How I Learned To Drive – Equity Principal Auditions
WHO: Second Stage Theatre
SEEKING: Lil Bit: AVAILABLE ROLE. Caucasian female, 30-40 (character ages from 11 – mid 40s). Headstrong, smart, eager, sensitive and witty. Her circumstances and life experience have aged her well beyond her years. Knows how to get what she wants, but also has difficulty saying no. Her dreams are bigger than her small-town Southern upbringing. Actress must have strong comic timing.
Uncle Peck: CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. Caucasian, 40s. Confident, charismatic, persuasive, authoritative and appealing. Trustworthy, caring and protective of those he loves. Living in his own shadow. A man of many vices.
“Greek Chorus”: Note: ALL GREEK CHORUS should sing well, move well, have excellent comic timing and facility with language.
Male Greek Chorus: AVAILABLE TRACK. Track age: 20s-30s. Caucasian male characters, including Grandfather: Crass, simple, perhaps a little ignorant, and very much the product of his surroundings. Loves his wife and family, but sometimes has an unusual/inappropriate way of showing it. Waiter: A waiter at the Inn. High School Boys: Including Greg, a persistent boy at the high school dance.
Female Greek Chorus: AVAILABLE TRACK. Track age: 20s-30s. Caucasian female characters, including Mother: Affectionate, warm, a little naïve. Wears her heart on her sleeve, and often thinks before she speaks. A former wild woman turned domestic, stay-at-home mother. Aunt Mary: Reserved, quiet (compared to her sister), loving, compassionate and loyal. Sees the best in everyone, despite their shortcomings. High School Girls: Include many mean-spirited girls who tease Lil Bit at school.
Teenage Greek Chorus: AVAILABLE TRACK. Track age: 20s-30s. Caucasian female characters, including Grandmother: Spunky, old-fashioned, strong-willed, with a quick wit. Content with the simple Southern life she leads. High School Girls: Include many mean-spirited girls who tease Lil Bit at school. Actress also plays the Voice of Lil Bit at age 11.
REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a contemporary monologue, 2 minutes or less and a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back
WHEN: 1st reh: 12/20/11. 1st perf: 1/17/12, Mainstage. Opening TBD. Max run: 3/25/12.
PAY: $736/week minimum.
HOW TO APPLY: Audition Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Pearl Studios NYC “500," 500 Eighth Avenue, 12th Floor, New York City. 10 AM – 6 PM, Lunch from 1:30 – 2:30.
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