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B Street 2013/14 Season

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B Street
Buck Busfield, artistic dir.; Jerry Montoya, associate prod.; Bill Blake, managing dir.

Production Description

Casting the B Street 2013-14 season. Shows under consideration for the B1 Mainstage include, "Venus in Fur," "Other Desert Cities," "Detroit," "Elemeno Pea," "Rapture, Blister, Burn," "Lonely, I'm Not," and a TBD holiday world premiere. Shows under consideration for the B3 Alternative series include "The Conference of the Birds," "My Name is Asher," "Betrayal," and "The Glass Menagerie."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Production dates are TBD. The B1 Mainstage works in a three week rehearsal period followed by a 6-7 week run. The B3 Series has a 2-3 week rehearsal period with a 4-5 week run. Both series have the possibility of a one week extension.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $607/wk (SPT 10) and $487/wk. (SPT 8). Equity SPT Contract.


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Breakdown for Shows Under Consideration

"Venus in Fur"

Thomas Novachek: male, 30s, the playwright/director of Venus in Fur. Vanda Jordan: female, 20s, actress.

"Other Desert Cities"

Brooke Wyeth: female, 40s-50s, an author. Polly Wyeth: female, mother of Brooke and Trip and wife of Lyman, former screenwriter with Silda. Lyman Wyeth: male, oak-like, formerly a politician and actor. Silda Grauman: female, Polly's sister, just returned from rehab, former screenwriter. Trip Wyeth: male, 10 years younger than his sister Brooke, an actor.


Ben: male, 30s-40s, Mary's husband, recently laid off from his job at a bank. Mary: female, 30s-40s, Ben's wife, a paralegal at a small to mid-sized law firm. Kenny: male, 20s-30s, Sharron's husband, a warehouse manager, fresh out of major substance abuse rehab. Sharon: female, 20s-30s, Kenny's wife, works at a phone bank, answering customer service calls. Fresh out of major substance abuse rehab. Frank: male, 70s-80s, spry and happy, the kind of man whose been fixing his roof and rewiring the electricity on his house and taking care of his impeccable lawn for many years.

"Elemeno Pea"
Michaela: female, 30s-40s, married to Peter Kell (an advertising CEO) and the house's owner. Simone: female, 27, Michaela's assistant. Devon: female, 35, Simone's sister. Ethan: male, 30s-40s, a friend of Peter and Michaela's and Simone's boyfriend. Jos-B: male, 30s-60s, Latino, the property caretaker.

"Rapture, Blister, Burn"

Catherine Croll: female, early 40s, a professor/lecturer/author on feminism and its impact on contemporary culture, Gwen's former grad school roommate and Don's former girlfriend. Gwen Harper: female, early 40s, Don's wife, Catherine's former grad school roommate, a professed homemaker and recovering alcoholic. Don Harper: male, early 40s, Gwen's husband, Catherine's former boyfriend, a disciplinary dean at a small New England liberal arts college, former professor of literature. Alice Croll: female, 70s, Catherine's mother. Avery Willard: female, 21, a student recommended to Don for disciplinary action.

"Lonely, I'm Not"
Porter Willis: male, divorced. Barista: male. Heather: female, blind. Wendy: female, Heather's assistant. Administrator. Yana: female, Latvian, housekeeper who works for Porter. Claire: female, Heather's roommate. Rick: male, Porter's father. Grace: female, Heather's mother. Device voiceover, Taxi driver voiceover, Talking Watch voiceover. Waiter. Carlotta: female, Porter's ex-wife. Pete Decter: male, 60s, Heather's boss. Little Dog (Nick): male, a mutual friend of Heather and Porter.

"The Conference of the Birds"
Seven Actors: various, actors should move well and be vocally versatile.

"My Name is Asher Lev"
Asher Lev: male, a Hasidic Ladover Jew living in Brooklyn, depicted from 6yrs old to 18-20 yrs old. The Men (played by one m actor), Aryeh Lev (a Russian Hasidic Jew, Asher's father), Yitzchok Lev (Aryeh's brother), The Rebbe (prophet and president of Asher's community, very old), Jacob Kahn (Asher's teacher, a non-observant Jew); The Women (played by one f actor): Rivkeh Lev (Asher's mother), Anna Schaeffer (a gallery owner in Manhattan), Rachel (nude model).

Emma: female, 38, Robert's wife and Jerry's lover. Jerry: male, 40, Robert's friend and Emma's lover. Robert: male, 40, Emma's husband and Jerry's friend. A Waiter: male, 20s-30s.

"The Glass Menagerie"
Amanda Wingfield: female, 40s-50s, Laura and Tom's mother, "a little woman of great but confused vitality, clinging frantically to another time and place." Laura: female, 20s, Amanda's daughter and Tom's younger sister, "a childhood illness has left her crippled, one leg slightly shorter than the other, and held in a brace. This defect need not be more than suggested on the stage. Stemming from this, Laura's separation increases till she is like a piece of her own glass collection, too exquisitely fragile to move from the shelf." Tom Wingfield: male, 20s-30s, Amanda's son and Laura's older brother, the play's narrator, "a poet with a job in a warehouse. His nature is not remorseless, but to escape form a trap he has to act without pity." Jim O'Connor: male, 20s, a nice, ordinary, young man.