Announcing 2011-2012 Non-Equity Auditions
NEW HAVEN – Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Interim Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will be hosting Non-Equity auditions for its 2011-2012 Season.
Local Non-Equity actors, ages 18+, are invited to audition for the 2011-2012 Season at the Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Actors will be seen at the theatre from 10:00am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:00pm on Wednesday, August 31. Actors should prepare one classical monologue and one contemporary monologue, not to exceed three minutes in combined length. All actors should bring a current resume and headshot. While walk-ins will be accommodated, appointments are strongly recommended and may be made beginning today by calling the Long Wharf Theatre Box Office (203-787-4282) between 10:00am and 5:00pm. For more information: www.longwharf.org.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Because Long Wharf holds auditions in NYC for each production, we are especially seeking actors with access to local housing at this call.
2. Actors will be seen by Eric Ting, Associate Artistic Director.
3. Long Wharf will be casting for all available non-musical roles for the 2011/2012 season at these auditions (see attached list).
a. Train: Metro North to Union Station, New Haven, CT, and take a cab to the theatre.
b. Car: Take Exit 46 off I-95 and follow the signs.
Following are the roles that Long Wharf Theatre is currently casting*:
IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE – A LIVE RADIO PLAY. By Joe Landry. Director: Eric Ting
1st rehearsal: November 8, 2011. Runs: December 7, 2011 – December 31, 2011
A 1940s period radio drama.
Actor 1: Male
Actor 2: Female
Actor 3: Male
Actor 4: Male
Actor 5: Female
All ethnicities and ages encouraged.
MACBETH 1969. By William Shakespeare. Conceived and Adapted by Eric Ting. Director: Eric Ting
1st rehearsal: December 20, 2011. Runs: January 18, 2012 – February 12, 2012
Soldier 1: Late 20s, Male
Soldier 2: Late 20s, Male
Nurse 1: Early 40s, Female
Nurse 2: Early 30s, Female
Nurse 3: Early 20s, Female
Lieutenant/Radio: 50s, Male
All ethnicities encouraged.
BELL, BOOK & CANDLE. By John Van Druten. Director: Darko Tresnjak
1st rehearsal: February 7, 2012. Runs: March 7, 2012 – April 1, 2012
Gillian Holroyd: 20-35, Female, a modern witch.
Shepherd Henderson: 25-40, Male, Gillian’s love interest.
Aunt Queenie Holroyd: 40-70, Female, Gillian’s aunt.
Nicky Holroyd: 20-35, Male, Gillian’s brother.
Sidney Redlitch: 35+, Male, an author.
SOPHIE’S CHOICE. By David Rintels. Based on the novel by William Styron. Directed by Gordon Edelstein
1st rehearsal: April 2, 2012. Runs: April 25, 2012 – May 20, 2012
Von Nieman/Ice Cream Man
Sholom Weiss/Sophie’s Father
* subject to change
NON-TRADITIONAL CASTING POLICY
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.