Washington Stage Guild
Washington Stage Guild 2016-17 Season – DC EPA (08.10.17)
Call Type: EPA
TBD, $384 last season
Artistic Director: Bill Largess
Executive Director: Ann Norton
Director: Laura Giannarelli
Director: Kasi Campbell
See breakdown for production dates.
The Washington Stage Guild produces eloquent plays of idea and argument, passion and wit, highly verbal plays from around the world and from all periods. The Stage Guild is an equal opportunity employer with a strong record of non-traditional casting; all actors should audition for any role for which they feel suited.
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.
Equity actors for the 2017-2018 season
by George Bernard Shaw Directed by Laura Giannarelli
Rehearsal starts 9/4
First preview 9/28
Closes 10/22 Possible extension to 11/5
Trench, M, 20s-30s an ambitious young doctor who hopes to make a financially advantageous marriage. In love with Blanche, but while her father is wealthy, the source of his wealth makes Trench think twice
Blanche, F, 20s, A wealthy young woman, witty and charming, but not willing to lower her standard of living for love.
Sartorius, M, 50s-60s, a vulgar but very successful real estate developer, who would be happy to have Trench for a son-in-law, but has no sympathy for his principles
Cockane, M, 30s-40s, Trench’s friend and travelling companion, a clever aristocrat who ignores etiquette when it gets in the way.
Lickcheese/The Porter, M, 40s, Lickcheese is Sartorius’ obsequious clerk who learns from his predatory business practices to make a fortune. The Porter carries luggage and speaks little English.
Waitress/Parlourmaid, F, 20s, The Waitress is an expert servant at a continental resort. The Parlourmaid is a less-expert servant in Sartorius’ London mansion.
A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES & OTHER STORIES
by various authors Director TBD
Rehearsal starts 11/6
First preview 11/24
Closes 12/17 possible extension to 12/31
Two versatile and creative actors of either sex and any age who will play the many characters and narrate the stories of Christmas by Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, AA Milne, and others. Some singing will be called for.
SEE ROCK CITY (a sequel to last season’s LAST TRAIN TO NIBROC)
by Arlene Hutton
Directed by Bill Largess
Rehearsal starts 12/26/2017
First preview 1/18/2018
Closes 2/11, possible extension to 2/25
Raleigh, M, 20s. An engaging aspiring writer from a small town whose epilepsy has led to many disappointments. After a rocky courtship he’s married May, but the frustration over being kept out of the war eats at him. CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.
May, F, 20s. A young woman from an extremely religious background who struggles to persist in the face of Raleigh’s unconventionality and health problems. She supports them as a schoolteacher but wants Raleigh to pursue his dream of writing. CAST. Actors will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.
Mrs Gill, F, 40s-50s May’s mother, a good-hearted woman from a prosperous family who tries to keep peace among her family during the war. Both her husband and son are causes of worry, and her positivity will be sorely tested by tragedy.
Mrs Brummer, F, 40s-50s Raleigh’s mother, a sour, negative farm woman whose husband is disabled and who is ashamed of Raleigh’s disability. She runs their sharecrop farm and never gives up, but always takes a dim view of things
by Kenneth Jones
Directed by Kasi Campbell
Rehearsal starts 2/26
First preview 3/22
Close 4/15, possible extension to 4/29
Garth Williams, M, 50s, a writer and illustrator from the East Coast, who also assumes the roles of others, including an aged Alabama State Representative, a Montgomery newspaper reporter, a Florida segregationist columnist, and more.
Lily Whitfield, F 3Os, a white woman from small-town Alabama privilege; genteel Alabama accent
Joshua Moore, M, 30s, upwardly mobile middle-class African-American man, who left Alabama more than a decade ago; purposely subtle and suppressed Alabama accent, which becomes pronounced when agitated
Senator E.W. Higgins, M, 50s, an Alabama State Senator; rich and deep Alabama accent
Emily Wheelock Reed, F, 50s, a librarian, the State Librarian of Alabama, born in North Carolina and raised in Indiana; no Southern accent
Thomas Franklin, 20s, a reference librarian, Emily’s assistant, an Alabama native; genteel and educated Alabama accent
For an appointment email email@example.com (strongly preferred) or call 240-582-0050 M-F 11-6..
Please do not call the church.
George Washington University – XX Building
814 20th St NW
Washington, DC 20052
Building XX is a former church building. Please come to the 2nd floor.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
lunch 2:30-3:30 pm
WHAT TO PREPARE
Please bring a picture and resume stapled together. Do not email resumes. Please prepare a monologue that shows verbal facility. Shakespeare is not recommended.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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