Wheelock Family Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.28.21)

 

Wheelock Family Theatre 2021-22 Season - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.28.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

Trustees of Boston University
Boston, MA

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LOA
$500 weekly minimum (LOA ref LORT)

PERSONNEL
Emily Ranii, Artistic Director
Nick Vargas, Associate Artistic Director

OTHER DATES
The Wizard of Oz
First Rehearsal: Jan 18, 2022
Previews: Feb 11, 2022 at 7:30pm & Feb 12,2022 at 2:00pm
Opening: Feb 12, 2022 at 7:30pm
Closing: March 6, 2022 at 2:00pm

Make Way for Ducklings
First Rehearsal: April 12, 2022
Previews: May 6, 2022 at 7:30pm & May 7 at 2:00pm
Opening: May 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
Closing: May 29, 2022 at 2:00pm

*Dates & Times Subject to Change.
Performance schedule includes weekends as well as weekday school matinees.

OTHER
Callbacks will take place in-person in late October, early November (Dates TBD).

Rehearsals and performances will take place in-person in Boston, MA at Wheelock Family Theatre.

Wheelock Family Theatre pledges to produce and celebrate theater that is representative of, and centers characters as well as actors who share the diverse and intersectional identities as those that exist within our audiences.

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
Equity actors for roles in Wheelock Family Theatre 2021-22 Season (see breakdown).

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, recognizes the need for expanding the participation of artists who have been historically underrepresented on stage due to race, ethnicity, disability, gender expression, and sexual orientation. We endeavor to cast these individuals in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane and in which their identities align with those of a character.

This season actors will need to be vaccine compliant with Boston University’s Covid-19 vaccine policies : https://www.bu.edu/back2bu/campus-life-undergraduates/student-health-safety/covid-19-vaccination-information/

BREAKDOWN

The Wizard of Oz (RSC 1987)
by L. Frank Baum
Music & Lyrics of the MGM Motion Picture Score by Harold Alren & E.Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothart
Book Adaptation by John Kante
from the Motion Picture Screenplay
Directed by Nick Vargas
Musical Direction by Todd Gordon

First Rehearsal: January 18, 2022
Previews: February 11, 2022 at 7:30pm & February 12 ,2022 at 2:00pm
Opening: February 12, 2022 at 7:30pm
Closing: March 6, 2022 at 2:00pm
Dates & Times Subject to Change.

DOROTHY GALE: An outspoken, headstrong, dreamer who is loyal and protective of those she holds dear.

Player 2: Hunk, Scarecrow, et al - A know-it-all with a clumsy streak that is both loyal and caring. Seeking a “brain” despite being extremely smart and inquisitive.

Player 3: Zeke, Lion, et al - A “big personality” but a softie at heart hidden under an insecurity-driven need to appear strong. Seeking courage despite already standing-up for friends and facing fears.

Player 4: Hickory, Tinman, et al - A joyful friend who is polite and kind. Seeking a heart despite already leading from a place of love.

Player 5: Aunt Em, Glinda, et al - A warm and caring protector of Dorothy, through tough love (Aunt Em) and graceful optimism (Glinda).

Player 6: Uncle Henry, Emerald City Guard, et al - A kind and loving taskmaster(Uncle Henry) and an overly serious gatekeeper to Oz (Guard).

Player 7: Professor Marvel, The Wizard, et al - A con-man with a sense of humor (Professor Marvel) and an “everyman” hiding behind the facade of power to overcompensate for their deficiencies.

Player 8: Almira Gulch, The Wicked Witch, et al - A prudish, self-righteous and powerhouse (Almira Gulch) and a ruthless and vengeful witch (Wicked Witch).

Player 9: Munchkin, Ozian, Winkie, Flying Monkey, et al - A featured performer to play a number of different roles throughout the production.

Make Way for Ducklings
Adapted from the children’s book by Robert McCloskey
Adapted for the stage by Sandra Eskin and Michael Bobbitt
Music and Lyrics by William Yanesh
Directed by Emily Ranii
Musical Direction by Dan Rodriguez

First Rehearsal: April 12, 2022
Previews: May 6, 2022 at 7:30pm & May 7 at 2:00pm
Opening: May 7, 2022 at 7:30pm
Closing: May 29, 2022 at 2:00pm
*Dates & Times Subject to Change.

Performance schedule includes weekends as well as weekday school matinees.

Mrs. Mallard - A Duck, who is all tough-love on the outside but warm and soft on the inside. She is stressed about her impending parenthood but strives to be the perfect mother.

Mr. Mallard - A slightly wacky but very smart, somewhat improvisational and sometimes heroic Duck, who is hysterical and stressed about his impending parenthood. He wants to be the kind of father who makes sure that he gets his ducklings whatever they need.

The Michaels - Officer Michael, Mick - the Street Sweeper, Captain Mike - the tugboat captain.

Player One - Vendor, Beacon Hill Resident #1, Politician #2, Car Puppet/Driver.

Player Two - Old Lady, Beacon Hill Resident #2, Politician #1, Car Puppet/Driver.

Jack - an energetic athletic duckling, Park Child, Louisburg Dog Puppet, Sport Duckling.

Lack - the timid, scared duckling, Girl with carriage, Doctor Duckling.

Pack - an uptight, spoiled duckling, Park Child, Music Duckling, Louisburg Human Kid.

Quack - the simple-minded, sometimes wacky duckling, Kid, Chef Duckling.

Puppeteer One - Kack and Mack - two duckling puppets

Puppeteer Two - Nack and Ouack – two duckling puppets

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit either Somewhere Over the Rainbow or a 2-3 minute song/cut of a song of your choosing, along with a headshot and resume. Access the sheet music and accompaniment track for Somewhere Over
the Rainbow here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1w3QZyrMV3akFn3upI2yeV59xLJ_3U2qc To submit your materials please complete our audition information form here: https://forms.gle/gBKBfWrQ3jhFohzE8

Deadline: 10/28/2021

SUBMIT TO
https://forms.gle/gBKBfWrQ3jhFohzE8

Union

AEA

SALARY

LOA $500 weekly minimum (LOA ref LORT)