Equity Principal Auditons for A Little Journey-Mint Theatre

WHO: The Mint Theater

SEEKING:All roles for A Little Journey
Julie Rutherford:
Late 20s – early 30s. Exquisitely beautiful and charming society girl who has recently lost all her money, and with it, her faith in the possibility of a beautiful life. She is financially and spiritually bankrupt, but retains the polite coldness of someone who considers herself better than most. Leading role.

Jim West:
Mid – late 30s. Kind, charming, generous fellow traveler who helps save Julie from despair by reawakening her faith and showing her the joy a life with purpose could bring. He is rugged, strong and experienced in the world. Leading role.

20s. Uneducated unmarried mother who’s bringing her baby to its father, a man who probably doesn’t want either of them. Pretty. Desperately poor, completely alone and very close to being at the end of her rope.

Mrs. Welch:
40s-50s. Loud, self-important, bigoted would-be socialite who doesn’t hesitate to throw her weight around. And given that she is a large woman, she has a lot of it to throw around. Good comic sensibility.

Mrs. Bay:
60s-70s. Sweet little old lady with —but that sweetness conceals a surprisingly spry resilience. Has a hearing problem. Role requires comedic chops, but also depth and understanding.

Late teens – early 20s. Mrs. Bay’s granddaughter. Sincere, naïve. Slightly embarrassed by her Grandma, whom she loves dearly. Full of youthful exuberance, and eager for all life has to offer. Funny and charming.

Early 20s. Handsome, shy college boy who falls for Lily. Charming and sincere.

Early 20s. Frank’s louder, more rambunctious friend, who has a passionate crush on Julie. Beneath his confident demeanor is a young man taking his first steps into adulthood and, with that, suffers his first real heartbreak.

Leo Stern:
30s-40s. Oily salesman with a gift of humor. Has a kind heart beneath all his blustery slickness.

Smith / Conductor:
Smith: 50s. Large, overbearing and rude businessman. Entitled and self-satisfied. Conductor: 40s-50s. Gruff, blustery. Doesn’t hesitate to wield his authority.

Ethel Halstead:
Late 20s – 30s. New York society friend of Julie’s. Has spent her privileged life unchallenged, and is uninspired to be more than she is. Selfish, and uninterested in the plight of others. Moves slowly and speaks even slower. One-scene role.

Kittie van Dyke:
Early 30s The other of Julie’s blasé, snobby New York friends. “Extremely smart – artificial – chic modern”. After a youth spent in high society, she is verging on running out of options for marriage. One-scene role.

Alfred Bemis:
30s. Julie’s dapper ex-fiancé. Privileged cad. Deeply afraid of responsibility, and unable to sacrifice anything for another person. Per script, “Pale, thin, perfect in manner and dress, the ruthless bachelor, comfortable in his small income, allowing himself the luxury of not marrying.” One-scene role.

The Red Cap Porter:
African American man, 20s. The “dapper young Black porter” who waits on the passengers during their journey. Good at his job, but often derided by the passengers because of his position and race.

Script is available for download at: http://minttheater.org/casting.html
Sides will be available at the same web address after February 11, and will also be provided at the audition.   

WHEN: 1st reh: 4/19/11. Runs 5/12-7/17

PAY: $333/week minimum + pension, health.


Equity Principal Auditions:
Thursday, February 24, 2011
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Lunch from 1 – 2.

Actors' Equity Association Audition Center
165 West 46th Street, 2nd Floor
New York City

Notes/What to bring:
Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

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