CASTING


Long Wharf Theatre works under the LORT (League of Regional Theatres) contract with Actors Equity Association (the actors and stage managers union). The union determines the number of Non-Equity actors in any production.

Equity auditions are generally held in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, depending on the needs of the production. Auditions are arranged through agent submissions, and scheduled by a casting director in that city.

Long Wharf holds open auditions for Equity and Non-Equity actors both in New York City and in New Haven. These occur once annually, usually during the late spring or summer. Check back here for announcements.

Actors may send a photo and resume to:

Long Wharf Theatre
ATTN: CASTING
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, CT 06511
e-mail: casting@longwharf.org
(Electronic correspondence is preferred.)

Long Wharf Theatre as an Equal Opportunity Employer recognizes the need for expanding the participation of ethnic minorities (African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Native American), women Actors and Actors with disabilities in their artistic process and will make an effort to cast these individuals in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane.

Long Wharf Theatre as a general rule does not employ understudies.

 


Call Type: EPA 

CONTRACT 
LORT Non-Rep
LORT C & D; $873 + $696 / week minimum 

PERSONNEL 
Emily Goeler, Artistic & Management Associate, will be present at the audition. Also present, and auditing, will be Cheyenne Barboza, House Manager, and Charlie Owens, Company Manager. 

OTHER 
Long Wharf Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer recognizes the need for expanding the participation of ethnic minorities (African- American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American and Native American), women Actors and Actors with disabilities in their artistic process and will make an effort to cast these individuals in roles where race, ethnicity, gender, or the presence or absence of a disability is not germane. 

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. 

SEEKING 
Equity actors and actor/singers for various roles in the 2019-20 season. 

Long Wharf Theatre as a general rule does not employ understudies. 

BREAKDOWN
Long Wharf Theatre is casting the following roles for our 2019-2020 Season: 

 

ON THE GROUNDS OF BELONGING 
Written by: Ricardo Pérez González
Director: David Mendizábal
First Rehearsal: September 10, 2019
Runs October 9, 2019 – November 3, 2019 

RUSSELL MONTGOMERY: *already cast 

THOMAS ASTON: Caucasian, M, mid to late 20s. Poetic scientist with an appreciation for beauty and a talent for lock picking. 

HENRY STANFIELD: African American, M, mid to late 20s. A sexual being you might call promiscuous. He would prefer you call him generous. 

HUGH WILLIAMS: African American, M, late 60s. Living history, consummate survivalist, dirty in all the right ways for a man his age. 

TANYA STARR: African American, F, early 40s. A straightforward, straight talking jazz singer with the wisdom to cut through the bullshit and serve it to you on a plate. 

MOONEY FITZPATRICK: White American, M, late 60s. Runs the Red Room. Well-meaning in the most dangerous of ways.
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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE 
Written by Kate Hamill
Directed by TBD
First Rehearsal: October 29, 2019
Runs November 27, 2019 – December 22, 2019 

JANE – Late 20s/ early 30s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing. May be doubled with MISS DE BOURGH. 

LIZZY – A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgment. Not especially beautiful. 

LYDIA – 14. The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping. May be doubled with Lady C. 

CHARLOTTE LUCAS – Same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor. May be doubled with Mr. Bennet. 

LADY CATHERINE – Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant. May double with Lydia.

MISS DE BOURGH – Lady Catherine’s daughter; a gremlin. May double with Jane. 

MR. DARCY – Late 30s-40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgment. 

MR. BINGLEY – Late 30s-40s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy’s particular friend. Almost literally a dog. May double with Mary. 

MR. COLLINS – A pedantic, obtuse man. Rector to Lady Catherine. May double with Wickham/ Miss Bingley. 

WICKHAM – An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Raised with Darcy. May double with Collins / Miss Bingley. 

MRS. BENNET – The matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper. Hypochondriac. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. 

MR. BENNET – The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Disappointed in marriage. May double with Charlotte. 

MARY – The third Bennet girl. Bit of a monster; prone to pendanticism and sulking. May double with Bingley. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world. 

MISS BINGLEY – A very rich young woman. Fancies herself witty. May be doubled with Wickham/ Collins.
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I AM MY OWN WIFE 
Written by Doug Wright
Directed by Rebecca Martinez
First Rehearsal: January 7, 2020
Runs February 5, 2020 – March 1, 2020 

SEEKING A SINGLE ACTOR: A single actor performs all of the roles in the play. Distinctions between characters are made by changes in the tonal quality and pitch of the actor’s voice, and through his stance, his posture, and his repository of gestures. He glides fluidly from one personality to the next. Often his transformations are accomplished with lightning speed and minimal suggestion – a raised eyebrow, for example, or an unexpected smile. 

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THE CHINESE LADY 
Written by Lloyd Suh 
Directed by Ralph Peña 
First Rehearsal: February 18, 2020
Runs March 18 2020 – April 12, 2020 (possible extension to April 19, 2020) 

*ALL ROLES HAVE BEEN CAST

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THE GREAT LEAP 
Written by Lauren Yee
Directed by Madeline Sayet
First Rehearsal: April 7, 2020
Runs May 6, 2020 – May 31, 2020 

MANFORD: 17, male, Chinese American. intense, scrappy, runs into trouble, attacks the rim, with a ruthless crossover. not tall. more Allen Iverson than Jeremy Lin. 

CONNIE: 25, female, Chinese American, Manford’s cousin and UC Berkeley grad student. level- headed, big picture. a Chris Paul/Llay Thompson type. 

WEN CHANG: 43, male, Chinese, coach of Beijing university’s men’s basketball team. observant, efficient. favors three pointers over aggressive inside shots. Tim duncan would appreciate his energy. (his English is formal, but relatively unaccented.) 

SAUL: 52, male, Jewish, coach of university of San Francisco’s men’s basketball team. a shit-talking, Shotblocking, washed up Larry Bird 

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WHERE
Actors’ Equity New York Audition Center

165 W 46th St
16th Fl
New York, NY 10036 

WHEN
Friday, June 7, 2019
9:30 AM – 5:30 PM 
Lunch 1:30 to 2:30 

WHAT TO PREPARE
Please prepare 1 verse and 1 contemporary monologue. No more than 3 minutes total.

MINORS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT

 

 

LITERARY POLICY


As part of its mission, Long Wharf Theatre is committed to the development, advocacy and production of new plays for the American stage. Our literary policy is as follows…

Submission procedure: agent submission or professional recommendation only, no unsolicited scripts or samples. 
Types of material: full-length plays, translations, adaptations. 
Special interests: dramatic plays and comedies about human relationships, social concerns, ethical and moral dilemmas, works of theatrical innovation. 
Best submission time: year-round. 
Response time: 6 – 9 months.

All inquiries should be sent to: literary@longwharf.org.