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Greater Philadelphia Auditions, Act II Playhouse

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Company

Greater Philadelphia Annual Auditions (GPAA) - Philadelphia Area Theatres

Production Description

Seeking AEA actors/actors who sing, for various theatres' 2014-2015 seasons at the GPAA EPA. Note: See separate notices for each participating theatre's breakdown and Main GPAA EPA notice for current list of participating theatres.

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsal and performance dates and locations vary by theater.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays $502/wk. Equity SPT Tier 8 Contract.

Auditions

Seeking submissions from: Philadelphia, PA Sign up or Log In to apply.

Addition Information

Each year, participating theatres across the Delaware Valley join together at an audition day for local AEA actors. This program gives actors the opportunity to be seen by multiple theatre professionals at once. These auditions are instrumental in helping the region's theatres discover local actors and cast their shows for the upcoming season. Participating Equity theatres are listed below.

Current participating theatres (As of Feb 2014) hiring Equity actors include: Walnut Street Theatre, Arden Theatre Company, Wilma Theatre, 1812 Productions, Azuka Theatre, The Eagle Theater, Storybook Musical Theatre, Philadelphia Artists' Collective, Lantern Theatre Company, The Media Theatre, Quintessence Theatre Group, Delaware Shakespeare Festival, Mauckingbird Theatre Company, 11th Hour Theatre Company, Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, Steel River Playhouse, and Interact Theatre.

Equity Note

See separate notices for each participating theatre's breakdown (Separate notices and breakdowns for participating theatres are posted on Casting Call only if the theatre submits it to AEA. If you see a theatre listed as participating but do not see a separate notice for it on Casting Call, it just means that the theatre did not submit that information to AEA in order for it to qualify as part of an AEA requirement. However, that theatre is still participating in these auditions.)

Character Breakdown

ACT II PLAYHOUSE 2014-15 SEASON

For any role listed as CAST, actors may be considered for possible replacements.

ROUND THIRD
by Richard Dresser
directed by Matt Silva

September 9 – October 5, 2014

ROUNDING THIRD is the tumultuous journey of two Little League coaches through an entire season, from their first tentative meeting to the climactic championship game. Despite their differences, Michael and Don form an uneasy alliance for the benefit of the team. And over the course of exhilarating victories, heartbreaking defeats, and interminable rain-outs, the two men battle over how to lead the team.

Seeking:

Don:
tough, blue-collar, win-at-all-costs veteran coach whose son is the star pitcher

Michael
Role is CAST. : a newcomer both to the town and to baseball. He's a corporate executive who agrees to be Don's assistant because he wants a special activity with his son, who's never played baseball before.

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THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by Tennessee Williams
directed by James J. Christy

October 28 – November 23, 2014

In Tennessee Williams’ shattering classic, an aging Southern Belle longs for her youth and dreams of a better life for her children. Her restless son Tom—a would–be poet and the story’s narrator—gets swept up in his mother’s funny and heartbreaking schemes to find his painfully shy sister, Laura, a husband.

Seeking:

Amanda Wingfield:
Mother of two adult children: Tom and Laura.

Laura Wingfield:
Six years out of high school. Incredibly shy and introverted. She fixates on her collection of glass figurines.

Tom Wingfield:
The poetic, frustrated son who works at a mindless warehouse job, supporting his family after his father left home for good. He also serves as the play’s narrator.

Jim O’Connor:
The gentleman caller who has dinner with the Wingfields. He is described as a “nice, ordinary young man.”

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UNNECESSARY FARCE
by Paul Slade Smith
directed by David Bradley

February 24 – March 22, 2015

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go. In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next-door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there's some confusion as to who's in which room, who's being videotaped, who's taken the money, who's hired a hit man, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

Seeking:

Eric Sheridan:
Male, 30’s. A police officer. A bookish, even-keeled guy who finds himself completely out of his element.

Billie Dwyer:
Female, 20’s/30’s. A police officer, Eric’s partner. Excitable and entirely unthreatening, she seemingly lacks every skill necessary for police work.

Karen Brown:
Female, 30’s. An accountant who has always taken pride in her accountant-like, professional demeanor – until this morning.

Mayor Meekly
Role is CAST. Male, 50’s to 70’s. An Innocent, with a capital i. An affable, gentle fellow – not too quick on the pick-up.

Agent Frank:
Male, 20’s to 50’s. The head of Security at Town Hall, and, frankly, the wrong man for the job. Though he presents a gruff exterior, he is frequently a man frightened by his own shadow.

Todd:
Male, 20’s to 50’s. Speaks with a pronounced Scottish accent. A professional hit man. Cool, quiet, and perceptive when at his best, but more frequently angry – and the angrier he becomes, the thicker his accent gets.

Mary Meekly:
Female, 50’s to 70’s. The Mayor’s wife. Small in stature and unfailingly sweet.

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FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
Created and written by Gerard Alessandrini
directed by Tony Braithwaite

May 19 – June 7, 2015

In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving, and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.

Seeking 2 men, 2 women

(note, an accompanist will not be provided at this audition. An accompanist will be provided at the upcoming Greater Philadelphia Theatres Annual Auditions in March, at which Act II Playhouse will also be attending and auditioning for the entire season, including this show)
Plays various characters.