano/Alto. Church lady who serves as a Greek/Gospel chorus who comments on the events of Celie’s life throughout the journey.

[DORIS / Ensemble]: (she/her) Mature. Alto. Church lady who serves as a Greek/Gospel chorus who comments on the events of Celie’s life throughout the journey.

[JARENE / ENSEMBLE]: (she/her) 30s. Mezzo-Soprano/Alto. Church lady who serves as a Greek/Gospel chorus who comments on the events of Celie’s life throughout the journey.

[SQUEAK / ENSEMBLE]: (she/her) 20s. Soprano. Harpo’s devoted and fiercely protective girlfriend who serves as his great motivator. She possesses a voice that matches her name with mathematical exactness. Intimacy is required for this role.

[PREACHER / OL MISTER / ENSEMBLE]: (he/him) 50s/60s. Baritone/Bass. The soul-stirring minister of the church / Mister’s equally misguided and misogynist father.

[BOBBY / GUARD / ENSEMBLE]: (he/him) 20s. Tenor/Baritone/Bass. Celie’s handyman in her later life / tends to Sophia during her jail stay.

[BUSTER / GRADY / ENSEMBLE]: (he/him) 30s/40s. Tenor/Baritone/Bass. Sophia’s goodtime man with whom she takes up between her relationship stints with Harpo / Shug Avery’s husband whose love and devotion grounds her life and love.

[ADAM / ENSEMBLE]: (he/him) 20s. Alto. Celie’s son raised by Nettie in Africa and reunited with his mother late in the play.

[OLIVIA / ENSEMBLE]: (she/her) 20s. Soprano/Mix. Celie’s daughter raised by Nettie in Africa and reunited with her mother late in the play.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
All self-tape videos should be no longer than two minutes in length and include introduction of actor’s name along with a 16-32 bar cut of a song (see below) and/or performance of the dance combination provided at www.dropbox.com/sh/bhxba11q307affv/AAB5_sv8K6PrTKbqdGOvxQpHa?dl=0.

You may audition with a song of your choice or use the recorded track of “Seasons of Love” from RENT provided at www.dropbox.com/sh/gwayx4l6mop5bad/AACeflNIJtwV_GlERGJYocuRa?dl=0 for your convenience, along with sheet music. You are not required to sing this particular selection of this song, it is only provided for your convenience should you choose to sing this cut.

Please slate your name and announce the pieces you are performing, or slate your name and go directly into your performance. In addition, if you are interested in being considered for a specific show, please include the title of show in your slate. If you are interested in auditioning for Jeannette: A New Musical, we invite you to view the full breakdown before auditioning, as provided by the creative team, which can be found here: https://res.cloudinary.com/signature-theatre/image/upload/v1621030844/Jeannette_Breakdown_1_1.pdf.

Please attach your self-tape video (any video format compatible with YouTube, Dropbox, or Vimeo upload is welcome) and headshot/resume (PDF format) to the form provided at www.cognitoforms.com/SignatureTheatre1/SignatureTheatreAEAECCAuditions. All videos received via the form from June 7 until 11:59 pm ET on June 21, 2021 will be reviewed. We will not review video submitted later than June 21, 2021. Clearly note your Equity status and contact information on your resume.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Monday, June 21, 2021

Union

AEA

SALARY

LORT Non-Rep $1008 weekly minimum (LORT B)