Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Denver Center 2017-2018 Season – Denver EPA
Call Type: EPA
LORT B, C, D Minimums – $861/wk, $799/wk, $637/wk
Nataki Garrett, Associate Artistic Director
No stage management positions available. Stage Managers and Actors unable to attend this call may submit to: Denver Center for the Performing Arts c/o Production Management (SMs) or Casting (Actors) 1101 13th St. Denver, CO 80204
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.
Male and female actors and actors who sing for a variety of roles for the 2017-2018 season.
The Denver Center does not believe in discrimination based on color, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender, or otherwise. All performers, including those of color, seniors, women, and performers with disabilities, are encouraged to audition and will be given full consideration.
Some roles in the season will be understudied.
By William Shakespeare,
directed by Robert O’Hara
1st Rehearsal: 8/15/17
THE WILD PARTY
Music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, Book by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe, Based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March, directed by Amanda Berg Wilson
1st Rehearsal: 9/12/17
By Lydia R. Diamond,
directed by Nataki Garrett
1st Rehearsal: 9/12/17
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
By Charles Dickens,
Adapted by Richard Hellesen,
Music by David de Berry,
directed by Melissa Rain Anderson
1st Rehearsal: 10/31/17
ZOEY’S PERFECT WEDDING
By Matthew Lopez, directed by TBA
1st Rehearsal: 12/19/17
RACHEL, female, early 30’s, Caucasian;College best friend of the bride. An elegant pit bull: strong, ruthless and opinionated, sometimes to the point of alienating. Successful wedding planner, impeccable taste, resourceful and creative. Sharp, cutting sense of humor.
CHARLIE, male, early 30’s, any race/ethnicity;Rachel’s husband. Former musician who put aside his dreams to be grow up and be a ‘responsible adult.’ Handsome guy, but about 15 lbs heavier than he used to be. At this point, a bit sad, a bit lonely, quietly full of regret that he hasn’t even fully admitted to himself yet. Seemingly unremarkable, but formerly vibrant passionate guy.
SAMMY, male, early/mid 30’s, any race/ethnicity;Friend of the bride. Dashing and handsome, sophisticated and highly successful. A prankster and a charmer, exudes confidence and sex. Promiscuous and emotionally guarded, navigating real love and vulnerability for the first time.
ZOEY, female, early 30’s, any race/ethnicity; The bride. Warm, open-hearted and accessible. Grounded, sensible and smart. Level-headed and socially graceful until she absolutely can’t be. A school teacher, raised upper middle class but now a bit more working class and pragmatic than her college friends.
MISSY, female, early 20’s, any race/ethnicity; The wedding planner and Zoey’s cousin. Guileless, means well, but inexperienced and in over her head headless chicken. Bit lost, searching for direction in her life and still discovering/defining who she is.
DJ, male, mid 20’s, Latino;A DJ. All swagger and charm, unencumbered by insecurity or self-doubt. Fiercely independent thinker who forges his own path.
By Jose Cruz Gonzalez,
directed by TBA
1st Rehearsal: 12/26/17
LUCHA MORALES, female, early 20s, U.S. born Mexican-American; Bilingual. Daughter of Amalia and Federico Morales. Struggles with her father’s expectations. Dreams of one day becoming a nurse. She is the primary caregiver for her mother. She loves to sing and learns to play the violin. Her best friend is her cousin Boli.
HORTENSIA PEREZ “BOLI”, female, early 20s, Mexican; She immigrated to the U.S. as an infant, bilingual, undocumented. Works as a hotel maid and later at a cannery. LUCHA’s cousin. She is still struggling to find herself. She is fiercely loyal and protective of her family and friends. She loves to sing and learns to play the guitar.
AMALIA MORALES, female, late 40s, Mexican American; Bilingual. Mother of Lucha, married to Federico. She is battling early onset dementia and is mostly lost in the past except for a few moments of lucidity. She sees and speaks to her deceased aunt, Tia Carmen. She used to the play violin and she sings beautifully. Also plays Doña Lola; an elderly eccentric lady who loves her hair styled in the salon. She always carries two-hidden pistols with her.
FEDERICO MORALES, male, middle-aged, Mexican; Immigrated to the U.S. as a young man. Bilingual, father of Lucha, married to Amalia. He works as a cook by day and sings and plays an instrument as a professional mariachi by night and weekends. Not coping well with his wife’s illness and haunted by the actions of his past; he has largely closed himself off to the world. Also plays choir and guest.
ISABEL CAMPOS, female, mid-late 20s, Salvadoran American; Bilingual. Married to Mateo. Shy and has a hard time speaking up for herself. Works as a cashier at El Gallo Supermercado. Singing is her greatest passion. She sings in her church choir. Learns to play the trumpet. Also plays Tia Carmen, who plays the violin.
MATEO CAMPOS, male, mid-late 20s; Assistant store manager at El Gallo Supermercado. Bilingual. Married to Isabel. Struggles with the traditions of “Macho” culture and his love for his wife. Also plays choir, Chuy “Pepe” Campos, the caffeine-jacked up store manager at El Gallo Supermercado, musician, Rene and Ruben, Soyla’s twin cousins, & Los Muchachos. Can sing and play a mariachi instrument.
GABBY OROZCO, female, early 20s, U.S. born Puerto Rican; A Born Again Christian. She lacks confidence, style, and experience in the world. Works as a baker at El Águila Panadería. She sings and plays the electric bass at her church. Learns to play the guitarrón. She actively searches for guidance and companionship. Plays another female customer.
SOYLA REYNA, female, early/mid 40s, Columbian; Immigrated to the U.S. as a young woman from Columbia. Bilingual. Owner of Salón Superior de Soyla. She is always well put together. Savvy about the world, opinionated, self-sufficient, sexually confident, and supportive of the young women. She sings beautifully and learns to play the vihuela. Also plays Sister Manuela, an old school Catholic nun, and female customer.
MINO AVILA, male, middle-aged, Mexican; Ex-friend of Federico. Bilingual. A former mariachi, he is very wise, a music historian. Lucha’s godfather. A soft-spoken and humble man with a broken heart. He works as a carpenter who also repairs music instruments in his garage. Plays Choir, Padre Flores from Madrid, Spain, Holy Roller musician, male customer, guest. Plays guitar or vihuela.
MARIACHIS; Will play live and underscore throughout the play. The minimum instruments are: violin, trumpet, guitar, guitarrón, and vihuela. These roles may be doubled within the cast if possible.
THE GREAT LEAP
By Lauren Yee, directed by TBA
1st Rehearsal: 1/2/18
MANFORD, male, 17, Chinese American; Intense, scrappy, runs into trouble, attacks the rim with a ruthless crossover. Not tall. More Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin.
CONNIE, female, 25, Chinese American; Manford’s cousin and UC Berkeley grad student. Level-headed, big picture, warm, big sister type. She needs to read older than Manford.
WEN CHANG, male, 43, Chinese; Coach of Beijing university’s men’s basketball team. Observant, efficient, restrained, conceals deep wants and desires underneath. Must read older than Manford. (his English is formal, fluent, and relatively unaccented.)
SAUL, male, 52, Jewish; Coach of university of San Francisco’s men’s basketball team. A shit-talking, shotblocking, washed up Larry Byrd. Sloppy, raunchy but with a big heart.
THIS IS MODERN ART
By Kevin Coval and Idris Goodwin, directed by TBA
1st Rehearsal: 2/27/18
By Karen Zacarias, directed by Lisa Portes
1st Rehearsal: 3/9/18
THE WHO’S TOMMY
Music and lyrics by Pete Townshend,
Book by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff,
Additional music and lyrics by John Entwistle and Keith Moon,
Directed by Sam Buntrock
1st Rehearsal: 3/13/18
By Eric Pfeffinger, directed by TBA
1st Rehearsal: 4/24/18
MADELYN, female, 30s-40s, probably white; Keenan’s wife.
KEENAN, male, 30s-40s, African-American; Madelyn’s husband.
JIM, male, 30s-40s, white; Heather’s husband.
HEATHER, female, 30s-40s, probably white; Jim’s wife.
DR. HOSKINS, male, probably in his fifties; A reproductive endocrinologist.
Appointment requests accepted on-line at denvercenter.org/auditions
Denver Center for Performing Arts
1101 13th St
Denver, CO 80204-5319
Monday, April 17, 2017
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Lunch: 2:00PM – 3:00PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
Two monologues:one classical piece and one contemporary piece – combined length no more than 3 minutes. Singers should prepare a song from a traditional legit American musical standard. Accompanist will be provided. Bring current picture and resume, sheet music, AEA card.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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