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New York, NY

CATEGORY

Performer

TITLE

1984 (Broadway) – NYC EPA (02.22.17)

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
Production (League) $1974/week

PERSONNEL
Producers: Sonia Friedman & Scott Rudin
Based on the novel by: George Orwell
Adapted and Directed by: Robert Icke and Duncan Macmillan
Casting: Jim Carnahan Casting

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: April 3rd 2017
Opening: June 22nd 2017
Closing: TBD

Broadway Theatre: Hudson Theatre

OTHER
EPA Procedures are in effect for this audition.

An Equity Monitor will be provided.

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

Equity actors for various roles in the upcoming Broadway production.

BREAKDOWN

SEEKING THE FOLLOWING ONSTAGE POSITIONS:

WINNSTON
(Male, 25 – 40) Soulful, thoughts emanate out of him into the room. Fragile and ill, appearing old for his age. He is not robust – he may not survive torture. Thoughtful, he would have been a writer in another universe, but is a sufferer in this one.

O’BRIEN
(Male, 40s – 60s) Authoritative politician, smooth, unflappable, almost kindly but with the quiet zeal of a true believer. Not quite God, but on the way. Benevolence is essential, far better than malevolence. We want to trust him and understand why Winston is drawn to him. He is intelligent, articulate, convincing – with a speed and clarity of thought. Good at his job. Physical presence is an asset.

JULIA
(Female, 22 – 35) Confident, sparkly, sexual, free spirited. Is she a devoted lover and revolutionary who hates the Party, or a double agent working for the Thought Police? Enigmatic, hard to read, may not be trustworthy. Holds the potential of aggression and sharpness. A complex role which requires grit and simplicity in the playing.

CHARRINGTON
(Male, 40 – 50) Charrington appears to be in his sixties when we first meet him, but is revealed later to be younger. A bit of a wizard, magic and sparkly. A ‘prole’ shopkeeper – lower status and lower class. Somewhat unpredictable, unreadable and may not be trustworthy. Also plays the ‘host’.

SYME
(Male, 25-35) A nerdy, word-obsessed, precise, anxious worker-ant. His fanatical admiration for Big Brother will be his downfall.

MARTIN
(Male, 35 – 50) Martin is enigmatic, untrustworthy, threatening in presence and in person. His appearance may have been altered; he may not be a real person or be disguised. An active observer, he remains constant as the world shifts around Winston. He has the solid confidence of a man who knows exactly what’s going on.

MRS. PARSONS / MOTHER
(Female, 45 – 65) Maternal, the frightened, tired mother of an over-zealous child, she is also Winston’s mother and a lower-class Prole woman. Lower status, likeable, preferably of larger build. A good soulful singer but not polished.

PARSONS
(Male, 45 – 55) Married to Mrs Parsons, proud father of the child – in awe of her. Simple-minded, poorly educated, keen, enthusiastic, preferably larger of build, low status. Cheerful, uncomplicated, unquestioning.

CHILD
(Female, 7-9) She’s a member of the ‘Spies’, a kind of Hitler Youth, who are trained to inform on neighbours and family members. Sparky, fearless, frightening and hard. At other times she may be Winston’s younger sister – wary, hungry, afraid.

Union

EPA

Where

Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507

WHEN
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:30 to 2:30

WHAT TO PREPARE

Actors will read from sides, provided at the auditions. Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult



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