The Lady From Dubuque – Equity Principal Auditions

WHO: Signature Theatre Company

SEEKING: Seeking (all roles are available unless otherwise specified):Sam: Man, 30s-40s. Handsome in a boyish way. Intelligent, dutiful, caring and emotionally complex, but sometimes blocked and rigid. His wit is kind but sardonic. Jo: Woman, 30s-40s. Appears physically frail. Intellectually keen, quick, sharp-tongued, even vicious. Quite capable of wounding, but equally capable of being wounded. Her terminal illness makes it impossible for her to accept hypocrisy in those around her. Fred: Man, 30s-40s. On the cusp of being a washed-up athlete; still roughly handsome, but losing his game. Forceful, brutish, funny and even charming, but also has a streak of violence in him. Edgar: Man, 30s-40s. Urbane, ultra-sensitive, well-meaning and educated. Tries hard to be tolerant, even liberal, in his thinking. Feels strongly about loyalty and friendship. Sometimes weak.Lucinda: Woman, 30s-40s. Upper-class values. Attractive, intellectually sharp, but often intolerant. Sometimes vulnerable, even wounded, and it forces her to be brittle and defensive. Talks too much. Carol: Woman, 30s. New girlfriend of Fred’s; slightly younger than the rest. Warm-hearted, ripe, voluptuous brunette with an innate sexuality that she doesn’t have to work at. Dumb like a fox.
The following roles are cast. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible (emergency) replacements, should any become necessary. Oscar: CAST. African American man, 50s. Very intelligent, watchful and shrewd. Generally open and accepting. Clear-headed, and always on his agenda. Trim, fit, sophisticated. Elizabeth: CAST. Woman, 60s. Stylish, elegant, sophisticated and quick-witted.

REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a contemporary monologue, 2 minutes or less. Please bring a picture & resume, stapled back-to-back.

WHEN: 1st reh: 1/17/12. Announced run: 2/14 – 3/25/12.

PAY: $544/week 


Audition Information


Equity Principal Auditions:
Friday, November 18, 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

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