Summit Performance Indianapolis
$344 weekly minimum (Tier 2)
Sunday, October 2, 2022
1:00 PM - 5:15 PM (E)
Monday, October 3, 2022
3:00 PM - 7:15 PM (E)
3200 Cold Spring Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46222-1960
Expected to attend:
Lauren Briggeman - Summit Artistic Director and ‘The Convent’ director
Kelsey Leigh Miller - Summit Artistic Manager
1st Rehearsal: February 21, 2023
Production Dates: March 24 - April 9, 2023 (possible extension through April 16)
Please email Kelsey Leigh Miller ([email protected]) to sign-up for an audition slot. Include: Preferred audition day/time, Headshot, Resume. Deadline to sign up: Friday, September 30, 2022
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.
Equity actors for roles in THE CONVENT (see breakdown).
Actors of all races, ethnicities, and ages are encouraged to submit.
Please prepare two contrasting, contemporary monologues totaling no more than two minutes, combined.
JILL: Female-identifying, early-mid 30s, any race/ethnicity. Open, naïve, in crisis in her marriage. Smart, but has trouble with consequences. A sudden, intense sexual attraction to Patti. In the midst of a massive cracking open of her life and her self. On the verge of major change and deeply conflicted.
MOTHER ABBESS: Female-identifying, late 50s, any race/ethnicity Wise, truth-telling, powerful and can definitely cut a bitch, runs the convent as her spiritual platform to raise women’s sense of intrinsic divinity. Has her own darkness to carry.
PATTI: Female-identifying, 30, any race/ethnicity Sexy, dark, damaged, charismatic, truth-telling, manipulative, but also searching for the light and meaning. Deserves to be saved. A propensity for cutting. And Mother Abbess’ daughter.
WILMA: Female-identifying, 60, any race/ethnicity A nun. Frank, earthy, very self-possessed. Not what you’d expect. Very present, authentic. A juxtaposition to all the neurosis and drama around her. Possesses the wisdom that comes from a lot of time alone and silence. Came to the convent because she has lost God.
DIMLIN: Female-identifying, late 40s - early 50s, any race/ethnicity From a wealthy British family, but in a way that it makes her orphaned, lives off her trust fund. Deeply codependent with Bertie, in love with her but has no concept that women can be together. Or cannot bear the idea of how that might affect her life. Appears perhaps stuffy, even nosey and prudish, but really is just sheltered.
BERTIE: Female-identifying, 30s, any race/ethnicity Younger than Dimlin, sillier, more flirtatious, truly an innocent. Raised in a compound. Has nothing of her own. Throughout the play uncovers her own longing to know love, to know sex, to know more of the world.
TINA: Female-identifying, 20s, any race/ethnicity Raised in southern California, lost, stoner, psoriasis. Slightly immature, has come to the Convent out of a fetish for Renaissance Fairs. A deep longing for her dead mother and to find her place in the world.
Requirement for proof of vaccination/negative test:
Everyone entering the audition venue (i.e., venue employees, Equity members, non- members, casting personnel, creatives, producers, musicians, COVID Safety Managers, etc.) will be required to undergo a symptom check and provide one of the following prior to entry into the venue:
Proof of full vaccination. “Fully vaccinated,” as defined by the CDC, is more than 14 calendar days following receipt of a final dose of an FDA or World Health Organization authorized or approved vaccine.
Proof of a negative PCR test result taken no earlier than 48 hours prior to entry into the audition venue.
Proof of two negative antigen test results (e.g., the first taken the night before and the second taken no less than 2 hours) prior to entry into the venue. Results of non-proctored at-home antigen tests will not be accepted.
Two-ply cloth face masks, surgical masks, singer’s masks and respirators (N95, KN95 or KF94) will be allowed for face coverings. Single-ply face masks, gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable face coverings. Everyone in the holding room and audition room will always wear a face covering as described above, except for the actor when they are actively auditioning. The time spent unmasked should be as minimal as possible. Face coverings must be worn correctly (covering the nose and mouth). Singer’s masks can be found at www.broadwayreliefproject.com/singersmask.
If the risk level for Indianapolis is trending upwards and may rise to High (Red) we will contact members with appointments at least 24 hours before the first audition appointment time to let them know there is a chance that the auditions may need to be postponed or cancelled. All members with appointments will be notified if the auditions must be postponed or cancelled.
We encourage members to prepare for their audition at home, 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 can accommodate no more than 3 individuals at a time.
The holding room can accommodate no more than 10 individuals at a time.
SPT $344 weekly minimum (Tier 2)