Delaware Theatre Company
Wilmington, DE

CATEGORY

Performer

TITLE

Delaware Theatre Company 2017-18 Season – Wilmington DE EPA

DESCRIPTION

Call Type: EPA

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep
LORT D Non-Rep; $637/week

PERSONNEL
David Stradley, Aritistic Associate, will be in attendance at EPA.

OTHER
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.

SEEKING
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the upcoming season.

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES DARE TO BE BLACK: THE JACK JOHNSON STORY
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED) HEISENBERG

ELLA, THE FIRST LADY OF SONG

BREAKDOWN

2017-18 SEASON

SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES
Music and Lyrics: Neil Bartram
Book: Brian Hill
Director: Rachel Rockwell
First Rehearsal: 8/15/17
First Preview: 9/13/17
Opening: 9/23/17
Closing: 10/1/17 (Possible extension 10/8/17)

All (with the exception of Charles Halloway) should have strong movement abilities.
MR. DARK (30-40 male) High baritone. Seductive, charismatic and malevolent carnival owner.

CHARLES HALLOWAY (45-55 male) Baritone. Widower and late-life father. Defeated by life but harboring the soul of a hero.

WILL HALLOWAY (13 male) Tenor. Charles’ son. Cautious rule-follower, desperate to find a way to connect with his father.

JIM NIGHTSHADE (13 male) Tenor. Will’s best friend. Free spirit. Old soul. Seeking excitement beyond his small town life.

LIGHTNING ROD SALESMAN (30-50 male) Folk/rock baritone. The narrator of the play. Wildly unpredictable, off-center, a loose cannon.

MR. COOGER (30-40 male) Muscle/henchman and part owner of the carnival. Strong and silent.

MR. TETLEY (30-50 male) Character baritone/tenor. Town tobacco shop owner. Convivial, with a glass-half-full view of life.

MR. CROSETTI (30-50 male) Character baritone/tenor. Town barber. Irascible, with a glass-half- empty point of view.

BETH HALLOWAY (25-30 female) Soprano. Charles’ late wife. In life, a grounded and loving mother. In death, a persistent, supportive sounding board for Charles.

MISS FOLEY (40-50 female) Soprano. Spinster school teacher longing for her waning youth.

DUST WITCH (ageless female) Wild alto/mezzo with a strong belt. Crazy, dangerous and seductive carnival resident. Right-hand woman to Mr. Dark.

YOUNG MISS FOLEY / YOUNG MR. COOGER (10-13 female) Miss Foley and Mr. Cooger transformed into their younger selves. The first, driven to madness over the transformation, the second, emboldened by it.

MRS. NIGHTSHADE (30-40 female) Alto. Jim’s alcoholic mother, clutching tightly to the boy she knows will soon become a man and leave her.

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DARE TO BE BLACK: THE JACK JOHNSON STORY
Playwright: Tommie Moore
Director: Bud Martin
First Rehearsal: 10/17/17
Preview: 10/25/17
Opening: 10/28/17
Closing: 11/12/17

THE PRODUCTION IS CAST. Actors may be considered for possible replacement if needed.

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THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED)
Playwright: Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield
Director: Steve Tague
First Rehearsal: 11/7/17
Preview: 11/29/17
Opens: 12/9/17
Closes: 12/23/17 (Possible extension 12/30/17)

“ADAM” Portrays characters in abridged versions in all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays. “JESS” Portrays characters in abridged versions in all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays. “DANIEL” Portrays characters in abridged versions in all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays.

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HEISENBERG
Playwright: Simon Stephens
Director: Bud Martin
First Rehearsal: 1/16/18
First Preview: 2/7/18
Opening: 2/10/18
Closing: 2/25/18

ALEX PRIEST Mid-70’s man. A butcher. Quiet.
GEORGIE BURNS Eccentric, middle-aged American woman. Early 40’s.

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ELLA, THE FIRST LADY OF SONG
Book: Lee Summers
Conceived and Directed by: Maurice Hines
First Rehearsal: 3/27/18
First Preview: 4/18/18
Opening: 4/21/18
Closing: 5/13/18 (Possible extension 5/20/18)

WOMAN 1/ELLA FITZGERALD Role is already cast.

WOMAN 2/GEORGIANA HENRY
ELLA’S cousin, traveling companion and dresser – also African American, spanning from 16 to 50. She is down-home dignified: her presentation is unpolished, but her spirit is shiny.

WOMAN 3/YOUNG ELLA
African American, aged 16 to 18 – a newly orphaned, homeless, runaway, doing what she can to survive, until a twist of fate takes her across a threshold into stardom. This actress also plays ELLA’S 17 to 43.

MAN 1/NORMAN GANZ
Age 18 to 49. A son of White, Ukranian-Jewish immigrants; he experienced the depression as a child and saw the Ku Klux Klan first hand. Becomes Ella’s Manager. Man 1 age 27, a Portuguese ditch digger, ELLA’S abusive step father and her sister FRANCES’ father.

MAN 2/CHICK WEBB/DRUMMER
African American, drummer. Man 2, ideally under 5’5,” must act. A 1930’s hip cat with a good heart who suffers from a spinal disease which has physically crippled him, except for when he’s playing the drums. He is King of the Drums.

MAN 3/RAY BROWN/UPRIGHT BASS
Man 3 must act. RAY is an African American bass player who falls in love quickly. In marriage with

APPOINTMENTS
No appointmnts. Sign-up sheet will be available at theatre beginning at 9:15am on date of audition.

Union

EPA

Where

Delaware Theatre Company
200 Water St
Wilmington, DE 19801-5030

WHEN
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lunch 1 to 2

WHAT TO PREPARE

Prepare either: 2 contrasting monologues or 2 songs (bring sheet music; accompanist provided) or 1 song and 1 monologue. Bring picture and resume.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult



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