Northlight Theatre 2017-18 Season – Skokie EPA Day 2 of 2 (03.14.17)
Call Type: EPA
LORT C; $799/wk minimum
Lynn Baber – Casting Director
Please see breakdown.
Northlight Theatre has posted monologues for the 2017-2018 season on our website at northlight.org/opportunities under the Casting tab. All scripts will be available at the AEA office and at Northlight. Please read the plays, and then select one of the provided monologues belonging to the character(s) that best fit you. Aim for an audition that is under two minutes.
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.
Actors for the 2017-18 Season. Please see breakdown for more information.
Sides are available at https://northlight.org/app/uploads/MONOLOGUES-2017-18-season-2.pdf
All roles in THE BOOK OF WILL require British dialects and we are looking for a diverse cast. Most actors will play multiples roles.
–Of the 27 roles in our season, 4 of them may be cast with non-Equity actors
-In THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE the parts of Rexy/Jason will be played by the same actor. -SANCTIONS is already cast, and the 2 female roles in THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE are cast.
by Bruce Graham,
directed by BJ Jones-
1st rehearsal—August 22, 2017
1st Tech—September 10
Extension Closing—October 29
THE BOOK OF WILL
by Lauren Gunderson,
director Jessica Thebus
1st Rehearsal—October 17
1st Tech—November 5
Extension Closing—December 24
Henry Condell – 40, feisty, hopeful friend and actor in The King’s Men.
John Heminges – 50, reasonable friend and financial manager of The King’s Men, owner of the Globe Tap House, a good man, a gentleman, if serious.
Richard Burbage – 50s, seasoned lion of the stage, famous across England, loud and proud.
Alice Heminges – 35, John’s daughter and alewife, knows everyone and hangs with the boys
Boy Hamlet – young actor
Barman – ruffian
Barman 2 – drunk
Ben Jonson – poet laureate of England, friend/rival of Shakespeare. Amazing drunk. A bear of a man. Surprisingly weepy.
Elizabeth Condell – Henry’s wife, savvy and fun
Rebecca Heminges – John’s wife, a good wife. Strong, busy with their grocery business, a woman who had weathered much but loves her husband and sons and God.
Ed Knight – “stage manager” for The King’s Men, self-serious and particular
Ralph Crane – humble scrivener of The King’s Men. Quick, sure, quiet.
William Jaggard – successful if shady publisher of book, plays and playbills. He is confident in his ability to get what he wants. Very experienced, very connected, willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done. An ass.
Isaac Jaggard – William’s son, will inherit the business. Sensitive, an artist at heart.
Marcus – 20, printer’s apprentice at the Jaggard print house, nosy but honest
Compositor – works for Jaggard, young
Emilia Bassano Lanier – 50, fiery Italian feminist and poet, independent woman, lover of life (and of Shakespeare)
Anne Hathaway Shakespeare – 60, Shakespeare’s now ailing wife. Strong-willed, a classy lady, a survivor
Susannah Shakespeare – 30, good girl and daughter of Shakespeare
Crier – newsboy
Bernardo, Francisco – actors playing those roles
Sir Edward Dering – 60, book and theatre lover
Probable Doubling for 10 Actors, 7m, 3w:
1. Henry Condell
2. John Heminges
3. Richard Burbage / Ben Jonson / Horatio
4. Alice / Susannah Shakespeare
5. Elizabeth Condell / Emilia Bassano Lanier/Fruit Seller 6. Ed Knight / Isaac Jaggard
7. Rebecca Heminges / Anne Hathaway
8. Marcus / Boy Hamlet / Crier /Bernardo
9. Ralph Crane/Barman/Compositor/Francisco
10. William Jaggard/Barman 2/Dering
by Dominique Morisseau,
directed by Ron OJ Parson
1st Rehearsal—January 2, 2018
1st Tech—January 21
Closing—March 4 Extension Closing—N/A
FAYE – Black woman, mid-late 50s, Working class woman. Tough and a lifetime of dirt beneath her nails. Somewhere,
DEZ- Black man, mid-late 20s, Working class man. Young hustler, playful, street-savy, and flirtatious. Somewhere, deeply sensitive.
SHANITA- Black woman, mid-late 20s, Working class young woman. Pretty but not ruled by it. Hard- working. By-the books. Believes in the work she does. Also, pregnant. Somewhere, a beautiful dreamer.
REGGIE- Black man, late 30s. White collar man. Studious. Dedicated. Compassionate. The Foreman. Somewhere, a
THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Martin McDonagh,
directed by BJ Jones –
The two female roles are precast
1st Rehearsal–February 20
1st Tech—March 11
Extension Closing—April 29
THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
by Matthew Lopez,
directed by Vanessa Stalling
1st Rehearsal—April 17
1st Tech—May 6
Extension Closing—July 1
CASEY, 20s, white, Elvis impersonator. Plays the guitar, impersonates Elvis and does drag.
JO, 20s, African-American, his wife
MISS TRACY MILLS 40s/50s, any ethnicity, fabulous drag performer REXY/JASON 20s/30s, any ethnicity, drag performer
EDDIE 50s/60s, male, any ethnicity (should be same as Tracy’s)
AEA Members may schedule an appointment online through the Member Portal beginning March 7 at 12:00 PM.
9501 Skokie Blvd
Skokie, IL 60077-1314
Enter from the north side of the building near the box office. Use the door on your immediate left with the sign “EPA Auditions.” Follow signs. Take the stairs all the way down to the basement. Wait in the “dragon room,” aptly named for the dragon painted on the wall. Free parking in the rear, behind the theatre.
Tuesday, March 16, 2017
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Lunch from 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
WHAT TO PREPARE
We would like to see monologues from the ‘17 -‘18 season plays. All scripts will be available at the AEA office. Monologues are available on the Northlight website: northlight.org/opportunities. Bring headshot and resume.
Minors must be accompanied by an adult
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