Company of Fools
Sun Valley, ID
Company of Fools/Sun Valley Center for the Arts 2017-18 Season: Hailey EPA 1 of 2
Call Type: EPA
Minimum – $393/wk
John Glenn – Artistic Director, Ilana Becker –
Associate Artistic Director
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions. Company of Fools / Sun Valley Center for the Arts is an equal opportunity employer. Performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition.
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.
Principal roles for the upcoming Company of Fools 2017-2018 Season.
LIFE SUCKS: Rehearsals begin on or about June 12. Performances June 27-July 19, 2017.
BRIGHT HALF LIFE: Rehearsals begin on or about September 11. Performances September 27-October 14, 2017.
STRIKING 12: Rehearsals begin on or about November 27. Performances Dec. 12-30, 2017.
CLYBOURNE PARK: Rehearsals begin on or about January 29. Performances February 21-March 10, 2018.
By Aaron Posner
Directed by John Glenn
Vanya – (30s – 40s) A ruminator, a kvetch, a smart, sweet, passionate, insightful, wound-tight failure
Sonia – (20s), Kind, caring, quirky. serious self-esteem issues. Not comfortable in her body
Ella – (30s), Searching, frustrated, hopeful, sad. Very attractive, rampantly desireable
Babs – (late 50s-60), vibrant, artistic, outspoken, enlightened. a great soul and scrappy wit
The Professor – (60s), Big mind, big ego, big vocabulary, small-ish soul. Selfish. Well meaning
Dr. Aster – (50s), Broken, beautiful, dissatisfied, savvy and sad. He cares deeply and oddly
Pickles – (late 50s-60), An odd, sweet, loyal duck. Very literal. A relentlessly positive utopian lesbian
BRIGHT HALF LIFE
By Tanya Barfield
Directed by Ilana Becker
The play takes place over the span of a 25-year marriage, so characters age from their twenties to their fifties. We will likely cast women in their 30’s-40’s, though all will be considered.
Vicky – (30’s-40’s) Meets, falls in love with, and marries Erica over the course of the play. Steady and reliable; grounded and warm; sensible, but not risk-averse; a good sport. As per the playwright/script, “an African-American, Latina, or Asian actress may play her.”
Erica – (30’s-40’s) Meets, falls in love with, and marries Vicky over the course of the play. A bit of a dreamer; lots of energy, lots of fun; unpredictable and playful. As per the playwright/script, Erica “should be played by a Caucasian actress.”
By Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, and Valerie Vigoda
Directed by Ilana Becker
Seeking a diverse ensemble of six strong principal performers in their Mid-20’s-30’s to play multiple roles. Most actors in this production, along with playing multiple roles, must be strong musicians who will accompany the show. Particularly seeking a strong Violinist, Drummer, Keyboardist, Cellist, Guitarist, and Bassist.
By Bruce Norris
Directed by John Glenn
Act I (1958): Russ (Caucasian, late 40s-50s), a man who is unable to get over the loss of his son and is moving out of the house in which his son committed suicide.
Act II (2008): Dan: Workman beginning the renovations for the home’s new owners.
Act I (1958): Bev (Caucasian, 40s-50s). Married to Russ. Cheerful woman who wants to help her husband overcome his grief for the loss of their son.
Act II (2008): Kathy: Lawyer helping the new homeowners negotiate a petition brought against them by the homeowners’ association concerning planned renovations for their home.
Act I (1958): Francine (African American, late 30s-40s), Russ and Bev’s housekeeper who is inadvertently pulled into a debate concerning the neighborhood and the possible change of its demographic.
Act II (2008): Lena: Determined to keep her neighborhood a historical district and prevent the new homeowners’ planned renovations.
Act I (1958): Jim (Caucasian, late 20s-30s): The local pastor. Asked by the homeowners’ association to convince Russ and Bev not to sell their home to a black family.
Act II (2008): Tom: Neighbor arguing for preserving the historical look of the community.
Act II (1958): Kenneth: Russ and Bev’s son from Act I – a quiet soldier newly home from the war.
In Act I (1958): Albert (African American, late 30s-40s). Married to Francine. Helpful man, trying to keep himself and his wife out of the neighborhood’s argument.
Act II (2008): Kevin: Married to Lena. Defending his wife’s desire to preserve the neighborhood.
Act I (1958): Karl (Caucasian, late 30s-40s). Determined to preserve his neighborhood and property value by trying to stop the sale of the home to a black family.
Act II (2008): Steve: Married to Lindsey. The new homeowner who wants to renovate his new house to a larger scale than the historical single-family-home model.
Act I (1958): Betsy (Caucasian, late 20s-30s). Karl’s pregnant, deaf wife. Becomes lost in the conversation as it turns more volatile.
Act II (2008): Lindsey: Steve’s pregnant wife. Hearing. Fighting to understand why the community is against her renovations and to convince them otherwise
110 N Main St
Hailey, ID 83333-8410
Saturday, April 14, 2017
1:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Lunch: 3:00PM – 4:00PM. Pianist available after 4:00PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
Sides will be provided. If auditioning for STRIKING 12, please prepare 16-32 bars of two contrasting contemprary pop or muscial theatre songs. If you play an instrument (violin, keyboard, drums, guitar, bass, cello), please let us know when emailing; you may be asked to play at audition.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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