Long Wharf Theatre to hold Equity and Non-Equity Auditions this Month
Long Wharf Theatre is holding open auditions for Equity and non-Equity actors this month.
Local EQUITY actors, ages 18+, are invited to audition for the 2012/2013 Season at the Tony Award-winning Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT. Actors will be seen at the theater from 10:00am to 1:30pm and 2:30pm to 6:00pm on Tuesday, September 18, and Thursday, September 20.
Local NON-EQUITY actors will be seen at the theatre from 9:00am to 1:00pm and 2:00pm to 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 19.
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 recommended and may be made beginning today by calling the Long Wharf 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.
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*:
JANUARY JOINER. By Laura Jacqmin.
Director: Eric Ting
1st rehearsal: December 11, 2012. Runs: January 9, 2013 – February 10, 2013.
Myrtle – 30’s. An overweight woman who also happens to be very pretty. Has an office job in NYC. Easily hurt.
Terry – Myrtle’s sister. Also 30’s, but 2-3 years older than Myrtle. Heavier than Myrtle, and very aware of it. Probably an office manager in a small city in Ohio: Akron or Toledo, probably.
April – late 20’s/early 30’s. Any ethnicity. Boot camp coach. More skinny than athletic: she’s technically a “skinny fat person,” and hates it. If she was a guy, people would call her a hard-ass, but she’s not, so they call her a bitch. Good at her job.
Brian – late 20’s/early 30’s. Any ethnicity. Boot camp coach. That incredibly gorgeous guy who everyone simultaneously wants to be around and is afraid to be around. Probably on the muscle-bound side as opposed to the slim side. Not the sharpest nail in the box, but not dumb. Good at his job.
Not-Terry – she’s not Terry. Any ethnicity: should be different than Terry’s. Also 30’s. Thinner than Terry or Myrtle, but still not thin. More comfortable with herself. Also plays the HOLY-SHIT-GHOST.
All ethnicities encouraged.
CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS. By Sam Shepard.
Director: Gordon Edelstein.
1st rehearsal: January 15, 2013. Runs February 13, 2013 – March 10, 2013.
RIDE THE TIGER. By William Mastrosimone.
Director: Gordon Edelstein.
1st rehearsal: February 26, 2013. Runs March 27, 2013 – April 21, 2013.
Joe – Early 70s, white male
Jack – Early 40s, white male
Judy – Late 20s, white female
Frank – Mid 40s, white male
Sam – Early 50s, white male
CLYBOURNE PARK. By Bruce Norris.
Director: Eric Ting.
1st rehearsal: April 2, 2012. Runs: April 25, 2012 – May 20, 2012
* 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.