Broadway Goes Wrong LP
New York, NY
The Play that Goes Wrong – NYC EPA
Call Type: EPA
Kevin McCollum, J.J. Abrams
Kenny Wax, Stage Presence LTd. and Catherine Schreiber.
Director; Stephen Kopel, U.S. Casting
1st reh: Late February, 2017.
1st Perf: approx. 3/9/17
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.
All roles have been cast.
Seeking 2 Understudies (one male, one female)
ABOUT THE PLAY
Cornley Polytechnic Dramatic Society presents ‘Muder At Havesham Manor’, and everything that could go wrong, does. We are looking for truthful, funny, physically adept performers who can commit to the style of the play and fully inhabit the characters. It is vital to believe in the characters who are performing the play within the play, as that is where the heartbreaking comedy comes from. With that in mind, we are looking for actors with a keen ability and understanding of comedy, but are able to play the truth of the scenes.
All roles have been CAST with actors returning from the previous production.
SEEKING the following understudies only:
ONE MAN TO UNDERSTUDY CHRIS, ROBERT, DENNIS, TREVOR, JONATHAN & MAX (20’s- M30’s). Seeking an extremely strong actor who is adept at comedy. RP accent.
ONE WOMAN TO UNDERSTUDY SANDRA & ANNIE (20’s-M30’s). Seeking an extremely strong actor who is adept at comedy. RP accent.
(Male, 25 – 35) High status clown. Rigid, uptight, everything really matters. He is the director of the show and this is the biggest day of his life. Everything is riding on this. It is a nerve wracking and exciting night. His pain is evident and every time someone laughs the pain deepens. Asexual.
(Male, 25 – 35) Wants to be Richard Burton, as evidenced by his declamatory style. He is, however, not a parody of a bad actor. He is unaware of others around him. He does not feel badly when things go wrong and never learns from his mistakes There is a power struggle between Robert and Chris to be president of the Cornley Poly Drama Society (a position that matters a great deal to Robert). Seeking an actor with real vocal power.
(Male, 25 – 35) He has no real desire to be involved in the theatre, he just wants to make friends (of which he has none). He believes if he does well in the show, he will be more successful socially. Laughter from the audience is agony for him. He may be slightly oblivious, but understands when he gets things wrong. The laughter is a personal tragedy.
(Male, 25 – 35) The play’s lighting and sound operator. He simply wants to get on with the show. Curmudgeonly and doesn’t care for actors. He is easily distracted and does many things he shouldn’t, including engaging with the audience. When things go really sideways he is forced to act in the play. He hates acting.
(Male, 25 – 35) Attractive, model type. A bit bland. Enjoys being seen as a James Bond type. Excited and having fun, but not naïve. He technically has to drive the show. He cares about the play, but not to the same extent as the others. Very Physical role.
(Male, 25 – 35) He has never been on stage before. He learned his lines and does exactly what he’s told to do. He has zero connection with any of the actors, but when he gets a laugh he breaks the 4th wall and engages with the audience. Childlike and naïve. His mistakes are fundamental. He doesn’t think anything through, just looks for approval.
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(Female, 23 – 32) She is vain and possess a huge ego. Wants to be loved. Has ambitions to go to Hollywood and will hurt anyone standing in the way of what she wants, but is smart enough to stay on the good side of someone who can help her (like the director). You know the type. The stakes are high for her. Very physical role.
(Female, 23 – 35) Has the biggest journey of any of our characters. When the stage manager cannot bear to be on stage any longer she steps in. Initially terrified by acting, she is willing to kill for it by the end of the play. Her initial terror turns to joy, and then to fury. She starts small, but grows and grows.
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
Saturday, February 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30
WHAT TO PREPARE
Sides from the play will be provided at the audition. Please bring a picture/resume to auditions.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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