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Berkshire Theatre Festival Season, MA EPAs

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Company

Berkshire Theatre Group
Kate Maguire, artistic dir.; Alan Filderman, casting dir.

Production Description

Casting Berkshire Theatre Festival season. Season includes: "Irma Vep" (Rehearsals begin June 2; runs June 28-July 19), "Cedars" (Rehearsals begin June 30; runs July 26-Aug. 9), "A Hatful of Rain" (Michael Gazzo, writer; Gregory Naughton, dir. Rehearsals begin July 21; runs Aug. 16-30), "Benefactors" (Rehearsals begin June 16; runs July 12-26), and "Poe" (Rehearsals begin Sept. 11; runs Oct. 2-25).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses and performs in Stockbridge, MA.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $753 & $600/week AEA minimums. Equity LORT Non-Rep C & D Contract.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: Pittsfield, MA Sign up or Log In to apply.

Character Breakdown

For all roles listed below as CAST, actors auditioning may be considered for possible replacements.


Fitzpatrick Stage: (LORT C; $753/week)


IRMA VEP:
1st reh: 6/2/14. Opens: 6/28. Closes: 7/19/14

This show is fully CAST

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CEDARS
1st reh: 6/30/14. Opens: 7/26. Closes: 8/9/14

This show is fully CAST

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A HATFUL OF RAIN
by Michael Gazzo
directed by Gregory Naughton
1st reh: 7/21/14. Opens: 8/16/14. Closes: 8/30/14

seeking:

POLO POPE:
Italian-American, 28 to 38. Emotionally still a child. The black-sheep brother to Johnny’s ''golden child''. Masculine but submissive, sweet but tough.

JOHNNY POPE:
Italian-American, 28 to 40. Handsome. The 1st and ''golden'' child. Naturally stoic (which helps mask his heroin addiction from his loved ones) but his war experience in Korea has left him deeply wounded (on the inside).

CELIA:
28 to 38. Emotional center of the play. A nice girl from the suburbs who is trapped in this grim urban working-class environment. Has discovered that she is stronger than even she knew. Nonetheless, after the last 5 years of Johnny’s absence, she is at the breaking point.

JOHNNY POPE SR (FATHER):
Italian-American, 55 to 75. Johnny and Polo’s estranged father. A stern and physically imposing man (or once was). Selfish with a hot temper and strong bias for his first son (Johnny)— though he was abusive and neglecting of both.

MOTHER:
Male 40-55. Drug-pusher and addict. His intensity and ruthlessness may be misconstrued as sadism, but Mother is more accurately a stone-cold business man. Can be charming, but must be scary.

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Unicorn Stage (LORT D; $600/week)

BENEFACTORS
1st reh: 6/16/14. Opens: 7/12. Closes: 7/26/14

This show is fully CAST

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POE
1st reh: 9/11/14. Opens: 10/2/14. Closes: 10/25

This show is fully CAST




Directions:
From New York City:
• Travel North on I-87N
• Merge onto I-90E toward Massachusetts
• Take Exit 2 to Lee/Lenox/Pittsfield. Bear right off the exit ramp
• Travel North on Route 20W through Lee and Lenox to Pittsfield
• Once in Pittsfield, Route 20 becomes Route 7 (South Street)
• The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South and E. Housatonic Streets.

From Boston:
• Travel West on I-90
• Take Exit 2 to Lee/Lenox/Pittsfield. Bear right off the exit ramp
• Travel North on Route 20 through Lee and Lenox to Pittsfield
• Once in Pittsfield, Route 20 becomes Route 7 (South Street)
• The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South and E. Housatonic Streets.

From Hartford:
• Travel North on I-91 toward Springfield
• Take Exit 14 to I-90 West toward Westfield/Albany
• Take Exit 2 to Lenox/Lee/Pittsfield. Bear right off the exit ramp
• Travel North on Route 20W through Lee and Lenox to Pittsfield
• Once in Pittsfield, Route 20 becomes Route 7 (South Street)
• The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South and E. Housatonic Streets.

From Albany:
• Travel East on Route 20 until you reach the intersection of Route 20 and Route 7 (South Street)
• Take a left onto South Street
• The Colonial is on the right side of South Street, just after the intersection of South Street and Route 20.