Shakespeare & Company
Lenox, MA




Shakespeare & Company Bernstein Stage 2017 SPT season – Lenox, MA EPA (03.06.17)


Call Type: EPA

$325 Tier 3/$500 Tier 7/$635 Tier 9

At the auditions: Artistic Director Allyn Burrows and Producing Associate Ariel Bock.

4,000 Miles:
1st rehearsal May 2rd;
runs May 25th through July 16th, 3-4 times per week (SPT Tier 3)

Intimate Apparel:
1st rehearsal June 27th;
runs July 20th through August 13th, 7 times per week (SPT Tier 9)

Wharton One Acts:
1st rehearsal August
1st; runs August 17th through September 10th, 6 times per week (SPT Tier 7)

God of Carnage:
1st rehearsal August 23nd,
runs September 14th through October 11th, 3- 4 times per week (SPT Tier 3)

All roles will be understudied. Callbacks will be announced and scheduled at auditions.

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.

Actors for 2017 season in Lenox, Massachusetts:
“4,000 Miles” by Amy Herzog,
“Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage,
“Wharton One Acts – Roman Fever and The Fullness of Life” adapted by Dennis Krausnick,
“God of Carnage” by Yasmina Reza.

See breakdowns.


All rehearsal and performance dates are in 2017. All roles that are listed as “pre-cast” have been cast without auditions; * for pre-cast roles, auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary.

Available roles (see * above): All actors — extensive voice and physical practice as well as familiarity with Shakespeare & Company text methods preferred. The right performer in the role is more important than traditional casting and all roles are acceptable for non-traditional casting unless otherwise specified; we seek and strongly encourage participation by performers of all races and ethnicities.

4,000 MILES
Leo Joseph-Connell, 21, lanky, fit, intelligent, articulate, insecure
Vera Joseph (pre-cast*) 90, grandmother, opinionated, frail, old-style lefty, independent, hard of hearing

INTIMATE APPAREL: Lower Manhattan in 1905
Esther (pre-cast*), 35, African-American, plain, practical, hardworking seamstress
Mrs Van Buren (pre-cast*), 30s, white, American, poised, wealthy, very slight Southern accent
Mrs Dickson (pre-cast*), 50s, African-American, handsome, impeccably groomed, warm, sense of humor
Mayme 30s, African-American, strikingly beautiful, plays the piano, warm, angry, prostitute, Southern accent (Memphis)
Mr. Marks, 30s Romanian Jewish immigrant, handsome, gentle, religious orthodox, textile merchant, Yiddish accent
George – 30s Barbadian immigrant, strong, charming, unfaithful

Alida Stair (pre-cast*) 50s charming with a cool edge, talkative society matron
Grace Ainsley (pre-cast*) 50s- simple, quiet society matron
Waiter (pre-cast*) 30s Italian,

Alan Raleigh (pre-cast*) 40s/50s
Michael Novak 40s/50s Self-made, tough, blunt, racist
Veronica Novak 40s/50s Middle-class urbanite, bright, controlling, art historian

Appointments and/or other information:
e-mail or
call (413) 637- 1199 x.140
weekdays between 10 AM and 4 PM.




Shakespeare & Company
70 Kemble St
Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre
Lenox, MA 01240-2813 for directions and other information

Monday, March 06, 2017
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Lunch 1:00 – 2:00 pm


Please prepare two short contrasting monologues for presentation and bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

Minors must be accompanied by an adult

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