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Bay Street Theatre Season

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Company

Bay Street Theatre
Scott Schwartz, artisitic dir.; John Sullivan, assoc. prod.

Production Description

Casting the Bay Street Theatre season. LORT Season includes "Conviction" (Cary Crim, writer; Scott Schwartz, dir.; contract runs May 5-June 15); "Travesties" (Tom Stoppard, writer; Gregory Boyd, dir.; contract runs June 2-July 23); and "My Life is a Musical" (Adam Overett, book, music, and lyrics; Marlo Hunter, dir.-choreo.; contract runs June 30-Aug. 31). TYA Season includes "To Kill a Mockingbird" (contract runs Oct. 20-Nov. 29).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Season rehearses and performs in Sag Harbor, NY.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $753/wk (Equity LORT Non-Rep Cat. C); and $94/perf. (currently) Equity TYA Contract.

Auditions

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Character Breakdown

LORT 2014 SEASON

CONVICTION
By Carey Crim
Scott Schwartz—Director
Contract Dates: May 5-June 15, 2014
SEEKING:

TOM HODGES:
A former English teacher, 40's. Married to Leigh. Handsome, bright, charismatic and a little cocky. We see him first as a joyous and brilliant family man and then, after he is convicted of having an inappropriate relationship with one of his students, as a man who is haunted by doubt, need, and pain and who wants desperately to find a way to get his old life back.

LEIGH HODGES:
A nurse, 40's. Married to Tom. Warm, smart, attractive, quietly strong. She struggles as her belief in her husband, and ultimately all the choices of her life come into question. Her strong exterior masks deep doubt and pain underneath.

BRUCE WAGNER:
A History teacher, 40s. A man’s man. Married to Jayne. A failed writer. Teaching is his fallback career. He wants to be a good friend to Tom, and tries to find ways to make life seem “normal” after Tom’s conviction.

JAYNE WAGNER:
Owns a yoga studio and organic shop. 40's. Married to Bruce. A good mother who means well. But underneath her caring exterior is a judgmental and suspicious streak.

NICHOLAS HODGES:
Tom and Leigh's son, 16. Angry, tortured and full of angst. Experimenting with drugs. He’s lived his whole high school life in the shadow of his disgraced father. But he has a sweet soul, if only given the chance to show it.

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TRAVESTIES
By Tom Stoppard
Gregory Boyd—Director
Contract Dates June 2-July 23, 2014
SEEKING:

HENRY CARR
Charismatic Leading man with highly developed classical and comedic skills. 45-50, and also appears as his 80 year old self Tall, Urbane, Witty – a Stoppardian version of Algernon in Importance of Being Earnest. A very long and complex part – Wildean / Shakespearean level language complexity. Low comedy too.

BENNETT
The perfect Butler - even more perfect since he is working in the British Consulate. 50-60 Flawless (high) dialect, manners, and poise. Extremely skillful with high comedy and elegant language, but equally important - slapstick and eccentric dancing a plus.

TRISTAN TZARA
Extremely charismatic. Charming, boyish, genius. 30-40. An artist of radical sensibilities, passionately political. Also he is very much in the elegant world of Importance of Being Earnest when required. Dancing and Singing and low comedy required. He uses a "funny Romanian dialect" at first, but mostly - high British.

JAMES JOYCE
Irish, Brilliant, a Genius. Censorious. 35-45 . Extreme facility with language. Also with crazy comedy. Dancing and some experience with easy magic tricks, a plus

GWENDOLYN
25-35 (match with Tzara) A version of the Oscar Wilde GWEN from Importance of Being Earnest – but also a very engaged and passionate free-thinker. Attractive, Smart, Elegant - but also capable of Carnality and Lustfulness. Partial Nudity required. Extremely expert with language and highly developed comedic skills

CECILY
30 (also appears as her 80 year old self) No nonsense, very political. Extremely attractive. Passionate socialist. Gifted amateur level strip-tease. Partial nudity required (she briefly bares her breasts), and Victoria’s Secret type underwear for one sequence). Elegant. Extremely expert with language and highly developed comedic skills.

LENIN
47 years old. Stern, Magnetic, Russian dialect. Also a clown

NADYA
Lenin's wife - late 40s. Tall, brilliant, sympathetic and sweet natured. Russian dialect

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MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
Book, Music and Lyrics by Adam Overett
Marlo Hunter —Director/Choreographer
Music Director TBA
Contract Dates June 30-August 31 2014
SEEKING:

PARKER
Male, 30. A shy and bookish accountant, the earnest straight man constantly surrounded by a wacky musical comedy. He has always kept his feelings to himself, but throughout the show learns to open up in a big way. Ability with physical comedy a plus. Tenor/bari-tenor (to high Bb).

J.T.
Female, late 20s - early 30s. The manager of an indie folk-rock group. Outgoing, feisty, determined and tough, but also a vulnerable, passionate idealist. Believes very deeply in this group and will do anything to help them succeed. Thinks she’s a terrible singer herself, but is actually (from Parker’s point of view) incredible. Soprano with very strong belt/mix (to high D).

ZACH
Male, 20s. The lead singer of the group. Very sexy in a cool, indie-rock way, he wants to be the tortured artist, but is not as deep as he’d like you to think he is. A poser, but utterly likable. High rock tenor (to C).

RANDY
Male, 40s-50s. A music journalist who thinks he’s a film noir detective. Takes his job very seriously. Must be great with deadpan – think Leslie Nielsen in Naked Gun. Baritone/bari-tenor (to G).

ENSEMBLE
Must be strong movers/proficient dancers who are confident picking up choreography quickly both in the style of traditional musical theater and 80s jazz. Tap a plus. All must be physically facile, fearless and bold for the broad comedy required of the show. Seeking All Races and Ethnicities

WOMAN #1
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a Rosalind Russell-like account executive. Soprano with belt.

WOMAN #2
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a
super-snobby WASPy mother. Strong belter.

MAN #1
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a server at a too-cool-for-school speakeasy and a pirate-like naval captain. Tenor.

MAN #2
any age, ethnicity or type; plays a wide variety of characters including a grumpy old hotel clerk. Baritone.


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TYA SEASON

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
Contract Dates (TYA Per Performance Contract): Oct. 20-Nov. 29, 2014

SEEKING:

JEREMY FINCH (JEM)
her older brother, Age 12

ATTICUS FINCH
their father, quietly impressive, reserved, civilized and nearly fifty.

CALPURNIA
the housekeeper, African-American, proud and capable, standards are high, self-educated, raised the motherless Scout & Jem. Age 35-50

MISS MAUDIE ATKINSON
A neighbor, 40-60s, sensitive woman, wise and compassionate.

CHARLES BAKER HARRIS (DILL)
a young boy, 8-12 years old, small, wise beyond his years.

HECK TATE
The Sheriff, age 30-50

MAYELLA EWELL
A young woman, lonely and overworked woman. Age 19-25.

BOO RADLEY/MR. GILMER
Played by one actor

WALTER CUNNINGHAM/JUDGE TAYLOR
Played by one actor. Age 40-60.

TOM ROBINSON
A young man, African American, handsome, vital, crippled left hand. Age 23-27.

BOB EWELL
Age 40-50.

The role of JEAN LOUIS FINCH (SCOUT) has been CAST. a young girl, age 9-12 years old