AUDITIONS

 

OPEN CALL AUDITIONS FOR THE 2019/2020

If you are unable to attend the audition, please email your headshot and resume to casting@karamuhouse.org along with a request to submit a video audition. Please make note of your union status when submitting.

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Seeking Equity and non-Equity actors for the following 2019/20 theatre season plays:

Paradise Blue
Black Nativity
Sassy Mamas
Hoodoo Love
Next to Normal


All roles are available. Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages, as well as performers with disabilities are encouraged to attend every audition. If you are unable to attend the audition, please email your headshot and resume to casting@karamuhouse.org along with a request to submit a video audition. Please make note of your union status when submitting.

APPOINTMENTS
For an appointment, schedule an appointment here:

https://calendly.com/karamu/2019-20-acting-and-vocal-open-call-1

https://calendly.com/karamu/19-20-season-dance-open-call

and submit the following materials to casting@karamuhouse.org to complete your audition appointment:
(1) A current headshot and up-to-date resume with accurate contact information.
(2) The SHOW(s) and ROLE(s) you would like to be considered for (see below for BREAKDOWNS.) �
(3) Your current status with Actors' Equity Association union (i.e. AEA/non-AEA.)


PREPARATION

For July 23rd, please come prepared with two contrasting monologues. Total monologue time should not exceed 3 minutes. If you wish to be considered for a singing role, please prepare two vocal pieces: uptempo and ballad. Total vocal pieces should not exceed 3 minutes. Actors who play the following instruments are encouraged to audition: trumpet, trombone, and saxophone.

To be considered for any of the roles above, please following this link:
https://calendly.com/karamu/2019-20-acting-and-vocal-open-call-1
https://calendly.com/karamu/19-20-season-dance-open-call
to set up an audition appointment.

For July 24th, please come prepared to move. Group dance auditions will be held from 6:30-10:00 PM; you may be asked to stay the duration of the audition.

Callbacks will be held on Saturday July, 27th.
An Equity Monitor will not be provided.

NEXT TO NORMAL
Music and Lyrics by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt
ABOUT THE PLAY
This soulful rock musical explores the American family and the underbelly of suburban life. Dianna, a stay-at-home mom has lived in and out of reality for the past seventeen years. She and her loving, yet frayed family, navigate their daily lives, struggling to function in society as her mental illness spirals out of control. Brimming with humor and wit, this provocative and electrifying musical examines the trauma of mental illness, and the meaning of putting family first.
PRODUCTION DATES
 

NEXT TO NORMAL Auditions

Saturday, Sept. 7

1pm to 4pm

* Open call for AEA and non-AEA actors who sing and act very well. Arrive early to be added to the audition list. Bring two copies of your headshots and resume. Bring music in your key. Singing selections from the musical is acceptable. There will be no movement or dancing at this audition. Be prepared to stay the entire length of the audition time. There will not be an AEA monitor. EPA or ECC rules will not be in effect at this audition.

NEXT TO NORMAL Callbacks

Sunday, Sept. 8

3pm to 8pm

* Invite only. Select actors will be asked to be familiar with and sing selections from the show. There may be a movement call at this audition. Be prepared to stay the entire time.



Rehearsals: March 30-May 8, 2020
* Evening rehearsals run from 6:30 PM to 10:30 PM
* Sat from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Performances: May 7 – May 31, 2020
* Evening performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM
* Matinee performances on Saturdays at 2:00 PM and Sundays at 3:00 PM
* Special Matinee performances on Thursdays at 11:00 AM


ROLES**
Diana (Female, 30s-40s, all ethnicities) - Sexy. Sharp. Delusional bipolar depressive.

Gabe (Male, 16-25, all ethnicities) - Diana’s son. Almost eighteen. Dashing. Gentle. Bright. Playful. Everything a mother, etc.


Dan (Male, 30s-40s, all ethnicities) - Diana’s husband. Thirties or forties. Handsome. Genuine. Constant. Tired.


Natalie (Female, 16-25, all ethnicities) - Diana’s daughter. Sixteen and trying to be perfect. It's not going well.

Henry (Male, 16-25, all ethnicities) - Seventeen. Musician, romantic, stoner, slacker, philosopher king.

Doctor Madden (Male, 30s-50s, all ethnicities) - On the young side of ageless. Assured. A rock star.
Voices, and Anesthesiologist, Nurses, Doctors, and others, all played by the company.

** There will be one AEA Contract available for this production.


COMPENSATION
All actors receive compensation for their work in our productions.
Equity members appear under a GA Tier 2 contract. Non-Equity actors receive a modest stipend.


OTHER
STAGE MANAGERS are also invited to send up-to-date resumes to casting@karamuhouse.org. Please make note of your union status when submitting.

Phone calls will not be accepte
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