La Jolla Playhouse
La Jolla, CA

CATEGORY

Performer

TITLE

Independence – A Story of Revenge – NYC ECC / Male Singers (03.29.17)

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: ECC

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
LORT B; $861/week min

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Christopher Ashley
New Musical by Des McAnuff and
Robert Cary Director: Des McAnuff
Choreographer: Lorin Lotarro
Musical Arrangements and Orchestrations by Ron Melrose
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting
In attendance: either Tara Rubin or Clair Burke

OTHER DATES
6 Weeks of Work in NYC: May 22nd – July 1st, 2017

OTHER
ECC 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
Ensemble singers and dancers of all ethnicities to play featured chorus parts.

BREAKDOWN

A Note from the Authors: During Elizabethan and Jacobean times, the most popular genre in the theatre was the Revenge Play, in either comic or tragic form. The Revenge Tragedy took place at court and featured royalty (as in Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy); the Revenge Comedy took place in the city and focused on characters from all classes, and was almost always set in and around the celebration of some festival (as in Bartholomew Fair by Ben Jonson). Revenge Plays typically employed a number of recurring dramatic conventions or devices: madness or feigned madness, mistaken identity (sometimes involving siblings or twins), and ghosts or the supernatural. Characters were based on individual humors like goodness, avarice, snobbery, lust, narcissism, pride, or jealousy, and, of course, there was always a Revenger: the Protagonist who has suffered some injustice or injury. The Comedies ended with the perpetrator of the injustice getting his or her comeuppance. The Tragedies ended in a massacre.

Independence is a modern day Revenge Play that borrows from both sides of the fence. Seeking:
Ensemble singers and dancers of all ethnicities to play the following featured roles:

[LIEUTENANT GARDNER]
(30s, African-American) A New York City police detective. The rare decent cop on a force full of corruption. Also plays MINISTER, JIMMY, REPORTER 1, and others. (rectitude)

[TERRY]
(20s-30s) A friend of Rudy’s. Also plays CUSTOMS OFFICER, REPORTER 3, POLICEMAN, GRAVEDIGGER, OILWORKER, and others.

[MS. ERMONT]
(20s-30s) Andre’s secretary. Also plays NURSE, REPORTER 2, and others.

[NICOLETTE]
(20s-30s) Money woman for The Den. Also plays STEWARDESS, CLERK, REPORTER 4, and others.

Union

ECC

Where

Pearl Studios NYC (500)
500 8th Avenue
New York, NY 10018-6504

4th floor

WHEN
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
12:00 PM

WHAT TO PREPARE

Singers should please be prepared to sing a Rock and Roll song and bring sheet music. Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult



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