Public Theatre, The
Ripcord – NYC Appointments
600 a week, plus housing and transportation.
Writer: David Lindsay-Abaire
Christopher Schario Executive/Artistic Director
Contract dates: April 17 thru May 14, 2017
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 submit.
Equity actors for various roles.
Age range 60s − 80s. A resident of Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, she has successfully resisted all attempts to share her double room. Judgmental, short spoken, misanthropic and unsociable, she is a crisp, take-charge patrician woman with an acerbic wit. Nobody wants to be her roommate. Her snark and emotional remoteness is a defense against her pain of lifelong disappointment.
Age range 60s− 80s. Abbey’s new roommate, she is an optimist looking for the good in everyone. She is infuriatingly chipper, impishly jovial, upbeat, endearing and trusting. She also has an underbelly of anger and is surprisingly determined and resourceful.
20s− 30s. A residential aide at the Assisted Living Facility, he is kind, friendly, empathic, patient, honest and direct, with a good sense of humor. He genuinely cares for his residents and is perceptive in a street-smart way about their personalities. In his free time, he is an aspiring actor.
(Also plays LEWIS and CLOWN): Late 30’s-40s, Benjamin is Abby’s son. He is a former addict who has let down a lot of people in his past, and he is genuinely hoping to make amends and introduce his child to his mother. He’s been in and out of rehab before, so she will not let him off the hook easily. LEWIS is Marilyn’s son, an enthusiastic skydiving instructor. The CLOWN is a scary demon clown in a haunted house.
(Also plays WOMAN IN WHITE) Late 30s− 40s. Colleen is Marilyn’s daughter. A quirky comic type, she’s competitive, a bit kooky and she’s game for anything, especially if her mother asks and needs her. She’s an open book. Very much her mother’s daughter. Woman in White is a spooky haunted house character.
(Also plays ZOMBIE BUTLER) Late 30s−40s, Derek is Colleen’s husband; a quirky comic type, he is friendly and chipper, but a bit more cautious and practical than his wife, but always on board to help his mother-in-law. Zombie Butler is the absurdly austere tour guide of the haunted house.
For consideration, mail picture and resume ASAP. Mark submissions: RIPCORD [Role___] / NYC Appointment AEA Submission. DO NOT EMAIL YOUR PICTURE AND RESUME UNLESS THEATRE REQUESTS IT.
The Public Theatre
31 Maple St
Lewiston, ME 04240
NYC auditions will be held February 13, 14, 15, 2017 by appointment only.
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