AUDITIONS

 

AUDITIONS FOR 2018/19 THEATRE SEASON


 

NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS 

Seeking Equity and non-Equity actors for the following 2018/19 theatre season plays:

 
Tennessee Williams Plays
The Velocity of Autumn
Elton John & Tim Rice's Aida
 
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, please submit the following materials information to casting@karamuhouse.org:

  • a current headshot and up-to-date resume with accurate contact information
  • the SHOW(s) and ROLE(s) you would like to be considered for (see below for BREAKDOWNS)
  • your current status with Actors' Equity Association union (i.e. AEA/non-AEA)

 

TWO BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS

 
27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON 
Set during the Great Depression, in the midst of the oppressive Mississippi Blue Mountain summer heat, business has not been going well for a cotton gin owner and his young wife.   In a desperate attempt to rescue himself from his financial woes, he sets fire to his neighbor’s thriving plantation. Unable to prove the act of arson, the neighbor seeks revenge in the most unconventional of ways.
 
THIS PROPERTY IS CONDEMNED 
A chance encounter between two young people along a Mississippi railroad amidst the Great Depression leaves them both exposed in ways unimaginable.  The young woman’s passionate account of her fragmented family somehow captivates the nervous young man’s curiosity, leaving him wanting more than just a little conversation.
 
 
PRODUCTION DATES
 
Rehearsals: Jan. 14 – Feb. 13, 2019
* 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: Feb. 14 – Mar. 10, 2019
* Evening performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM
* Matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM
 
 
ROLES**
 
27 WAGONS
Jake Meighan (Male, 45-70, White/Fair-Skinned African-American) - owner and operator of a cotton gin; greedy, and ambitious
Flora Meighan (Female, 18-30, White) - the young wife of Jake Meighan; childish and childlike
Silva Vicarro (Male, 25-40, Latino/Hispanic) - superintendent of a cotton plantation; dark, intense, clever and intelligent
 
THIS PROPERTY
Willie (Female, 16-25, Any Ethnicity) - a young woman in her early teens, world-weary before her time
Tom (Male, 25-40, Any Ethnicity) - a young man of 16, wide-eyed, quiet, and observant
 
** There will be one AEA Contract available for this production.
 

 

THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN

written by Eric Coble

80-year-old Alexandra finds herself in a showdown with her family over where she should spend her golden years.  Armed with enough Molotov cocktails to take out the entire neighborhood, she is determined to remain in her Brooklyn brownstone...by any means necessary.  Her estranged son Chris, tumbles onto the scene becoming an unlikely and ill-equipped mediator.  Wonderfully touching and wickedly funny, this story touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day.

 

 

PRODUCTION DATES
 
Rehearsals: Feb. 28 – Mar. 27, 2019
* 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: Mar. 28 – Apr. 21, 2019
* Evening performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM
* Matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM
* Special Matinee performances on Thursdays at 1:00 PM

 

ROLES**

Alexandria (Female, 55+, African American/Latino) - 80-year-old artistic and vital life force, she is combatting the inevitability of aging and is desperately trying to maintain her independence and dignity despite the decline of her mental and physical capacities; still sees herself as the twenty-something freewheeling bohemian she was and is still sharp, guarded and ready for a fight; warm, sensitive, intelligent and funny underneath a cantankerous hard outer shell; she has barricaded herself in her Brooklyn brownstone to take a stand.

Christopher (Male, 45-50, African American/Latino) - Alexandra’s son; a lost soul still looking to find meaning and purpose in his life; a gay New Age drifter; a desert rat who has been estranged from the family and living in New Mexico; very much his mother’s son, he is artistic, funny, highly sensitive and caring; just as combative as Alexandra, he is good with words and not one to easily back down; has always seen himself as the outcast black sheep and is looking to finally do something impactful in his life.

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

 


 

ELTON JOHN & TIM RICE'S AIDA

music & lyrics written by Elton John and Tim Rice
book written by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang
 
An epic tale full of passion, loyalty and betrayal.  Enslaved Nubian princess, Aida, finds her heart entangled with an Egyptian soldier who is betrothed to the Pharaoh’s daughter.  As their forbidden love blossoms, she must decide if she will give in to her heart’s desire or rise up to be the leader her people need her to be.  Featuring a Tony Award-winning score written by Elton John and Tim Rice, this rock musical based on the Giuseppe Verdi opera is a shining example of love that transcends cultural identity.

 

 

PRODUCTION DATES
 
Rehearsals: Apr. 16 – May 22, 2019
* 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 23 – June 16, 2019
* Evening performances on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 PM
* Matinee performances on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM

 

ROLES**

Aida (Female, 18-40, African-American/Latino) - a beautiful, brave Nubian Princess who is loyal to her people but is torn between her heritage and love for an Egyptian Captain; daughter of King Amonasro. Vocal Range: F5-F3
Amneris (Female, 18-40, Ethnically Ambiguous) - a beautiful and materialistic Egyptian Princess who is the betrothed of Captain Radames; daughter of the Pharaoh; Vocal Range: F5- E3.
Radames (Male, 25-45, Ethnically Ambiguous) - an Egyptian Captain and the son of Head Minister Zoser; a strong, handsome, adventurous soldier who falls in love with Aida; Vocal Range: G5- B3.
Zoser (Male, 45-70, Ethnically Ambiguous) - the manipulative and evil Chief Minister hungry for power; he attempts to poison the Pharaoh and is father to Radames; Vocal Range: Ab5-F4.
Mereb (Male, 16-25, African-American/Latino) - a Nubian slave and servant to Radames; he is faithful to his Nubian heritage and befriends Aida upon her arrival to Egypt; Vocal Range: Bb5-G3.
Nehebka (Female, 20-35, African-American/Latino) - a Nubian slave who admires Aida; Vocal Range: E5- A3.
Pharaoh (Male, 55-70, Ethnically Ambiguous) - the Leader of Egypt and father to Amneris.
Amonasro (Male, 45-55, African-American/Latino) - the King of Nubia and father to Aida.
Ensemble (M/F, 16-50, All Ethnicities) - ministers, hand maidens, servants, slaves, workers, merchants. Must be strong singers who move or dance well.

** There will be up to two AEA Contracts available for this production.

 

PREPARATION

TENNESSEE/VELOCITY: Please come prepared with two contrasting monolugues.  Audition pieces should not exceed 3 minutes.  

AIDA: Please come prepared with two vocal pieces (uptempo and ballad) in the style of the show. Selections should not exceed 3 minutes.  Some actors may be asked to stay the read. Please plan accordingly.  Some actors may be invited to an additional dance audition.  

 

An Equity Monitor will not be provided.

 

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.

 

 

To be considered for any of the roles above, please email casting@karamuhouse.org to set up an audition appointment.  

Phone calls will not be accepted.

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